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Celtics rookie James Young won't play in summer league

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Boston Celtics first-round draft pick James Young won't play in the team's summer league, as reported by The Boston Globe. Young is recovering from a neck injury he suffered in a car accident in June, and is still experiencing some "concussion-like" symptoms according to Celtics president of basketball operations Danny Ainge.  

Young has yet to participate in a full practice, and Ainge said they were hoping he would able to play this week but Young was not ready so he shut the rookie down.

In the whole scheme of things it’s not critical," said Ainge. "We’ll have all summer to teach him, spend time with him, and get him ready for training camp. We know he can shoot and we know he’s a good basketball player."

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Young comes to Boston from the University of Kentucky, where the 18-year-old guard averaged 14.3 points and 4.3 rebounds per game for the Final Four Wildcats. 

Molly Geary

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