The Celtics – holding the Kings’ first-round pick – lost a tiebreaker with the Hornets and Heat in last year’s draft. Charlotte picked No. 12, Miami No. 13 and Boston No. 14.
The Heat took Tyler Herro No. 13.
On NBA draft night last year there was a collective moan among the Boston Celtics brass right about the time the Miami Heat used the No. 13 pick to select Tyler Herro.
The Celtics were very much enamored with the 20-year-old leading up to last June’s draft
The draft is full of smokescreens and disinformation, especially from Boston. So, this can’t be taken as gospel.
Of course, it’s far too early to declare either player will absolutely have a better career than the other. Besides, Boston never chose between Herro and Langford. The Heat got the choice and took the player both teams seemingly agreed was better.