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Poll: What two big men will be on the Celtics other than Robert Williams?

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What two big men will be on the Celtics other than Robert Williams?

Poll ended at Sun Jun 30, 2019 10:13 pm

Willie Cauley-Stein
8
5%
Daniel Theis
58
35%
Vincent Poirier
19
11%
Nene
1
1%
A Lopez of some sort
10
6%
Enes Kanter
26
15%
Dewayne Dedmon
5
3%
Ed Davis
12
7%
Kevon Looney
16
10%
Other, please specify
13
8%
 
Total votes: 168

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Post#61 » by flintsky21 » Sun Jun 30, 2019 7:07 am

Lopez will just be the next one in the line of bad Celtics rebounding bigs. Holmes and Looney are both undersized and given that we'll probably already be undersized at the 4 (Grant, Tatum, Ojeleye), that's another no-no.

You know what, go BIG or go home.

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Re: Poll: What two big men will be on the Celtics other than Robert Williams? 

Post#62 » by LuckyLeprechaun » Sun Jun 30, 2019 8:21 am

AgentGreen wrote:Why didnt we just keep Baynes?? SMH.

I'd go for Dedmon. Good defender and he can knock down the 3.
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Re: Poll: What two big men will be on the Celtics other than Robert Williams? 

Post#63 » by Asian Celtic » Sun Jun 30, 2019 8:56 am

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Re: Center need 

Post#64 » by Roddy » Sun Jun 30, 2019 8:58 am

flintsky21 wrote:Lopez will just be the next one in the line of bad Celtics rebounding bigs. Holmes and Looney are both undersized and given that we'll probably already be undersized at the 4 (Grant, Tatum, Ojeleye), that's another no-no.

You know what, go BIG or go home.

Let's get Boban.


Holmes is 6'10, undersized ???

We need to fix our rebounding issues (that is an issue since KG left... :banghead: ). Give me an undersized Kenneth Faried (6'8) instead of a tall and weak rebounder like Brook Lopez or Okafor.
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Re: Center need 

Post#65 » by flintsky21 » Sun Jun 30, 2019 10:09 am

Roddy wrote:
flintsky21 wrote:Lopez will just be the next one in the line of bad Celtics rebounding bigs. Holmes and Looney are both undersized and given that we'll probably already be undersized at the 4 (Grant, Tatum, Ojeleye), that's another no-no.

You know what, go BIG or go home.

Let's get Boban.


Holmes is 6'10, undersized ???

Against the Embiids and the KATs and the Goberts of the league, he will be.
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Re: Center need 

Post#66 » by Roddy » Sun Jun 30, 2019 10:14 am

flintsky21 wrote:
Roddy wrote:
flintsky21 wrote:Lopez will just be the next one in the line of bad Celtics rebounding bigs. Holmes and Looney are both undersized and given that we'll probably already be undersized at the 4 (Grant, Tatum, Ojeleye), that's another no-no.

You know what, go BIG or go home.

Let's get Boban.


Holmes is 6'10, undersized ???

Against the Embiids and the KATs and the Goberts of the league, he will be.


Baynes and Horford are 6'10 too...
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Re: Poll: What two big men will be on the Celtics other than Robert Williams? 

Post#67 » by Gant » Sun Jun 30, 2019 11:08 am

It could go this way: For skill diversity, the Celtics will probably end up with one of Theis or Porrier, but not both.

If they sign a big interior guy like Kanter, they'll keep Theis. If they sign a perimeter oriented player, they'll go with Porrier.

One wide down-low traditional center, one lighter outside shooter, with Robert Williams ready to take as many minutes as he earns.
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Re: Poll: What two big men will be on the Celtics other than Robert Williams? 

Post#68 » by tombattor » Sun Jun 30, 2019 11:13 am

I think this is the year of Robert Williams. Let's start him.
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Re: Center need 

Post#69 » by flintsky21 » Sun Jun 30, 2019 11:52 am

Roddy wrote:
flintsky21 wrote:
Roddy wrote:
Holmes is 6'10, undersized ???

Against the Embiids and the KATs and the Goberts of the league, he will be.


Baynes and Horford are 6'10 too...

Point taken but Baynes is beefy and Horford has great defensive instincts, but even then there were nights that even Al gets overwhelmed by larger centers. If you're gonna be a starting 6'10 center, you either are built like Baynes or lengthy like Capela. Holmes is really neither.
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Post#70 » by zoyathedestroya » Sun Jun 30, 2019 12:17 pm

https://www.bostonherald.com/2019/06/29/with-the-kemba-walker-era-at-hand-celtics-ponder-big-man-help/

◾Pencil in Theis. I guess Celtics match any offers within reason from outside teams.
◾No longer in the hunt for Capela; Cs won't give up picks.
◾Timelord accelerated development
◾WIll only have $4.7M room exception and veteran's minimum on bigs
◾Priced out of 1st tier guys -- Boogie, BroLo, Jordan
◾Would be looking at lower tier -- RoLo, Looney, Dedmon, Noel, Vonleh, Nene, Kanter
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Post#71 » by crashfromboston » Sun Jun 30, 2019 2:10 pm

What about Baynes, rumor has it phoenix is going to buy him out. He knows the system but is fragile. Could get Vonleh and Baynes.
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Re: Poll: What two big men will be on the Celtics other than Robert Williams? 

Post#72 » by jmr07019 » Sun Jun 30, 2019 2:14 pm

Our big man rotation is a complete dumpster fire. Giannis is gonna destroy us and Gasol, Siakam, Ibaka will too. Hell we're gonna have trouble with random scrub big men. I would be thrilled to get a guy like Kanter at this point. I guess the one thing we can offer is lots of playing time.
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Post#73 » by sam_I_am » Sun Jun 30, 2019 2:26 pm

Can we sign Theis to 1 year and overpay him like we did with Amir? Would give us salary to use at deadline to upgrade C or PF positions.
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Re: Poll: What two big men will be on the Celtics other than Robert Williams? 

Post#74 » by celticfan42487 » Sun Jun 30, 2019 3:17 pm

zoyathedestroya wrote:https://www.bostonherald.com/2019/06/29/with-the-kemba-walker-era-at-hand-celtics-ponder-big-man-help/

◾Pencil in Theis. I guess Celtics match any offers within reason from outside teams.
◾No longer in the hunt for Capela; Cs won't give up picks.
◾Timelord accelerated development
◾WIll only have $4.7M room exception and veteran's minimum on bigs
◾Priced out of 1st tier guys -- Boogie, BroLo, Jordan
◾Would be looking at lower tier -- RoLo, Looney, Dedmon, Noel, Vonleh, Nene, Kanter


Is Boogie really a first tier guy?

He didn't recover last year, and really needs to sign a cheap 1 year prove it deal once again.

I'd go after Boogie, we're making the exact same bet on Hayward and who knows. Maybe lightning hits twice. Or at least maybe it hits for one of them.

Or maybe he'd be the only guy on the roster beefy enough to bang with Embiid in the playoffs if we face the 76ers.
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Re: Poll: What two big men will be on the Celtics other than Robert Williams? 

Post#75 » by zoyathedestroya » Sun Jun 30, 2019 3:37 pm

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Post#76 » by brackdan70 » Sun Jun 30, 2019 3:39 pm

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Post#77 » by I_Love_This_Game!! » Sun Jun 30, 2019 3:51 pm

If I had to guess, it'll most likely be Kaminsky and RoLo.

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Post#78 » by tombattor » Sun Jun 30, 2019 4:14 pm

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Hmmm I don’t see the Cs listed...must be looking for bigger fish.

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Post#79 » by Bostonic33 » Sun Jun 30, 2019 6:21 pm

I think Robin Lopez is our best bet for center position this season.
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Post#80 » by threrf23 » Sun Jun 30, 2019 8:37 pm

Well it sounds like Capela may be off the table, given that it doesn't look like Jimmy Butler will choose the Rockets.

I say:

Bring Theis back if you can.

With the ~4.8 mil exception and/or a hypothetically available trade exception, I'd go after Ed Davis and/or Noah Vonleh and/or Jared Dudley. Davis is the best rebounder for the price, Vonleh offers possibly the best blend of floor and ceiling for the price, Jared Dudley is a great vet presence who would be interchangeable with Grant Williams at PF. If we can end up with a large enough trade exception at our disposal, maybe Kanter is a good choice, but I'd feel reluctant to commit much long term money to a guy who doesn't historically play defense.

Consider/Sign any of the following guys if they will take the minimum:

Poirier
Bender
Boogie
Okafor
Diallo
Noah
Birch
Faried

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