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Part of it is going to be hesitancy by Jaylen. A motor is not just hard work it's also confidence. As he gets used to the system he'll develop it and he'll start to impress the guys I reckon
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Celtics Talk / Re: Pierce: "This season will be my last"
« Last post by matteo on Today at 02:07:42 AM »
IF there were the prerequisite conditions that would make sense for him to be traded here by the deadline...wouldn't it be amazing for him to come here for the last game before the deadline, play the game out, and then be announced he was traded immediately after the game while people still in the stands?  is that even possible?
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It's the deer in headlights or overly patient play from too many young players is what he means. You have to go hard in the NBA on both ends. Look to make a mark every second.
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Comments & Remarks / Re: Open Thread on Rules/Restrictions
« Last post by alldaboston on Today at 01:25:59 AM »
what happened to the spinning chad ford? i liked that gif a lot actually...
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This was a reason why I wasnt a fan of the brown pick at first.

then he told us all he was gonna rip some heads off, so i was pleased with that.

then he had a rather subpar first few games of summer league, so i was a little mad again at the pick

then he does great in vegas summer league, so im happy again

then brad talks about how he's really enjoying being with jaylen, so im more happy

now jae says this, and im basically back to the first few games of summer league level again.



whatever the case may be, his play style had better not be as inconsistent as my feelings about him
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 Some fun facts. Crowder played two years in college. Crowder was a better rebounder than Brown his freshman year. 7 to 5.5 rpg.

 Brown scored more points and got more fga per game. Crowder was  17.5 ppg 8.5 rpg 2 apg 2.5 spg his sophmore year.

 Brown would have likely not done better than that his sophmore year. Maybe scored more points and assisted more. Little chance to do better in RPG and spg.

 Crowder was the 34th pick in the draft in 2012 and made 600 K his first year. Last year was the first year he made over a million dollars and made Almost 6.8 million. This year he gets a pay cut at almost 6.3 million.

 Jaylen Brown is no where near the player Crowder is right now, he's 19 years old and he's making over 4.7 million this year.

 The strangest part of drafting Brown is that iys hard to see him taking Crowders job for the entire duration of Jae's contract. After that who knows.

Actually, Crowder was a 4-year guy. He wasn't recruited out of high school, so he spent his first two years playing at JUCOs before transferring for two years at Marquette. So that's not really a fair comparison. Brown was (and still is) the much superior prospect.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jae_Crowder

I just think this  is just Jae giving advice to the rookie. They had clips today of Brown looking really, really good in practice, along with Rozier. He was hustling, boarding, and putting shots back up. If anything, this might be a hint of jealousy with Crowder knowing that Brown is ultimately gunning for his starting spot eventually, though I don't think it's really anything at all.




 It's crazy that we have them both locked up for 4 years. It's hard for me to see Crowder losing his starting job anytime soon.

 When Crowder is 30, hopefully Jaylen shows us enough by then to give the Money to 23 year old Brown at that time.

unless we end up getting a franchise big man like DMC, we'll see a lot of Jae and Jaylen on the floor together because of their versatility. Both can guard NBA fours, and both can switch on the pick and roll.

I believe Danny is trying to build a team of players that can all play 2 to 3 positions easily on offense and defend  3 to 4 positions defensively.
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 Some fun facts. Crowder played two years in college. Crowder was a better rebounder than Brown his freshman year. 7 to 5.5 rpg.

 Brown scored more points and got more fga per game. Crowder was  17.5 ppg 8.5 rpg 2 apg 2.5 spg his sophmore year.

 Brown would have likely not done better than that his sophmore year. Maybe scored more points and assisted more. Little chance to do better in RPG and spg.

 Crowder was the 34th pick in the draft in 2012 and made 600 K his first year. Last year was the first year he made over a million dollars and made Almost 6.8 million. This year he gets a pay cut at almost 6.3 million.

 Jaylen Brown is no where near the player Crowder is right now, he's 19 years old and he's making over 4.7 million this year.

 The strangest part of drafting Brown is that iys hard to see him taking Crowders job for the entire duration of Jae's contract. After that who knows.

Actually, Crowder was a 4-year guy. He wasn't recruited out of high school, so he spent his first two years playing at JUCOs before transferring for two years at Marquette. So that's not really a fair comparison. Brown was (and still is) the much superior prospect.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jae_Crowder

I just think this  is just Jae giving advice to the rookie. They had clips today of Brown looking really, really good in practice, along with Rozier. He was hustling, boarding, and putting shots back up. If anything, this might be a hint of jealousy with Crowder knowing that Brown is ultimately gunning for his starting spot eventually, though I don't think it's really anything at all.




 It's crazy that we have them both locked up for 4 years. It's hard for me to see Crowder losing his starting job anytime soon.

 When Crowder is 30, hopefully Jaylen shows us enough by then to give the Money to 23 year old Brown at that time.

I'd really hope that Brown earns the starting spot before his rookie contract ends, at least by his third year. That is unless Crowder suddenly makes another leap to like All-Star status or something.



 I'm with you Potter, I hope he's an all star from day one. I just think realistically it's going to take a long time.
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Current Events / Re: Presidential election 2016
« Last post by jpotter33 on Today at 12:49:10 AM »
The Clinton trustworthiness/corruption thing seems like the real reason most undecided voters are still undecided. In polls and in conversations I've had with people in my life who are undecided (and in conversations with people planning on voting for Trump, even though they don't like him).
Let me get this straight:  people who have doubts about Clinton's "trustworthiness" are considering voting for a person who has proven that he will say anything and deny anything depending on whether it suits his agenda du jour?  ::) ::) ::)
I've heard a lot of people say "I don't like him but I just don't trust her." People in this very thread have said it. It's why I posed to the John Oliver link, which I still think people should watch just because it does a good job of succinctly putting into context the "trustworthiness" of these two candidates.

The argument that you have to vote for Hillary because Trump is worse is a loser.  It's like telling people they should be thankful they were shot in the groin instead of the head.  It may be true but no one cares.

Maybe, just maybe, people like John Oliver should have noticed that Hillary Clinton's unfavorable rating went higher than her favorable rating in August 2015 and has stayed that way ever since.  That was roughly SIX MONTHS before the Iowa Caucuses.  Hillary didn't unofficially clinch the Democratic nomination until June 2016.

For almost an entire year, the majority of the American public has been saying "We don't want to vote for Hillary Clinton."  They were ignored and now we are all in peril.

Mike
To use your own analogy: would you rather be shot in the groin or in the head?

Since I will most likely wind up voting for someone other than Hillary or Trump, my answer is "neither."

Mike

This sounds more like "I'm going to let other people decide where I get shot".

Just to cut through the nonsense for a minute, there is effectively zero chance that any single vote will mean anything in an election where 120 million or so people will cast a ballot.  Given the current circumstances, it doesn't matter if you vote for Hillary, Trump, Johnson or write in your dog's name.  No individual vote really matters very much to the overall result.

Ethically and philosophically, my vote belongs to me.  When I give it to a candidate, I am giving them my permission as a citizen to occupy an elected office and conduct government business on my behalf.  Hillary is obviously far more qualified to be President than Trump, though that's a bar set so low that a virus would have trouble fitting under it.  But, to give just one reason, I am 1000% convinced that if the situation comes, Hillary will absolutely get us into another stupid war and I will not give her MY permission to do that.

Hey I completely respect voting third party, especially in this election. Not trying to criticize your choice, you just used a pretty strong metaphor for T/H voters and I played off it.   :)


On topic I saw they asked both candidates what foreign leader they respected the most.  Hillary picked Angela Merkel but somehow Trump, who's compared Hillary to Merkel, did too.

Did you see this?

http://www.npr.org/2016/09/29/495896880/watch-unable-to-name-a-foreign-leader-gary-johnson-has-another-aleppo-moment

I'll vote for Johnson, but this one is pretty inexcusable. I don't think it's a knowledge thing with him, though. I just think he's not very charismatic and is terrible in front of the camera, leading him to these gaffes. He always seems tense and nervous in front of the camera, and he's not very eloquent when he interviews live.

I think if you don't have much foreign policy experience it's hard to remember both the names of current world leaders and which ones it would be ok to express admiration for at the same time.  The easiest to remember are usually the worst to say! Johnson just doesn't seem to know much about overseas right now.

It's pretty worrisome that he couldn't even name one, though, even with his particular stances on the issue. Granted, it also wouldn't be the worst thing to be less militarily involved elsewhere either.
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Comments & Remarks / Re: Open Thread on Rules/Restrictions
« Last post by jpotter33 on Today at 12:43:27 AM »
I'm actually with you in that one, hwangjini.  I found myself fairly recently doing some research on this forum type so I could figure out where the ignore option was.  My hope was to add an easy opt-out link in my forum signature that would allows folks to ignore me without digging through hard to find settings. It would actually please me quite a bit if the type of folks who feel compelled to say "I wish there was an ignore button" weren't able to read my posts.  That would likely minimize a good chunk of the negative behavior on this forum, as it's usually those "I wish there was an ignore button" folks that go out of their way to derail threads I'm a part of.   There's a couple problematic folks here, who shall not be named, who can't seem to process my words without declaring I'm a 76ers fan, or Hinkie Binkie, or Nets fan, or "hater", or "troll", or as one person said earlier "clinically insane",  or digging up previous out-of-context quotes of mine and using them to rally other users against my current valid opinions.   If I'm not that much of a human trigger for those folks and an ignore button would remedy their lack of self control, I'd probably advertise the "LB Ignore Button" at the bottom of every one of my posts.   In-fact, I think I was PM'ing tarheel about this other other day in reference to a specific user who shall not be named.  I was asking where the ignore button was so I could help said user ignore me.  Life here would be so much easier for me if said user was capable of just scrolling past posts I make.   I'm here to be a Celtic fan and talk with other Celtic fans about the team, not constantly defend myself while certain individuals put me on blast and troll me in one thread after another.  That stuff isn't very fun.   

There's views I disagree with on this forum, and it's fun to engage in discussions people about those views.  I think that's what makes forums great.  Sharing varied opinions.  But it seems some folks have a lack of tolerance for people who don't share their views and would rather ignore those views than engage in civil discussion. If anyone finds the ignore option, please let me know so I can help some specific instigators stay away from me. 

EDIT:  Thank you rondofan1255!

Lol this is hilarious.

I've never been one to hit the ignore/unfriend button or anything. Even with people who I disagree with almost entirely (more on Facebook than on here), I find it better to try and tolerate their posts and use my will to ignore them rather than block them altogether, even though it's extremely difficult at times. Granted, there's been times when I've had to unsubscribe from a person's feed in order to keep me from arguing with them all of the time, but I still have them as a friend.

I am almost certain someone has blocked me on here, though, because I occasionally see a (+1 Hidden) up on threads where it shows who is all is in the thread at that particular time lol I always kind of wonder who it is and what I did to prompt them to ignore me lol
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 Some fun facts. Crowder played two years in college. Crowder was a better rebounder than Brown his freshman year. 7 to 5.5 rpg.

 Brown scored more points and got more fga per game. Crowder was  17.5 ppg 8.5 rpg 2 apg 2.5 spg his sophmore year.

 Brown would have likely not done better than that his sophmore year. Maybe scored more points and assisted more. Little chance to do better in RPG and spg.

 Crowder was the 34th pick in the draft in 2012 and made 600 K his first year. Last year was the first year he made over a million dollars and made Almost 6.8 million. This year he gets a pay cut at almost 6.3 million.

 Jaylen Brown is no where near the player Crowder is right now, he's 19 years old and he's making over 4.7 million this year.

 The strangest part of drafting Brown is that iys hard to see him taking Crowders job for the entire duration of Jae's contract. After that who knows.

Actually, Crowder was a 4-year guy. He wasn't recruited out of high school, so he spent his first two years playing at JUCOs before transferring for two years at Marquette. So that's not really a fair comparison. Brown was (and still is) the much superior prospect.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jae_Crowder

I just think this  is just Jae giving advice to the rookie. They had clips today of Brown looking really, really good in practice, along with Rozier. He was hustling, boarding, and putting shots back up. If anything, this might be a hint of jealousy with Crowder knowing that Brown is ultimately gunning for his starting spot eventually, though I don't think it's really anything at all.




 It's crazy that we have them both locked up for 4 years. It's hard for me to see Crowder losing his starting job anytime soon.

 When Crowder is 30, hopefully Jaylen shows us enough by then to give the Money to 23 year old Brown at that time.

I'd really hope that Brown earns the starting spot before his rookie contract ends, at least by his third year. That is unless Crowder suddenly makes another leap to like All-Star status or something.
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