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.