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Re: Kanter Returns
« Reply #75 on: August 04, 2021, 02:31:05 PM »

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baynes available now too

fine w me if he comes back

Re: Kanter Returns
« Reply #76 on: August 04, 2021, 02:31:33 PM »

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I don't hate this. He has his positive sides.

Re: Kanter Returns
« Reply #77 on: August 04, 2021, 02:34:32 PM »

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Hopefully this means we can dump Bruno Fernando and open up another roster spot. No need to keep him now that Kanter is here.

naw

TL and Horford can become injured/maintenance days at any time

You can't just have Kanter do all the heavy lifting

having Fernando for depth is fine

If we need an emergency 4th C, that should either be in the form of a two-way guy or a starting/rotation level PF that can also play some Center. I don't think Fernando is that guy.
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Re: Kanter Returns
« Reply #78 on: August 04, 2021, 02:38:38 PM »

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Love it. Another high character, tough nose guy that’s great for team chemistry. Seems to be the theme this summer, which I’m all onboard for after last year’s debacle.
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Re: Kanter Returns
« Reply #79 on: August 04, 2021, 02:39:20 PM »

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Hopefully this means we can dump Bruno Fernando and open up another roster spot. No need to keep him now that Kanter is here.

naw

TL and Horford can become injured/maintenance days at any time

You can't just have Kanter do all the heavy lifting

having Fernando for depth is fine

If we need an emergency 4th C, that should either be in the form of a two-way guy or a starting/rotation level PF that can also play some Center. I don't think Fernando is that guy.

Our emergency center would probably be Jabari at this point.


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Re: Kanter Returns
« Reply #80 on: August 04, 2021, 02:42:05 PM »

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Well we did need another big. I'm concerned that this concept of positionless basketball and reliance on wings still plagues this roster. Brown, Langford, Nesmith and Rob all shine in transition. A point guard that pushes the ball up would be valuable. Another big who could run the court would work too.



This statement is accurate. Brown, Langford, Nesmith, and Timelord all shine in transition, but Tatum and others don't play that way. You're right, a pure PG would be very valuable indeed. Brown in the open court would be a killer.

Re: Kanter Returns
« Reply #81 on: August 04, 2021, 02:44:57 PM »

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Hopefully this means we can dump Bruno Fernando and open up another roster spot. No need to keep him now that Kanter is here.

naw

TL and Horford can become injured/maintenance days at any time

You can't just have Kanter do all the heavy lifting

having Fernando for depth is fine

If we need an emergency 4th C, that should either be in the form of a two-way guy or a starting/rotation level PF that can also play some Center. I don't think Fernando is that guy.

Our emergency center would probably be Jabari at this point.

That just reminded me that Grant exists, so I guess it's probably him.
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Re: Kanter Returns
« Reply #82 on: August 04, 2021, 02:52:48 PM »

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Lol geez

Re: Kanter Returns
« Reply #83 on: August 04, 2021, 03:22:43 PM »

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Trading TT, resigning Kemba. I think it’s safe to say Brad was not too pleased with Ainge’s moves last offseason?

Safe to say Brad was tired of today’s player. Lost the locker room and never could get it back. And then quit as being a coach. Terrible

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« Reply #84 on: August 04, 2021, 03:23:40 PM »

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The Raptors have officially waived center Aron Baynes per Blake Murphy of The Athletic.


We might as well get him too!!

Re: Kanter Returns
« Reply #85 on: August 04, 2021, 03:49:20 PM »

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- IIRC, Horford was one of the best defgenders against Embiid in the NBA. Embiid got a lot better last year, but Al was as good as it got when he was here in that match-up.

- As far as Kantar, great move.

- TT was supposed to be a better defender and leader than he was. So a failed experiment in a failed year. He was never good offensively.

- The TT deal that's ongoing I believe could be announced at any time. It's a trade, not an FA signing, and shouldn't be subject to FA rules.

- Finally, supposedly we wouldn't get Fernando in a reworked TT deal.
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Re: Kanter Returns
« Reply #86 on: August 04, 2021, 03:52:35 PM »

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- IIRC, Horford was one of the best defgenders against Embiid in the NBA. Embiid got a lot better last year, but Al was as good as it got when he was here in that match-up.

- As far as Kantar, great move.

- TT was supposed to be a better defender and leader than he was than he was. So a failed experiment in a failed year. He was never good offensively.

- The TT deal that's ongoing I believe could be announced at any time. It's a trade, not an FA signing, and shouldn't be subject to FA rules.

- Finally, supposedly we wouldn't get Fernando in a reworked TT deal.

Earliest the trade can happen officially is August 6th, when trade agreements begin processing in the new league year.

Re: Kanter Returns
« Reply #87 on: August 04, 2021, 03:58:23 PM »

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A rotation of Horford/Kanter/Timelord is pretty solid. Now we need a good power forward and a good PG. Maybe the TT deal solves one of that or even both. Is Fernando a center? Because if he is then the Kanter signing might mean he’s no longer coming over?

I'm not even sure if Fernando will remain on the roster.  Looking at this on paper stats he looks like absolute garbage - Maine Red Claws fodder.  I hope I'm wrong, but his numbers look terrible.
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Re: Kanter Returns
« Reply #88 on: August 04, 2021, 04:01:11 PM »

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As a vet minimum contract addition, I see no downside to this move. Good job Brad.

Re: Kanter Returns
« Reply #89 on: August 04, 2021, 04:34:48 PM »

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Well we did need another big. I'm concerned that this concept of positionless basketball and reliance on wings still plagues this roster. Brown, Langford, Nesmith and Rob all shine in transition. A point guard that pushes the ball up would be valuable. Another big who could run the court would work too.

This statement is accurate. Brown, Langford, Nesmith, and Timelord all shine in transition, but Tatum and others don't play that way. You're right, a pure PG would be very valuable indeed. Brown in the open court would be a killer.

If Brown getting out and running with a PG and either Nesmith or Langford on the wing, with Tatum trailing behind for a kick out 3 was half our offense, we could be deadly.