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Is Jaylen Brown still a Celtic?
« on: October 22, 2018, 11:18:22 PM »

Offline Chris22

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I watched the game tonight, but I did not see him.

Re: Is Jaylen Brown still a Celtic?
« Reply #1 on: October 22, 2018, 11:28:53 PM »

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I dont think anybody showed up tonight. When Tatum misses two straight wide open threes u know it isnt your night.

Re: Is Jaylen Brown still a Celtic?
« Reply #2 on: October 22, 2018, 11:33:13 PM »

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He's had a very poor start to the season. Its not that he's missing shots, its that he looks lost on both sides of the floor and is making bad decisions that you would expect from a rookie, not from a 3rd year player who was one of your leading scores in a deep playoff run last year.

I think its more to do with the current roster meshing together and getting used to our sets than anything else.

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« Reply #3 on: October 23, 2018, 12:47:00 AM »

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He's had a very poor start to the season. Its not that he's missing shots, its that he looks lost on both sides of the floor and is making bad decisions that you would expect from a rookie, not from a 3rd year player who was one of your leading scores in a deep playoff run last year.

I think its more to do with the current roster meshing together and getting used to our sets than anything else.

This and other teams are stepping up. The Celtics style of play and some players habits are the most well documented in the NBA. In the long run this won't matter as you still have to stop them, teams are going to find that harder as the Celtics mesh and they (other teams) have lost some of that early season desire to prove themselves.

Jaylen will come good and others will start to hit more shots, this is for sure. If the team was getting blown off the court I would worry but even a small improvement turns our loses around. And I trust in Brad.

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« Reply #4 on: October 23, 2018, 02:27:59 AM »

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Third game in four nights.

Re: Is Jaylen Brown still a Celtic?
« Reply #5 on: October 23, 2018, 03:25:27 AM »

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Our current pattern is W-L-W-L so therefore we are going to win on Thursday.

In all seriousness, the C's have two days off and should be no excuses to lose the next game at OKC. Expecting some breakout games from Kyrie and Tatum.

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« Reply #6 on: October 23, 2018, 06:49:26 AM »

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His recipe for success was to attack the basket and lurk for the corner three.    No one is really attacking the basket this year save Kyrie.   We are literally living and dying by the three and a team of jumpshooters.  This has to change.

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« Reply #7 on: October 23, 2018, 08:45:34 AM »

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His recipe for success was to attack the basket and lurk for the corner three.    No one is really attacking the basket this year save Kyrie.   We are literally living and dying by the three and a team of jumpshooters.  This has to change.
agreed but Brad's offense has always been bomb from 3 and get what you can from defensive turnovers.  hate it with a passion.   we've got a few guys that offer mismatches with whomever defends them that we should be able to get more buckets in the post --> Al, Smart, Tatum, Brown and even Morris.   I know post play is like a foreign concept in today's NBA (oh what I'd give to see Kevin Mchale work his magic in the post again) but it's valuable as an option on offense when outside shots aren't falling (which has become the norm apparently this season).

considering how Jaylen has been completely lost this season, I'm starting to wonder if that abysmal showing in game 7 has gone to his head.   silly notion but if this poor play continues, I wonder if that disaster has affected him mentally

Re: Is Jaylen Brown still a Celtic?
« Reply #8 on: October 23, 2018, 08:49:35 AM »

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Does anybody remember Lebronís first season with the Heat? Everybody was tentative with their roles, including Lebron and Wade. Too much deference to others.

Thatís what weíre seeing here. Either Kyrie or Hayward needs to step up as the alpha.


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Re: Is Jaylen Brown still a Celtic?
« Reply #9 on: October 23, 2018, 09:09:56 AM »

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Does anybody remember Lebronís first season with the Heat? Everybody was tentative with their roles, including Lebron and Wade. Too much deference to others.

Thatís what weíre seeing here. Either Kyrie or Hayward needs to step up as the alpha.

It's a balancing act for sure.  The entire starting lineup seems too focused on getting others involved, as opposed to letting their instincts take over.  Brad expressed this concern in an interview before the season started. 

I completely agree that someone needs to assert themselves as an alpha, particularly early in games.  Thus far it feels like Kyrie waits until we are struggling before he starts looking for his offense.  I would like to see him attack right from the jump.  Hopefully this sets a tone for the rest of the team and then our motion offense will fall into place.  An aggressive mentality is contagious. 


Re: Is Jaylen Brown still a Celtic?
« Reply #10 on: October 23, 2018, 09:22:50 AM »

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Does anybody remember Lebronís first season with the Heat? Everybody was tentative with their roles, including Lebron and Wade. Too much deference to others.

Thatís what weíre seeing here. Either Kyrie or Hayward needs to step up as the alpha.

That's what I'm seeing, too. The roles aren't as well defined as they have been the past two seasons.

Jaylen got used to being more than a 3-and-D player in the playoffs and spent the summer trying to get better but now, on this team, his best role is 3-and-D wing which probably feels like a move backward. But Kyrie, Hayward, and Tatum are all better ballhandlers and playmakers so there isn't going to be much opportunity for him to do more than what he did last season.
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Re: Is Jaylen Brown still a Celtic?
« Reply #11 on: October 23, 2018, 09:35:22 AM »

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Does anybody remember Lebronís first season with the Heat? Everybody was tentative with their roles, including Lebron and Wade. Too much deference to others.

Thatís what weíre seeing here. Either Kyrie or Hayward needs to step up as the alpha.
This is a real good point Roy and I think you have to mix in that some think Tatum may be the best player on the roster and he's a scorer. This needs to be sorted out. 

Looking at last night's numbers, Hayward was very good offensively in the minutes he played.  I have a feeling he can integrate himself at that end however is necessary.  Kyrie stunk the first half and that didn't help, but then he realized he needed to do more and he did.  It is going to take awhile.  And Jaylen in particular looks very tentative right now.

Re: Is Jaylen Brown still a Celtic?
« Reply #12 on: October 23, 2018, 11:15:15 AM »

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Does anybody remember Lebronís first season with the Heat? Everybody was tentative with their roles, including Lebron and Wade. Too much deference to others.

Thatís what weíre seeing here. Either Kyrie or Hayward needs to step up as the alpha.


This ^
Both players you name are recovering from injuries. Hayward is on restricted minutes and Kyrie is working himself into basketball condition. Both players are slowly looking better and better. Problem is the young players are not quite ready.

 

Re: Is Jaylen Brown still a Celtic?
« Reply #13 on: October 23, 2018, 11:16:02 AM »

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Re: Is Jaylen Brown still a Celtic?
« Reply #14 on: October 23, 2018, 11:17:50 AM »

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