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    Smart Move: Keep or Say Goodbye to Marcus?

    He's still the best (only) PG on the team, he's the best facilitator and turns the ball over very infrequently. Marcus is a combo guard at best, PP is a small 2.
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    C's pick Aaron Nesmith #14 overall

    I mean... ok? The argument wasn't that he fouled more, it was that he came out because he had foul trouble. And... if it took him 30 minutes to get his 5 fouls he got to play 30 minutes, if it took him 20 he got 20. The idea that a guy who commits a shitton of fouls was going to get 10 more...
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    C's pick Aaron Nesmith #14 overall

    Yeah, I mean here are those games: 20 MIN- 5 fouls 20 Min- 4 fouls (also sat late because we won by 30+ and the dregs got big minutes as a reward) 12 MIn- 3 fouls (played 6th most minutes, but we got destroyed so bench got emptied) 19 Min- 2 fouls (6th man again, Fournier got the minutes because...
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    C's pick Aaron Nesmith #14 overall

    Saving on Theis was about getting under the line to re-set any repeater penalties. The Celtics are going to be way over the line the next two, so it's just about money. It's possible they move on from Romeo for basketball reasons, but it won't be because of money.
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    C's pick Aaron Nesmith #14 overall

    His salary is 100% not a consideration. He'll make about 1.5M average over the vet minimum. They don't give a shit about paying tax on 1.5M.
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    C's pick Aaron Nesmith #14 overall

    It decidedly was not 1 confused play. We get it, you love Nesmith and hated the other wings. Nesmith was decidedly lost and did not play well for a number of games before he went back to the bench. Even the one that was pretty good on paper (ATL) was mostly a late run by the bench against the...
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    Smart Move: Keep or Say Goodbye to Marcus?

    this year he hasn't been but the previous 3 or so he's been widely recognized both by tape guys and stats as an elite defender. He's very good at a lot of things across a wide range of opponents from 1-4. Could we replace it.. probably not, but we also probably don't really need to. If we could...
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    C's pick Aaron Nesmith #14 overall

    I think PP has had a better rookie year (though in fairness he's also older), but it's closer than people think. PP really only does 1 thing well, shoot 3s. He's pretty terrible in terms of assist rate for a PG (13% is awful, Grant playing mostly C was putting up 9% as a rookie) rebounding, and...
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    Smart Move: Keep or Say Goodbye to Marcus?

    Not really no. He's really like an excellent defensive 1B, who can play good defense at 2nd, SS, and OF in a pinch but can't hit for shit. Which means he's really just a utility bench player. Edit- Marcus is GOOD at one thing... defense. He's acceptable at a few.. passing, getting fouled, FT%...
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    C's pick Aaron Nesmith #14 overall

    Grant's on/off's as a rookie were legit good... his defense graded out very well both regular season and particularly playoffs, his offensive was mediocre in the regular season and bad in the playoffs. Now, part of that is he often was playing as a smallball big with 4 of our best players and...
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    Analysis of Celtics Games (2020-2021)

    With tonight's losses by IND and CHA, the Celtics have clinched the 7 seed. The Celtics will play a home game against either CHA or IND (currently CHA), win and they are the 7th seed. Lose and play the winner of 9 v 10 (WAS) at home,,, win that they are the 8 seed. Lose twice and they go to the...
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    2020-2021 NBA Game Thread

    LOL View: https://twitter.com/ByTimReynolds/status/1392998952631472130 Udonis Haslem plays his first game of the year.... 2 minutes, 4 pts on 2-2 shooting, 2 techs, ejected.
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    C's pick Aaron Nesmith #14 overall

    I think that's part of it. Part of it is... he wasn't actually that good last year Part of it is... when he was decent it was usually as a smallball 5, he didn't get to play that often this year because we had more bigs, and we played TL with the small unit when we could for the rim protection.
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    Smart Move: Keep or Say Goodbye to Marcus?

    I was talking more in terms of whether having him on that salary really hurts you, not if you can trade him. I think it is basically irrelevant unless the owner is going to get very cheap very fast. Ducking under the line this year means Kemba's deal is an overpay, but without escalators it's...
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    C's pick Aaron Nesmith #14 overall

    Can we also say... this Grant thing... as recently as the start of the year we had threads about how promising Grant was as a rookie and how he was going to break out this year. It isn't like handing minutes to one of the youngest guys on the team, whom you picked in the first round last year...