Jun 26, 2014; Brooklyn, NY, USA; James Young (Kentucky) is interviewed after being selected as the number seventeen overall pick to the Boston Celtics in the 2014 NBA Draft at the Barclays Center. Mandatory Credit: Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports

Boston Celtics Rumors: James Young to be next Avery Bradley?

The Boston Celtics had a pretty good draft this year as they added Marcus Smart in the lottery and then with a pick they got from the Brooklyn Nets last summer, the team added Kentucky guard James Young.

But the question is how high is Young’s ceiling and how big of an impact will he have on the Celtics season this year. So far it’s not looking like much of an impact will be made but the comparisons that Young is drawing in terms of his limits as a pro aren’t really all too bad.

According to ESPN Boston, the ceiling for James Young’s career could be that of Avery Bradley — not that there is anything wrong with that.

It’s hard not to compare Young’s potential career path to that of Avery Bradley. Back in 2010, a chipped bone in his ankle contributed to then-19-year-old Bradley’s slide to Boston at No. 19. The injury kept Bradley out of summer league (and some of the preseason, too) and that stunted start to his pro career contributed to Bradley playing only 162 minutes for the Celtics his first season.

There is a lot of hope that James Young can turn into something special but he’s not looking like he’s going to be a superstar at the NBA level.

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