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    Analysis of Celtics Games (2020-2021)

    Ah yes, the deep Jazz playoff run of the 2020 season. I remember it like yesterday. Anyway, I agree that the Celtics have more of a talent/health problem than a fatigue problem. I specifically only mentioned Jaylen and Tatum as possible fatigue guys.
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    Analysis of Celtics Games (2020-2021)

    His excuses probably won’t get a doctor’s note from you, but Brown looks really gassed (mentally or physically) the past few weeks. I can’t think of anyone else aside from Tatum who has looked tired, however.
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    Analysis of Celtics Games (2020-2021)

    I’m glad my phantasy triggers super-sleuthing though. Gotta take wins wherever I can get them during this shitty season.
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    Analysis of Celtics Games (2020-2021)

    “They’re also 22 and 24 and will probably never improve their games further”, the anonymous player, who has yet to make the playoffs in his 5-year career, added.
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    Kemba 2021: The Jour-knee Begins

    Yeah, the problem there is that that doesn't optimize Kemba's health, which is the other key variable in making him moveable.
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    Kemba 2021: The Jour-knee Begins

    It's nice to see that at least some of Kemba's issues were timing/rust/feel and not his knee. He is looking more comfortable getting his body into bigs at the right time, deciding when to take it all the way vs pulling up or passing, etc. The best path now is probably to ride out the year...
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    The Athletic: Poll on hypothetical, proposed trade for John Collins

    If you're getting Collins with the intent of matching any offer (which, as noted above, likely could drive the final contract price down a bit), you aren't going to be able to pay Smart. If Atlanta really does want Smart (there are indications that they are trying to be decent now), I'd be ok...
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    C's pick Aaron Nesmith #14 overall

    Agree that TL is held to a weirdly high standard wrt defensive miscues. Even St. Defense Marcus Smart has been shitty by his standards this year, with lots of lapses like getting back-cut. And as you mentioned, Jaylen has been way below his on-ball standards.
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    Analysis of Celtics Games (2020-2021)

    He has looked good at times, awful at others, and looked good on D most of last year. The dude clearly has some between the ears issues going on, which is a bit surprising tbh.
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    What to Do, What to Do?

    Cesar has a good point that I hadn’t thought of, which is that you could eat the big tax bill of adding another player in 2021-22, and then hope for Kemba either to opt out, or trade him as damaged when such a trade only costs you 1 1st (the rough going price for an expiring). That’s not nearly...
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    Kemba 2021: The Jour-knee Begins

    Agree, given that a competent starter probably has them in the Finals last year with this version of Kemba and the same roster (probably improved with TT+PP tbh). Anyone who thinks they’ve somehow gotten way worse hasn’t paid attention to how weird this year is through the whole East. The type...
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    C's pick Aaron Nesmith #14 overall

    The pick is looking fairly solid. Hopefully we remember who here said to take note of his constant improvement on defense, and who here panicked.
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    Kemba 2021: The Jour-knee Begins

    It’s not so much a bridge year as much as it is that you can sort of cheat and acquire someone expensive this year and have both him and Kemba for the playoffs. I know the cool thing here is to give up after ~30 games, but this team should be going for it imo. It’s important to be realistic...
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    Kemba 2021: The Jour-knee Begins

    Kemba is looking more and more like, if he's managed correctly, he can be himself from deep and midrange when he gets his rhythm, and probably won't get to the paint in the same way. Given that Tatum's contract doesn't kick in until next year, they could go with something like this: - keep...
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    C's pick Aaron Nesmith #14 overall

    At this point, any time the Celtics draft a long, athletic-ish 6-4+ guy I'm just going to assume he will become a good defender and sit in the corner. It's automatic. Re the spacing video above: I agree that the guy is way overstating his point. However, I do think that teams definitely pay...