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Celtics need to go to Tatum more late in games
« on: October 20, 2017, 12:58:45 PM »

Offline triboy16f

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Not Brown or Smart....

While these guys are very decent/promising talent...they are not less than 5 min trustworthy closers

You either have it since college ball or its rare one develops into a closer at the NBA level.

Tatum is a closer.... So give him the ball. Let him go to work. Give the ball to Kyrie and let him go to work.  Work the offense late in games through these two...

Re: Celtics need to go to Tatum more late in games
« Reply #1 on: October 20, 2017, 01:02:45 PM »

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How about work the ball to the open man?

Re: Celtics need to go to Tatum more late in games
« Reply #2 on: October 20, 2017, 01:03:13 PM »

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How many "transcendent bigs" have made the nba finals recently?

Oh right. None.because the new Nba favors having wings and guards on the floor




Re: Celtics need to go to Tatum more late in games
« Reply #3 on: October 20, 2017, 01:08:42 PM »

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We have zero evidence either way to suggest that Tatum is a closer, or that he's anywhere near that level of ready.

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« Reply #4 on: October 20, 2017, 01:22:08 PM »

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We have zero evidence either way to suggest that Tatum is a closer, or that he's anywhere near that level of ready.

Did you watch the ACC tourney last season?

He was the man

During SL...the game winner...who hit that shot?

When was the last time Brown hit a shot like this /sl/pre season/regular games?

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« Reply #5 on: October 20, 2017, 01:33:43 PM »

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He's not a bad option, but too young to be the go-to on a nightly basis.  Kyrie was pitiful last game.  There's no excuse for Smart going one-on-one from the perimeter against a set defense.  Ainge splurged on Kyrie to be that guy.  Better figure it out quick.
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Re: Celtics need to go to Tatum more late in games
« Reply #6 on: October 20, 2017, 01:37:32 PM »

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Celtics need to learn their offense and naturally find out who is the closer for this team. Forcing a 19 year old rookie into that role before he is even acclimated to the league is a huge mistake.

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« Reply #7 on: October 20, 2017, 01:51:47 PM »

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I have no issue with Tatum getting the 'last shot', but to assume he is a go-to guy throughout the 4th quarter at this point in his career might be a little much.

Also, I don't know why you are grouping Smart and Brown together. While Smart has a knack for hitting a late three and is consistent from the ft line, Brown has the ability to get to the basket at will and can also hit that same corner 3 at a better efficiency than Smart. Frankly, I am looking to at Brown over Irving at this point - at least until Irving can get comfortable in Stevens' offense.

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« Reply #8 on: October 20, 2017, 02:10:48 PM »

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How about work the ball to the open man?

Thank you.

Re: Celtics need to go to Tatum more late in games
« Reply #9 on: October 20, 2017, 02:31:20 PM »

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How about work the ball to the open man?

Thank you.

Jaylen Brown says hi...- game 1...two open 3 misses

Re: Celtics need to go to Tatum more late in games
« Reply #10 on: October 20, 2017, 02:36:42 PM »

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I like brown and smart...but they have limitations (hopefully can make open shots in crucial situations eventually)

If you put pressure on them to score late and they cant ..

Teams just start laying off of them and concentrate on Kyrie

Kyrie needs spacing (imo through Tatums help) or else we are going to see more 7-20 nights..

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« Reply #11 on: October 20, 2017, 03:47:38 PM »

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We have zero evidence either way to suggest that Tatum is a closer, or that he's anywhere near that level of ready.

I think you have no watched enough of his games.    He is a young pro and has a long ways to go.   But both He and Rozier have the clutch gene.

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« Reply #12 on: October 20, 2017, 04:14:13 PM »

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We have zero evidence either way to suggest that Tatum is a closer, or that he's anywhere near that level of ready.

I think you have no watched enough of his games.    He is a young pro and has a long ways to go.   But both He and Rozier have the clutch gene.

Exactly

I think Tatum has an edge but Rozy def has hit some key shots in college/nba

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« Reply #13 on: October 20, 2017, 04:23:25 PM »

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We have zero evidence either way to suggest that Tatum is a closer, or that he's anywhere near that level of ready.

I think you have no watched enough of his games.    He is a young pro and has a long ways to go.   But both He and Rozier have the clutch gene.

I've watched literally every minute of Tatum's playing time through summer league, preseason and now his first two games. He's a nineteen year old rookie, like ever other rookie he needs to prove he belongs. He's gonna have ups and downs, and he may very well be clutch. He can certainly create a shot, but anointing him the go to guy two games into his NBA career is certifiably insane. We just haven't seen him do that yet. He is gonna be really good, but lets slow down just a little here.

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« Reply #14 on: October 20, 2017, 04:46:43 PM »

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We have zero evidence either way to suggest that Tatum is a closer, or that he's anywhere near that level of ready.

Did you watch the ACC tourney last season?

He was the man

During SL...the game winner...who hit that shot?

When was the last time Brown hit a shot like this /sl/pre season/regular games?

The ACC aourney and summer league are nowhere near the competiton level of the NBA. There's a difference between having that clutch mentality, which i think he probably has, and being able to shoulder that burden as a nineteen year old. If you are expecting him to close games for us on a regular basis this year you are gonna be disappointed. Three years from now he'll probably be draining paul pierce esque fade aways at the buzzer. For now thats KI's job.

 

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