It would help my (love) handles if I worked out like this. To be fair, based on the Grant Williams interview last week he said Brad and Ime just told the team flat out to not pick up a basketball for 3-4 weeks after the Finals. The strategy seems to be #1 to go on vacation and rest, #2 get into your strength training, and finally #3 late this summer into fall get into their basketball training.Yeah less wear and tear but great cardio. Not sure how this helps his handles, though.
Is there such a distinction between the “2” and the “3” in Ime’s system that would meaningfully impact the driving attempts of a player like Jaylen Brown?Nevermind the fact that JB may have much fewer driving attempts this season anyway, due to the Brogdon acquisition and how likely the rotations will result in him playing at the 3 than the 2.
I’ve felt swimming may act as a form of massage even while I’m doing it. Not sure it’s actually breaking up fascia, but at least flushing muscles on surface if not deeper. When I used to swim and kickbox more (I’m no expert at either) I felt like the bruises & bumps were a little less present after a pool workout. Maybe just me.Back when I was swimming at a high level, there was a belief that intense cardio at 8ft of depth and below would lead to some benefits. I think it was a similar principle as working out at high altitudes developing more hemoglobin which would then lead to better cardio at sea levels?
I think its also good resistance training while being gentle on the joints.
With Tatum's development, that's not even that problematic. His handle is the big thing.Jaylen has and will clean up basically all of his physical weaknesses, it’s the reading the game aspect that I worry* will always keep him from jumping from very good to elite.
*Not really worry, as he’s proven to be at least a guy whose in the conversation for an all all star spot every season.
Yeah that’s why I added that disclaimer. I think he will clean the handles up some, but having Brogdon will help there just as much. I’d expect to see Jaylen off ball a fair amount more next season, especially with Brogdon being one of the most aggressive drivers in the league.With Tatum's development, that's not even that problematic. His handle is the big thing.
Anecdotal and I didn't chart the possessions or anything, but seem to recall when Smart and White were on the floor concurrently with Jaylen he had so many more catch and shoot opportunities.Is there such a distinction between the “2” and the “3” in Ime’s system that would meaningfully impact the driving attempts of a player like Jaylen Brown?
That's a great article. I liked this from Ime:Brown super-max extension next summer (if he makes All-NBA) would look something like this:
Brown would boost what would start as an approximately five-year, $248.8 million extension into a $290.3 million mega-deal, over $100 million more than he could sign for with a new team in free agency. It’s a serious advantage the Celtics would benefit from if he positions himself to earn all that he can. He already has to some degree, with 2022 the most consistently involved he’s ever been in the offense — averaging 24.2 points on 18.8 shots each night after his injury. His 60.2 touches per game were up from 56.9 the year before and 49.0 in 2020.
the Game 2 video against the Nets is nice offseason fodder
IME's description of JB's defense was spot on. Very clever and subtle without being too critical.That's a great article. I liked this from Ime:
“All-around, the things he does, the versatility he gives us on the defensive end is what it is, I think that trickles down with Marcus and our big wings,” Ime Udoka said. “He’s been solid there and he’s one of the guys who has probably had to restructure what he did as a defender. He’s usually a guy that locks in on an assignment on-ball, off-ball and kind of takes that guy out where we’re asking for more communication and he’s one of the guys that has improved throughout the season as far as that. Offensively ... his playmaking ability and his scoring for himself. I think (Game 3 of the Finals) was one of his best games of getting guys organized into spots he wanted, get our spacing correct and then attacking from there ... one, two dribbles and finding guys all over the court. That growth, as well as Jayson, was a big point of emphasis coming into the season.”
Add the Darko chart and the highlights against the Nets and that filled my basketball needs for the day.
It is too easy to forget how incredible a scorer JB is when healthy -- when not limited by some leg injury.
One thing people are sleeping on a bit: this is kinda a contract year for Jaylen. If he makes All-NBA this season, he can sign the supermax, and the Celtics will happily offer it to him, with the TV cap spike upcoming.It is too easy to forget how incredible a scorer JB is when healthy -- when not limited by some leg injury.
Hopefully what looks like more muscle (those pool exercises?) will help him stay sound!
I love what Jaylen brings on the court, really good second guy for Tatum. But he needs to get the fuck away from Kanye lol, I think it’ll only get worse.
Does Kanye run his Twitter account, or are we still doing that thing where we all pretend he’s not a complete clown because he went to MIT to listen to a compelling discussion about the ethics of AI?Posted this in another thread yesterday..."I guess this is more sports related but dont want to V&N the Jaylen thread...I really hope Jaylen puts some distance between himself and Kanye. I dont know enough about Kanye's school to comment on it, and without digging too deep I really can never be upset with an athlete showing up for kids like he did in September. But it's going to get increasingly hard to root for Brown if Kanye keeps this bulls*it up (or, as could very well happen, ramp it up even more) and Jaylen sticks with him."
TLDR: "This is pretty depressing." @tbb345
You’re not wrong, I just think him spending much more time around Kanye/Kyrie is making him feel more comfortable expressing his beliefs. I’d expect that to continue being the case, as he’s gotten more and more overt.Does Kanye run his Twitter account, or are we still doing that thing where we all pretend he’s not a complete clown because he went to MIT to listen to a compelling discussion about the ethics of AI?
Diet Kyrie is right.
No doubt. This might be him aligning with like minded people, or it might be Hollywood just messing with his mind and his circle. I am “disappointed” as much as a stranger can be disappointed in someone they don’t know, because he really seemed different.You’re not wrong, I just think him spending much more time around Kanye/Kyrie is making him feel more comfortable expressing his beliefs. I’d expect that to continue being the case, as he’s gotten more and more overt.
This is pretty demeaning to what he has actually done. He’s given speeches at MIT about ways to give disenfranchised kids access to better education.Does Kanye run his Twitter account, or are we still doing that thing where we all pretend he’s not a complete clown because he went to MIT to listen to a compelling discussion about the ethics of AI?
Diet Kyrie is right.
Harvard too; among the youngest people ever to be asked to give a lecture like that, in the modern age anyway. The guy has the horses.This is pretty demeaning to what he has actually done. He’s given speeches at MIT about ways to give disenfranchised kids access to better education.
I hated that tweet but the Diet Kyrie nickname is a joke . Jaylen’s actually intelligent not a fucking self involved moron like Kyrie
Did you even read the Tweet? The only "info" is from an anonymous Director, not even a quote, about not testing the vaccine to see if it stopped the spread. There is zero information or evidence in there to even make a case that it actually didn't help slow the spread. It's nonsenseI don't see what the problem with Jaylen retweeting that is. Seems like information worth sharing to me.