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Official Celtics 2020-21 Regular Season Thread

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Re: Official Celtics 2020-21 Regular Season Thread 

Post#1241 » by SMTBSI » Wed Jan 6, 2021 3:07 am

djFan71 wrote:OPJ health is the main issue. Games played last 4 seasons: 14, 15, 41, 56.

Otherwise, he'd be great (and possibly unavailable).

Overall point is well taken, but those numbers aren't quite right. You're looking at the '18-'19 season split across two teams. Actual full season games played:

'19-'20: 14
'18-'19: 56
'17-'18: 77
'16-'17: 80
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Re: Official Celtics 2020-21 Regular Season Thread 

Post#1242 » by Bleeding Green » Wed Jan 6, 2021 3:08 am

Celtics can't even keep their healthy players on the court, what are they going to do with OPJ? I mean if they can't do anything else with the TPE and he costs like a fake second rounder, I'm down, but the floor is pretty low for him.
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Re: Official Celtics 2020-21 Regular Season Thread 

Post#1243 » by MagicBagley18 » Wed Jan 6, 2021 3:16 am

Jesus Christ.. otto porter? hard pass
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Re: Official Celtics 2020-21 Regular Season Thread 

Post#1244 » by djFan71 » Wed Jan 6, 2021 3:25 am

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djFan71 wrote:OPJ health is the main issue. Games played last 4 seasons: 14, 15, 41, 56.

Otherwise, he'd be great (and possibly unavailable).

Overall point is well taken, but those numbers aren't quite right. You're looking at the '18-'19 season split across two teams. Actual full season games played:

'19-'20: 14
'18-'19: 56
'17-'18: 77
'16-'17: 80

lol, lazy. Nice catch.

I also don't love the idea of using the TPE on a rental at the deadline. Unless it's a real put you over the top move. I'd rather get a guy we can have at least thru next season, or just use the lesser ones to shore up the bench and shoot for something with the main TPE in the summer.
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Re: Official Celtics 2020-21 Regular Season Thread 

Post#1245 » by Gomes3PC » Wed Jan 6, 2021 12:51 pm

djFan71 wrote:OPJ health is the main issue. Games played last 4 seasons: 14, 15, 41, 56.

Otherwise, he'd be great (and possibly unavailable).

For sure, it is a risk, but none of his injuries to me feel like they have sapped his skillset, and maybe it was just bad luck. I doubt you can trust him to play 70+ per year, but he was pretty durable the first five years of his career.
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Re: Official Celtics 2020-21 Regular Season Thread 

Post#1246 » by Gomes3PC » Thu Jan 7, 2021 12:47 pm

Can't wait for the next media pundit to call our start disappointing while we are on pace for a 55 win season on an 82 game schedule despite missing our All Star PG.
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Re: Official Celtics 2020-21 Regular Season Thread 

Post#1247 » by JediMasterRevan » Thu Jan 7, 2021 12:57 pm

Time to start
PP
Smart
Brown
Tatum
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Those are the most impactful players we have right now. Play them early, get leads.

Teague
Thompson
Theis
Grant
Semi
Nesmith

All bench players
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Post#1248 » by The_Ghost_of_JB » Thu Jan 7, 2021 1:29 pm

Smart needs to head back to the bench as soon as possible. I know people are huge on +/- on here and he has been negative 8 out 9 games this season.
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Re: Official Celtics 2020-21 Regular Season Thread 

Post#1249 » by Parliament10 » Thu Jan 7, 2021 7:07 pm

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Post#1250 » by JediMasterRevan » Thu Jan 7, 2021 7:15 pm

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Re: Official Celtics 2020-21 Regular Season Thread 

Post#1251 » by GoGreen » Thu Jan 7, 2021 7:50 pm

The_Ghost_of_JB wrote:Smart needs to head back to the bench as soon as possible. I know people are huge on +/- on here and he has been negative 8 out 9 games this season.


At the risk of being yelled at, this is just who he is. Smart isn't THAT good. He's a roleplayer, and I'm with you, that's where he belongs.
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Re: Official Celtics 2020-21 Regular Season Thread 

Post#1252 » by Shak_Celts » Fri Jan 8, 2021 5:37 am

For all the crap given to the players and talking about loss of players, we all need to give more credit to the "kids," I think they said we are top 5 offense after last game (3rd?) and we were 7 before that IIRC. If that's true, that's great considering our lone healthy PG is a rookie and then Smaht is the only other pg-ish player (both standing tall). Tatum has really stepped up and JB too (turns aside)! Most people we play shouldn't have the ball longer than a quick shot or pass and we still manage! Good job young guys, always doing better than We give them credit for! Even Danny needs to up his belief in these guys and get a little bench help mid season (gotta give them more than 8 games because the bench has surprised)!
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Re: Official Celtics 2020-21 Regular Season Thread 

Post#1253 » by Parliament10 » Fri Jan 8, 2021 6:46 pm

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Re: Official Celtics 2020-21 Regular Season Thread 

Post#1254 » by 31to6 » Fri Jan 8, 2021 7:11 pm

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Post#1255 » by Triple7 » Sat Jan 9, 2021 11:19 am

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Post#1256 » by Triple M » Sat Jan 9, 2021 11:53 am

Fall seems to have terrible hands, and his awareness is not there yet.
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Re: Official Celtics 2020-21 Regular Season Thread 

Post#1257 » by Triple7 » Sat Jan 9, 2021 12:48 pm

Triple M wrote:Fall seems to have terrible hands, and his awareness is not there yet.


i don’t know about the hands, but good awareness can be achieved through playing time and regular minutes. Especially for newbies like Tacko, they need to be in the regular rotation to gain confidence. If you play them every after 3-4 games, then they would just come in and look lost in there.
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Re: Official Celtics 2020-21 Regular Season Thread 

Post#1258 » by Half-Full » Sat Jan 9, 2021 6:26 pm

While I am encouraged by the play of our bench thus far, the reality is that our bench scoring is in the bottom third for all NBA teams so far. We are currently averaging 33 points/game from our bench. Only 4 teams are averaging less points from their bench. The next 10 teams above us are averaging 1-3 points more production from their benches. Not a lot, but clearly we need a bit more production from our bench to get to the middle of the pack at least. Perhaps we might get there after Kemba returns (Romeo too). Average bench points for all teams = 36.5

https://www.statmuse.com/nba/ask/which-team-leads-the-nba-in-bench-scoring
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Re: Official Celtics 2020-21 Regular Season Thread 

Post#1259 » by BK_2020 » Sat Jan 9, 2021 10:18 pm

Our bench is starting right now.
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Re: Official Celtics 2020-21 Regular Season Thread 

Post#1260 » by Fencer reregistered » Sun Jan 10, 2021 3:01 am

The Celtics are, at the moment, tied for the lead in the East, and half a game below the best record in the league over all.

Of course, the COVID stretch ahead casts doubt as to whether that will continue ...

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