Recent content by benhogan

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    Gordon Hayward 2020: C'mon baby, hold together!

    Agreed. I have huge respect for Sabonis' game (a younger, better Baynes). BUT I expect Danny will just go cheap at the 5. When you have Kemba, Tatum, Brown, Hayward, Smart getting shots, the C's just need a handful of cheap, veteran 5s that play high energy defense, set picks, and defer...
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    Jayson Tatum Needs His Own Thread

    add Steven A to the Tatum Fan Club https://www.espn.com/boston
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    2020 NBA Draft

    Perusing KOCs list: I'd stay away from drafting a BIG with the first 2 picks but would definitely use the Mil pick on the kid from Minnesota, Daniel Oturu or on Vernon Carey if he continues his cliff dive I'd love to see the C's get Nesmith and/or Patrick Williams with their first two picks...
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    2019-2020 Celtics Regular Season Thread

    Before COVID-19 stoppage, Brad was using Romeo a bit more to close games. https://celticswire.usatoday.com/2020/02/25/nba-boston-celtics-romeo-langford-has-clamps/
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    2020 NBA Draft

    https://theathletic.com/1814810/2020/05/14/exclusive-r-j-hampton-is-preparing-for-the-nba-draft-with-penny-hardaway/?source=dailyemail Hampton is projected to be available when the Celtics (Memphis pick) go
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    2019-2020 Celtics Regular Season Thread

    I'll go even highero_O If Romeo steps up defensively & the C's don't add bench scoring, I wouldn't mind seeing Hayward play starters minutes (30mpg) but as a 6th man. Start the 1st and 3rd quarters with Langford and let Tatum, Kemba, Brown launch 95% of the early shots. Romeo (15-20mpg) applies...
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    2019-2020 Celtics Regular Season Thread

    The TL comp to Horford is laughable. Great passer? TL has 29 career assists over 1.5 seasons (55 games) Seems like everyone forgets how damn efficient Kanter was before getting injured (+he rushed back, played injured - because they were thin up front). Kanter as a back-up 5 playing against...
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    Jayson Tatum Needs His Own Thread

    Tatum originally wanted to go to Phoenix... yikes https://www.hoopsrumors.com/2020/05/jayson-tatum-initially-hoped-to-be-drafted-by-suns-in-2017.html https://theathletic.com/1807946/2020/05/11/jayson-tatum-phoenix-suns-boston-celtics-draft/
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    "We're going to Disney World!" NBA "on track" to resume season at WDW

    Not sure where this goes, but some good NBA fodder: ESPN ranked the impact of trades/drafts/signing over the last decade http://insider.espn.com/nba/insider/story/_/id/29074327/ranking-biggest-nba-trades-transactions-lebron-decision Celtic highlights: #73 Horford signing #70 Kyrie trade #22...
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    2019-2020 Celtics Regular Season Thread

    :fonz: WORD you'd only add a guy like Baynes if you wanted solid defense, physical screens, unselfish team play and winning basketball... but I'd actually opt for Sabonis, who is a younger more polished AB
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    Jaylen Brown re-signs for 4 years/$115 million

    View: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zvcs4Fk6yt0
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    "We're going to Disney World!" NBA "on track" to resume season at WDW

    (a) I see JC as a 4 (power wing) that can play a small-ball 5 when you want the offense to be unstoppable. (b) Collins will get maxed (c) The C's will have their collection of cheap 5s (you need lots of them since they get injured quite often) to play the majority of physical minutes I'd like...
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    "We're going to Disney World!" NBA "on track" to resume season at WDW

    I'm not sure I said anywhere that Jaylen Brown is an issue? John Collins is excellent and getting better. I'm not sure if you're comparing an older/more expensive Tobias Harris to him but that's preposterous if you are? You always deal a half dollar and a few dimes for a dollar, especially for...
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    "We're going to Disney World!" NBA "on track" to resume season at WDW

    100% agree. While POTUS gets most of the macro blame for lack of testing (and that screwball deserves plenty of it) the lack of micro testing of healthy/younger individuals in sports/entertainment/finance is perplexing. Beyond greatly missing NCAA/NBA hoops, I miss the day-to-day banter...