Recent content by Jakarta

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    Would you trade Jaylen+ for Durant?

    If the Nets insist on Smart, any chance the compromise would be to get Royce O’Neal back? He’d be great bench wing for the Celtics, but if the Nets are trying to be competitive, they may not want to trade him (and just gave up a first to acquire him).
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    Kevin Durant Sweepstakes

    I wonder if the Cs think they are selling high on Jaylen. He’s had a weird off-season - signing with Kanye, hanging out with Kyrie, liking the Wiggins tweet about regretting getting vaxxed. All individually explainable but when put together perhaps signs that it’s time to move on. The FO would...
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    Kevin Durant Sweepstakes

    KD allows Al or TL to accept a sixth man role in a way acquiring Briton does not
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    Summer League 2022

    Begarin just killed a man. And looking good in the 4th quarter.
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    What's left this off season?

    While Grant and Gallinari get lumped into the big guy category, neither is playable as the lone big guy as they don’t really provide rebounding or rim protection. With questions around how much we want Al and TL playing in the regular season, there is a need for another serviceable rebounder and...
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    Brogdon to Boston for Theis/Nesmith/2023 1st

    After the finals I thought the move the team most needed to make was something that pushed everyone from White onwards 1 place down in the rotation, and it would ideally be a wing. I think this is as good as could be hoped for given the options available. This essentially accomplishes the same...
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    Celtics Offseason Primer

    Ideally they would get another big who is playable so that TL and Al can be load managed throughout the year. Thomas Bryant is probably the best they could realistically get on the minimum. Someone like Poertl or Favors would fit in the TPE and provide regular season minutes and insurance but...
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    What's the point? Celtics guard gap and offseason options.

    I think the team needs someone like a Malik Beasley-type wing. Someone who can play similar minutes as White, start occasionally, but gives them more of an offensive look. Except for PP (who we just saw be unplayable in the last 2 series) the the rest of the normal bench guys are defense-first...
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    Celtics vs. Warriors, NBA Finals

    I would like to see Tatum’s rest align with when Curry and Poole are on the court together and/or when Wiggins is in the bench. They could run the offense through MS in the post or through JB after getting Poole switched onto him and he can then shoot over him. The current rotation of Tatum...
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    Celtics vs. Warriors, NBA Finals

    I suspect they want Tatum to be able to switch onto Steph when Draymond screens for him.
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    Brad Stevens: President of Basketball Ops

    Hard to analyze the Nets playoff minutes given the minuscule sample size!
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    Celtics trade Josh Richardson, Romeo Langford and a 1st round pick to Spurs for Derrick White

    He’s as good as Smart on the perimeter against guards, but lacks the strength to guard guys like Jimmy. I suspect he will see a lot of time in the finals guarding Steph. I would like to see him and Smart get more opportunities to penetrate and make Steph work defensively. One thing I thought...
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    Game 7 Confidence Level

    All 3 of Miami’s wins have come when they have been rested or coming off games where the starters have not had to play big minutes. And after the first 2 wins they have gotten blown out. I suspect that is not a coincidence. The style Miami needs to play to beat this Celtics team requires a lot...
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    Jayson Tatum 2021-22: Leap Year

    Lebron went 3-14 in a home game the Cavs lost by 32 in a series tied 2-2 when Lebron was 2 years older than Tatum is now. Everyone called him a quitter and mentally weak after that game and series. Great players have bad games in big moments. Hopefully Tatum bounces back just like he has after...
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    Celtics vs. Heat, Round 3 Discussion

    The formula for success against the Celtics the whole postseason has been to generate a lot of turnovers and get easy scores off those turnovers. Assuming Tucker is playing, I think Spo might lean into playing his best defensive guys as much as possible and try to make this as ugly as possible...