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Around the NBA / Re: NBA Season 2016-2017
« Last post by RAAAAAAAANDY on Today at 06:27:42 PM »
Irving and other divas don't want to expend energy play n defense ......they think or HOPE they can just out score or out shoot everybody .    They probably can ' t play to just out shoot teams like Warriors , Rockets , Washington , or Celtics .......

They are going to have to actually play full out defense.

If there is a fan base out there that shouldn't be criticizing the defense of another teams point guard it's the Celtics...
ITs effort level isnt that bad.

I'll take things Celtics fans say for 800!

Not your best work....

I mean who even cares if he "tries hard" on defense?

He's a brutal defender, and he's going to get abused in a 7 game series.
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The Draft / Re: Who Do You Take At #5?
« Last post by Atzar on Today at 06:26:15 PM »
About 40 Percocet.

That would be a disaster.

This, lol.

Picking 5th in a 4-man draft would be horrendous.

Good thing it's not a 4-man draft.

I think there are four players who are elite in this draft.  Everybody else is a step down from that.  Not calling them scrubs; I just think 1-4 are where the cornerstones are.

JMO.
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The Draft / Re: Who Do You Take At #5?
« Last post by saltlover on Today at 06:20:58 PM »
About 40 Percocet.

That would be a disaster.

This, lol.

Picking 5th in a 4-man draft would be horrendous.

Good thing it's not a 4-man draft.
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Patriots / Football / Re: It's Official - The Las Vegas Raiders
« Last post by saltlover on Today at 06:20:29 PM »
It's only a matter of time now until they get an NBA team.

If this is true, hopefully it's a relocation—the NBA already has a couple dozen players who don't belong in the league.

As for Vegas being home to pro sports teams, clearly the idea of making money is much more important than any concerns about illegal gambling. To me, Vegas just doesn't seem like a sports town. "Golden Knights" sounds like a low-low-minor-league team, and "Raiders" doesn't say "Vegas" to me at all.

I have a feeling Vegas and Seattle get expansion teams right around the time the next media deal is being negotiated.  Vegas has a metro population of nearly 2 million, and has more than doubled in size since 1990.

And the quality of players has increased at a much faster rate than has the number of teams.  The league won't be hurt for an extra 30 bodies in the league.
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Celtics Talk / Re: To The "Trade IT" Crowd. What Are We Trading Him FOR?
« Last post by mmmmm on Today at 06:19:11 PM »
It's pretty easy to blame everything on Thomas - and avoid binkys like Smart, Crowder, The Legend of Jaylen Brown, etc. - as this board reminds me every day. Reminds me of someone on the East Coast who's in the news every day.

Thomas is the best player on this squad - and it isn't close. Once you realize that there isn't a player on this roster without "limitations," you'll get the point. Players you love have zero to do with anything.

He should be maxed, and he will be maxed. Anything less would be malfeasance on the part of Celtics management.
I'm going to keep harping on 3 things:

1. The cap is leveling off and fewer teams are going to have max cap room when IT is a FA.
2. All of the reservations that C's fans have about Thomas (size, age, etc.) are the same reservations other GM's are going to have about him when it comes time to hand out checks.
3. Point Guard is the deepest position in the league by far and there are likely 5 PG's going in the top 10 of this summer's draft. What team is going to need a PG let alone be willing to give Isaiah $40 million in year 4?

I remain unconvinced that IT is a lock to get a max deal, even as he's made his way into the MVP conversation this year.

I agree with all your post, but this. I read many basketball forums (English and Spanish language) and Celtic fans are the only ones giving IT presence in the MVP conversation.


http://www.nba.com/mvp-ladder

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5. Isaiah Thomas, Boston Celtics
Last week: No. 5

The Celtics received a solid reminder in their past two games (back-to-back wins over Washington and Indiana) about just how valuable Thomas is to the cause. And he’s right, things are just “clicking” for the Celtics right now, which is a great sign as they battle for that No. 2 spot in the Eastern Conference playoff chase. Thomas followed up his two-game absence with that knee injury with back-to-back 25-point games (24.0 points, 4.0 assists, 2.0 rebounds in his last five games).
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The Draft / Re: Who Do You Take At #5?
« Last post by Atzar on Today at 06:18:05 PM »
About 40 Percocet.

That would be a disaster.

This, lol.

Picking 5th in a 4-man draft would be horrendous.
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The Draft / Re: Who Do You Take At #5?
« Last post by MJohnnyboy on Today at 06:16:21 PM »
If the pick falls that low, which I would be surprised if it would, then I think Danny might call the Pelicans about the availability of Demarcus Cousins.

I was going to say this (TP), but I think it is a kind of desperate move/admitting a mistake for not getting him before. It is not what our management use to do.

TP right back at you for giving me #200!

I wouldn't necessarily say it's admitting a mistake. I think Sacto was set on acquiring Hield, who has been terrific for them don't mind me mentioning, so they were probably asking for a lot more from Danny.

Plus, since DMC will be expiring next season, part of me wonders if the Celtics could potentially get more than just him.
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The Draft / Re: Who Do You Take At #5?
« Last post by Darío SpanishFan on Today at 06:05:06 PM »
If the pick falls that low, which I would be surprised if it would, then I think Danny might call the Pelicans about the availability of Demarcus Cousins.

I was going to say this (TP), but I think it is a kind of desperate move/admitting a mistake for not getting him before. It is not what our management use to do.
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The Draft / Re: Who Do You Take At #5?
« Last post by saltlover on Today at 06:05:03 PM »
i am rather surprised at the lack of love for monk. he seems to be good player.

I like him -- I just think he's a bit small for the 2-guard, and so is not in my top 5 (but is right outside).  He's Avery Bradley size, but without the wingspan.
draftexpress says he is the same height as fox. and i think monk is a better shooter.

but it doesnt matter since the celtics will pick #1 and pick fultz...or jackson.  ;D

Yes, same height, maybe half an inch difference thanks to hairstyles, but Fox has wingspan measurements 3-4 inches longer, and wingspan is definitely an important physical trait, at least as much as height.  Furthermore, Fox projects as a PG, where he would be appropriately sized, whereas Monk looks to be a wing, where he's a little small, especially in wingspan.  It's nitpicking, but I think it keeps him out of the top 5 in a loaded top of the draft class.  But I'd be surprised if he lasted beyond #8.
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It's only a matter of time now until they get an NBA team.

If this is true, hopefully it's a relocation—the NBA already has a couple dozen players who don't belong in the league.

As for Vegas being home to pro sports teams, clearly the idea of making money is much more important than any concerns about illegal gambling. To me, Vegas just doesn't seem like a sports town. "Golden Knights" sounds like a low-low-minor-league team, and "Raiders" doesn't say "Vegas" to me at all.
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