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Re: Around the League - 2019-2020 

Post#41 » by Stanford » Tue Oct 22, 2019 1:44 pm

76thBearCub wrote:Absolutely hilarious. Ainge winds up completely bare naked holding his junk. Not that I don't think he's smart, I just think it's funny too.


Yeah, it is pretty funny. I don't really blame him for not making bad deals for players who didn't want to be there though. Sometimes you just have to do what you can and hope it works out.

Brown has a negative BPM though, so obviously I think he's bad.
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Post#42 » by Kobblehead » Tue Oct 22, 2019 1:49 pm

Brown is an inconsistent defender with a fraudulent shooting percentage. I don't get the appeal.
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Post#43 » by Ericb5 » Tue Oct 22, 2019 1:57 pm

Wilfried wrote:Well, we got our counter when they (Boston fans) go after us for the Tobias Harris contract :wink:


That isn't even remotely the same thing. We have two foundational superstar talents already, and overpaying for a third banana is a much different thing than maxing out people before you find your franchise player or players.

Kemba Walker is an allstar, but he isn't a franchise player. The Celtics never got their franchise player before their assets had to be cashed in. They missed their window.
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Post#44 » by Kobblehead » Tue Oct 22, 2019 2:07 pm

Tatum is that guy. He'll develop into a star either this year or next.

That said, I could see him wanting out while he's inevitably on his max contract because the Celtics haven't given themselves a high enough ceiling.
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Re: Around the League - 2019-2020 

Post#45 » by Wilfried » Tue Oct 22, 2019 2:10 pm

Ericb5 wrote:
Wilfried wrote:Well, we got our counter when they (Boston fans) go after us for the Tobias Harris contract :wink:


That isn't even remotely the same thing. We have two foundational superstar talents already, and overpaying for a third banana is a much different thing than maxing out people before you find your franchise player or players.

Kemba Walker is an allstar, but he isn't a franchise player. The Celtics never got their franchise player before their assets had to be cashed in. They missed their window.


Maybe Tatum?
That being said, I think Celtics' will have a much easier task moving Brown (if needed) than Sixers will have moving Tobias, given the fact that his contract is longer and more expensive.

So maybe not a very good counter? :wink:
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Post#46 » by phiphan » Tue Oct 22, 2019 3:14 pm

Kobblehead wrote:Brown is an inconsistent defender with a fraudulent shooting percentage. I don't get the appeal.


He's also astoundingly uncreative with the ball--both for himself and for others (putrid AST%, for example).
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Re: Around the League - 2019-2020 

Post#47 » by Kobblehead » Tue Oct 22, 2019 3:16 pm

Jaylen Brown is more talented than Taureen Prince, but is he unequivocally better than him? And man, the contract disparity between the two is astounding.
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Post#48 » by Negrodamus » Tue Oct 22, 2019 3:19 pm

Pretty excited for the NO-Tor tonight. Get to see how much both teams intend to play Terence Davis and NAW. Both have intriguing storylines with the absence of their star from last season.
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Re: Around the League - 2019-2020 

Post#49 » by Kobblehead » Tue Oct 22, 2019 3:32 pm

Big moment for Pascal Siakam. He needs to start showing that he is a budding star and not just a plus starter who got overpaid.
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Post#50 » by 76ciology » Tue Oct 22, 2019 5:29 pm

I dont know. But i think the right move for the celtics is to let Jaylen go or atleast shop him (and hayward) for some asset. Storm the down years, get some assets then compete at some point.

As good as Tatum is, he’s more Tobias Harris than Kobe Bryant.

At this point they are trending towards limbo.

While if we let Tobi go, we would have also be trending towards limbo. But instead, we have a borderline star as our 3rd or 4th best player to make us the most talented top end team, this is why it’s different.
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Re: Around the League - 2019-2020 

Post#51 » by 76ciology » Tue Oct 22, 2019 5:32 pm

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76ciology wrote:Fearless forecast: Klay to be traded for KAT.
That is pretty fearless that's for sure.

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GSW is still too early to trend towards oblivion. They every tools to build another superteam with their roster, market and branding. The recent noise DLo made about building a superteam IMO will happen at GSW.
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Re: Around the League - 2019-2020 

Post#52 » by Sixerscan » Tue Oct 22, 2019 5:58 pm

76ciology wrote:
eyeatoma wrote:
76ciology wrote:Fearless forecast: Klay to be traded for KAT.
That is pretty fearless that's for sure.

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GSW is still too early to trend towards oblivion. They every tools to build another superteam with their roster, market and branding. The recent noise DLo made about building a superteam IMO will happen at GSW.


They already turned down trading Klay for Twolf PF once before, guessing they will do it again.

More likely trade between those teams is Russell for Covington+(Maybe Teague and a pick). Gives them some actual defense and gets their tax situation under control, without having to trade a cornerstone.
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Post#53 » by Negrodamus » Tue Oct 22, 2019 6:02 pm

Why would Minnesota want to trade for Klay? He obviously prefers California, is coming off a knee injury, is arguably a lesser talent...
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Post#54 » by Sixerscan » Tue Oct 22, 2019 6:06 pm

Negrodamus wrote:Why would Minnesota want to trade for Klay? He obviously prefers California, is coming off a knee injury, is arguably a lesser talent...

Yeah it doesn’t really make sense for them either.
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Re: Around the League - 2019-2020 

Post#55 » by Kobblehead » Tue Oct 22, 2019 9:47 pm

76ciology wrote:As good as Tatum is, he’s more Tobias Harris than Kobe Bryant.

I think that's a disservice to Tatum. He's an excellent defender so right off the bat he's going to be way better than Tobias.

I still think Klay Thompson is the ultimate comp for Tatum.

For all those who always wondered how Klay would fair as a #1 option, this Celtics team in 3 years will be a glimpse into that theoretical.
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Re: Around the League - 2019-2020 

Post#56 » by BigSleep333 » Tue Oct 22, 2019 11:40 pm

watching the champ ceremony seeing adam silver...i can perfectly envision next year him tyring to speak in philly but his slimey sabotaging hinkie killing ass gets booed off the court without one single understandable word.
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Re: Around the League - 2019-2020 

Post#57 » by Kobblehead » Wed Oct 23, 2019 12:07 am

BigSleep333 wrote:watching the champ ceremony seeing adam silver...i can perfectly envision next year him tyring to speak in philly but his slimey sabotaging hinkie killing ass gets booed off the court without one single understandable word.

If this China thing tanks the revenue like expected, no way Adam Silver keeps his job. You can't survive that big a financial failure on your watch.
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Re: Around the League - 2019-2020 

Post#58 » by Sixerscan » Wed Oct 23, 2019 12:24 am

Pelicans playing Okafor as part of the stealth tank
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Re: Around the League - 2019-2020 

Post#59 » by Negrodamus » Wed Oct 23, 2019 12:40 am

NAW needs to add some weight, much like his cousin, but he is going to be a problem in this league.
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Re: Around the League - 2019-2020 

Post#60 » by Sixerscan » Wed Oct 23, 2019 12:41 am

NAW with the rookie D.Mitchell greenlight

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