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Re: Options at backup PF?
« Reply #15 on: August 04, 2021, 05:54:31 PM »

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Unless Grant is traded he will probably be used more at the 4. So that's Tatum, Parker, GW. Horford, TL, Kanter are the 5s.

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« Reply #16 on: August 04, 2021, 06:23:36 PM »

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I suspect Jabari Parker will be our back up 4 and occasionally starting 4 (when Tatum rests).
That's my suspicion too. 

I really don't see a path forward for Grant Williams on this team, except as a situational player in a small-ball lineup.

Hey, why are so many people down on Fernando?  I admit I've only seen highlights, but he seems pretty mobile and strong.  Well if he goes, then at least I can stop humming Abba.

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« Reply #17 on: August 04, 2021, 06:24:05 PM »

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Parker, Tatum and Grant will share minutes at the 4. Al, Timelord and Kanter will play at the 5 with Kornet at spot minutes if we are keeping him

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« Reply #18 on: August 04, 2021, 06:29:46 PM »

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Parker, Tatum and Grant will share minutes at the 4. Al, Timelord and Kanter will play at the 5 with Kornet at spot minutes if we are keeping him

Kornet is gone now that Kanter is signed.

Re: Options at backup PF?
« Reply #19 on: August 04, 2021, 07:14:06 PM »

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Inefficient outside shooting and lack of skill guarding the perimeter in this era limits Henson and Chriss to undersized Centers/Bigs. The Kanter signing completes our Center/Bigs rotation.

Millsap is a Center/Big as well (he was guarding Kanter in the playoffs), but he is efficient enough at the above qualities that teams will still play him at the 4. With Batum, Rudy Gay, PJ Tucker, and Jeff Green off the board itís slim pickings in free agency. Millsap might be the best option, Justise Winslow is a last resort.

That said, my preference is to trade draft compensation for Joe Ingles, Kyle Anderson, or Larry Nance (in that order).

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« Reply #20 on: August 04, 2021, 07:17:48 PM »

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At this point, Nesmith is our best backup PF.
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« Reply #21 on: August 04, 2021, 07:20:21 PM »

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At this point, Nesmith is our best backup PF.
Yikes
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« Reply #22 on: August 04, 2021, 07:37:08 PM »

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Parker, Tatum and Grant will share minutes at the 4. Al, Timelord and Kanter will play at the 5 with Kornet at spot minutes if we are keeping him

Parker and Grant Williams isnít anything to call home about but in my opinion is perfectly fine as backup PF options, especially if you can also bring big-bodied wings like Langford and Nesmith off the bench.

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« Reply #23 on: August 04, 2021, 07:41:35 PM »

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Bill Simmons floated the idea of a Lauri Markanen sign and trade or mid season trade with Chicago. I think the Celtics are avoiding being hard capped so they can be opportunistic at the deadline but Markanen is not exactly a defensive presence. 

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« Reply #24 on: August 04, 2021, 08:23:47 PM »

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Bill Simmons floated the idea of a Lauri Markanen sign and trade or mid season trade with Chicago. I think the Celtics are avoiding being hard capped so they can be opportunistic at the deadline but Markanen is not exactly a defensive presence.
I also think Markannen has to be a 5 to be successful, which he wouldn't be here. Would love to see him paired with someone like John Collins - would be offensive fireworks!
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« Reply #25 on: August 04, 2021, 08:28:59 PM »

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« Reply #26 on: August 04, 2021, 10:30:26 PM »

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Sign Cheick Diallo to a minimum deal with a team option for Year 2. Iíd far rather have him over Grant Williams.

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« Reply #27 on: August 04, 2021, 10:42:38 PM »

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I'm in the camp that wants to see what Jabari has left in the tank. I thought he gave the C's some good, physical minutes last year even though he was out of shape and everything was in disarray. If he shows up in shape and gets a chance to know his teammates and the playbook I think he could be a terrific spark off the bench.
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« Reply #28 on: August 04, 2021, 10:58:22 PM »

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I'm in the camp that wants to see what Jabari has left in the tank. I thought he gave the C's some good, physical minutes last year even though he was out of shape and everything was in disarray. If he shows up in shape and gets a chance to know his teammates and the playbook I think he could be a terrific spark off the bench.

 Iím hoping the Parker works out as well, but I feel like the Cís should sign someone else as an insurance policy. Millsap would be perfect.

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« Reply #29 on: August 04, 2021, 11:09:42 PM »

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Sign Cheick Diallo to a minimum deal with a team option for Year 2. Iíd far rather have him over Grant Williams.
Why? He hasn't played in the NBA since mid-2020
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