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Re: Celtics Regular Season News
« Reply #225 on: January 13, 2022, 11:12:56 AM »

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Interview with Brad from earlier today. Gave some good analysis on Nesmith, sounds like IT will not be brought in on a 10 day. Itís worth a listen.

https://985thesportshub.com/episodes/celtics-president-of-basketball-operations-brad-stevens-joins-toucher-rich-thursday-january-13-2022-98-5-the-sports-hub/


Interviews after last nights win over Indiana:

Jayson: https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=e55HI5CWZcU

Jaylen: https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=kmXM_kO-bIU

Ime: https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=Ict5IMV9GC4






Re: Celtics Regular Season News
« Reply #226 on: January 13, 2022, 11:53:17 AM »

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Reddish to the Knicks:

https://mobile.twitter.com/wojespn/status/1481663920888635394?ref_src=twsrc%5Egoogle%7Ctwcamp%5Eserp%7Ctwgr%5Etweet

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Re: Celtics Regular Season News
« Reply #227 on: January 14, 2022, 05:27:55 PM »

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I appreciate Ime taking some of the blame for the Cís struggles. This is the first time Iíve heard him doing so and itís refreshing to hear.


Jay King: Ime Udoka said the Celtics have evaluated how to play better in close games ďstarting with the coaching staff.Ē Said the Celtics have to improve in that area, have put in more packages for different guys down the stretch. Ė via Twitter ByJayKing

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« Reply #228 on: January 17, 2022, 04:00:30 PM »

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This is what Stevens had to say about the (JT/JB) pairing in a recent interview with The Athletic:

Well, I think, first of all, all that chatter is obviously when your team is .500 and you go back and forth and we havenít found any real consistency, the obvious bit of attention usually goes to the highest-profile people and the best players. At the end of the day, I think theyíre by far the least of my concerns. Iíve talked about this a ton, they are 23 and 25 and they are carrying new burdens for the Celtics. The burdens that really began last year and just continue to increase and that you just have to get used to as the best players in the building. So if you look at it kind of in totality of what those guys have done in their first five years and six years in the NBA, I think that thereís a reason to just take a step back and just remember how unique and good they are, and continue to try to find our best way as a group to help complement them. And they need to continue to improve, thereís no doubt about that. But theyíve shown no reason for anyone not to think they will.

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« Reply #229 on: January 17, 2022, 04:04:30 PM »

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I appreciate Ime taking some of the blame for the Cís struggles. This is the first time Iíve heard him doing so and itís refreshing to hear.


Jay King: Ime Udoka said the Celtics have evaluated how to play better in close games ďstarting with the coaching staff.Ē Said the Celtics have to improve in that area, have put in more packages for different guys down the stretch. Ė via Twitter ByJayKing

Agree. If you want to call people out I think you should be able to call yourself out.

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« Reply #230 on: January 17, 2022, 05:42:39 PM »

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This is what Stevens had to say about the (JT/JB) pairing in a recent interview with The Athletic:

Well, I think, first of all, all that chatter is obviously when your team is .500 and you go back and forth and we havenít found any real consistency, the obvious bit of attention usually goes to the highest-profile people and the best players. At the end of the day, I think theyíre by far the least of my concerns. Iíve talked about this a ton, they are 23 and 25 and they are carrying new burdens for the Celtics. The burdens that really began last year and just continue to increase and that you just have to get used to as the best players in the building. So if you look at it kind of in totality of what those guys have done in their first five years and six years in the NBA, I think that thereís a reason to just take a step back and just remember how unique and good they are, and continue to try to find our best way as a group to help complement them. And they need to continue to improve, thereís no doubt about that. But theyíve shown no reason for anyone not to think they will.

Brad parroting my Tatum and Brown posts.

One is 23, the other is 25, the best players in the NBA donít start winning as the best players on their respective teams until their mid to late 20s. Theyíve already been to 2 ECF as primary players with 2 different rosters, allow them to work it out.

Ime has to improve as a coach. Brad wouldíve had this roster on pace for 50-60 wins right now.
With 2 top 20 scorers that are all around players still improving, an elite defense, youth, experience, and veteran leadership, we have all of the ingredients of a contender. In a 7 game series, I like our chances against any team including Milwaukee.

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« Reply #231 on: January 19, 2022, 11:55:03 PM »

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Over 445 minutes with Jayson Tatum, Jaylen Brown and Robert Williams all on the court, the Celtics are pounding opponents by 14.3 points per 100 possessions.

The Celtics have been outscored by a total of 59 points over all their other minutes.

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Re: Celtics Regular Season News
« Reply #232 on: January 24, 2022, 09:04:42 AM »

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This is Tatumís fifth 50-point game in the past calendar year, the most in the NBA. Larry Bird only had four of those in his entire career, the most in Celtics history before Sunday. Tatumís the 16th player with a 50-10-5 game in the last decade. Itís not revelatory that he can reach the highest heights one can imagine. But itís reinvigorating that after a catastrophic collapse two nights earlier, Tatum can come out firing. Itís a reminder that as long as Tatum always believes in himself, he is going to do something special. He hit a career-high nine 3s Sunday, more than he had in the previous six games combined. ďItís like shots Iíve been taking my whole life,Ē he said. ďIíve scored 50 a bunch of times now ó a handful of times. Those times when youíre missing shots, itís like you know what youíre capable of and sometimes you gotta laugh it off.Ē  Ė via Jared Weiss @ The Athletic

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« Reply #233 on: January 27, 2022, 05:29:03 PM »

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Interesting... many have said that heís a goner for sure, but perhaps not.


Does Schroder realistically think that a new deal could come from Boston, given their cap limitations? ďFor sure,Ē Schroder said. ďEven Brad said that (last summer). He was like, ĎListen, maybe for this year you get that money but next year, hopefully with us, we can extend it.í Iím 28 and all these young guys, Jaylen, JT, they are turning 24 or 25. Iím hitting my prime soon and I think we can do something.Ē  Ė via Brian Robb @ Booth Newspapers
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« Reply #234 on: January 27, 2022, 05:43:18 PM »

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Interesting...


Does Schroder realistically think that a new deal could come from Boston, given their cap limitations? ďFor sure,Ē Schroder said. ďEven Brad said that (last summer). He was like, ĎListen, maybe for this year you get that money but next year, hopefully with us, we can extend it.í Iím 28 and all these young guys, Jaylen, JT, they are turning 24 or 25. Iím hitting my prime soon and I think we can do something.Ē  Ė via Brian Robb @ Booth Newspapers
I see no reason to believe anyone is going to throw money at him that is all that much higher than what the Celtics will be able to give him.

He is having a very similar season to last season and after last season, when he turned down the Lakers offer, all he got was taxerpayer MLE money. Not sure his season will warrant that much more especially with so many teams seemingly not needing a starting PG.

A 3 year deal starting at $7.1 million might be the best deal he sees.

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« Reply #235 on: January 27, 2022, 05:47:12 PM »

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Interesting... many have said that heís a goner for sure, but perhaps not.


Does Schroder realistically think that a new deal could come from Boston, given their cap limitations? ďFor sure,Ē Schroder said. ďEven Brad said that (last summer). He was like, ĎListen, maybe for this year you get that money but next year, hopefully with us, we can extend it.í Iím 28 and all these young guys, Jaylen, JT, they are turning 24 or 25. Iím hitting my prime soon and I think we can do something.Ē  Ė via Brian Robb @ Booth Newspapers

I do appreciate Dennis trying to increase his trade value.

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« Reply #236 on: January 27, 2022, 06:12:41 PM »

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Interesting...


Does Schroder realistically think that a new deal could come from Boston, given their cap limitations? ďFor sure,Ē Schroder said. ďEven Brad said that (last summer). He was like, ĎListen, maybe for this year you get that money but next year, hopefully with us, we can extend it.í Iím 28 and all these young guys, Jaylen, JT, they are turning 24 or 25. Iím hitting my prime soon and I think we can do something.Ē  Ė via Brian Robb @ Booth Newspapers
I see no reason to believe anyone is going to throw money at him that is all that much higher than what the Celtics will be able to give him.

He is having a very similar season to last season and after last season, when he turned down the Lakers offer, all he got was taxerpayer MLE money. Not sure his season will warrant that much more especially with so many teams seemingly not needing a starting PG.

A 3 year deal starting at $7.1 million might be the best deal he sees.

I really want the young guys to play, but a cost controlled Schroeder would be nice

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« Reply #237 on: January 27, 2022, 06:28:41 PM »

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This is interesting. If ever Smart is traded at the deadline, it wouldnít necessarily have to be for a point guard then?

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« Reply #238 on: January 29, 2022, 02:00:09 PM »

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Thereís no growing rift between Smart and Udoka. Smart said the rookie coach has done a great job. Smart said he believes Udoka has faith in him. Smart trusts the coach will act in the best interest of both Smart and the team. ďSo you tip your hat off to him for everything that heís doing in his first year with all the BS around with this team not winning and stuff like that,Ē Smart said. ďBeing in Boston and coaching for Boston, itís not easy, especially for your first year. So we just have to continue to help him. Iíve gotta continue to help him. Iíve been here the longest. I know the guys more than he does. And Iíve gotta be that quarterback out there for him.Ē

ďMy whole life Iíve been doubted. And Iím here. And Iím still around. And thatís just kind of how itís been for me. I always bet on myself. And I love this team, this organization. I know weíre not perfect. And thatís part of this whole NBA thing. Everybodyís out there trying to do whatís best for their organization and their team. And it might not be perfect at the time, but you do what you can with what youíve got and you can control.Ē

Just know this: Regardless of what anyone else thinks, Smart believes heís fully capable of running the show in Boston. He wants to make it work no matter what it means for him individually. He thinks he can make life easier for Tatum and Brown and finds it comical that such skepticism exists about whether he can handle the task. ďFirst coming out of college, I was a point guard,Ē Smart said late Friday morning before falling to the Hawks, 108-92. ďItís what I played. So itís kind of funny to hear people say Iím not a point guard. In high school, point guard, led my team to two state championships. Itís funny hearing people say Iím not a point guard.Ē  Ė via Jay King @ The Athletic




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« Reply #239 on: January 29, 2022, 04:34:19 PM »

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Thereís no growing rift between Smart and Udoka. Smart said the rookie coach has done a great job. Smart said he believes Udoka has faith in him. Smart trusts the coach will act in the best interest of both Smart and the team. ďSo you tip your hat off to him for everything that heís doing in his first year with all the BS around with this team not winning and stuff like that,Ē Smart said. ďBeing in Boston and coaching for Boston, itís not easy, especially for your first year. So we just have to continue to help him. Iíve gotta continue to help him. Iíve been here the longest. I know the guys more than he does. And Iíve gotta be that quarterback out there for him.Ē

ďMy whole life Iíve been doubted. And Iím here. And Iím still around. And thatís just kind of how itís been for me. I always bet on myself. And I love this team, this organization. I know weíre not perfect. And thatís part of this whole NBA thing. Everybodyís out there trying to do whatís best for their organization and their team. And it might not be perfect at the time, but you do what you can with what youíve got and you can control.Ē

Just know this: Regardless of what anyone else thinks, Smart believes heís fully capable of running the show in Boston. He wants to make it work no matter what it means for him individually. He thinks he can make life easier for Tatum and Brown and finds it comical that such skepticism exists about whether he can handle the task. ďFirst coming out of college, I was a point guard,Ē Smart said late Friday morning before falling to the Hawks, 108-92. ďItís what I played. So itís kind of funny to hear people say Iím not a point guard. In high school, point guard, led my team to two state championships. Itís funny hearing people say Iím not a point guard.Ē  Ė via Jay King @ The Athletic




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