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Re: Marcus Smart RFA [Merged - finalizing 4 year deal]
« Reply #1125 on: July 23, 2018, 03:33:36 PM »

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Call the positions whatever you want.   Brad is still going to deploy 5 players at a time.

And they are still generally going to break down across two spectrums:  One of size/athleticism and the other of ball-handling/playmaking skill.    The size axis is driven by the opponents you have to defend while the skill axis is driven by how you want to attack.   Where each player fits in those two axis determines the roles they can play.

And Brad is still going to give more minutes to some players for each given role on the floor than he is to others.

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Re: Marcus Smart RFA [Merged - finalizing 4 year deal]
« Reply #1126 on: July 23, 2018, 03:57:00 PM »

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I LOVE MAHHHHHHCUS!!!!
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And forgive us our tanking
As we forgive those who tanked against us
And lead us not into the lottery
But deliver us from losing

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Re: Marcus Smart RFA [Merged - finalizing 4 year deal]
« Reply #1127 on: July 23, 2018, 04:19:37 PM »

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I LOVE MAHHHHHHCUS!!!!
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I agree with Tommy.

Smart is the heart and soul of this team.

His fierceness sets the tone for the team and holds others accountable both by word and deed.

Mahhhcus Smahhht!...........Winnahhh!

Re: Marcus Smart RFA [Merged - finalizing 4 year deal]
« Reply #1128 on: September 03, 2018, 08:13:02 AM »

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Well I was moving the week this happened and totally missed it! I'm not a big fan of Smart and I think Danny did an odd move here and overpaid. I assume it's because the cap is going to jump again? I don't see how we keep everyone going forward I mean if Smart breaks us on keeping Kyrie, Brown or Tatum I will hate him for life!

Guess we have to wait and see what happens going forward and watch the brick show.

Re: Marcus Smart RFA [Merged - finalizing 4 year deal]
« Reply #1129 on: September 03, 2018, 08:22:54 AM »

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Well I was moving the week this happened and totally missed it! I'm not a big fan of Smart and I think Danny did an odd move here and overpaid. I assume it's because the cap is going to jump again? I don't see how we keep everyone going forward I mean if Smart breaks us on keeping Kyrie, Brown or Tatum I will hate him for life!

Guess we have to wait and see what happens going forward and watch the brick show.
Maybe a trade chip ;)

On the one hand, I love his hustle, energy and leadership. But man his scoring is awful

Re: Marcus Smart RFA [Merged - finalizing 4 year deal]
« Reply #1130 on: September 03, 2018, 08:34:49 AM »

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Well I was moving the week this happened and totally missed it! I'm not a big fan of Smart and I think Danny did an odd move here and overpaid. I assume it's because the cap is going to jump again? I don't see how we keep everyone going forward I mean if Smart breaks us on keeping Kyrie, Brown or Tatum I will hate him for life!

Guess we have to wait and see what happens going forward and watch the brick show.
Maybe a trade chip ;)

On the one hand, I love his hustle, energy and leadership. But man his scoring is awful

Yea I'm not trying to hate on the guy. I want him to succeed and he brings a lot to the table but IMO he's negatives equal his positives. If he comes in and just plays within himself and doesn't force shots I like him. But when he starts jacking up shots like he's the number one option out there it makes me want to throw up! With our roster he should be the 4th or 5th option and I'm not convinced he gets that.

Re: Marcus Smart RFA [Merged - finalizing 4 year deal]
« Reply #1131 on: September 03, 2018, 08:52:06 AM »

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Well I was moving the week this happened and totally missed it! I'm not a big fan of Smart and I think Danny did an odd move here and overpaid. I assume it's because the cap is going to jump again? I don't see how we keep everyone going forward I mean if Smart breaks us on keeping Kyrie, Brown or Tatum I will hate him for life!

Guess we have to wait and see what happens going forward and watch the brick show.
Maybe a trade chip ;)

On the one hand, I love his hustle, energy and leadership. But man his scoring is awful

Yea I'm not trying to hate on the guy. I want him to succeed and he brings a lot to the table but IMO he's negatives equal his positives. If he comes in and just plays within himself and doesn't force shots I like him. But when he starts jacking up shots like he's the number one option out there it makes me want to throw up! With our roster he should be the 4th or 5th option and I'm not convinced he gets that.
He is by no means a perfect player.
But you don't go for a championship by removing the parts that got you to contention.
Marcus is still our best perimeter defender, he generally makes good decisions with the ball, is the longest-tenured Celtic and at a reasonable (tradeable) salary.
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Re: Marcus Smart RFA [Merged - finalizing 4 year deal]
« Reply #1132 on: September 04, 2018, 10:22:41 AM »

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There's a piece on CelticsBlog right now about who the closing5 should be and there's a nice paragraph about the end of Game 5 against Philly in there, where the Celtics were down by 2 with a minute to go:

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Then Marcus Smart happened.

In the span of sixty seconds, he tied up the game on an offensive rebound put back, generated a turnover on the defensive end to ignite the Celtics’ secondary break, assisted on what would be the game-winning bucket, unintentionally made a free throw, and intercepted the 76ers’ hail mary to end the game.
https://www.celticsblog.com/2018/9/2/17803526/closers-boston-celtics-marcus-smart-al-horford-jaylen-brown-jayson-tatum-kyrie-irving-gordon-hayward

It really was an amazing sequence. The guy makes good things happen when he's on the court and inspires the players around him. So happy to have him back.
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Re: Marcus Smart RFA [Merged - finalizing 4 year deal]
« Reply #1133 on: September 04, 2018, 11:35:12 AM »

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I still believe he will turn the corner with his 3 point shooting...
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