Young sits out Day 1 of summer practices

WALTHAM, Mass. -- Boston Celtics first-round draft pick James Young attended, but did not participate in workouts as the team's summer squad gathered for the first of three two-a-day sessions leading up to tip-off in the Orlando Summer League on Saturday.

Young, the 17th overall pick in last week's draft, is being held out as a precaution after being involved in a minor car accident before the draft. Some lingering neck issues forced him to cancel his remaining workouts, though he visited with the Celtics before being selected.

"James didn’t go through workouts this morning because we’re still just being precautionary after his car accident a couple weeks ago," said Celtics assistant Jay Larranaga, who is coaching the summer squad. Pressed if Young would be able to participate in summer league, Larranaga offered, "I don’t know. I’m sure [Celtics president of basketball operations] Danny [Ainge] and coach Stevens will talk about that stuff."

The 18-year-old Young averaged 14.3 points per game during his lone season at Kentucky.

While being formally introduced on Monday at the team's practice facility, he was asked what he hoped to gain from summer league.

"Just to play with this great group of guys and just to show off our skills," said Young.