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Who do the Lakers have that is even close to the value of Kyrie? Nobody since Lebron is off the table...Lakers could add three young players and they are still inferior to one Kyrie...

Even when winning, these trade threads still keep popping up. To say each day I get sicker and sicker of it would be an understatent

And when Danny does nothing and we are in the finals, suddenly everyone will be saying they knew we should just give it time and let the great players we have gel together.

It will be fun to look back on these threads later in the year and see who would be clueless as a GM.
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Have to give my ex wife her propers, as she knew who the Celtics were by sight and who was good and who sucked when they played. My poor ex wife. She had three brothers and a dad who were crazy Boston sports fans. Then the poor woman married me, a sport nut, and had three sons who love everything sports.
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Celtics Talk / Re: The Celtics are elite at creating open shots
« Last post by GetLucky on Today at 01:17:47 AM »
If you look at the percentages (freq) rather than attempts, we're 3rd in both.  That's really not surprising since we shoot a lot of jumpers.  Surprising the Spurs are 1st from 4-6 ft.  That's pretty amazing considering they shoot the least amount of 3pt shots. 

Some interesting items from other filters. 

51.1% of Houston's shots are 3s followed by the Bucks and the Mavs.   We're 4th at 39.9%.  Spurs are at the bottom at 27.8%. 

The Sixers are 1st in touch time in 0-2 seconds at 60.7% and with 0 dribbles at 49.2%.  I wouldn't have expected that with Embiid being a large part of their offense.

 

I actually think that makes what the Celtics and Bucks are doing more impressive while making the Spurs numbers less impressive. The Spurs are taking the shots everyone wants them to take (long twos), so they will probably be left open in those spots by design (ie with Derozan/Forbes/White being iced on the PnR, Aldridge's man dropping all the way to the paint on the high PnR [and he probably sets screens lower than most because he goes for twos rather than threes], etc.)
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Around the NBA / Re: NBA Season 2018 - 2019
« Last post by tazzmaniac on Today at 01:14:28 AM »
Butler is going to end up leaving Philly holding the bag this summer.  I just can't see him wanting to stay on a team that is fatally flawed.

And for all the people who declared that "the Process is over, and it was a success,"  Philly might not even make it out of the first round this year.

2 really good teams are going to end up in that 4/5 slot, right now it's Philly/Boston.

1 really good from the Eastern Conference is going home in the first round.  This must be what I felt like to play in the Western Conference for the last 15-20 years lol.
I think we're the worst match up for the Sixers.  I think they are also the team that needs home court the most out of the 5.  The 6th through 8th teams aren't good so it isn't really like the West. 
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Around the NBA / Re: NBA Season 2018 - 2019
« Last post by tazzmaniac on Today at 01:09:00 AM »
Butler is going to end up leaving Philly holding the bag this summer.  I just can't see him wanting to stay on a team that is fatally flawed.
How are they fatally flawed?  Embiid, Butler, Simmons, Redick is a strong top 4.  Their main problem is their 5th started and their bench.  If they were to replace Wilson Chandler with Marcus Morris or similar level player, they'd have a really strong starting 5. 
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Transaction Ideas and Rumors / Re: Idea: AD-Porzingis-Kyrie 3-way
« Last post by Jvalin on Today at 01:02:45 AM »
Ugh, enough.

The goal is to KEEP the elite player we have and add another elite player.
As above said , the main idea is to pair kyrie (an elite pick and roll guard) with davis (elite pick  and roll forward) And watch the magic happen

Sending out kyrie puts us in treadmilling status

What if the Lakers go all in for AD prior to the deadline though? Cause if I were the Lakers, that's exactly what I would do. I bet that's what LeBron expects them to do as well. Would you like the C's to sit back and hope for the best?
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We pushed them to 6th worst

It took me about 30 tries on tankathon for this to convey to Celtics

Meaning we are where we want it to be.. It will roll over if they can stay this bad or worse
I think I'd rather have it convey this year.  Makes it a better pick to use in a trade for Davis (agree before draft, make trade when new year starts) and there are no guarantees of where it will eventually end up.  Sure it might end up #1 in 2021 or it could end up in the teens in 2020 or 2021.  Just too much unpredictability in those type of things.

I'm not sure that's true. I guess it depends on how the Pelicans view it but if I were the Pelicans looking to rebuild, I'm seeing that the protections on the pick go down more next year and then go away the year after, I'm seeing a Western conference that is still stacked, Gasol and Conley are another year older. I think it becomes a more valuable asset if it rolls over a season.
This is so fact. All they really have is Jaren Jackson and a couple of other guys that don't really make this team good. They may get the 5th or 6th pick this but the draft isn't all that good so they may end up with a player that will keep them in lottery and possibly the very bottom 5 of the standings next year. I doubt that these 3 players, along with FA signings (what really good players want to come here?) will make enough of a contribution to not make this pick in 2021 a "Brooklyn-type" pick, meaning a top 5 pick. I think DA is hoping for the same thing.

Gasol will be gone after this year if not sooner
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Crazy jr faded out of nba the second his friend Lebron left
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Celtics Talk / Re: The Celtics are elite at creating open shots
« Last post by tazzmaniac on Today at 12:57:07 AM »
If you look at the percentages (freq) rather than attempts, we're 3rd in both.  That's really not surprising since we shoot a lot of jumpers.  Surprising the Spurs are 1st from 4-6 ft.  That's pretty amazing considering they shoot the least amount of 3pt shots. 

Some interesting items from other filters. 

51.1% of Houston's shots are 3s followed by the Bucks and the Mavs.   We're 4th at 39.9%.  Spurs are at the bottom at 27.8%. 

The Sixers are 1st in touch time in 0-2 seconds at 60.7% and with 0 dribbles at 49.2%.  I wouldn't have expected that with Embiid being a large part of their offense.

 
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Transaction Ideas and Rumors / Re: Idea: AD-Porzingis-Kyrie 3-way
« Last post by CelticsElite on Today at 12:56:42 AM »
As above said , the main idea is to pair kyrie (an elite pick and roll guard) with davis (elite pick  and roll forward) And watch the magic happen

Sending out kyrie puts us in treadmilling status
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