FlatearthZorro wrote:Sactowndog wrote:Triple7 wrote:The Jaylen situation is very confusing. We all know he’s expecting a max offer, and that team’s would probably offer him somewhere close to it, if not the max. The problem is, while i think he has an outside chance to be good, i don’t think he can show that to us this year. Playing behind Kemba, Tatum, hayward, and may be Kanter on offense. My hope is that he turns out like a Pippen type of player, and complementing Kemba and Tatum. The thing is, i don’t think we can see his true potential next season, and his actual play right now wouldn’t justify paying him 33M per year. If we could find a deal around 25M on a four year deal with team option, that would be ideal.
Jaylen like Pippen is a defensive stopper and a very good one. The problem is we already have Smart who is even better. And behind Smart we have Ojele who is capable in that role. How many defensive stoppers does one team need? What we don’t have unless Hayward regains form is a 40% plus 3 point shooter.
Are you a Celtics fan? Had no idea, tbh, I've seen you post thought you were a Kings' fan.
Btw, to me I think the offense will be great, problem is defense. Horford is LARGELY underrated defender, he is a poor man's Tim Duncan and I'm not even joking. Dude does absolutely everything on defense. Kemba's offense will improve, and he's a better defender than Kyrie according to stats. Also Kemba's 2 best teammates were Batum and Lamb, so his shooting numbers wont be great. Biggest loss right now is easily Horford, that's why Ainge was pissed about him having an agreement with 6ers way before FA started. I have a feel Ainge wasn't gonna offer 80+ mils on 3 years and 50% guarantee in the 4th like the 6ers did. Rumors were he offered 3-70(75) according to some of the known insiders on twitter.
I think wing defense will be okay, but big men are gonna have to put in some work. I'm counting on Theis and Poirier to step up. Theis' defensive stats are pretty good and he's gonna have a much bigger role this year. Poirier was very good for France in the World cup. Better athlete than Baynes, better shot blocker and rebounder, taller, younger, but can't shoot 3s.
Oh and when it comes to offense, as I wrote above I doubt it will be that big of a problem. The rebounding should improve as well with Kanter/Theis/Poirier, Horfie ain't too strong on the boards(his main weakness imo)... The offense should be good, too, cause Irving left and the ball will be moving. I expect Hayward to run half of our offense(initiating, etc), maybe 30-40% in Kemba's hands and then the young guys.
I agree with this. I think our offense would be miles better this season. Our rebounding would be better, and that would translate to easy fastbreaks, which i think brown and Tatum would flourish. We also have a good post up player in Kanter, which we don’t have the option last year. Im also hoping Poirier as well. Im sick of all 3pt jacking contest that we do on offense and all the dribble dribble dribble that kyrie does. I’m expecting a better and faster ball movement this season, especially sonce most of our ball stoppers are gone. Our defense could be a problem, but i’d like to see what Brad does, and i think Kanter could improve. Poirier and RWill could be defensive stoppers this season. Lets see what happens. I’m excited for the season to start.