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  1. Eddie Jurak

    Gordon Hayward 2020: I'm standing here in pieces and you're having delusions of grandeur!

    If I was Hayward, and I was inclined to put down roots, I would play out the last year of my contract first. :)
  2. Eddie Jurak

    Choose Your Own Adventure: Celtics 2020 Offseason

    I think the main thing the Celtics need is depth. Improvement from JT, JB, and Marcus is likely. Kemba will probably be fine but is more of a workload management guy at this point. Are the Celtics at the point yet where aging veterans who still have a little something left in the tank will...
  3. Eddie Jurak

    Gordon Hayward 2020: I'm standing here in pieces and you're having delusions of grandeur!

    I was thinking before Covid-19 and his latest injury that Hayward might opt out to sign a longer-term, below max deal with the Celtics. Now, that seems unlikely - unless the leaguewide cap situation is in such dire straits that no one can pay him. The logical thing for him to do at this point...
  4. Eddie Jurak

    What is this team missing?

    I think the Celtics are obliged to give him those minutes. It is clear today that he is erratic enough not to be trusted by his coach, but also capable of contributing to winning games in the playoffs. He needs to be Theis' primary backup next year and start getting the consistent experience he...
  5. Eddie Jurak

    The Heat is on, ECF here we come!

    Well, that was a gross way to end a series where they played a lot of terrible basketball. Stevens' coaching was also poor, most notably stuck with the Kanter experiment for a very long time after it was obviously not working. Went to Grant only because Theis got into foul trouble and Grant...
  6. Eddie Jurak

    The Game Ball Thread: Wk.3 vs Raiders

    1. The offensive line. 2. The running backs. Sony, Burkhead, and Taylor each did some great stuff. 3. Shilique Calhoun, who forced 2 fumbles including the one that became the Wise TD. Kind of a down game from Newton, aside from the big 20-yard run on third alnd long.
  7. Eddie Jurak

    The Heat is on, ECF here we come!

    I like Enes Kanter, but the limitations are real. I wonder if there are certain bench limeups where he can be more easily hidden, and if Brad should look to get him some time in those situations.
  8. Eddie Jurak

    Gordon Hayward 2020: I'm standing here in pieces and you're having delusions of grandeur!

    It was interesting that when Kemba got in foul trouble early the Celtics actually ran a PG-free lineup for a few minutes. Grant, Hayward, Theis, Tatum, Brown for the last 2 minutes of the first quarter before Wanamaker came in at the start of the second. Each team scored 5 points during that...
  9. Eddie Jurak

    Jayson Tatum Needs His Own Thread

    He didn't shoot that well and did a lot of damage from the line (12-14 for the whole game). Also had 6 assists. That is probably part of why the numbers and your rec ollections don;t line up.
  10. Eddie Jurak

    ECF: Predict the finish

    I picked Heat in 6 before last night's game. Not just the win, but the phenomenal second half, leads me to think anything is possible now.
  11. Eddie Jurak

    Jaylen Brown re-signs for 4 years/$115 million

    Jaylen Brown is really shooting the lights out in this series. Game 1: 6-14, 3-4 from 3, 17 points, his worst shooting game Game 2: 8-14, 2-4 from 3, 21 points Game 3: 11-17, 1-2 from 3, 26 points Game 4: 8-14, 4-7 from 3, 21 points Game 5: 12-23, 4-10 from 3, 28 points
  12. Eddie Jurak

    Daniel Theis: More beast per-pound

    Theis had a monster second half yesterday. 15 points, 13 assists rebounds, 3 blocks, and was a key part of the demolishment of Miami's zone in the second half.
  13. Eddie Jurak

    The Heat is on, ECF here we come!

    Yep - they haven't had a half like they did in the second half yesterday in a long while. If they can keep bringing it like that, they can win.
  14. Eddie Jurak

    The Heat is on, ECF here we come!

    This, to me, is the problem.
  15. Eddie Jurak

    The Heat is on, ECF here we come!

    Well, it was a nice season for a while, but this is a soft team that lacks mental toughness and focus. Hopefully it is just an age thing. But the Celtics ought to be embarassed about the alleged effort they turned in tonight. I don't think the Heat are the more talented team, but they are...
  16. Eddie Jurak

    The Heat is on, ECF here we come!

    A related issue could be that the Celtics are riding their starters more.
  17. Eddie Jurak

    Jaylen Brown re-signs for 4 years/$115 million

    What sets Tatum and Kemba above Brown offensively is that they are adept at creating their own shot and Brown really isn't. That said, as a complementary offensive guy Brown is really good. Compared to the earlier part of his career, he is so much better in transition and in attacking the basket...
  18. Eddie Jurak

    The Game Goat Thread: Wk.2 at Seattle

    After this game, I feel like you have to be very happy with the offense (I mean in terms of firepower, not commenting on the playcalling here) and very worried about the defense.
  19. Eddie Jurak

    Getting Smart with Statistics

    I think that's a bit overstated. He benefits a lot from his teammates. It is an impressive improvement though.