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Re: Welcome to Boston, Payton Pritchard!!!
« Reply #45 on: November 19, 2020, 08:06:11 AM »

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May not work  out of course, but I like that both picks are on the older side.   Pritchard is actually 2 months older than Tatum.   They both arrive more ready than the crop last year and I think the expectation can be that they will contribute something this season.

Re: Welcome to Boston, Payton Pritchard!!!
« Reply #46 on: November 19, 2020, 08:47:14 AM »

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I think his ceiling is actually Trae Young (won't get the same volume but can be a more efficient version).  For a guy that keeps getting labeled as "small," he has the exact same physical dimensions as Young (Pritchard is heavier).  All these other names that keep getting thrown out as better PG picks at 26, I just don't buy. 

Re: Welcome to Boston, Payton Pritchard!!!
« Reply #47 on: November 19, 2020, 08:48:36 AM »

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I think his ceiling is actually Trae Young (won't get the same volume but can be a more efficient version).  For a guy that keeps getting labeled as "small," he has the exact same physical dimensions as Young (Pritchard is heavier).  All these other names that keep getting thrown out as better PG picks at 26, I just don't buy.
Young is so much better than Pritchard at so many things. This is nuts!
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Re: Welcome to Boston, Payton Pritchard!!!
« Reply #48 on: November 19, 2020, 09:30:41 AM »

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I don't agree with you.  Young had some of the exact same concerns as Pritchard coming into the NBA.  He was more of a volume shooter coming out of college.  They have the exact same physical dimensions.  Pritchard has incredible handles and the same deep range.  Please understand I said ceiling not floor.  The NBA is always a crapshoot, even though I am incredibly high on him.

Re: Welcome to Boston, Payton Pritchard!!!
« Reply #49 on: November 19, 2020, 10:04:09 AM »

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I certainly hope Payton will be the second best thing out of West Linn Oregon.

No way he is every 1st best thing.

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Re: Welcome to Boston, Payton Pritchard!!!
« Reply #50 on: November 19, 2020, 10:14:09 AM »

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Im glad Ainge drafted sharpshooters

another James Young would kill me

Re: Welcome to Boston, Payton Pritchard!!!
« Reply #51 on: November 19, 2020, 10:43:32 AM »

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I think his ceiling is actually Trae Young (won't get the same volume but can be a more efficient version).  For a guy that keeps getting labeled as "small," he has the exact same physical dimensions as Young (Pritchard is heavier).  All these other names that keep getting thrown out as better PG picks at 26, I just don't buy.
Young might be one of the best passers of all time right now, I would be incredibly surprised if fast PP ever comes close to reaching that level :o
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Re: Welcome to Boston, Payton Pritchard!!!
« Reply #52 on: November 19, 2020, 11:22:54 AM »

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I think his ceiling is actually Trae Young (won't get the same volume but can be a more efficient version).  For a guy that keeps getting labeled as "small," he has the exact same physical dimensions as Young (Pritchard is heavier).  All these other names that keep getting thrown out as better PG picks at 26, I just don't buy.
Young might be one of the best passers of all time right now, I would be incredibly surprised if fast PP ever comes close to reaching that level :o

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Re: Welcome to Boston, Payton Pritchard!!!
« Reply #53 on: November 19, 2020, 11:47:47 AM »

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Interesting point. Payton Pritchard said that the Cs did not have much contact with him before the draft and that he was surprised they picked him. Maybe he's a C, or maybe they picked him for another team and they will be trading his rights in the coming days.

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« Reply #54 on: November 19, 2020, 12:13:37 PM »

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Welcome Payton... But I am really intrigued about this pick and not in a good way.

First because it's clearly admitting Carsen and Tremont were mistake last year... Even if Tramont showed some good skills. 3 late first-early second in a row to take undersized guards... I don't get it.
I'm interested in others' takes on Carsen vs. Payton.  I was thrilled with the Carsen Edwards pick last year, but hugely underwhelmed with his performance with the Cs.  I think his size is a killer.  I know Payton is listed as 6-2, but I don't buy that, so I fear his size will be equally devastating to his NBA performance.  Hope I'm wrong.

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« Reply #55 on: November 19, 2020, 12:16:20 PM »

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Welcome Payton... But I am really intrigued about this pick and not in a good way.

First because it's clearly admitting Carsen and Tremont were mistake last year... Even if Tramont showed some good skills. 3 late first-early second in a row to take undersized guards... I don't get it.
I'm interested in others' takes on Carsen vs. Payton.  I was thrilled with the Carsen Edwards pick last year, but hugely underwhelmed with his performance with the Cs.  I think his size is a killer.  I know Payton is listed as 6-2, but I don't buy that, so I fear his size will be equally devastating to his NBA performance.  Hope I'm wrong.

Ball handling.  That will allow Payton to thrive...

Re: Welcome to Boston, Payton Pritchard!!!
« Reply #56 on: November 19, 2020, 12:17:45 PM »

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Interesting point. Payton Pritchard said that the Cs did not have much contact with him before the draft and that he was surprised they picked him. Maybe he's a C, or maybe they picked him for another team and they will be trading his rights in the coming days.
Great point. Kevin O'Connor said there was a team who promised him they'd take him late in the first round. So it's possible.

Re: Welcome to Boston, Payton Pritchard!!!
« Reply #57 on: November 19, 2020, 12:20:00 PM »

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Welcome Payton... But I am really intrigued about this pick and not in a good way.

First because it's clearly admitting Carsen and Tremont were mistake last year... Even if Tramont showed some good skills. 3 late first-early second in a row to take undersized guards... I don't get it.
I'm interested in others' takes on Carsen vs. Payton.  I was thrilled with the Carsen Edwards pick last year, but hugely underwhelmed with his performance with the Cs.  I think his size is a killer.  I know Payton is listed as 6-2, but I don't buy that, so I fear his size will be equally devastating to his NBA performance.  Hope I'm wrong.

Is Tremont signed for next season? Otherwise cant see him brought back. Too small and unsure jump shot

Edwards could not meet the team needs as a C and S or shoot around screens guy.  He couldnt make open 3s. That was a bad sign. And if he cant make open 3s in this league he will be playing in china soon enough

I feel like edwards is a streaky volume shooter. And Celtics wont allow that .... so Edwards cant miss his shots next season.  He has poor pg skills and mediocre ball handling. Defense was also mediocre. The tools are there but he was one step late everytime

Re: Welcome to Boston, Payton Pritchard!!!
« Reply #58 on: November 19, 2020, 12:26:26 PM »

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Welcome Payton... But I am really intrigued about this pick and not in a good way.

First because it's clearly admitting Carsen and Tremont were mistake last year... Even if Tramont showed some good skills. 3 late first-early second in a row to take undersized guards... I don't get it.
I'm interested in others' takes on Carsen vs. Payton.  I was thrilled with the Carsen Edwards pick last year, but hugely underwhelmed with his performance with the Cs.  I think his size is a killer.  I know Payton is listed as 6-2, but I don't buy that, so I fear his size will be equally devastating to his NBA performance.  Hope I'm wrong.

Is Tremont signed for next season? Otherwise cant see him brought back. Too small and unsure jump shot

Edwards could not meet the team needs as a C and S or shoot around screens guy.  He couldnt make open 3s. That was a bad sign. And if he cant make open 3s in this league he will be playing in china soon enough

I feel like edwards is a streaky volume shooter. And Celtics wont allow that .... so Edwards cant miss his shots next season.  He has poor pg skills and mediocre ball handling. Defense was also mediocre. The tools are there but he was one step late everytime
Being a streaky volume shooter implies that at least occasionally you can make shots.  Edwards only occasions for making shots came in pre season and maybe in Portland.

Re: Welcome to Boston, Payton Pritchard!!!
« Reply #59 on: November 19, 2020, 12:30:44 PM »

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Welcome Payton... But I am really intrigued about this pick and not in a good way.

First because it's clearly admitting Carsen and Tremont were mistake last year... Even if Tramont showed some good skills. 3 late first-early second in a row to take undersized guards... I don't get it.
I'm interested in others' takes on Carsen vs. Payton.  I was thrilled with the Carsen Edwards pick last year, but hugely underwhelmed with his performance with the Cs.  I think his size is a killer.  I know Payton is listed as 6-2, but I don't buy that, so I fear his size will be equally devastating to his NBA performance.  Hope I'm wrong.

Is Tremont signed for next season? Otherwise cant see him brought back. Too small and unsure jump shot

Edwards could not meet the team needs as a C and S or shoot around screens guy.  He couldnt make open 3s. That was a bad sign. And if he cant make open 3s in this league he will be playing in china soon enough

I feel like edwards is a streaky volume shooter. And Celtics wont allow that .... so Edwards cant miss his shots next season.  He has poor pg skills and mediocre ball handling. Defense was also mediocre. The tools are there but he was one step late everytime
Being a streaky volume shooter implies that at least occasionally you can make shots.  Edwards only occasions for making shots came in pre season and maybe in Portland.

Edwards had one good game vs the Cavs. He scored like 18 pts off the bench.

Celts were likely hoping for production like this off the bench.  Not 18 every night. But even like 8 points

He just couldn't hit open threes.  Also he was lost on the D end. 

Brad gave him opportunities. Eventually he couldn't rely on him and was buried far deep into the bench