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Title: Hornets (0-0) at Celtics (0-0) Preseason Game #1
Post by: FLCeltsFan on September 29, 2017, 11:20:18 PM
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Charlotte Hornets (0-0) at Boston Celtics (0-0)
Monday, October 2, 2017
7:30 PM ET
Preseason Game #1 Home Game #1
TV: NBA-TV, CSNNE
TD Garden

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Possible Starters
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PG:  Kyrie Irving
SG:  Jaylen Brown 
SF:  Gordon Hayward
PF:  Al Horford 
C:   Aron Baynes

Celtics Reserves
Kadeem Allen
Shane Larkin
Abdel Nader
Semi Ojeleye
Terry Rozier
Marcus Smart
Jayson Tatum
Daniel Theis
Guerschon Yabusele

Players Out
Marcus Morris (trial) out

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Possible Starters
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PG:  Kemba Walker
SG:  Nicolas Batum
SF:  Michael Kidd Gilchrist
PF:  Marvin Williams
C:   Dwight Howard

Probable Reserves
Dwayne Bacon
Treveon Graham
Terry Henderson
Isaiah Hicks
Frank Kaminsky
Jeremy Lamb
Mangok Mathiang
Malik Monk
Johnny O'Bryant
Marcus Paige
Luke Petrasek
Julyan Stone
TJ Williams
Cody Zeller

Players Out
Dwight Howard (back) day to day
Malik Monk (ankle) day to day
Michael Carter Williams (knee)  out
Julyan Stone (groin) questionable
Treveon Graham  (hamstring)  doubtful

Head Coach
Steve Clifford

Game Notes
Finally Celtics basketball is back at the TD Garden.  The new look Celtics will host the Charlotte Hornets in their first preseason game.  The Hornets added Dwight Howard in the off season but return 4 of their starters from last season.  Coach Steve Clifford worked with Howard in Orlando and in Los Angeles and is excited to be reunited with him once again. 

Last season, Charlotte had a solid starting five but their bench was weak.  Moving Cody Zeller to the bench with Howard taking over the starting spot should strengthen the bench somewhat.   They also added former rookie of the year, Michael Carter Williams, from the Bulls who will also strengthen their bench, along the 11th pick in the draft, Malik Monk.

The Celtics starting five is still up in the air.  Kyrie Irving, Gordon Hayward, and Al Horford are definites for the starting lineup, but the other two spots are not set as yet.  Jaylen Brown or Marcus Smart are thought to be in the lead to replace Avery Bradley at shooting guard.  Marcus Morris is thought to have the inside track at the power forward with Al Horford moving to center but with Morris out, it's possible that Al will play the 4 and Baynes will start at the 5. 

The Hornets will probably start Kemba Walker at point guard in his 7th season with the Hornets.  Nicolas Batum, in his 3rd season with the Hornets, will likely once again start at shooting guard.  Michael Kidd Gilchrist in his 5th season with the Hornets may start at small forward. Marvin Williams in his third season with the Hornets will likely return at power forward.  That should give the team some continuity and chemistry that the Celtics, with just 4 players returning, may not have.   Dwight Howard will round out the starting five at center. 

Marcus Morris will likely miss this game as his assault trial with his brother is still going on.  Hopefully he will be able to join the team before the preseason is over.  The Hornets are already dealing with several injuries. Dwight Howard (back) and Malik Monk (ankle) are day to day.  Michael Carter Williams (knee) is out.  Treveon Graham (hamstring) is doubtful.

Key Matchups
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Kyrie Irving vs Kemba Walker
Kyrie Irving will get his first taste of running the point for the Celtics against another very good point guard, Kemba Walker.  Kemba should have an advantage in this game since his team, for the most part, has played together for a few years and are familiar with the coachís system.  Kyrie will be getting used to a new system along with all new teammates. 

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Gordon Hayward gets his first test as a Celtic as he faces former rookie of the year, Michael Kidd Gilchrist in his 5th season with the Hornets.  Even though the Celtics are trying to find their chemistry and their identity, hopefully Hayward will shine in this one and win this matchup.  It will be important for the Celtics stars to get acclimated quickly and play well. 

Keys to the Game:

Defense Defense Defense!!  Defense is the key to winning every game, whether the preseason or the regular season or the playoffs.  The Celtics lost both Avery Bradley and Jae Crowder who were both at the heart of the defense.  Other players must step up and commit to playing tough defense if the Celtics expect to be contenders.
Chemistry - The Celtics for the most part are all new to each other while the Hornets for the most part have played together for a few years.  Is it possible to build chemistry quickly?  Yes, but we need to be patient with the Celtics if they miss a few cues and donít have perfect chemistry in the first preseason game. 
Rebound - The Celtics struggled with rebounding last season and hopefully this team will be better at crashing the boards.  The Hornets have some good rebounders, especially Howard, and so this will be a good test of the Celticsí rebounding ability. 
Title: Re: Hornets (0-0) at Celtics (0-0) Preseason Game #1
Post by: jpotter33 on September 29, 2017, 11:22:12 PM
FRIST! (God it's good to say that again!)

And a first big TP to FLCeltsFan for the first game thread of the year!
Title: Re: Hornets (0-0) at Celtics (0-0) Preseason Game #1
Post by: Sketch5 on September 29, 2017, 11:22:24 PM
First preseason game, can't wait to see the new guys take the floor!
Title: Re: Hornets (0-0) at Celtics (0-0) Preseason Game #1
Post by: FLCeltsFan on September 29, 2017, 11:23:31 PM
TP to jpotter33 and Sketch5 for being the first to post in the game thread!!! 

GOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO Celtics!!!
Title: Re: Hornets (0-0) at Celtics (0-0) Preseason Game #1
Post by: liam on September 29, 2017, 11:30:26 PM
Awesome! This is going to be a very exciting year! Banner or Bust!
Title: Re: Hornets (0-0) at Celtics (0-0) Preseason Game #1
Post by: mr. dee on September 29, 2017, 11:31:20 PM
I feels like forever and now here we go again! ;D
Title: Re: Hornets (0-0) at Celtics (0-0) Preseason Game #1
Post by: GratefulCs on September 29, 2017, 11:47:00 PM
TP FL
Title: Re: Hornets (0-0) at Celtics (0-0) Preseason Game #1
Post by: tarheelsxxiii on September 30, 2017, 12:26:19 AM
Here we are again.  A very stressful summer later, let's goooo!!!

I hope Baynes does start.  Part of me wants to buy a Baynes jersey and go play without regard for human life at my local YMCA. 
Title: Re: Hornets (0-0) at Celtics (0-0) Preseason Game #1
Post by: ThePaintedArea on September 30, 2017, 12:51:45 AM
Here we are again.  A very stressful summer later, let's goooo!!!

I hope Baynes does start.  Part of me wants to buy a Baynes jersey and go play without regard for human life at my local YMCA.

 ;) :laugh:
Title: Re: Hornets (0-0) at Celtics (0-0) Preseason Game #1
Post by: jpotter33 on September 30, 2017, 12:54:23 AM
Here we are again.  A very stressful summer later, let's goooo!!!

I hope Baynes does start.  Part of me wants to buy a Baynes jersey and go play without regard for human life at my local YMCA.

I bet you're already sporting that ridiculous manbun, too!   :P
Title: Re: Hornets (0-0) at Celtics (0-0) Preseason Game #1
Post by: ayer on September 30, 2017, 12:55:32 AM
Cool baby shirt!! I should go and find one for my baby!!!!Lets go Celtics!!!!
TP's every one!!!
Title: Re: Hornets (0-0) at Celtics (0-0) Preseason Game #1
Post by: blink on September 30, 2017, 01:05:48 AM
TP to FlCeltsFan for starting things off right.  can't wait for the game
Title: Re: Hornets (0-0) at Celtics (0-0) Preseason Game #1
Post by: Denis998 on September 30, 2017, 01:30:39 AM
Its unreal to see Kyrie and Hayward in the game thread. Tis is going to be a great season!
Title: Re: Hornets (0-0) at Celtics (0-0) Preseason Game #1
Post by: tarheelsxxiii on September 30, 2017, 01:45:40 AM
Here we are again.  A very stressful summer later, let's goooo!!!

I hope Baynes does start.  Part of me wants to buy a Baynes jersey and go play without regard for human life at my local YMCA.

I bet you're already sporting that ridiculous manbun, too!   :P

I would if I could, man.  Hoping those who can at least do it for us, though. 
Title: Re: Hornets (0-0) at Celtics (0-0) Preseason Game #1
Post by: LatterDayCelticsfan on September 30, 2017, 01:55:43 AM
LETS GET DOWN TO BUSINESS!
Title: Re: Hornets (0-0) at Celtics (0-0) Preseason Game #1
Post by: LilRip on September 30, 2017, 02:28:40 AM
I'm real excited!!!! WOOH!
Title: Re: Hornets (0-0) at Celtics (0-0) Preseason Game #1
Post by: Somebody on September 30, 2017, 03:17:44 AM
LET'S GO CELTICS!
Title: Re: Hornets (0-0) at Celtics (0-0) Preseason Game #1
Post by: Beat LA on September 30, 2017, 03:22:56 AM
Here we are again.  A very stressful summer later, let's goooo!!!

I hope Baynes does start.  Part of me wants to buy a Baynes jersey and go play without regard for human life at my local YMCA.

Will Kevin Harlan be moderating the proceedings? :laugh:

On a more serious note, I hope that Dwayne Bacon and Semi see a good chunk of playing time, but I doubt it.
Title: Re: Hornets (0-0) at Celtics (0-0) Preseason Game #1
Post by: jpotter33 on September 30, 2017, 01:27:43 PM
https://www.instagram.com/p/BZq2F3khwW-/

We have our own version of the "White Men Can't Jump" duo!  ;D
Title: Re: Hornets (0-0) at Celtics (0-0) Preseason Game #1
Post by: max215 on September 30, 2017, 01:30:22 PM
Yes! Go Celtics!!!
Title: Re: Hornets (0-0) at Celtics (0-0) Preseason Game #1
Post by: Donoghus on September 30, 2017, 01:39:06 PM
Nice to see these threads back!
Title: Re: Hornets (0-0) at Celtics (0-0) Preseason Game #1
Post by: Ogaju on September 30, 2017, 02:00:01 PM
Pre-Season to a new season about to start.

This is a great time to give a big yell out to FlCF for the great game threads, and of course a TP to FlCF. Thank you FlCF

Also a big yell out to all the folks at Celticblogs. When I say all the folks I mean everyone at CB that makes this Blog happen, and a very pleasurable experience. Great job guys!!!

A big thank you to all.

Also, a big thank you to all CBloggers for your input here.

Now here is wishing a great season for the BOSTON CELTICS as they continue the quest to Banner 18.
Title: Re: Hornets (0-0) at Celtics (0-0) Preseason Game #1
Post by: CelticsFan166 on September 30, 2017, 02:07:52 PM
Finally! Let's go!
Title: Re: Hornets (0-0) at Celtics (0-0) Preseason Game #1
Post by: Surferdad on September 30, 2017, 03:23:13 PM
Excited for so many things.  That starting lineup is cool to see.  Hope to see some bench guys get some burn in the first few games.  CBS can take look early on at a few guys, then lock down rotations later in the pre-season.
Title: Re: Hornets (0-0) at Celtics (0-0) Preseason Game #1
Post by: ImShakHeIsShaq on September 30, 2017, 03:38:39 PM
I can't wait for the season to start, not only am I excited for the season but this is my first time in over a decade of not buying LP, I want to see if my decision is a bad one or something I should have been doing all along. I'm nervous about the decision and I am still in the stage of forcing myself not to give in... I almost called yesterday. This is harder than when I quit soda about 8-9yrs ago and I was drinking soda like it was air! I think I will be fine if I can make it through a couple regular season games, I made it through the preseason last season because frontier wasn't offering it, so that isn't a mark I will have trouble with. I need a patch for this. 👀
Title: Re: Hornets (0-0) at Celtics (0-0) Preseason Game #1
Post by: thirstyboots18 on October 01, 2017, 06:31:21 PM
TP, FL.  Great to have basketball back, and nice to see you in your spot on top of the Game Threads.
Title: Re: Hornets (0-0) at Celtics (0-0) Preseason Game #1
Post by: hwangjini_1 on October 01, 2017, 07:34:49 PM
FIRST!!!!!!!



......to post after thirsty boots.  :P

but regardless, FLC, you are a goddess and it is sooooooo good to see you back in action making fabulous game threads. the regular season is getting near folks!!!


the celtics, new and improved, will squish the charlotte bugs mightily!!!

goooooooooooo new celtics!!!  ;D

and of course a tp for FLC once more.
Title: Re: Hornets (0-0) at Celtics (0-0) Preseason Game #1
Post by: Phantom255x on October 01, 2017, 07:50:36 PM
I can't wait for the first (preseason) game of the season and seeing us all rage about our "weak centers not rebounding" and "our ball-dominant PG being a ballhog" and "refs being trash"!!!  :laugh: :laugh: :laugh:
Title: Re: Hornets (0-0) at Celtics (0-0) Preseason Game #1
Post by: hwangjini_1 on October 01, 2017, 08:00:44 PM
I can't wait for the first (preseason) game of the season and seeing us all rage about our "weak centers not rebounding" and "our ball-dominant PG being a ballhog" and "refs being trash"!!!  :laugh: :laugh: :laugh:
and dont forget how the entire careers of the rookies will be decided and etched in stone from this first pre-season game!!! it's not a cb game thread without that.  ;D
Title: Re: Hornets (0-0) at Celtics (0-0) Preseason Game #1
Post by: Phantom255x on October 01, 2017, 08:07:21 PM
I can't wait for the first (preseason) game of the season and seeing us all rage about our "weak centers not rebounding" and "our ball-dominant PG being a ballhog" and "refs being trash"!!!  :laugh: :laugh: :laugh:
and dont forget how the entire careers of the rookies will be decided and etched in stone from this first pre-season game!!! it's not a cb game thread without that.  ;D

Oh don't worry, I got my "Jayson Tatum is a bust" and "Ainge should have taken Lonzo" memes and gifs ready for tomorrow after every missed shot!  ;)
Title: Re: Hornets (0-0) at Celtics (0-0) Preseason Game #1
Post by: slamtheking on October 01, 2017, 08:26:56 PM
TP FL -- been far too long since the last game thread
Title: Re: Hornets (0-0) at Celtics (0-0) Preseason Game #1
Post by: Diggles on October 01, 2017, 08:37:45 PM
LETS GO CELTICS! 
Title: Re: Hornets (0-0) at Celtics (0-0) Preseason Game #1
Post by: celticslove on October 01, 2017, 09:24:29 PM
TP FL, miss this kind of thread. Let's go Cs!
Title: Re: Hornets (0-0) at Celtics (0-0) Preseason Game #1
Post by: Rosco917 on October 02, 2017, 11:05:14 AM
It's been one heck of a summer...time to play ball.

Let's go Celtics!
Title: Re: Hornets (0-0) at Celtics (0-0) Preseason Game #1
Post by: positivitize on October 02, 2017, 12:03:39 PM
HECK YES LETS GOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO
Title: Re: Hornets (0-0) at Celtics (0-0) Preseason Game #1
Post by: ViolentGhandi on October 02, 2017, 04:57:37 PM
yay finally Bball again - can't wait to see the C's play - if I can find me a stream that is

will be so odd to see them without IT, AB and Crowder - I loved those guys

Title: Re: Hornets (0-0) at Celtics (0-0) Preseason Game #1
Post by: ImShakHeIsShaq on October 02, 2017, 05:34:30 PM
yay finally Bball again - can't wait to see the C's play - if I can find me a stream that is

will be so odd to see them without IT, AB and Crowder - I loved those guys

You will be able to find streams on reddit. I know you can find hundreds of streams all over the webs, it's pretty easy these days.
Title: Re: Hornets (0-0) at Celtics (0-0) Preseason Game #1
Post by: jpotter33 on October 02, 2017, 05:57:51 PM
http://twitter.com/Scott_Souza/status/914970248784367616

Brad says Kyrie, Gordon, and Al not likely to play after halftime tonight.

Like, I knew this was coming given how's he treated the preseason in the past, but why in the world would you not take advantage of these preseason games given how much roster turnover we had this summer? This just doesn't make sense to me.
Title: Re: Hornets (0-0) at Celtics (0-0) Preseason Game #1
Post by: saltlover on October 02, 2017, 06:02:15 PM
http://twitter.com/Scott_Souza/status/914970248784367616

Brad says Kyrie, Gordon, and Al not likely to play after halftime tonight.

Like, I knew this was coming given how's he treated the preseason in the past, but why in the world would you not take advantage of these preseason games given how much roster turnover we had this summer? This just doesn't make sense to me.

Because it's the first pre-season game, and any value gained by those three playing 10 extra minutes tonight is outweighed by the downside of one of them getting hurt is they ramp up for the season, even tho the chance is small.  The goal is to have the team firing on all cylinders in April, not October.  10 minutes now will have no impact on that goal.
Title: Re: Hornets (0-0) at Celtics (0-0) Preseason Game #1
Post by: jpotter33 on October 02, 2017, 06:04:54 PM
http://twitter.com/Scott_Souza/status/914970248784367616

Brad says Kyrie, Gordon, and Al not likely to play after halftime tonight.

Like, I knew this was coming given how's he treated the preseason in the past, but why in the world would you not take advantage of these preseason games given how much roster turnover we had this summer? This just doesn't make sense to me.

Because it's the first pre-season game, and any value gained by those three playing 10 extra minutes tonight is outweighed by the downside of one of them getting hurt is they ramp up for the season, even tho the chance is small.  The goal is to have the team firing on all cylinders in April, not October.  10 minutes now will have no impact on that goal.

I mean, I guess, but I think that's being overly protective given our roster turnover and the fact that the preseason was legitimately cut in half this year.
Title: Re: Hornets (0-0) at Celtics (0-0) Preseason Game #1
Post by: ImShakHeIsShaq on October 02, 2017, 06:05:40 PM
Brown is starting. CBS Said smarts experience and impact is needed off bench for now.
Title: Re: Hornets (0-0) at Celtics (0-0) Preseason Game #1
Post by: saltlover on October 02, 2017, 06:09:43 PM
http://twitter.com/Scott_Souza/status/914970248784367616

Brad says Kyrie, Gordon, and Al not likely to play after halftime tonight.

Like, I knew this was coming given how's he treated the preseason in the past, but why in the world would you not take advantage of these preseason games given how much roster turnover we had this summer? This just doesn't make sense to me.

Because it's the first pre-season game, and any value gained by those three playing 10 extra minutes tonight is outweighed by the downside of one of them getting hurt is they ramp up for the season, even tho the chance is small.  The goal is to have the team firing on all cylinders in April, not October.  10 minutes now will have no impact on that goal.

I mean, I guess, but I think that's being overly protective given our roster turnover and the fact that the preseason was legitimately cut in half this year.

Those three are likely to lead the team in minutes this year.  They'll get their reps.  I'd much rather Stevens have a better idea of how much guys like Larkin, Theis, Tatum, Yabusele, and Ojeleye can play before the regular season starts.  Our big 3 isn't a mystery.
Title: Re: Hornets (0-0) at Celtics (0-0) Preseason Game #1
Post by: max215 on October 02, 2017, 07:08:34 PM
I'm unreasonably excited right now.
Title: Re: Hornets (0-0) at Celtics (0-0) Preseason Game #1
Post by: liam on October 02, 2017, 07:17:57 PM
Brown is starting. CBS Said smarts experience and impact is needed off bench for now.

So It's Kyrie, Brown, Horford and Hayward, who is the fifth starter?
Title: Re: Hornets (0-0) at Celtics (0-0) Preseason Game #1
Post by: BitterJim on October 02, 2017, 07:19:09 PM
Brown is starting. CBS Said smarts experience and impact is needed off bench for now.

So It's Kyrie, Brown, Horford and Hayward, who is the fifth starter?

Baynes for tonight
Title: Re: Hornets (0-0) at Celtics (0-0) Preseason Game #1
Post by: positivitize on October 02, 2017, 07:25:04 PM
I'm soooo hyped for this game
Title: Re: Hornets (0-0) at Celtics (0-0) Preseason Game #1
Post by: liam on October 02, 2017, 07:30:04 PM
Brown is starting. CBS Said smarts experience and impact is needed off bench for now.

So It's Kyrie, Brown, Horford and Hayward, who is the fifth starter?

Baynes for tonight

Thanks!
Title: Re: Hornets (0-0) at Celtics (0-0) Preseason Game #1
Post by: GreenWarrior on October 02, 2017, 07:31:32 PM
i'm excited! you excited?
Title: Re: Hornets (0-0) at Celtics (0-0) Preseason Game #1
Post by: liam on October 02, 2017, 07:32:00 PM
i'm excited! you excited?

My hands are shaking...
Title: Re: Hornets (0-0) at Celtics (0-0) Preseason Game #1
Post by: Neurotic Guy on October 02, 2017, 07:32:45 PM
Amazing to see the new Face(s) of the Celtics.   Can't wait to see glimpses tonight of what we may see this year.   
Title: Re: Hornets (0-0) at Celtics (0-0) Preseason Game #1
Post by: jpotter33 on October 02, 2017, 07:32:50 PM
Celtics preseason debut got me like:

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Title: Re: Hornets (0-0) at Celtics (0-0) Preseason Game #1
Post by: Bostoncelticsforlife7 on October 02, 2017, 07:32:51 PM
Marcus Smart 20 points you heard it first
Title: Re: Hornets (0-0) at Celtics (0-0) Preseason Game #1
Post by: liam on October 02, 2017, 07:33:33 PM
TOMMY!
Title: Re: Hornets (0-0) at Celtics (0-0) Preseason Game #1
Post by: BitterJim on October 02, 2017, 07:36:21 PM
I get why we won't be playing Kyrie, Hayward, and Horford in the 2nd half, but seriously Brad? I'm gonna miss the first half and that's the only time you'll play them?
Title: Re: Hornets (0-0) at Celtics (0-0) Preseason Game #1
Post by: footey on October 02, 2017, 07:36:31 PM
New season begins!!
Title: Re: Hornets (0-0) at Celtics (0-0) Preseason Game #1
Post by: positivitize on October 02, 2017, 07:36:34 PM
Marcus Smart 20 points you heard it first
I'd be sooo happy.
Title: Re: Hornets (0-0) at Celtics (0-0) Preseason Game #1
Post by: jpotter33 on October 02, 2017, 07:37:05 PM
Interesting. I thought the C's would've locked arms again, like the Hornets are doing now and how they did last year.
Title: Re: Hornets (0-0) at Celtics (0-0) Preseason Game #1
Post by: coco on October 02, 2017, 07:40:09 PM
Still trying to figure out why can't I get NBA TV games when I am subscribed to NBA League Pass.
It is so wrong!!!  :o
Title: Re: Hornets (0-0) at Celtics (0-0) Preseason Game #1
Post by: jpotter33 on October 02, 2017, 07:42:33 PM
Man, it's so surreal seeing Kyrie and Gordo out there right now.
Title: Re: Hornets (0-0) at Celtics (0-0) Preseason Game #1
Post by: Bostoncelticsforlife7 on October 02, 2017, 07:42:41 PM
This feel so wierddddd
Title: Re: Hornets (0-0) at Celtics (0-0) Preseason Game #1
Post by: max215 on October 02, 2017, 07:43:02 PM
Dwight's got to get his post touches lol.
Title: Re: Hornets (0-0) at Celtics (0-0) Preseason Game #1
Post by: liam on October 02, 2017, 07:43:11 PM
Jaylen Brown!
Title: Re: Hornets (0-0) at Celtics (0-0) Preseason Game #1
Post by: positivitize on October 02, 2017, 07:43:48 PM
This feel so wierddddd

it really does!!!
Title: Re: Hornets (0-0) at Celtics (0-0) Preseason Game #1
Post by: mr. dee on October 02, 2017, 07:43:48 PM
Celtics still getting acclimated to its new core.
Title: Re: Hornets (0-0) at Celtics (0-0) Preseason Game #1
Post by: mr. dee on October 02, 2017, 07:44:11 PM
I'm already liking the rim protection so far.
Title: Re: Hornets (0-0) at Celtics (0-0) Preseason Game #1
Post by: liam on October 02, 2017, 07:44:33 PM
Nice inside defense so far.
Title: Re: Hornets (0-0) at Celtics (0-0) Preseason Game #1
Post by: jpotter33 on October 02, 2017, 07:45:54 PM
Baynes with the nice jumper!
Title: Re: Hornets (0-0) at Celtics (0-0) Preseason Game #1
Post by: Bostoncelticsforlife7 on October 02, 2017, 07:46:46 PM
Baynes shot so ugly hahaha
Title: Re: Hornets (0-0) at Celtics (0-0) Preseason Game #1
Post by: jpotter33 on October 02, 2017, 07:46:57 PM
Brown has looked really aggressive guarding Batum so far. That's what I like to see.

Both Kyrie and Gordon looking to have some nerves so far.
Title: Re: Hornets (0-0) at Celtics (0-0) Preseason Game #1
Post by: mr. dee on October 02, 2017, 07:48:53 PM
There you go, Kyrie
Title: Re: Hornets (0-0) at Celtics (0-0) Preseason Game #1
Post by: CelticSooner on October 02, 2017, 07:49:11 PM
Already seen more out of Baynes in less than 5 minutes than Amir all last season. I really like this starting lineup. Long and athletic group.
Title: Re: Hornets (0-0) at Celtics (0-0) Preseason Game #1
Post by: liam on October 02, 2017, 07:49:56 PM
Baynes is protecting that paint!
Title: Re: Hornets (0-0) at Celtics (0-0) Preseason Game #1
Post by: liam on October 02, 2017, 07:51:42 PM
Smart and Tatum!
Title: Re: Hornets (0-0) at Celtics (0-0) Preseason Game #1
Post by: mr. dee on October 02, 2017, 07:51:42 PM
Tatum coming in/
Title: Re: Hornets (0-0) at Celtics (0-0) Preseason Game #1
Post by: jpotter33 on October 02, 2017, 07:51:42 PM
Kyrie getting it going!
Title: Re: Hornets (0-0) at Celtics (0-0) Preseason Game #1
Post by: max215 on October 02, 2017, 07:52:32 PM
Al Horford is criminally under appreciated.
Title: Re: Hornets (0-0) at Celtics (0-0) Preseason Game #1
Post by: CelticSooner on October 02, 2017, 07:52:46 PM
Man is the defense really going to be better than last season?!  :o
Title: Re: Hornets (0-0) at Celtics (0-0) Preseason Game #1
Post by: Neurotic Guy on October 02, 2017, 07:52:50 PM
Hey -- does anyone else have a screen that isn't showing the score or the game clock  (it's cut off on the lower right of the screen)?   I think it has to do with the aspect ratio of my screen, but there is no way (that I know of) that  I can get a view that shows the score (I toggled through all the options).
Title: Re: Hornets (0-0) at Celtics (0-0) Preseason Game #1
Post by: liam on October 02, 2017, 07:52:50 PM
The offense is going to be very dynamic this year!
Title: Re: Hornets (0-0) at Celtics (0-0) Preseason Game #1
Post by: positivitize on October 02, 2017, 07:53:56 PM
I can see our offense  being REALLY good this season.

Our defense, especially interior D, has looked great too. I'm warming up to Baynes
Title: Re: Hornets (0-0) at Celtics (0-0) Preseason Game #1
Post by: mr. dee on October 02, 2017, 07:53:58 PM
This team is going to be fun. It's only preseason but they're already suffocating opposing teams already.
Title: Re: Hornets (0-0) at Celtics (0-0) Preseason Game #1
Post by: SCeltic34 on October 02, 2017, 07:54:12 PM
We look good, much better than I'd expect from the first 6 minutes of preseason game #1.
Title: Re: Hornets (0-0) at Celtics (0-0) Preseason Game #1
Post by: liam on October 02, 2017, 07:54:15 PM
Man is the defense really going to be better than last season?!  :o

Baynes is a load in the paint!
Title: Re: Hornets (0-0) at Celtics (0-0) Preseason Game #1
Post by: keevsnick on October 02, 2017, 07:54:41 PM
I really like the size on this team now. We need another big man but our back court gained 5+ inches at both PG and SG, our small forward got +2.
Title: Re: Hornets (0-0) at Celtics (0-0) Preseason Game #1
Post by: bello_man09 on October 02, 2017, 07:55:26 PM
WE look like a different team :o
Title: Re: Hornets (0-0) at Celtics (0-0) Preseason Game #1
Post by: stes on October 02, 2017, 07:55:48 PM
Man, I'm so happy to have the Celtics basketball back. The team is totally different, but this season is going to be fun! XD
Title: Re: Hornets (0-0) at Celtics (0-0) Preseason Game #1
Post by: esel1000 on October 02, 2017, 07:55:49 PM
Hayward is an underrated passer. The ball movement is beautiful
Title: Re: Hornets (0-0) at Celtics (0-0) Preseason Game #1
Post by: liam on October 02, 2017, 07:56:01 PM
Marcus doesn't even move like he used to. Looks like a totally different player, wow!
Title: Re: Hornets (0-0) at Celtics (0-0) Preseason Game #1
Post by: Bostoncelticsforlife7 on October 02, 2017, 07:56:31 PM
ahh Tatum
Title: Re: Hornets (0-0) at Celtics (0-0) Preseason Game #1
Post by: liam on October 02, 2017, 07:57:01 PM
ahh Tatum

Rookie...
Title: Re: Hornets (0-0) at Celtics (0-0) Preseason Game #1
Post by: mr. dee on October 02, 2017, 07:57:02 PM
It's okay, Tatum. You'll figure it out soon.
Title: Re: Hornets (0-0) at Celtics (0-0) Preseason Game #1
Post by: keevsnick on October 02, 2017, 07:57:04 PM
So hyped for this season. Ball movement already looks great, so much size. So much talent.
Title: Re: Hornets (0-0) at Celtics (0-0) Preseason Game #1
Post by: CelticSooner on October 02, 2017, 07:57:17 PM
Horford looks 25 years old out there  :o
Title: Re: Hornets (0-0) at Celtics (0-0) Preseason Game #1
Post by: jpotter33 on October 02, 2017, 07:57:29 PM
That's my boy, Smart!
Title: Re: Hornets (0-0) at Celtics (0-0) Preseason Game #1
Post by: positivitize on October 02, 2017, 07:57:32 PM
Tatum looks active, but Walker just showed everyone that he's a rook.
Title: Re: Hornets (0-0) at Celtics (0-0) Preseason Game #1
Post by: bello_man09 on October 02, 2017, 07:57:48 PM
Hayward is an underrated passer. The ball movement is beautiful

we are going to kill teams with that movement look at AL flying around.
Title: Re: Hornets (0-0) at Celtics (0-0) Preseason Game #1
Post by: mr. dee on October 02, 2017, 07:58:43 PM
Smart looks like Steph Curry out there ;D
Title: Re: Hornets (0-0) at Celtics (0-0) Preseason Game #1
Post by: jpotter33 on October 02, 2017, 07:58:53 PM
Oh man, Smart is going to have a breakout year!!
Title: Re: Hornets (0-0) at Celtics (0-0) Preseason Game #1
Post by: esel1000 on October 02, 2017, 07:59:00 PM
Marcus Allen!!
Title: Re: Hornets (0-0) at Celtics (0-0) Preseason Game #1
Post by: bello_man09 on October 02, 2017, 07:59:06 PM
Wow  smart.....
Title: Re: Hornets (0-0) at Celtics (0-0) Preseason Game #1
Post by: liam on October 02, 2017, 07:59:19 PM
Smart looks like Steph Curry out there ;D

Steph wishes! ;D
Title: Re: Hornets (0-0) at Celtics (0-0) Preseason Game #1
Post by: CelticSooner on October 02, 2017, 08:00:37 PM
Man the talent on this team now. Going to be a fun team  8)
Title: Re: Hornets (0-0) at Celtics (0-0) Preseason Game #1
Post by: liam on October 02, 2017, 08:00:56 PM
You always hear how much players work in the summer and a lot of them come back looking exactly the same (Sully...) but Smart looks like he busted his ass this last summer!
Title: Re: Hornets (0-0) at Celtics (0-0) Preseason Game #1
Post by: SHAQATTACK on October 02, 2017, 08:01:09 PM
Howards back ,   those free throws had no arm action to speak of ,  he seemed like he did not not want to raise his arms .  might be in pain
Title: Re: Hornets (0-0) at Celtics (0-0) Preseason Game #1
Post by: stes on October 02, 2017, 08:01:39 PM
Marcus Allen!!

Marcus Billups?
Title: Re: Hornets (0-0) at Celtics (0-0) Preseason Game #1
Post by: Kuberski33 on October 02, 2017, 08:01:58 PM
We're going to see more than our share of blowouts vs the crap teams. Whereas a lot of games were close last year till IT took over in the 4Q, this looks like a team that at times will get ahead by a lot early and stay there.
Title: Re: Hornets (0-0) at Celtics (0-0) Preseason Game #1
Post by: max215 on October 02, 2017, 08:02:49 PM
Oh man, Smart is going to have a breakout year!!

Good ol' Celtics Blog, where you can always expect the most reasonable and measured takes :).
Title: Re: Hornets (0-0) at Celtics (0-0) Preseason Game #1
Post by: bello_man09 on October 02, 2017, 08:03:28 PM
Hayward is not over rated...hes freaking aggressive on defense
Title: Re: Hornets (0-0) at Celtics (0-0) Preseason Game #1
Post by: hwangjini_1 on October 02, 2017, 08:03:36 PM
I can only watch the box score. So a tp for those who tell me how the Celtics are playing.  >:(
Title: Re: Hornets (0-0) at Celtics (0-0) Preseason Game #1
Post by: jpotter33 on October 02, 2017, 08:04:26 PM
Is it me, or is Al even much more fit this year?
Title: Re: Hornets (0-0) at Celtics (0-0) Preseason Game #1
Post by: liam on October 02, 2017, 08:04:42 PM
Hayward is not over rated...hes freaking aggressive on defense

He's guarding the center!
Title: Re: Hornets (0-0) at Celtics (0-0) Preseason Game #1
Post by: mr. dee on October 02, 2017, 08:05:40 PM
Yabu getting too excited. Take it easy, young fella.
Title: Re: Hornets (0-0) at Celtics (0-0) Preseason Game #1
Post by: jpotter33 on October 02, 2017, 08:05:42 PM
Oh man, Smart is going to have a breakout year!!

Good ol' Celtics Blog, where you can always expect the most reasonable and measured takes :).

Nothing but completely objective and rational analysis from this guy, especially regarding Smart.  ;)
Title: Re: Hornets (0-0) at Celtics (0-0) Preseason Game #1
Post by: bello_man09 on October 02, 2017, 08:05:44 PM
Is it me, or is Al even much more fit this year?

I think so he looks linner....and quicker.
Title: Re: Hornets (0-0) at Celtics (0-0) Preseason Game #1
Post by: positivitize on October 02, 2017, 08:05:58 PM
Tatum is rushing things.

Title: Re: Hornets (0-0) at Celtics (0-0) Preseason Game #1
Post by: Rosco917 on October 02, 2017, 08:06:04 PM
I'm trying to watch on CSNNE....new name but same ****ty service.
Title: Re: Hornets (0-0) at Celtics (0-0) Preseason Game #1
Post by: Surferdad on October 02, 2017, 08:06:51 PM
Hornets bench beating Celtics bench.
Title: Re: Hornets (0-0) at Celtics (0-0) Preseason Game #1
Post by: Kuberski33 on October 02, 2017, 08:07:33 PM
OMG an offensive rebound by Yabusele! I forgot what those look like.
Title: Re: Hornets (0-0) at Celtics (0-0) Preseason Game #1
Post by: SCeltic34 on October 02, 2017, 08:08:23 PM
Ball movement was so much better before the 2nd unit started trickling in.  Good lesson for the youngsters.
Title: Re: Hornets (0-0) at Celtics (0-0) Preseason Game #1
Post by: keevsnick on October 02, 2017, 08:08:24 PM
Oh man, Smart is going to have a breakout year!!

Good ol' Celtics Blog, where you can always expect the most reasonable and measured takes :).

Nothing but completely objective and rational analysis from this guy, especially regarding Smart.  ;)

I personally go from "He's gonna be an all-star this year!" to "Get that bum off the team" and back again every game.
Title: Re: Hornets (0-0) at Celtics (0-0) Preseason Game #1
Post by: liam on October 02, 2017, 08:08:33 PM
OMG an offensive rebound by Yabusele! I forgot what those look like.

Yabu sets a mean pick, ouch!
Title: Re: Hornets (0-0) at Celtics (0-0) Preseason Game #1
Post by: footey on October 02, 2017, 08:09:11 PM
Yeah, Tatum needs to relax. Marcus is gassed and should know when to not shoot.
Title: Re: Hornets (0-0) at Celtics (0-0) Preseason Game #1
Post by: Surferdad on October 02, 2017, 08:09:23 PM
Tatum is rushing things.
Both Jayson and Gershon are going to be fine.
Title: Re: Hornets (0-0) at Celtics (0-0) Preseason Game #1
Post by: Neurotic Guy on October 02, 2017, 08:09:31 PM
Can't see the score on the NBCSB broadcast (screen cuts off score and game clock).  Older (but not too old) TV.   

Anyone know how to fix or am I stuck with this?
Title: Re: Hornets (0-0) at Celtics (0-0) Preseason Game #1
Post by: jpotter33 on October 02, 2017, 08:09:32 PM
Horford with 5 rebounds and Tatum with 3 rebounds already. Hopefully Tatum and Baynes will help our rebounding woes.
Title: Re: Hornets (0-0) at Celtics (0-0) Preseason Game #1
Post by: max215 on October 02, 2017, 08:09:45 PM
Oh man, Smart is going to have a breakout year!!

Good ol' Celtics Blog, where you can always expect the most reasonable and measured takes :).

Nothing but completely objective and rational analysis from this guy, especially regarding Smart.  ;)

I'd expect nothing less from you, jp!
Title: Re: Hornets (0-0) at Celtics (0-0) Preseason Game #1
Post by: blink on October 02, 2017, 08:10:15 PM
Everyone looks pretty good so far.  Yabu is a suprise.  He looks quick and huge, plus he is giving really good effort and hustle.  So far he seems like he might be the surprise player we all were wondering about.

Our D looks pretty good for a 1st pre season game.  Guys are hustling and cutting off passing lanes...I still don't think this team is going to be a bad Def team.
Title: Re: Hornets (0-0) at Celtics (0-0) Preseason Game #1
Post by: blink on October 02, 2017, 08:11:08 PM
Tatum is rushing things.
Both Jayson and Gershon are going to be fine.

Yeah both are a bit tense in their 1st game, but no worries.  Gotta get the 1st game jitters out of the way.
Title: Re: Hornets (0-0) at Celtics (0-0) Preseason Game #1
Post by: GratefulCs on October 02, 2017, 08:11:14 PM
i'm giddy watching this :laugh: :laugh: :laugh: :laugh:
Title: Re: Hornets (0-0) at Celtics (0-0) Preseason Game #1
Post by: jpotter33 on October 02, 2017, 08:12:04 PM
We'll have a nice little nine man rotation once Morris gets here, though I'm liking Yabu's physicality. He knows how to use that big boot of his.
Title: Re: Hornets (0-0) at Celtics (0-0) Preseason Game #1
Post by: Kuberski33 on October 02, 2017, 08:12:06 PM
I guess Yabusele in so early is the biggest surprise?
Title: Re: Hornets (0-0) at Celtics (0-0) Preseason Game #1
Post by: mr. dee on October 02, 2017, 08:12:10 PM
Hornets bench beating Celtics bench.

Bench too young and inexperienced.
Title: Re: Hornets (0-0) at Celtics (0-0) Preseason Game #1
Post by: Kuberski33 on October 02, 2017, 08:14:07 PM
Tatum should have bounce passed to Yabu
Title: Re: Hornets (0-0) at Celtics (0-0) Preseason Game #1
Post by: jpotter33 on October 02, 2017, 08:14:30 PM
Tatum has to pass that one off. Had Yabu to his right open for the lob. You can tell his nerves in this game.
Title: Re: Hornets (0-0) at Celtics (0-0) Preseason Game #1
Post by: CelticSooner on October 02, 2017, 08:14:33 PM
Rookie mistake there by Tatum.
Title: Re: Hornets (0-0) at Celtics (0-0) Preseason Game #1
Post by: blink on October 02, 2017, 08:15:15 PM
nice d by KI, Tatum gotta lay up the alleyop for Yabu on that break
Title: Re: Hornets (0-0) at Celtics (0-0) Preseason Game #1
Post by: Rosco917 on October 02, 2017, 08:15:32 PM
We're gonna have to be patient with this second unit.
Title: Re: Hornets (0-0) at Celtics (0-0) Preseason Game #1
Post by: jpotter33 on October 02, 2017, 08:15:46 PM
Similar to last year, as soon as Al went out we started going downhill.
Title: Re: Hornets (0-0) at Celtics (0-0) Preseason Game #1
Post by: Boston Garden Leprechaun on October 02, 2017, 08:15:48 PM
LET'S GO CELTICS!

PRE SEASON IS FINALLY HERE!  8) :)
Title: Re: Hornets (0-0) at Celtics (0-0) Preseason Game #1
Post by: keevsnick on October 02, 2017, 08:16:39 PM
Did Lamb become good when I wasn't looking?
Title: Re: Hornets (0-0) at Celtics (0-0) Preseason Game #1
Post by: mr. dee on October 02, 2017, 08:17:01 PM
Need to have at least one of Hayward or Horford on the court.
Title: Re: Hornets (0-0) at Celtics (0-0) Preseason Game #1
Post by: blink on October 02, 2017, 08:17:05 PM
Hope we get to see a bit of the deep bench tonight.  Theis / Nader / Semi
Title: Re: Hornets (0-0) at Celtics (0-0) Preseason Game #1
Post by: CelticSooner on October 02, 2017, 08:17:42 PM
Not even close on those shots by Tatum.
Title: Re: Hornets (0-0) at Celtics (0-0) Preseason Game #1
Post by: Boston Garden Leprechaun on October 02, 2017, 08:18:28 PM
no reason our bench cannot be strong

rozier
smart
tatum
semi
yabusele
morris      (if baynes starts)
Title: Re: Hornets (0-0) at Celtics (0-0) Preseason Game #1
Post by: jpotter33 on October 02, 2017, 08:18:49 PM
Kyrie's D hasn't always been the most fundamental, but he's been pretty active and aggressive so far.
Title: Re: Hornets (0-0) at Celtics (0-0) Preseason Game #1
Post by: mr. dee on October 02, 2017, 08:18:59 PM
no reason our bench cannot be strong

rozier
smart
tatum
semi
yabusele
morris      (if baynes starts)

They are very young. It's gonna take time for them to develop.
Title: Re: Hornets (0-0) at Celtics (0-0) Preseason Game #1
Post by: CelticSooner on October 02, 2017, 08:19:05 PM
Man Baynes is a good defender.
Title: Re: Hornets (0-0) at Celtics (0-0) Preseason Game #1
Post by: Boston Garden Leprechaun on October 02, 2017, 08:19:08 PM
Hope we get to see a bit of the deep bench tonight.  Theis / Nader / Semi

i forgot theis
Title: Re: Hornets (0-0) at Celtics (0-0) Preseason Game #1
Post by: Boston Garden Leprechaun on October 02, 2017, 08:20:17 PM
Not even close on those shots by Tatum.

R_E_L_A_X

it is first pre season game at garden for the guy. give him time.
Title: Re: Hornets (0-0) at Celtics (0-0) Preseason Game #1
Post by: Rosco917 on October 02, 2017, 08:20:41 PM
Kyrie's D hasn't always been the most fundamental, but he's been pretty active and aggressive so far.



He's certainly working hard
Title: Re: Hornets (0-0) at Celtics (0-0) Preseason Game #1
Post by: Surferdad on October 02, 2017, 08:20:47 PM
Need to have at least one of Hayward or Horford on the court.
But really only because Morris is not available. Baynes came back in and stabilized the front court.
Title: Re: Hornets (0-0) at Celtics (0-0) Preseason Game #1
Post by: Kuberski33 on October 02, 2017, 08:21:05 PM
Man Baynes is a good defender.
Yeah, I'm liking him a lot, compared to what we've had there the past few seasons.
Title: Re: Hornets (0-0) at Celtics (0-0) Preseason Game #1
Post by: blink on October 02, 2017, 08:21:05 PM
Kyrie's D hasn't always been the most fundamental, but he's been pretty active and aggressive so far.

I agree, I have been watching him pretty close on D.  He is active and quick.  He maybe isn't naturally a great lock down defender, but he is a talented defender.
Title: Re: Hornets (0-0) at Celtics (0-0) Preseason Game #1
Post by: CelticSooner on October 02, 2017, 08:21:10 PM
Not even close on those shots by Tatum.

R_E_L_A_X

it is first pre season game at garden for the guy. give him time.

Who said I wasn't?
Title: Re: Hornets (0-0) at Celtics (0-0) Preseason Game #1
Post by: crimson_stallion on October 02, 2017, 08:21:13 PM
Like what I'm seeing from Rozier tonight - playing incredibly hard / aggressive on both ends of the court.  Appears more under control on both ends, and my god he is fast. 

If he keeps it up all game he could be an X-Factor this year.
Title: Re: Hornets (0-0) at Celtics (0-0) Preseason Game #1
Post by: liam on October 02, 2017, 08:22:55 PM
Jaylen with the iceman finger roll!
Title: Re: Hornets (0-0) at Celtics (0-0) Preseason Game #1
Post by: mainevent on October 02, 2017, 08:22:59 PM
Did Lamb become good when I wasn't looking?

Maybe you just haven't been watching their games but Lamb has always been a pure scorer. A lot like Lou Williams.
Title: Re: Hornets (0-0) at Celtics (0-0) Preseason Game #1
Post by: Rosco917 on October 02, 2017, 08:23:11 PM
Baynes is like a mountain.
Title: Re: Hornets (0-0) at Celtics (0-0) Preseason Game #1
Post by: crimson_stallion on October 02, 2017, 08:23:17 PM
I also can't even begin to describe how nice it is seeing a legitimate big man out there protecting the basket, affecting shots and aggressively pursuing rebounds.  I really like Baynes out there.
Title: Re: Hornets (0-0) at Celtics (0-0) Preseason Game #1
Post by: jpotter33 on October 02, 2017, 08:23:19 PM
Man, if we continue to get these types of open looks during the season, especially for Gordon and Kyrie, we're going to average 105+.
Title: Re: Hornets (0-0) at Celtics (0-0) Preseason Game #1
Post by: CelticSooner on October 02, 2017, 08:23:40 PM
C's have had some really good looks. Ball just isn't falling right now.
Title: Re: Hornets (0-0) at Celtics (0-0) Preseason Game #1
Post by: keevsnick on October 02, 2017, 08:23:42 PM
Dwight Howard may be a locker room cancer but every once and a while he does something that reminds you how good he once was and may still be at times.
Title: Re: Hornets (0-0) at Celtics (0-0) Preseason Game #1
Post by: liam on October 02, 2017, 08:23:47 PM
Baynes is like a mountain.

The Mountain!  I like it!
Title: Re: Hornets (0-0) at Celtics (0-0) Preseason Game #1
Post by: esel1000 on October 02, 2017, 08:24:02 PM
I really like Baynes. Solid big.
Title: Re: Hornets (0-0) at Celtics (0-0) Preseason Game #1
Post by: mr. dee on October 02, 2017, 08:24:32 PM
Baynes is like a mountain.

The Mountain!  I like it!

I prefer to call him a viking 'cause he really looks like one.
Title: Re: Hornets (0-0) at Celtics (0-0) Preseason Game #1
Post by: Boston Garden Leprechaun on October 02, 2017, 08:24:39 PM
Man Baynes is a good defender.

man he looks good shooting  in the key. wow
Title: Re: Hornets (0-0) at Celtics (0-0) Preseason Game #1
Post by: jpotter33 on October 02, 2017, 08:24:55 PM
Big Al! That Kyrie/Al Pick n Pop should be absolutely deadly  if Al is going to keep hitting these wing threes.
Title: Re: Hornets (0-0) at Celtics (0-0) Preseason Game #1
Post by: blink on October 02, 2017, 08:25:13 PM
I am interested in this backcourt lineup Marcus and Jaylen
Title: Re: Hornets (0-0) at Celtics (0-0) Preseason Game #1
Post by: hwangjini_1 on October 02, 2017, 08:25:13 PM
How does Haynes look? The box score says he is active.
Title: Re: Hornets (0-0) at Celtics (0-0) Preseason Game #1
Post by: max215 on October 02, 2017, 08:25:35 PM
Al's open all day on the pick and pop.
Title: Re: Hornets (0-0) at Celtics (0-0) Preseason Game #1
Post by: Boston Garden Leprechaun on October 02, 2017, 08:25:36 PM
Not even close on those shots by Tatum.

R_E_L_A_X

it is first pre season game at garden for the guy. give him time.

Who said I wasn't?

sorry. my bad lol
Title: Re: Hornets (0-0) at Celtics (0-0) Preseason Game #1
Post by: liam on October 02, 2017, 08:25:57 PM
How does Haynes look? The box score says he is active.

Baynes? Yeah, he looks great. He can really move his feet.
Title: Re: Hornets (0-0) at Celtics (0-0) Preseason Game #1
Post by: jpotter33 on October 02, 2017, 08:26:12 PM
Okay, Smart, smart shot selection now.
Title: Re: Hornets (0-0) at Celtics (0-0) Preseason Game #1
Post by: mr. dee on October 02, 2017, 08:26:24 PM
Marcus Curry
Title: Re: Hornets (0-0) at Celtics (0-0) Preseason Game #1
Post by: keevsnick on October 02, 2017, 08:26:33 PM
That is vintage smart. Drains one three, airballs the next one.
Title: Re: Hornets (0-0) at Celtics (0-0) Preseason Game #1
Post by: Boston Garden Leprechaun on October 02, 2017, 08:27:00 PM
I'm just gonna lay this out there.

This team is gonna wreck stuff this year.

get ready cavs.

we coming for you. 
Title: Re: Hornets (0-0) at Celtics (0-0) Preseason Game #1
Post by: mr. dee on October 02, 2017, 08:27:05 PM
That is vintage smart. Drains one three, airballs the next one.

It grazed the rim
Title: Re: Hornets (0-0) at Celtics (0-0) Preseason Game #1
Post by: blink on October 02, 2017, 08:28:10 PM
That is vintage smart. Drains one three, airballs the next one.

It grazed the rim

i would take hit one 3, then airball one from Smart all year haha 50% from 3 tonight so far
Title: Re: Hornets (0-0) at Celtics (0-0) Preseason Game #1
Post by: hwangjini_1 on October 02, 2017, 08:28:19 PM
That is vintage smart. Drains one three, airballs the next one.

It grazed the rim
Baby steps.  ;D
Title: Re: Hornets (0-0) at Celtics (0-0) Preseason Game #1
Post by: keevsnick on October 02, 2017, 08:28:45 PM
That is vintage smart. Drains one three, airballs the next one.

It grazed the rim

Ahh, well than never mind that changes everything.
Title: Re: Hornets (0-0) at Celtics (0-0) Preseason Game #1
Post by: bostonsportsforlife on October 02, 2017, 08:29:00 PM
Ball movement looks pretty great save for a few Kyrie iso possessions ****
Title: Re: Hornets (0-0) at Celtics (0-0) Preseason Game #1
Post by: SCeltic34 on October 02, 2017, 08:29:00 PM
How does Haynes look? The box score says he is active.

Baynes? Yeah, he looks great. He can really move his feet.

Lots of people are sleeping on Baynes.  He's a solid player who is going to help us big time this year.  He'd sometimes finish games in place of Drummond because of his activity and gritty play.  His ability to make free throws didn't hurt either.
Title: Re: Hornets (0-0) at Celtics (0-0) Preseason Game #1
Post by: liam on October 02, 2017, 08:29:02 PM
I am definitely overacting to how good this team looks!
Title: Re: Hornets (0-0) at Celtics (0-0) Preseason Game #1
Post by: Boston Garden Leprechaun on October 02, 2017, 08:29:25 PM
How does Haynes look? The box score says he is active.

Baynes? Yeah, he looks great. He can really move his feet.

yep. i am ecstatic with what i am witnessing. the potential of this ballclub is THROUGH THE ROOF!
Title: Re: Hornets (0-0) at Celtics (0-0) Preseason Game #1
Post by: Rosco917 on October 02, 2017, 08:30:08 PM
How does Haynes look? The box score says he is active.



He does more than just the dirty work...solid player.
Title: Re: Hornets (0-0) at Celtics (0-0) Preseason Game #1
Post by: blink on October 02, 2017, 08:30:14 PM
I am definitely overacting to how good this team looks!

plus we are missing our tough guy Morris. 
Let the expectations ride sky high!
Title: Re: Hornets (0-0) at Celtics (0-0) Preseason Game #1
Post by: Boston Garden Leprechaun on October 02, 2017, 08:31:33 PM
How does Haynes look? The box score says he is active.



He does more than just the dirty work...solid player.

yep. HE IS A HUGE BONUS
Title: Re: Hornets (0-0) at Celtics (0-0) Preseason Game #1
Post by: jpotter33 on October 02, 2017, 08:31:37 PM
Baynes for MVP? Geeze. Who would've thought our bigs would be the best two players tonight thus far after last year? lol
Title: Re: Hornets (0-0) at Celtics (0-0) Preseason Game #1
Post by: mr. dee on October 02, 2017, 08:32:19 PM
Baynes mid-range game is wet.
Title: Re: Hornets (0-0) at Celtics (0-0) Preseason Game #1
Post by: CelticSooner on October 02, 2017, 08:32:42 PM
Players like Baynes become fan favorites really fast. Might just have to get me a jersey lol
Title: Re: Hornets (0-0) at Celtics (0-0) Preseason Game #1
Post by: jpotter33 on October 02, 2017, 08:32:46 PM
Haha I love it, Baynes! He's the big enforcer we needed last year!
Title: Re: Hornets (0-0) at Celtics (0-0) Preseason Game #1
Post by: Boston Garden Leprechaun on October 02, 2017, 08:33:17 PM
KYRIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIE  FOR THREEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE
Title: Re: Hornets (0-0) at Celtics (0-0) Preseason Game #1
Post by: mr. dee on October 02, 2017, 08:33:17 PM
Wait, is this a playoff or a pre-season game?
Title: Re: Hornets (0-0) at Celtics (0-0) Preseason Game #1
Post by: Rosco917 on October 02, 2017, 08:33:39 PM
Yep, gonna like this Baynes guy.
Title: Re: Hornets (0-0) at Celtics (0-0) Preseason Game #1
Post by: jpotter33 on October 02, 2017, 08:34:19 PM
Come on, Smart. That's a bad shot.
Title: Re: Hornets (0-0) at Celtics (0-0) Preseason Game #1
Post by: Boston Garden Leprechaun on October 02, 2017, 08:35:26 PM
Baynes mid-range game is wet.

yep. he can score! unreal  i am on cloud 9
Title: Re: Hornets (0-0) at Celtics (0-0) Preseason Game #1
Post by: CelticSooner on October 02, 2017, 08:35:44 PM
What did Tommy just say  :o
Title: Re: Hornets (0-0) at Celtics (0-0) Preseason Game #1
Post by: crimson_stallion on October 02, 2017, 08:35:48 PM
Was that the first miss all night from Baynes?  Guy seems to make everything!
Title: Re: Hornets (0-0) at Celtics (0-0) Preseason Game #1
Post by: SCeltic34 on October 02, 2017, 08:35:51 PM
lol at Tommy's remark at looking at Baynes in the shower.  Didn't exactly come across right.
Title: Re: Hornets (0-0) at Celtics (0-0) Preseason Game #1
Post by: liam on October 02, 2017, 08:35:52 PM
Tommy is talking about Baynes in the shower, too funny!
Title: Re: Hornets (0-0) at Celtics (0-0) Preseason Game #1
Post by: esel1000 on October 02, 2017, 08:36:07 PM
Kyrie can really pass!
Title: Re: Hornets (0-0) at Celtics (0-0) Preseason Game #1
Post by: CelticSooner on October 02, 2017, 08:36:25 PM
They were disappointed because he wasn't in a contract year lol
Title: Re: Hornets (0-0) at Celtics (0-0) Preseason Game #1
Post by: Kuberski33 on October 02, 2017, 08:36:26 PM
Come on, Smart. That's a bad shot.
I would like him to stop looking for his 3 every frickin time he has the ball beyond the arc.
Title: Re: Hornets (0-0) at Celtics (0-0) Preseason Game #1
Post by: jpotter33 on October 02, 2017, 08:37:31 PM
Kyrie has already shown that he's a much better passer than people give him credit for. I think he's even been a bit tentative tonight trying not to shoot too much and trying to facilitate more.
Title: Re: Hornets (0-0) at Celtics (0-0) Preseason Game #1
Post by: mr. dee on October 02, 2017, 08:37:35 PM
Come on, Smart. That's a bad shot.
I would like him to stop looking for his 3 every frickin time he has the ball beyond the arc.

He's tanking himself so Danny could sign him to a bargain contract ;D
Title: Re: Hornets (0-0) at Celtics (0-0) Preseason Game #1
Post by: SCeltic34 on October 02, 2017, 08:39:28 PM
Horford in the right spot defensively twice in a row for two stops, one of which was a block.  Such a valuable player.
Title: Re: Hornets (0-0) at Celtics (0-0) Preseason Game #1
Post by: crimson_stallion on October 02, 2017, 08:39:38 PM
Come on, Smart. That's a bad shot.

Smart will be Smart lol

If he can keep his 3PT shooting upwards of 36% then I can honestly tolerate him taking the occasional bad shot.

My surprise is that considering how much weight he's lost and how much more cut he is, he still looks surprisingly sluggish out there by guard standards.  Appreciate his hustle though. 
Title: Re: Hornets (0-0) at Celtics (0-0) Preseason Game #1
Post by: blink on October 02, 2017, 08:39:42 PM
Walker is a pretty dangerous player.  Easy to forget.
Title: Re: Hornets (0-0) at Celtics (0-0) Preseason Game #1
Post by: Boston Garden Leprechaun on October 02, 2017, 08:39:58 PM
we know hayward, kyrie and horford will score

if marcus and brown are much improved

and tatum learns fast with others. baynes looks rock solid.

wow
Title: Re: Hornets (0-0) at Celtics (0-0) Preseason Game #1
Post by: CelticSooner on October 02, 2017, 08:39:58 PM
They have missed a lot of wide open shots. I don't expect that continue.
Title: Re: Hornets (0-0) at Celtics (0-0) Preseason Game #1
Post by: jpotter33 on October 02, 2017, 08:40:41 PM
Preseason I know, but the best stat so far? We have 27 rebounds at the half, including 8 offensive rebounds.
Title: Re: Hornets (0-0) at Celtics (0-0) Preseason Game #1
Post by: Boston Garden Leprechaun on October 02, 2017, 08:41:08 PM
They have missed a lot of wide open shots. I don't expect that continue.

agreed
Title: Re: Hornets (0-0) at Celtics (0-0) Preseason Game #1
Post by: jpotter33 on October 02, 2017, 08:41:26 PM
Walker is a pretty dangerous player.  Easy to forget.

Yeah, I've always been a big Kemba fan.
Title: Re: Hornets (0-0) at Celtics (0-0) Preseason Game #1
Post by: Boston Garden Leprechaun on October 02, 2017, 08:41:43 PM
Preseason I know, but the best stat so far? We have 27 rebounds at the half, including 8 offensive rebounds.

WOW....:)
Title: Re: Hornets (0-0) at Celtics (0-0) Preseason Game #1
Post by: Hank Finkel on October 02, 2017, 08:42:32 PM
I like Baynes. He is a load and has an edge to him. He will help the C's toughness this year. 
Title: Re: Hornets (0-0) at Celtics (0-0) Preseason Game #1
Post by: blink on October 02, 2017, 08:42:38 PM
only thing bad about 1st half is not enough shots for GH. (I looked again at the stats, and I take that back)  no bad things about 1st half.

Def effort was pretty good, Baynes was good, Yabu with good hustle.  Brown, Smart, Rozier, Horford all look just as good or better than last year.

I am excited.
Title: Re: Hornets (0-0) at Celtics (0-0) Preseason Game #1
Post by: Rosco917 on October 02, 2017, 08:44:04 PM
This team will end up a much better-balanced team than last year. This team will be flat out deep by the end oof the year.
Title: Re: Hornets (0-0) at Celtics (0-0) Preseason Game #1
Post by: 2short on October 02, 2017, 08:44:55 PM
Baynes looks like a starter.  Granted from 1 preseason game.  But like what he brings and that moves at to pf spot.  Really like his boxing out/rebounding.
Title: Re: Hornets (0-0) at Celtics (0-0) Preseason Game #1
Post by: hwangjini_1 on October 02, 2017, 08:45:19 PM
Wow. Smart has taken SEVEN three pointers in the first half...and made three. So far so good.  Maybe he will be curry II.  ;D
Title: Re: Hornets (0-0) at Celtics (0-0) Preseason Game #1
Post by: Boston Garden Leprechaun on October 02, 2017, 08:46:30 PM
This team will end up a much better-balanced team than last year. This team will be flat out deep by the end oof the year.

yep. whoever said we had no bench is living in fairy land. we will have a good 1st and second string before it is all said and done. the talent is there.
Title: Re: Hornets (0-0) at Celtics (0-0) Preseason Game #1
Post by: Boston Garden Leprechaun on October 02, 2017, 08:47:24 PM
Wow. Smart has taken SEVEN three pointers in the first half...and made three. So far so good.  Maybe he will be curry II.  ;D

I love eating curry! ;p
Title: Re: Hornets (0-0) at Celtics (0-0) Preseason Game #1
Post by: ozgod on October 02, 2017, 08:47:34 PM
Jayson needs to relax, he looked really wound up. I guess first game, wanna do well. I think if he gets a field goal to drop he will loosen up.
Title: Re: Hornets (0-0) at Celtics (0-0) Preseason Game #1
Post by: Neurotic Guy on October 02, 2017, 08:48:36 PM
I am not confident Smart will improve his shot selection -- however -- he really should be putting up the 3's.   He's worked on changing his form on the 3 and he needs to get practice delivering it in game situations.  Practice isn't the same. 

If it falls at a good rate, he's going to be a weapon.  I hope he's not jacking them up at a rate of 7 per half when the season is underway.
Title: Re: Hornets (0-0) at Celtics (0-0) Preseason Game #1
Post by: manl_lui on October 02, 2017, 08:49:05 PM
I'm liking what I'm seeing from Baynes. That is a big dude who hustles and is not afraid to set a very hard pick.

Tatum is playing how Brown played last year as a rookie, a bit too anxious.

Smart is looking good so far but still trigger happy with the 3, but he's 50% so meh

Irving and Hayward duo is looking very very good so far

Horford is his usual self, all around player, very very nice player

Rozier very very active

Yabu, limited minutes so far but i like how he's flying everywhere
Title: Re: Hornets (0-0) at Celtics (0-0) Preseason Game #1
Post by: tarheelsxxiii on October 02, 2017, 08:50:40 PM
Looks like Kyrie is an impressive 4-11 from the field in 19 minutes.  Solid efficiency.  Bet he looks super cool doing it though, right?
Title: Re: Hornets (0-0) at Celtics (0-0) Preseason Game #1
Post by: Kuberski33 on October 02, 2017, 08:51:42 PM
This team will end up a much better-balanced team than last year. This team will be flat out deep by the end oof the year.

yep. whoever said we had no bench is living in fairy land. we will have a good 1st and second string before it is all said and done. the talent is there.
Talent is there but you need to have consistency. it's a function of talent.  Young guys are rarely consistent.
Title: Re: Hornets (0-0) at Celtics (0-0) Preseason Game #1
Post by: RJ87 on October 02, 2017, 08:52:47 PM
Kyrie has already shown that he's a much better passer than people give him credit for. I think he's even been a bit tentative tonight trying not to shoot too much and trying to facilitate more.

Yeah, I felt he was looking to pass too much.
Title: Re: Hornets (0-0) at Celtics (0-0) Preseason Game #1
Post by: Surferdad on October 02, 2017, 08:52:50 PM
we know hayward, kyrie and horford will score

if marcus and brown are much improved

and tatum learns fast with others. baynes looks rock solid.

wow
Good summary of my thoughts too, tp.  Tatum is going to get open looks with GH, KI and AH on the floor.
Title: Re: Hornets (0-0) at Celtics (0-0) Preseason Game #1
Post by: liam on October 02, 2017, 08:55:07 PM
Starting front court has: 15 pts, 9 rbs, 5 ast. and 3 blks
Title: Re: Hornets (0-0) at Celtics (0-0) Preseason Game #1
Post by: ozgod on October 02, 2017, 08:55:44 PM
Whatís with all these nothing fouls theyíre calling
Title: Re: Hornets (0-0) at Celtics (0-0) Preseason Game #1
Post by: liam on October 02, 2017, 08:56:15 PM
Whatís with all these nothing fouls theyíre calling

Preseason refs...
Title: Re: Hornets (0-0) at Celtics (0-0) Preseason Game #1
Post by: positivitize on October 02, 2017, 08:56:45 PM
Time for the 2nd unit to have a trial by fire.
Title: Re: Hornets (0-0) at Celtics (0-0) Preseason Game #1
Post by: Boston Garden Leprechaun on October 02, 2017, 08:57:00 PM
BAYNES AGAIN!
Title: Re: Hornets (0-0) at Celtics (0-0) Preseason Game #1
Post by: jpotter33 on October 02, 2017, 08:58:06 PM
Hate that we're not playing our starters and they're keeping theirs in, even when they're pretty much the exact same team as last year and we're pretty much brand new.
Title: Re: Hornets (0-0) at Celtics (0-0) Preseason Game #1
Post by: SCeltic34 on October 02, 2017, 08:58:55 PM
Jaylen made the mistake of going under the pick again after Batum made a 3 on the previous possession.  Luckily Batum missed but it's not good to make the same mistake twice in a row.
Title: Re: Hornets (0-0) at Celtics (0-0) Preseason Game #1
Post by: jpotter33 on October 02, 2017, 08:59:20 PM
Holy Schnikes, Brown!
Title: Re: Hornets (0-0) at Celtics (0-0) Preseason Game #1
Post by: mr. dee on October 02, 2017, 08:59:24 PM
Hate that we're not playing our starters and they're keeping theirs in.

As long as the bench hold on their own, its all good.
Title: Re: Hornets (0-0) at Celtics (0-0) Preseason Game #1
Post by: liam on October 02, 2017, 09:00:31 PM
Holy crap Jaylen!
Title: Re: Hornets (0-0) at Celtics (0-0) Preseason Game #1
Post by: positivitize on October 02, 2017, 09:01:01 PM
TATUM ISLAND
Title: Re: Hornets (0-0) at Celtics (0-0) Preseason Game #1
Post by: liam on October 02, 2017, 09:02:35 PM
Is it Theis time?
Title: Re: Hornets (0-0) at Celtics (0-0) Preseason Game #1
Post by: Surferdad on October 02, 2017, 09:02:37 PM
Jaylen made the mistake of going under the pick again after Batum made a 3 on the previous possession.  Luckily Batum missed but it's not good to make the same mistake twice in a row.
Batum is schooling Jaylen.  I hope he steps up and matches his offensive intensity with some focus on defense.
Title: Re: Hornets (0-0) at Celtics (0-0) Preseason Game #1
Post by: Surferdad on October 02, 2017, 09:03:52 PM
Is it Theis time?
And some other deep bench players too.
Title: Re: Hornets (0-0) at Celtics (0-0) Preseason Game #1
Post by: blink on October 02, 2017, 09:04:29 PM
Jaylen made the mistake of going under the pick again after Batum made a 3 on the previous possession.  Luckily Batum missed but it's not good to make the same mistake twice in a row.
Batum is schooling Jaylen.  I hope he steps up and matches his offensive intensity with some focus on defense.

I am not sure that 3-8 from the field is really schooling someone, but it seems like Batum is hitting shots when Brown is on him....
Title: Re: Hornets (0-0) at Celtics (0-0) Preseason Game #1
Post by: liam on October 02, 2017, 09:05:17 PM
Jaylen made the mistake of going under the pick again after Batum made a 3 on the previous possession.  Luckily Batum missed but it's not good to make the same mistake twice in a row.
Batum is schooling Jaylen.  I hope he steps up and matches his offensive intensity with some focus on defense.

I am not sure that 3-8 from the field is really schooling someone, but it seems like Batum is hitting shots when Brown is on him....

It's middle school...
Title: Re: Hornets (0-0) at Celtics (0-0) Preseason Game #1
Post by: blink on October 02, 2017, 09:06:25 PM
Jaylen made the mistake of going under the pick again after Batum made a 3 on the previous possession.  Luckily Batum missed but it's not good to make the same mistake twice in a row.
Batum is schooling Jaylen.  I hope he steps up and matches his offensive intensity with some focus on defense.

I am not sure that 3-8 from the field is really schooling someone, but it seems like Batum is hitting shots when Brown is on him....

It's middle school...

school-yarded a few times?
Title: Re: Hornets (0-0) at Celtics (0-0) Preseason Game #1
Post by: mr. dee on October 02, 2017, 09:06:53 PM
3 rookies on the floor. The hornet starters are taking advantage of their inexperience.
Title: Re: Hornets (0-0) at Celtics (0-0) Preseason Game #1
Post by: liam on October 02, 2017, 09:08:39 PM
Howard getting a star call...
Title: Re: Hornets (0-0) at Celtics (0-0) Preseason Game #1
Post by: Boris Badenov on October 02, 2017, 09:08:43 PM
...the 3rd quarter, from which we learn that once we hit the regular season, one of Al Horford, Kyrie Irving or Gordon Hayward must be on the floor at all times.
Title: Re: Hornets (0-0) at Celtics (0-0) Preseason Game #1
Post by: liam on October 02, 2017, 09:10:30 PM
Larkin be barkin'
Title: Re: Hornets (0-0) at Celtics (0-0) Preseason Game #1
Post by: mr. dee on October 02, 2017, 09:10:50 PM
...the 3rd quarter, from which we learn that once we hit the regular season, one of Al Horford, Kyrie Irving or Gordon Hayward must be on the floor at all times.

Brad should tell Kyrie that he needs to score when Hayward and Horford are out.
Title: Re: Hornets (0-0) at Celtics (0-0) Preseason Game #1
Post by: blink on October 02, 2017, 09:11:02 PM
Shane with a little shimmy move there
Title: Re: Hornets (0-0) at Celtics (0-0) Preseason Game #1
Post by: Boston Garden Leprechaun on October 02, 2017, 09:11:10 PM
...the 3rd quarter, from which we learn that once we hit the regular season, one of Al Horford, Kyrie Irving or Gordon Hayward must be on the floor at all times.

well once we hitthe playoffs hopefully that will not be a issue
Title: Re: Hornets (0-0) at Celtics (0-0) Preseason Game #1
Post by: Surferdad on October 02, 2017, 09:11:11 PM
Jaylen made the mistake of going under the pick again after Batum made a 3 on the previous possession.  Luckily Batum missed but it's not good to make the same mistake twice in a row.
Batum is schooling Jaylen.  I hope he steps up and matches his offensive intensity with some focus on defense.

I am not sure that 3-8 from the field is really schooling someone, but it seems like Batum is hitting shots when Brown is on him....
Not overall in the game, but Nic hit like 3-4 shots in a row there. Brown too athletic to not be a good defender.
Title: Re: Hornets (0-0) at Celtics (0-0) Preseason Game #1
Post by: Boris Badenov on October 02, 2017, 09:11:43 PM
...the 3rd quarter, from which we learn that once we hit the regular season, one of Al Horford, Kyrie Irving or Gordon Hayward must be on the floor at all times.

Brad should tell Kyrie that he needs to score when Hayward and Horford are out.

I don't think that will be necessary.
Title: Re: Hornets (0-0) at Celtics (0-0) Preseason Game #1
Post by: BitterJim on October 02, 2017, 09:12:32 PM
Howard getting a star call...

Yabu overcommited. We're lucky that Howard was fouled
Title: Re: Hornets (0-0) at Celtics (0-0) Preseason Game #1
Post by: liam on October 02, 2017, 09:13:04 PM
Howard getting a star call...

Yabu overcommited. We're lucky that Howard was fouled

Looked like a good block by Tatum...
Title: Re: Hornets (0-0) at Celtics (0-0) Preseason Game #1
Post by: Boris Badenov on October 02, 2017, 09:13:41 PM
Tatum is pressing.
Title: Re: Hornets (0-0) at Celtics (0-0) Preseason Game #1
Post by: jpotter33 on October 02, 2017, 09:14:02 PM
Yabu isn't very good, but I love his hustle and activity out there. He's big and he knows how to use his size in rebounding and physical play.
Title: Re: Hornets (0-0) at Celtics (0-0) Preseason Game #1
Post by: liam on October 02, 2017, 09:14:08 PM
Tatum is pushing.

Yeah, he's in his own head right now...
Title: Re: Hornets (0-0) at Celtics (0-0) Preseason Game #1
Post by: BitterJim on October 02, 2017, 09:14:45 PM
Nader looks good with the ball in his hands. Hopefully he can play good enough D against SGs to warrant getting minutes
Title: Re: Hornets (0-0) at Celtics (0-0) Preseason Game #1
Post by: blink on October 02, 2017, 09:14:46 PM
Nader!
Title: Re: Hornets (0-0) at Celtics (0-0) Preseason Game #1
Post by: blink on October 02, 2017, 09:15:10 PM
I think I like the 3rd string more than the 2nd right now.
Title: Re: Hornets (0-0) at Celtics (0-0) Preseason Game #1
Post by: mr. dee on October 02, 2017, 09:15:12 PM
Yabu isn't very good, but I love his hustle and activity out there. He's big and he knows how to use his size in rebounding and physical play.

He's very raw. He needs to be paired with veteran players to guide him.
Title: Re: Hornets (0-0) at Celtics (0-0) Preseason Game #1
Post by: Surferdad on October 02, 2017, 09:15:15 PM
3rd string looking better than 2nd string....
Title: Re: Hornets (0-0) at Celtics (0-0) Preseason Game #1
Post by: liam on October 02, 2017, 09:15:32 PM
Theis!
Title: Re: Hornets (0-0) at Celtics (0-0) Preseason Game #1
Post by: jpotter33 on October 02, 2017, 09:16:04 PM
I've been impressed with Larkin.

And Tatum has impressed me more defensively tonight and on the boards than anything offensively.
Title: Re: Hornets (0-0) at Celtics (0-0) Preseason Game #1
Post by: liam on October 02, 2017, 09:16:19 PM
3rd string looking better than 2nd string....

Larkin looks better running the team than Rozier...
Title: Re: Hornets (0-0) at Celtics (0-0) Preseason Game #1
Post by: Boston Garden Leprechaun on October 02, 2017, 09:16:30 PM
3rd string looking better than 2nd string....

LOL  nader looks good. nice roll to hoop by Theis!
Title: Re: Hornets (0-0) at Celtics (0-0) Preseason Game #1
Post by: Surferdad on October 02, 2017, 09:16:32 PM
I think I like the 3rd string more than the 2nd right now.
TP, almost identical post!
Title: Re: Hornets (0-0) at Celtics (0-0) Preseason Game #1
Post by: Boston Garden Leprechaun on October 02, 2017, 09:16:45 PM
Howard getting a star call...

Yabu overcommited. We're lucky that Howard was fouled

Looked like a good block by Tatum...

it was
Title: Re: Hornets (0-0) at Celtics (0-0) Preseason Game #1
Post by: blink on October 02, 2017, 09:16:46 PM
Nader X2!
Title: Re: Hornets (0-0) at Celtics (0-0) Preseason Game #1
Post by: jpotter33 on October 02, 2017, 09:17:09 PM
He's got "Theis" in his veins!!
Title: Re: Hornets (0-0) at Celtics (0-0) Preseason Game #1
Post by: Boston Garden Leprechaun on October 02, 2017, 09:17:30 PM
DANIEL THEIS LOOKS VERY NICE!  8)
Title: Re: Hornets (0-0) at Celtics (0-0) Preseason Game #1
Post by: BitterJim on October 02, 2017, 09:17:33 PM
Well that is not how I though "Theis" was pronounced lol
Title: Re: Hornets (0-0) at Celtics (0-0) Preseason Game #1
Post by: blink on October 02, 2017, 09:17:35 PM
I think I like the 3rd string more than the 2nd right now.
TP, almost identical post!

I know TP to you too man!
Title: Re: Hornets (0-0) at Celtics (0-0) Preseason Game #1
Post by: mr. dee on October 02, 2017, 09:18:21 PM
I'm loving the bigs on our team already. Yabu needs work but he brings energy and hustle.
Title: Re: Hornets (0-0) at Celtics (0-0) Preseason Game #1
Post by: Boston Garden Leprechaun on October 02, 2017, 09:18:29 PM
Well that is not how I though "Theis" was pronounced lol

just like former NFLers John and Mike TICE

THEIS pronounced TICE
Title: Re: Hornets (0-0) at Celtics (0-0) Preseason Game #1
Post by: blink on October 02, 2017, 09:18:31 PM
Larkin, Nader, Theis and hustle from Yabu, that was fun seeing those guys working hard.
Title: Re: Hornets (0-0) at Celtics (0-0) Preseason Game #1
Post by: mr. dee on October 02, 2017, 09:18:53 PM
Well that is not how I though "Theis" was pronounced lol

just like former NFLers John and Mike TICE

THEIS pronounced TICE

Or Thighs ;D
Title: Re: Hornets (0-0) at Celtics (0-0) Preseason Game #1
Post by: Eddie20 on October 02, 2017, 09:20:11 PM
Theis has to be ahead of both Yabu and Semi. Also, dare I say that Larkin's ability to run the offense is a much better for the second unit than Rozier's athletic/reckless game.
Title: Re: Hornets (0-0) at Celtics (0-0) Preseason Game #1
Post by: Boston Garden Leprechaun on October 02, 2017, 09:20:13 PM
Well that is not how I though "Theis" was pronounced lol

just like former NFLers John and Mike TICE

THEIS pronounced TICE

Or Thighs ;D

lol
Title: Re: Hornets (0-0) at Celtics (0-0) Preseason Game #1
Post by: liam on October 02, 2017, 09:20:31 PM
Theis has to be ahead of both Yabu and Semi. Also, dare I say that Larkin's ability to run the offense is a much better for the second unit than Rozier's athletic/reckless game.

Yes and yes!
Title: Re: Hornets (0-0) at Celtics (0-0) Preseason Game #1
Post by: Boston Garden Leprechaun on October 02, 2017, 09:20:36 PM
baynes with 10 points  so far!
Title: Re: Hornets (0-0) at Celtics (0-0) Preseason Game #1
Post by: blink on October 02, 2017, 09:20:53 PM
Theis has to be ahead of both Yabu and Semi. Also, dare I say that Larkin's ability to run the offense is a much better for the second unit than Rozier's athletic/reckless game.

Agreed, Larkin looks like he can run a team.
Title: Re: Hornets (0-0) at Celtics (0-0) Preseason Game #1
Post by: mctyson on October 02, 2017, 09:21:32 PM
 The bigs are FAR more athletic than they have been in maybe a decade.
Title: Re: Hornets (0-0) at Celtics (0-0) Preseason Game #1
Post by: liam on October 02, 2017, 09:21:33 PM
Theis has to be ahead of both Yabu and Semi. Also, dare I say that Larkin's ability to run the offense is a much better for the second unit than Rozier's athletic/reckless game.

Agreed, Larkin looks like he can run a team.

I can see what BS meant about Larkin now...
Title: Re: Hornets (0-0) at Celtics (0-0) Preseason Game #1
Post by: Kuberski33 on October 02, 2017, 09:21:38 PM
You need consistent outside shooting from your bench guys.  Not sure who other than Tatum is going to provide that. 
Title: Re: Hornets (0-0) at Celtics (0-0) Preseason Game #1
Post by: jpotter33 on October 02, 2017, 09:21:41 PM
Yeah, again, Tatum's defense and rebounding has been impressive tonight. 2 blocks and 2 steals.
Title: Re: Hornets (0-0) at Celtics (0-0) Preseason Game #1
Post by: Boston Garden Leprechaun on October 02, 2017, 09:21:46 PM
THEIS IS NICE AGAIN!  ;D
Title: Re: Hornets (0-0) at Celtics (0-0) Preseason Game #1
Post by: Surferdad on October 02, 2017, 09:22:14 PM
Theis is like putting together the best bits of Zeller and Jerebko.
Title: Re: Hornets (0-0) at Celtics (0-0) Preseason Game #1
Post by: Boston Garden Leprechaun on October 02, 2017, 09:22:51 PM
O M G block by theis

and nader hits a J!
Title: Re: Hornets (0-0) at Celtics (0-0) Preseason Game #1
Post by: hwangjini_1 on October 02, 2017, 09:22:59 PM
baynes with 10 points  so far!
So, is it too early to put him in the HOF?  ;D
Title: Re: Hornets (0-0) at Celtics (0-0) Preseason Game #1
Post by: Sophomore on October 02, 2017, 09:23:04 PM
One rule for Yabusele: DO NOT DRIBBLE.
Title: Re: Hornets (0-0) at Celtics (0-0) Preseason Game #1
Post by: ozgod on October 02, 2017, 09:23:37 PM
YAbu plays better without the ball than with it at the moment. He needs quite a bit of work. Tatum getting more confidence. And Theis looks to be a really useful addition.
Title: Re: Hornets (0-0) at Celtics (0-0) Preseason Game #1
Post by: blink on October 02, 2017, 09:23:55 PM
Nader for 3!!!!
Title: Re: Hornets (0-0) at Celtics (0-0) Preseason Game #1
Post by: hwangjini_1 on October 02, 2017, 09:24:12 PM
THEIS IS NICE AGAIN!  ;D
I sense that we will be seeing this a lot this season.  ;D
Title: Re: Hornets (0-0) at Celtics (0-0) Preseason Game #1
Post by: esel1000 on October 02, 2017, 09:24:13 PM
Theis for MVP!!! Not an overreaction  ;D
Title: Re: Hornets (0-0) at Celtics (0-0) Preseason Game #1
Post by: Surferdad on October 02, 2017, 09:24:14 PM
I like this lineup: Yabs, Theis, Tatum, Nader, Larkin
Title: Re: Hornets (0-0) at Celtics (0-0) Preseason Game #1
Post by: YoungOne87 on October 02, 2017, 09:24:19 PM
larkin could very well eat into roziers minutes
Title: Re: Hornets (0-0) at Celtics (0-0) Preseason Game #1
Post by: stes on October 02, 2017, 09:24:26 PM
this team is 15 deep! (:
Title: Re: Hornets (0-0) at Celtics (0-0) Preseason Game #1
Post by: liam on October 02, 2017, 09:24:34 PM
We have some rebounders this year!
Title: Re: Hornets (0-0) at Celtics (0-0) Preseason Game #1
Post by: jpotter33 on October 02, 2017, 09:24:34 PM
Really liking our bigs rotation so far with Al, Baynes, Tatum, and Theis. Add Morris to that mix and we're good to go!
Title: Re: Hornets (0-0) at Celtics (0-0) Preseason Game #1
Post by: Boston Garden Leprechaun on October 02, 2017, 09:25:41 PM
THEIS IS NICE AGAIN!  ;D
I sense that we will be seeing this a lot this season.  ;D

this is unreal. these 3rd teamers are killing it!
Title: Re: Hornets (0-0) at Celtics (0-0) Preseason Game #1
Post by: jpotter33 on October 02, 2017, 09:26:01 PM
Theis!
Title: Re: Hornets (0-0) at Celtics (0-0) Preseason Game #1
Post by: ozgod on October 02, 2017, 09:26:16 PM
Jaysonís much looser now. This unit seems to be felling much better than the earlier iteration
Title: Re: Hornets (0-0) at Celtics (0-0) Preseason Game #1
Post by: Boston Garden Leprechaun on October 02, 2017, 09:26:20 PM
We have some rebounders this year!

yeah i am definitely aroused. lol
Title: Re: Hornets (0-0) at Celtics (0-0) Preseason Game #1
Post by: crimson_stallion on October 02, 2017, 09:26:27 PM
Looks like Kyrie is an impressive 4-11 from the field in 19 minutes.  Solid efficiency.  Bet he looks super cool doing it though, right?

9 points, 4 rebounds, 3 assists, 2 steals in 19 minutes - I think it's pretty difficult to complain a about really. 

I mean Hayward has 6/5/1 on 2-6 shooting in the same minutes, and Tatum is 5/4/3 on 2-8 shooting and Brown has 6/1/3 on 2-7 shooting, Horford has 7/6/4 o 2-6 shooting - so I don't think it's fair to single out Kyrie here. 

This is the first preseason game for a team that has 10 new guys who have never played together - it's going to take time for guys to grow comfortable.
Title: Re: Hornets (0-0) at Celtics (0-0) Preseason Game #1
Post by: liam on October 02, 2017, 09:26:43 PM
Theis is looking good!
Title: Re: Hornets (0-0) at Celtics (0-0) Preseason Game #1
Post by: SCeltic34 on October 02, 2017, 09:26:55 PM
Theis with 9/6/2 in 6 minutes  :o
Title: Re: Hornets (0-0) at Celtics (0-0) Preseason Game #1
Post by: esel1000 on October 02, 2017, 09:27:12 PM
Theis 9-6-2 in 6 mins
Title: Re: Hornets (0-0) at Celtics (0-0) Preseason Game #1
Post by: colincb on October 02, 2017, 09:27:20 PM
I think Theis might make this team's rotation.
Title: Re: Hornets (0-0) at Celtics (0-0) Preseason Game #1
Post by: blink on October 02, 2017, 09:27:21 PM
day-um.  Larkin, Theis, Nader all playing really well...competition for minutes might be tougher than we all thought for our 2nd string guys.
Title: Re: Hornets (0-0) at Celtics (0-0) Preseason Game #1
Post by: YoungOne87 on October 02, 2017, 09:27:37 PM
proud of my fellow german theis! :)
Title: Re: Hornets (0-0) at Celtics (0-0) Preseason Game #1
Post by: Boston Garden Leprechaun on October 02, 2017, 09:27:50 PM
this team is 15 deep! (:

i am on cloud 9 right now. so excited.
Title: Re: Hornets (0-0) at Celtics (0-0) Preseason Game #1
Post by: stes on October 02, 2017, 09:28:09 PM
might have to order myself a Theis jersey before they get out of stock...
Title: Re: Hornets (0-0) at Celtics (0-0) Preseason Game #1
Post by: Eddie20 on October 02, 2017, 09:28:24 PM
Morris
Tatum
Theis
Larkin
Smart

It's really early, but right now that's the second unit that I believe will be the best for our club.
Title: Re: Hornets (0-0) at Celtics (0-0) Preseason Game #1
Post by: Rosco917 on October 02, 2017, 09:28:27 PM
So far Danny looks All-NBA GM.
Title: Re: Hornets (0-0) at Celtics (0-0) Preseason Game #1
Post by: Surferdad on October 02, 2017, 09:28:27 PM
I think Theiss might make this team's rotation.
He is bigger than I thought. Much bigger than Jerebko.
Title: Re: Hornets (0-0) at Celtics (0-0) Preseason Game #1
Post by: liam on October 02, 2017, 09:28:55 PM
day-um.  Larkin, Theis, Nader all playing really well...competition for minutes might be tougher than we all thought for our 2nd string guys.

3 string guys are putting those 2nd string guys on notice!
Title: Re: Hornets (0-0) at Celtics (0-0) Preseason Game #1
Post by: byennie on October 02, 2017, 09:28:56 PM
Theis with the modest per-48 of 72/48/16/8. Seems sustainable enough
Title: Re: Hornets (0-0) at Celtics (0-0) Preseason Game #1
Post by: positivitize on October 02, 2017, 09:29:47 PM
Theis looks really good.
Title: Re: Hornets (0-0) at Celtics (0-0) Preseason Game #1
Post by: Sophomore on October 02, 2017, 09:29:47 PM
Theis is Dave Cowens with a three point shot!! But taller!!!

Not an exaggeration.
Title: Re: Hornets (0-0) at Celtics (0-0) Preseason Game #1
Post by: tstorey_97 on October 02, 2017, 09:29:49 PM
Theis is just like Dave Cowens, but, he's German.
Title: Re: Hornets (0-0) at Celtics (0-0) Preseason Game #1
Post by: Boston Garden Leprechaun on October 02, 2017, 09:30:23 PM
So far Danny looks All-NBA GM.

AMEN BROTHER!
Title: Re: Hornets (0-0) at Celtics (0-0) Preseason Game #1
Post by: Mike Pemulis on October 02, 2017, 09:30:25 PM
Theis will sign with Jordan Brand this week in Charlotte.
Title: Re: Hornets (0-0) at Celtics (0-0) Preseason Game #1
Post by: Kuberski33 on October 02, 2017, 09:30:52 PM
Theis an athletic Olynyk?
Title: Re: Hornets (0-0) at Celtics (0-0) Preseason Game #1
Post by: blink on October 02, 2017, 09:30:57 PM
Semi for 3!!
Title: Re: Hornets (0-0) at Celtics (0-0) Preseason Game #1
Post by: mr. dee on October 02, 2017, 09:31:33 PM
Theis an athletic Olynyk?

Grittier, tougher.
Title: Re: Hornets (0-0) at Celtics (0-0) Preseason Game #1
Post by: Sophomore on October 02, 2017, 09:32:13 PM
Theis will sign with Jordan Brand this week in Charlotte.
The Jordan brand is changing its name to Theis brand.
Title: Re: Hornets (0-0) at Celtics (0-0) Preseason Game #1
Post by: jpotter33 on October 02, 2017, 09:33:56 PM
I like these new timeout rules. The game seems much faster and smoother without all of the required tv timeouts.
Title: Re: Hornets (0-0) at Celtics (0-0) Preseason Game #1
Post by: liam on October 02, 2017, 09:34:51 PM
All these rebounds are making me dizzy!
Title: Re: Hornets (0-0) at Celtics (0-0) Preseason Game #1
Post by: jpotter33 on October 02, 2017, 09:35:03 PM
Yeah, going to have to get me a Theis jersey.  :P
Title: Re: Hornets (0-0) at Celtics (0-0) Preseason Game #1
Post by: Boston Garden Leprechaun on October 02, 2017, 09:35:05 PM
OMG

THEIS can dribble to the hoop like big al! WOW
Title: Re: Hornets (0-0) at Celtics (0-0) Preseason Game #1
Post by: esel1000 on October 02, 2017, 09:35:18 PM
Theis will sign with Jordan Brand this week in Charlotte.
The Jordan brand is changing its name to Theis brand.
Jordan brand canít hold Theisís jockstrap
Title: Re: Hornets (0-0) at Celtics (0-0) Preseason Game #1
Post by: Kuberski33 on October 02, 2017, 09:35:19 PM
Wow...nice drive Theis
Title: Re: Hornets (0-0) at Celtics (0-0) Preseason Game #1
Post by: Surferdad on October 02, 2017, 09:35:27 PM
I know it's just the first pre-season game, but these dudes are making Danny Ainge look like a genius.
Title: Re: Hornets (0-0) at Celtics (0-0) Preseason Game #1
Post by: mr. dee on October 02, 2017, 09:35:46 PM
Jabari Legend! ;D
Title: Re: Hornets (0-0) at Celtics (0-0) Preseason Game #1
Post by: Boston Garden Leprechaun on October 02, 2017, 09:35:53 PM
All these rebounds are making me dizzy!

dude................we are so improved

rebounding

we have bigs who can score and defend in baynes and theis

i am shellshocked.
Title: Re: Hornets (0-0) at Celtics (0-0) Preseason Game #1
Post by: bello_man09 on October 02, 2017, 09:36:03 PM
I really really like bird.
Title: Re: Hornets (0-0) at Celtics (0-0) Preseason Game #1
Post by: RJ87 on October 02, 2017, 09:36:17 PM
Yeah, going to have to get me a Theis jersey.  :P

I'm all aboard the Theis hype train. Choo frickin choo!
Title: Re: Hornets (0-0) at Celtics (0-0) Preseason Game #1
Post by: positivitize on October 02, 2017, 09:36:38 PM
How's Irving, Smart, Hayward, Horford, Theis for a starting lineup?
Title: Re: Hornets (0-0) at Celtics (0-0) Preseason Game #1
Post by: Boston Garden Leprechaun on October 02, 2017, 09:36:59 PM
I know it's just the first pre-season game, but these dudes are making Danny Ainge look like a genius.

F A C T !!!!!!!!
Title: Re: Hornets (0-0) at Celtics (0-0) Preseason Game #1
Post by: crimson_stallion on October 02, 2017, 09:37:10 PM
I'm really excited about Tatum's all round game.   

Aside from Smart (who was an elite defender from day one) rookies usually struggle immensely on defence in their first games.  Can anybody remember how lost bad Sully, Olynyk and Brown looked defensively in their first preseason games? 

Tatum is actually having a real impact out there on defence, and for a 19 year old rookie this early on that is extremely promising.  He's playing with a huge amount of energy on D, and his length is allowing him to affecting shots and deflect balls.   

Maybe it's just me, but he seems to look a lot longer than the 6'8" height / 6'11" WS that he's listed at.  He looks at least as tall as Theis out there (6'9") and his arms seem to reach down practically to his knees.  I wouldn't be surprised at all if he measured at 6'9" height / 7'1" WS right now.
 
He's doing a solid job of rebounding and passing the ball too.  Doing a very nice job of passing over the top of double teams and finding the open man. 

He's made some rookie mistakes, but the upside on this kid is through the roof...
Title: Re: Hornets (0-0) at Celtics (0-0) Preseason Game #1
Post by: mctyson on October 02, 2017, 09:37:38 PM
So far Danny looks All-NBA GM.

Finding a 25-year old rookie in Germany who is a Hall of Fame lock is his coup de grace.
Title: Re: Hornets (0-0) at Celtics (0-0) Preseason Game #1
Post by: positivitize on October 02, 2017, 09:38:28 PM
So far Danny looks All-NBA GM.

Finding a 25-year old rookie in Germany who is a Hall of Fame lock is his coup de grace.

TP!
Title: Re: Hornets (0-0) at Celtics (0-0) Preseason Game #1
Post by: Surferdad on October 02, 2017, 09:38:29 PM
How's Irving, Smart, Hayward, Horford, Theis for a starting lineup?
Baynes played well. Even better is Theis as backup secret weapon off the bench.
Title: Re: Hornets (0-0) at Celtics (0-0) Preseason Game #1
Post by: Rosco917 on October 02, 2017, 09:39:50 PM
Yabu looks overweight.
Title: Re: Hornets (0-0) at Celtics (0-0) Preseason Game #1
Post by: Eddie20 on October 02, 2017, 09:40:01 PM
Semi plays with little motor. Aside from the 3, he was practically invisible. Yabu made a lot of mistakes, but he does have a motor.
Title: Re: Hornets (0-0) at Celtics (0-0) Preseason Game #1
Post by: blink on October 02, 2017, 09:40:06 PM
It feels like a tangible increase in the overall talent level for the C's...

hot take of course...
Title: Re: Hornets (0-0) at Celtics (0-0) Preseason Game #1
Post by: RJ87 on October 02, 2017, 09:40:27 PM
In all of the excitement of having basketball back + my new binkies in Baynes and Theis, I have to  say Yabusele looks... meh. I don't know if I see it for him.
Title: Re: Hornets (0-0) at Celtics (0-0) Preseason Game #1
Post by: stes on October 02, 2017, 09:40:36 PM
we might need to package some of our prospect for Porzingis or someone, because all of our players seem to know how to play.
Title: Re: Hornets (0-0) at Celtics (0-0) Preseason Game #1
Post by: positivitize on October 02, 2017, 09:40:37 PM
Yabu looks overweight.

Have him go on the Contract Year Marcus Smart Diet!
Title: Re: Hornets (0-0) at Celtics (0-0) Preseason Game #1
Post by: blink on October 02, 2017, 09:41:02 PM
Semi plays with a little motor. Aside from the 3, he was practically invisible. Yabu made a lot of mistakes, but he does have a motor.

Yabu has impressed me with his hustle.  Not sure if he a rotation player, but I like watching him work hard out there.
Title: Re: Hornets (0-0) at Celtics (0-0) Preseason Game #1
Post by: Neurotic Guy on October 02, 2017, 09:41:05 PM
Good look by Nader to Theis.  Liking Abdel too.   This team seems much improved.
Title: Re: Hornets (0-0) at Celtics (0-0) Preseason Game #1
Post by: footey on October 02, 2017, 09:41:19 PM
Larkin could get more minutes than Rozier, more of a point guard.

Abdul Nader playing better defense than I remember. Also his length really helps him when he switches to cover a big.
Title: Re: Hornets (0-0) at Celtics (0-0) Preseason Game #1
Post by: BlackCeltic on October 02, 2017, 09:42:08 PM
Jesus Theis! that lob
Title: Re: Hornets (0-0) at Celtics (0-0) Preseason Game #1
Post by: blink on October 02, 2017, 09:43:03 PM
Larkin could get more minutes than Rozier, more of a point guard.

Abdul Nader playing better defense than I remember. Also his length really helps him when he switches to cover a big.

Nader's ability to get to the hoop and be a scorer might help him get some minutes at some point.
Title: Re: Hornets (0-0) at Celtics (0-0) Preseason Game #1
Post by: bello_man09 on October 02, 2017, 09:43:03 PM
Theis could start for this team...he came in and just destroyed the second unit.
Title: Re: Hornets (0-0) at Celtics (0-0) Preseason Game #1
Post by: liam on October 02, 2017, 09:43:03 PM
Theis boxes out~ faint...
Title: Re: Hornets (0-0) at Celtics (0-0) Preseason Game #1
Post by: Boston Garden Leprechaun on October 02, 2017, 09:43:28 PM
Jesus Theis! that lob

BWAHAHAHAHAHAHHAHAHAHAHAHHA
Title: Re: Hornets (0-0) at Celtics (0-0) Preseason Game #1
Post by: colincb on October 02, 2017, 09:43:35 PM
So far one thing I really like is how aggressive offensively these second and third line guys have been.
Title: Re: Hornets (0-0) at Celtics (0-0) Preseason Game #1
Post by: RJ87 on October 02, 2017, 09:44:16 PM
Gordon's hair is glorious.
Title: Re: Hornets (0-0) at Celtics (0-0) Preseason Game #1
Post by: tstorey_97 on October 02, 2017, 09:44:56 PM
Theis blocks for Nader down the lane like a road grader!
Title: Re: Hornets (0-0) at Celtics (0-0) Preseason Game #1
Post by: Boston Garden Leprechaun on October 02, 2017, 09:45:22 PM
WE COMING FOR YOU CAVS!
Title: Re: Hornets (0-0) at Celtics (0-0) Preseason Game #1
Post by: manl_lui on October 02, 2017, 09:45:40 PM
Theis will see increased minutes as the season goes on if he keeps this up, I am loving what I am seeing so far
Title: Re: Hornets (0-0) at Celtics (0-0) Preseason Game #1
Post by: esel1000 on October 02, 2017, 09:45:45 PM
How's Irving, Smart, Hayward, Horford, Theis for a starting lineup?
Baynes played well. Even better is Theis as backup secret weapon off the bench.

Iím good with a starting lineup of just Theis playing all five positions at once
Title: Re: Hornets (0-0) at Celtics (0-0) Preseason Game #1
Post by: blink on October 02, 2017, 09:45:51 PM
Nader and Theis playing well together
Title: Re: Hornets (0-0) at Celtics (0-0) Preseason Game #1
Post by: positivitize on October 02, 2017, 09:46:19 PM
How's Irving, Smart, Hayward, Horford, Theis for a starting lineup?
Baynes played well. Even better is Theis as backup secret weapon off the bench.

Iím good with a starting lineup of just Theis playing all five positions at once

Is it too early to ask GE to clone Theis so that we can draft him in 20 years?
Title: Re: Hornets (0-0) at Celtics (0-0) Preseason Game #1
Post by: Boston Garden Leprechaun on October 02, 2017, 09:46:23 PM
theis and baynes............................

i just..............i just.........................man
Title: Re: Hornets (0-0) at Celtics (0-0) Preseason Game #1
Post by: liam on October 02, 2017, 09:46:42 PM
How's Irving, Smart, Hayward, Horford, Theis for a starting lineup?
Baynes played well. Even better is Theis as backup secret weapon off the bench.

Iím good with a starting lineup of just Theis playing all five positions at once

And player/coach!
Title: Re: Hornets (0-0) at Celtics (0-0) Preseason Game #1
Post by: Rosco917 on October 02, 2017, 09:46:52 PM
I was really impressed with Baynes, and Theis. Nice to have some talented size.

I think the projected rebounding problem will prove overblown.

Can't wait for Friday night.
Title: Re: Hornets (0-0) at Celtics (0-0) Preseason Game #1
Post by: Surferdad on October 02, 2017, 09:47:06 PM
Theis could start for this team...he came in and just destroyed the second unit.
Said it earlier, I would start Baynes as a more traditional center who can bang with anyone, then bring Theis off the bench against 2nd units. He did well that way tonight.
Title: Re: Hornets (0-0) at Celtics (0-0) Preseason Game #1
Post by: RJ87 on October 02, 2017, 09:47:23 PM
theis and baynes............................

i just..............i just.........................man

It's been so long since we've had physical bigs. I forgot what one looked like.
Title: Re: Hornets (0-0) at Celtics (0-0) Preseason Game #1
Post by: SHAQATTACK on October 02, 2017, 09:48:13 PM
Im still on the floor roll n






Tommy checking Baynes out " in the shower".


 ;D ;D ;D
Title: Re: Hornets (0-0) at Celtics (0-0) Preseason Game #1
Post by: Boston Garden Leprechaun on October 02, 2017, 09:48:47 PM
this team will be deadly once playoffs start. after 82 games of building chemistry

oh yeah
Title: Re: Hornets (0-0) at Celtics (0-0) Preseason Game #1
Post by: BlackCeltic on October 02, 2017, 09:48:52 PM
If only we had a Theis instead of a Jerebco last year. I'm eager to see how he plays with Al Horford. I also really Jabari Bird. Rozier is going to have a lot of youngbloods right behind him for those minutes.
Title: Re: Hornets (0-0) at Celtics (0-0) Preseason Game #1
Post by: liam on October 02, 2017, 09:49:08 PM
Danny put together some pieces that really fit well.
Title: Re: Hornets (0-0) at Celtics (0-0) Preseason Game #1
Post by: Greyman on October 02, 2017, 09:49:12 PM
A lot to like. I know pre season games don't mean much but I am less worried about the teams depth than before this game.
Title: Re: Hornets (0-0) at Celtics (0-0) Preseason Game #1
Post by: Mike Pemulis on October 02, 2017, 09:49:50 PM
Gordon's hair is glorious.
Got got bumped a few times early in the game. Completely unaffected.
Title: Re: Hornets (0-0) at Celtics (0-0) Preseason Game #1
Post by: bello_man09 on October 02, 2017, 09:51:27 PM
Im still on the floor roll n






Tommy checking Baynes out " in the shower".

LOL..i was like did he just say that.


 ;D ;D ;D
Title: Re: Hornets (0-0) at Celtics (0-0) Preseason Game #1
Post by: Kuberski33 on October 02, 2017, 09:51:46 PM
Larkin could get more minutes than Rozier, more of a point guard.

Abdul Nader playing better defense than I remember. Also his length really helps him when he switches to cover a big.

Nader's ability to get to the hoop and be a scorer might help him get some minutes at some point.
I do think he has a chance to get in the rotation and stay there - because he can score. Obviously he has to prove he can do it consistently against better talent than he saw in Maine but he certainly looked good tonight.
Title: Re: Hornets (0-0) at Celtics (0-0) Preseason Game #1
Post by: esel1000 on October 02, 2017, 09:52:27 PM
How's Irving, Smart, Hayward, Horford, Theis for a starting lineup?
Baynes played well. Even better is Theis as backup secret weapon off the bench.

Iím good with a starting lineup of just Theis playing all five positions at once

And player/coach!

May as well promote him to GM as well. DA is good but heís no Theis.
Title: Re: Hornets (0-0) at Celtics (0-0) Preseason Game #1
Post by: blink on October 02, 2017, 09:57:53 PM
13 guys with 13 minutes or more tonight.  A lotta guys look hungry for minutes.  Competition is good.  It is going to be fun to watch to see which guys beyond the top 8 are able carve out rotation minutes.
Title: Re: Hornets (0-0) at Celtics (0-0) Preseason Game #1
Post by: crimson_stallion on October 02, 2017, 09:59:39 PM
Our frontline of Horford / Morris / Baynes / Theis is starting to look really impressive right now, no matter how we arrange them. 

And I was worried about that being our biggest weakness!

I initially thought Morris was the clear cut starter up front, but starting to question that now.  If Theis can keep rebounding like this then it might make more sense for him to start alongside Horford, and then bring Morris/Baynes off the bench.  I feel they'd be a nice combo with Morris bringing an offensive spark on that second unit. 

Banes may well turn out to be a better version of current day Andrew Bogut.  Seems to have a similar style of game and similar skill set, but without the health concerns.

Of course this was just one game, so I'll try not to get TOO excited about our 2nd/3rd unit guys - but if they keep this up then this team will be a lot better then I thought.
Title: Re: Hornets (0-0) at Celtics (0-0) Preseason Game #1
Post by: RJ87 on October 02, 2017, 10:01:46 PM
Gordon's hair is glorious.
Got got bumped a few times early in the game. Completely unaffected.

How does he not have a shampoo/hair product endorsement??

His agent is s-l-a-c-k-i-n-g
Title: Re: Hornets (0-0) at Celtics (0-0) Preseason Game #1
Post by: SHAQATTACK on October 02, 2017, 10:01:51 PM
All these rebounds are making me dizzy!

it been since Shaq and Garnet
Title: Re: Hornets (0-0) at Celtics (0-0) Preseason Game #1
Post by: crimson_stallion on October 02, 2017, 10:07:29 PM
Larkin could get more minutes than Rozier, more of a point guard.

Abdul Nader playing better defense than I remember. Also his length really helps him when he switches to cover a big.

Nader's ability to get to the hoop and be a scorer might help him get some minutes at some point.
I do think he has a chance to get in the rotation and stay there - because he can score. Obviously he has to prove he can do it consistently against better talent than he saw in Maine but he certainly looked good tonight.

He definitely shows potential, but my concern is his play style. 

I was watching from work so I missed a lot of chunks, but from what I did see Nader looked like a major ball stopper.  Seemed like every time he touched the ball he tried to either force a drive or force a shot - I don't like that.  People complained non stop about Rozier last year, and he was actually pretty wiling as a passer - Nader seems like a ball hog extraordinaire by comparison.

But if he can learn to play like part of a team rather then Rambo style he certainly looks to have the skills to earn a roster spot.

As it stands right now, this bench (with Rozier, Smart/Brown, Tatum, Theis, Baynes) could be one of the teams biggest strengths.
Title: Re: Hornets (0-0) at Celtics (0-0) Preseason Game #1
Post by: Surferdad on October 02, 2017, 10:10:19 PM
Our frontline of Horford / Morris / Baynes / Theis is starting to look really impressive right now, no matter how we arrange them. 

And I was worried about that being our biggest weakness!

I initially thought Morris was the clear cut starter up front, but starting to question that now.  If Theis can keep rebounding like this then it might make more sense for him to start alongside Horford, and then bring Morris/Baynes off the bench.  I feel they'd be a nice combo with Morris bringing an offensive spark on that second unit. 

Banes may well turn out to be a better version of current day Andrew Bogut.  Seems to have a similar style of game and similar skill set, but without the health concerns.

Of course this was just one game, so I'll try not to get TOO excited about our 2nd/3rd unit guys - but if they keep this up then this team will be a lot better then I thought.
Baynes had a good shooting night, and played Howard really well on defense.  Not sure who should start, but there's no question that Morris is a better overall offensive player.  In a lineup with Horford, Kyrie, Hayward, they are ALL getting better looks, more single coverage.  Now add Tatum and you've got 5 legitimate scoring threats on the floor.  I'm just salivating at that prospect. 
Title: Re: Hornets (0-0) at Celtics (0-0) Preseason Game #1
Post by: Eddie20 on October 02, 2017, 10:23:19 PM
Our frontline of Horford / Morris / Baynes / Theis is starting to look really impressive right now, no matter how we arrange them. 

And I was worried about that being our biggest weakness!

I initially thought Morris was the clear cut starter up front, but starting to question that now.  If Theis can keep rebounding like this then it might make more sense for him to start alongside Horford, and then bring Morris/Baynes off the bench.  I feel they'd be a nice combo with Morris bringing an offensive spark on that second unit. 

Banes may well turn out to be a better version of current day Andrew Bogut.  Seems to have a similar style of game and similar skill set, but without the health concerns.

Of course this was just one game, so I'll try not to get TOO excited about our 2nd/3rd unit guys - but if they keep this up then this team will be a lot better then I thought.
Baynes had a good shooting night, and played Howard really well on defense.  Not sure who should start, but there's no question that Morris is a better overall offensive player.  In a lineup with Horford, Kyrie, Hayward, they are ALL getting better looks, more single coverage.  Now add Tatum and you've got 5 legitimate scoring threats on the floor.  I'm just salivating at that prospect.

Maybe not. Don't forget the crushing screens Baynes sets to get his teammates open. That's one his greatest strengths.

I'm beginning to prefer Morris off the bench in order to give a scoring punch to the second unit.
Title: Re: Hornets (0-0) at Celtics (0-0) Preseason Game #1
Post by: Boston Garden Leprechaun on October 02, 2017, 10:26:11 PM
Our frontline of Horford / Morris / Baynes / Theis is starting to look really impressive right now, no matter how we arrange them. 

And I was worried about that being our biggest weakness!

I initially thought Morris was the clear cut starter up front, but starting to question that now.  If Theis can keep rebounding like this then it might make more sense for him to start alongside Horford, and then bring Morris/Baynes off the bench.  I feel they'd be a nice combo with Morris bringing an offensive spark on that second unit. 

Banes may well turn out to be a better version of current day Andrew Bogut.  Seems to have a similar style of game and similar skill set, but without the health concerns.

Of course this was just one game, so I'll try not to get TOO excited about our 2nd/3rd unit guys - but if they keep this up then this team will be a lot better then I thought.
Baynes had a good shooting night, and played Howard really well on defense.  Not sure who should start, but there's no question that Morris is a better overall offensive player.  In a lineup with Horford, Kyrie, Hayward, they are ALL getting better looks, more single coverage.  Now add Tatum and you've got 5 legitimate scoring threats on the floor.  I'm just salivating at that prospect. 

yep. I am excited for this season.
Title: Re: Hornets (0-0) at Celtics (0-0) Preseason Game #1
Post by: slamtheking on October 02, 2017, 10:26:21 PM
Positives from tonight:
- team looks like it's got a roster full of guys that can contribute this year outside of Kyrie, Hayward and Al.
- Theis and Baynes looked much better than expected.
- Jaylen looks improved over last year.
- Larkin was a pleasant surprise.
- Game should have been closer to a blow out if the C's hadn't missed so many open shots

Not so positives:
- this roster still has a way to go to gel.  Hayward really needs to be integrated in the plays.
- Tatum needs to let the game come to him.  tried to hard tonight.
- Rozier doesn't seem any better than last season (yet)
Title: Re: Hornets (0-0) at Celtics (0-0) Preseason Game #1
Post by: SHAQATTACK on October 02, 2017, 10:33:18 PM
CBS done a nice job in such a short time..  He has got the guys buying in to playing defense.

Nader , Larkin and Theis .....Look like they want to be part of the rotation , not just watching .   

Title: Re: Hornets (0-0) at Celtics (0-0) Preseason Game #1
Post by: Sophomore on October 02, 2017, 10:34:00 PM
Yabu looks overweight.

Have him go on the Contract Year Marcus Smart Diet!

TP
Title: Re: Hornets (0-0) at Celtics (0-0) Preseason Game #1
Post by: Sophomore on October 02, 2017, 10:37:13 PM
Yabu looks is overweight.

Fixed that for you.
Title: Re: Hornets (0-0) at Celtics (0-0) Preseason Game #1
Post by: CELTICSofBOSTON on October 02, 2017, 10:39:33 PM
Everyone looked good besides maybe Yabusele and Tatum early on.  Brown wasn't great either.  But so far so good for the C's.  Baynes was fantastic, Theis was great, Larkin looks like a legit backup PG. I was impressed with Nader as well.

Two thumbs up. Couldn't have really asked for a better first preseason game.
Title: Re: Hornets (0-0) at Celtics (0-0) Preseason Game #1
Post by: SHAQATTACK on October 02, 2017, 10:44:29 PM
Yabu looks is overweight.

Fixed that for you.

he really has to watch himself .   He could become Big Baby pretty easy .m
Title: Re: Hornets (0-0) at Celtics (0-0) Preseason Game #1
Post by: Chief on October 02, 2017, 10:45:23 PM
CBS done a nice job in such a short time..  He has got the guys buying in to playing defense.

Nader , Larkin and Theis .....Look like they want to be part of the rotation , not just watching .

It's such an upgrade over last year's bench. I don't dislike any of these guys.
Title: Re: Hornets (0-0) at Celtics (0-0) Preseason Game #1
Post by: Phantom255x on October 02, 2017, 10:54:53 PM
Oh man... what are the Celtics going to do when Tatum and Theis are both due for max contracts at the same time...  :o  :laugh:
Title: Re: Hornets (0-0) at Celtics (0-0) Preseason Game #1
Post by: triboy16f on October 02, 2017, 11:09:33 PM
Tatum is going to be special...

Theis was a sweet pickup

Nader is hard nosed.  Semi is going to get better

Overall this is a good looking squad. Plus Morris is still on the way

Much deeper and more balanced than it has been in the past.

Smart and yabu need to keep working.
Title: Re: Hornets (0-0) at Celtics (0-0) Preseason Game #1
Post by: crimson_stallion on October 02, 2017, 11:49:43 PM
Our frontline of Horford / Morris / Baynes / Theis is starting to look really impressive right now, no matter how we arrange them. 

And I was worried about that being our biggest weakness!

I initially thought Morris was the clear cut starter up front, but starting to question that now.  If Theis can keep rebounding like this then it might make more sense for him to start alongside Horford, and then bring Morris/Baynes off the bench.  I feel they'd be a nice combo with Morris bringing an offensive spark on that second unit. 

Banes may well turn out to be a better version of current day Andrew Bogut.  Seems to have a similar style of game and similar skill set, but without the health concerns.

Of course this was just one game, so I'll try not to get TOO excited about our 2nd/3rd unit guys - but if they keep this up then this team will be a lot better then I thought.
Baynes had a good shooting night, and played Howard really well on defense.  Not sure who should start, but there's no question that Morris is a better overall offensive player.  In a lineup with Horford, Kyrie, Hayward, they are ALL getting better looks, more single coverage.  Now add Tatum and you've got 5 legitimate scoring threats on the floor.  I'm just salivating at that prospect.

Lets not underestimate Baynes' offensive game too much now.  By no means do I expect him to break out as a scoring force, but he's not exactly incapable offensively either.

Here are the career shooting percentages (by distance) for...

Baynes:
<3 ft: 60%
3-10 ft: 44%
10-16 ft: 39%
16 < 3PT: 43%

Morris:
<3 ft: 65%
3-10 ft: 34%
10-16 ft: 43%
16 < 3PT: 43%

Horford:
<3 ft: 72%
3-10 ft: 44%
10-16 ft: 44%
16 < 3PT: 47%

Obviously Bayes is not close to the offensive talent Horford is (not even dreaming of suggesting that) nor is he as capable of putting points on the boad as Morris is - but this wasn't exactly a fluke game either.  Baynes has shown over his entire career that he's quite capable of finishing inside, and also very capable of knocking down open midrange jumpers.

Way I see it, all we really need him to do on offense is:
* Set good screens
* Attack the offensive boards on missed shots to generate second chance opportunities
* Knock down open jumpers / layups when opponents leave him alone

We have a lot of offensive firepower in Kyrie/Hayward/Horford, so as long as Baynes can do those three things offensively I think he'd be quite ok.  I know Morris if obviously a far more capable offensive player, but I have serious concerns about our rebounding with Morris/Horford up front, and I also have concerns about Morris potentially shooting us out of games on some nights...he's known for his tendency to play hero ball and for his tendency to be a bit reckless with his shot selection.  Not sure if that's the type of player you want on the court hogging up possessions when you have three accomplished scorers like Kyrie, Hayward and Horford on the court.  On the other hand his ability to provide a spark on offense could be extremely valuable on the second unit. 
Title: Re: Hornets (0-0) at Celtics (0-0) Preseason Game #1
Post by: Beat LA on October 03, 2017, 12:46:06 AM
Im still on the floor roll n






Tommy checking Baynes out " in the shower".


 ;D ;D ;D

L m a o - TP, SHAQ.

(https://media.tenor.com/images/1cf8a9c50f4994ccb20a56ff52e3ccbf/tenor.gif)
Title: Re: Hornets (0-0) at Celtics (0-0) Preseason Game #1
Post by: RockinRyA on October 03, 2017, 04:07:25 AM
If Theis keeps this up, Id be fine with Baynes starting alongside Horford. My biggest concern with that duo is if they have to sit there's no one to play 5 reliably.
Title: Re: Hornets (0-0) at Celtics (0-0) Preseason Game #1
Post by: makaveli on October 03, 2017, 05:33:17 AM
Im still on the floor roll n






Tommy checking Baynes out " in the shower".


 ;D ;D ;D

L m a o - TP, SHAQ.

(https://media.tenor.com/images/1cf8a9c50f4994ccb20a56ff52e3ccbf/tenor.gif)

Hahhaa that was sooooo akward
Title: Re: Hornets (0-0) at Celtics (0-0) Preseason Game #1
Post by: Celtics4ever on October 03, 2017, 07:06:35 AM
I loved Theis aggression.   How is Yabusele playing ahead of this guy?  He deserves to go in earlier to see what he can do against non Scrubs.

I thought the two hour practices that CBS likes need to be longer.   We looked unpolished at times especially against their starters and guys looked like they need to fine tune their shots.   Some guys were really nervous at first.
Title: Re: Hornets (0-0) at Celtics (0-0) Preseason Game #1
Post by: PAOBoston on October 03, 2017, 07:09:21 AM
For me Baynes, Larkin, and Theiss were bright spots.

Tatum looked nervous most game. Looked like he settled down a little in the 4th.

Yabusele was a mess. Didn't really do anything right. First real NBA action so might just nerves and rust from his injury.

It was good to see Irving and Hayward in Cs jerseys.
Title: Re: Hornets (0-0) at Celtics (0-0) Preseason Game #1
Post by: Surferdad on October 03, 2017, 07:26:31 AM
If Theis keeps this up, Id be fine with Baynes starting alongside Horford. My biggest concern with that duo is if they have to sit there's no one to play 5 reliably.
Theis looks big enough to play the 5.  He's not a bruiser like Baynes but does a lot of other things well.  I feel A LOT better about the frontcourt rotation after this game.

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I loved Theis aggression.   How is Yabusele playing ahead of this guy?
I wouldn't pay much attention to the rotations in the first few pre-season games.  CBS is going to mix it up a lot and get a good look at everyone.  Expect to see Theis in the game much sooner on Friday.
Title: Re: Hornets (0-0) at Celtics (0-0) Preseason Game #1
Post by: Redz on October 03, 2017, 08:08:29 AM
Im still on the floor roll n






Tommy checking Baynes out " in the shower".


 ;D ;D ;D

L m a o - TP, SHAQ.

(https://media.tenor.com/images/1cf8a9c50f4994ccb20a56ff52e3ccbf/tenor.gif)

I wasn't on here last night, but yeh, glad someone else picked up on that.  "I tell ya, he's reaaaaally put together."   :blank: