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Celtics Talk / Re: Offseason wish list
« Last post by alldaboston on Today at 06:37:50 PM »
In order of preference:

1. KD
2. Boogie
3. Top 2 Pick
4. Butler
5. #3 Pick
6. Batum
7. Bazemore
8. Allen Crabbe

Well there's a name you don't hear often! May I ask why you want him?

He's a (restricted) free agent and can shoot. I see him as a backup option if we can't land Hield, Batum, or Bazemore. I don't think Portland would let him go, but you never know.

Sounds solid. He'd also fit right in with Marcus in terms of hair. Maybe he will take sullys spot as Marcus's hair buddy!
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Celtics Talk / Re: What is the perfect storm?
« Last post by loco_91 on Today at 06:35:09 PM »
Simmons, Durant, Stevens.
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Around the NBA / Re: According to Doc: No trade for Clips Big 3-
« Last post by greece666 on Today at 06:32:49 PM »
Did anyone read the article? the direct quotes from Doc was

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''I think they all want to come back, and we're going to make a strong effort to bring all our guys back.

The author extrapolated that he wouldn't break up their big 3, but at no point did Doc actually say that. This is bad reporting because they exaggerated what Doc said and made a headline out of it.

The article was written for the AP so it's going to show up a lot of places and make news but really Doc never said he's not trading the big 3. There is a huge difference between we are going to make a strong effort to bring everyone back and we are not trading our big 3.

excellent point evantime. IMO unless Doc has gone bananas he should at least try to trade Griffin.
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Celtics Talk / Re: What is the perfect storm?
« Last post by Donoghus on Today at 06:32:18 PM »
For the offseason?

Add Simmons (or Ingram) and Durant to the mix.  Then confuse Vlade with a lowball offer and steal Cousins.

Do you think Vlade would demand Simmons or Ingram for Boogie?

I think any competent GM would as a starting point. 

Instead, try to sell him on the value of the '17 & '18 BKNs along with some of our own picks and players.
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Celtics Talk / Re: ingrams and simmons
« Last post by droopdog7 on Today at 06:31:58 PM »
Ben Simmons is essentially a carbon copy of Blake Griffin.
I don't see it.  Griffin is a better athlete and Simmons a better playmaker.  Neither is a good shooter however.

If I had to provide a comp, and people won't like it, it would be Lamar Odom.  They are extremely similar but that doesn't mean that Simmons can't be better.

I think Griffin is a pretty good comp. Both are very athletic + strong with average length. Griffin has bigger shoulders and more of a low post game, but it's not a dramatic difference; Griffin was 248lb at the combine and Simmons is listed at 240. Griffin is actually a pretty underrated passer/playmaker; maybe not as good as Simmons, but it's a strength of his. Obviously no comp is perfect but Griffin is a good example of how Simmons can be a superstar even without a 3pt shot.
I can buy that, though I do regard Simmons as a great athlete.  At least that is not what he is known for (unlike Griffin).

But I think Lamar Odom is a better comp.

You don't think Simmons is a great athlete? I mean, he's not LBJ but...

Anyway I agree that Odom is a good comp too, and not an unflattering one either; Odom was a stud. Like both of those comps better than the LBJ/Magic comps that people throw around too lightly.
Simmons is very skilled.  And that takes athleticism.  But he isn't, in my mind, a great athlete in the same sense as Griffin.  By NBA standards, where they are all pretty much great athletes, I do not think of Griffin as an "athlete". 

So no, I do not view Simmons as a great athlete, which doesn't mean he can't be a great player.
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Celtics Talk / Re: What is the perfect storm?
« Last post by walker834 on Today at 06:29:16 PM »
For the offseason?

Add Simmons (or Ingram) and Durant to the mix.  Then confuse Vlade with a lowball offer and steal Cousins.

Do you think Vlade would demand Simmons or Ingram for Boogie?
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Celtics Talk / Re: What is the perfect storm?
« Last post by Donoghus on Today at 06:27:34 PM »
For the offseason?

Add Simmons (or Ingram) and Durant to the mix.  Then confuse Vlade with a lowball offer and steal Cousins.
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Celtics Talk / Re: What is the perfect storm?
« Last post by walker834 on Today at 06:27:01 PM »
Curry, Klay, and Draymond is about as unstoppable as it gets.

That's probably the best there is right now.  San Antonio has a shot to make one with Aldridge, Kawii and Durant maybe.  We could with Isaiah, Durant and Boogie.

Lebron Kyrie and Love are probably about it.  The might be better than GS after this year if they are healthy.  The clippers also have a pretty good one. Although deandre and Reddick are more just great at certain things. It's more Paul and Blake there and Blake is somewhat overrated?  We might be able to steal him too.  I am not a fan of him though. 
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Celtics Talk / Re: What is the perfect storm?
« Last post by max215 on Today at 06:23:49 PM »
Curry, Klay, and Draymond is about as unstoppable as it gets.
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Celtics Talk / What is the perfect storm?
« Last post by walker834 on Today at 06:22:40 PM »
Name 3 players that are.  I'll say Isaiah, Durant and Boogie.  Is there anything better than that?
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