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Around the NBA / Re: Jimmy Butler has requested a trade
« Last post by tazzmaniac on Today at 08:48:43 AM »
One of the reasons Butler wants out of Minnesota is Townes - the guy reportedly only cares about his offense and apparently does not have the greatest work ethic or commitment to his team or to winning. In other words, a self-centered headcase who doesn't play much defense. We already got one of those - I don't want another.

I know this is the narrative but I am not sure I buy it.  It seems that Butler is really full of himself.  Towns may have issues too but Butler clearly just wants out.  I don't think it is fair to blame Towns in any way.  There are going to be players with attitude issues at least as bad as Town's on every team.  If Butler wants to be "the man" he should be more of a leader and deal with the locker room issues (if in fact there really is an issue with Towns).  And do you really think that if Towns was an issue that Thibs wouldn't deal with it very directly?


Yeah, I would not be at all surprised if the Twolves perform much better on the court without Butler.
They certainly didn't last year when Butler was out injured. 
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Celtics Talk / Re: Celtics numbers that should be un-retired
« Last post by eja117 on Today at 08:44:04 AM »
Give players the option to gift their number to their favorite player if they really want to, with the right to take it back if the dude gets arrested or something.  Or maybe make it a one year thing even.

Like if you have played for the team through your rookie contract and signed another.....I mean how much would you cry if Bill Russell had said to KG "I want you to wear my number this year"

Crazy idea but still
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Celtics Talk / Re: Celtics numbers that should be un-retired
« Last post by Moranis on Today at 08:40:23 AM »
There is always the options of going to letters     AA , CC, AC the like at some point.Seriously I could see the option of going with O1, O3. The retiring is all well and good but I don't want to see someone wearing 78 playing basketball.

Why canít they wear number 78? Is it that much of an eyesore? Or too long to pronounce?

Not sure what the issue is here, we are a franchise who embraces their history.

We are the Celtics, and that means something.
we are the Celtics and having your number retired should mean alot more than it does
I think the lax standards of jersey retirement that you're referring to are things of the past. Maxwell was a poor decision IMO, as he was merely a decent-good player who won a Finals MVP. However, since then we have had 1 jersey retirement, for a guy who is widely considered a top 5 all time Celtic.
KG didn't get his retired, and it hasn't sounded like he will. Ray didn't get his retired, and it seems almost a certainty that he won't. Rondo hasn't retired, but (barring some unimaginable return to Boston where he wins 2 rings as the starting PG) he almost certainly won't.
I don't think the 'problem', so to speak, of retiring too many numbers is as present today, with only 2 numbers being retired post-2000
The C's have said KG is going to go up there.  As I've said in basically every thread it comes up, I don't think he should.  Now if they don't put him up there, maybe what you are saying is true, but there are far too many numbers in the rafters. 

If I was doing it now, I'd retire the numbers of Cousy, Russell, Hondo, Cowens, Bird, McHale, and Pierce.  I'd have Lewis up there, but don't think I'd actually retire his number, though I could be persuaded to do so.  I'd listen to arguments on S. Jones, Parish, and White because of their longevity and all around solid play.  I'd have Brown, Red, Heinsohn, and Ainge honored up there for what they did for the organization, but certainly wouldn't retire any number for them (and I'd wait until Tommy and Danny retired before putting their name up there). 

So for me the only retired numbers for sure would be 6, 14, 17, 18, 32, 33, and 34.  I'd put 35 as a maybe and could maybe be convinced on 00, 10, and 24 (though it would take a lot of convincing on them).  Having your number in the rafters of the most decorated franchise in NBA history should be an immense honor.  I wouldn't want to cheapen it by putting lesser deserving players up there. 
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Around the NBA / Re: Jimmy Butler has requested a trade
« Last post by hpantazo on Today at 08:38:03 AM »
One of the reasons Butler wants out of Minnesota is Townes - the guy reportedly only cares about his offense and apparently does not have the greatest work ethic or commitment to his team or to winning. In other words, a self-centered headcase who doesn't play much defense. We already got one of those - I don't want another.

I know this is the narrative but I am not sure I buy it.  It seems that Butler is really full of himself.  Towns may have issues too but Butler clearly just wants out.  I don't think it is fair to blame Towns in any way.  There are going to be players with attitude issues at least as bad as Town's on every team.  If Butler wants to be "the man" he should be more of a leader and deal with the locker room issues (if in fact there really is an issue with Towns).  And do you really think that if Towns was an issue that Thibs wouldn't deal with it very directly?


Yeah, I would not be at all surprised if the Twolves perform much better on the court without Butler.
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Current Events / Political Discussion / Re: Justice Kennedy retiring
« Last post by eja117 on Today at 08:36:10 AM »
Last couple pages in this thread pretty clearly show why women don't report sexual assault sand why someone would be hesitant to come forward even if they wanted to.  Pretty sad that this blog has this sort of attitude. Real shame.
No. What happened to Juanita Brodrick or what happened maybe to Ben Rothlisburger's accuser is why they would be hesitant to come forward.  Not this.

How would you know? You peeking at her emails? Listening to her voicemails?

https://padailypost.com/2018/09/18/christine-blasey-ford-and-her-family-forced-to-leave-their-home-due-to-harassment-death-threats/
That has nothing to do with what has happened on CB the last few pages.
Guess who else is getting harassed at home? Kavanaugh. The media is staking him out. His wife brought reporters cupcakes yesterday.  Maybe with her voicemail and emails full of interview requests and book deals and speaking engagements Grassley can't get through to her so she's not responding to him
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Around the NBA / Re: Jimmy Butler has requested a trade
« Last post by Vermont Green on Today at 08:27:59 AM »
One of the reasons Butler wants out of Minnesota is Townes - the guy reportedly only cares about his offense and apparently does not have the greatest work ethic or commitment to his team or to winning. In other words, a self-centered headcase who doesn't play much defense. We already got one of those - I don't want another.

I know this is the narrative but I am not sure I buy it.  It seems that Butler is really full of himself.  Towns may have issues too but Butler clearly just wants out.  I don't think it is fair to blame Towns in any way.  There are going to be players with attitude issues at least as bad as Town's on every team.  If Butler wants to be "the man" he should be more of a leader and deal with the locker room issues (if in fact there really is an issue with Towns).  And do you really think that if Towns was an issue that Thibs wouldn't deal with it very directly?
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Around the NBA / Re: Jimmy Butler has requested a trade
« Last post by Moranis on Today at 08:24:56 AM »
I don't think the rumors of Kyrie and Butler trying to team up this offseason are serious.  If they have these secret strong desire to team up, then why wouldn't the Celtics be on Butler's wish list?  It is the most simple way to accomplish that.  I feel very safe about Kyrie coming back next season.
unless neither one wants to be in Boston.  Butler can force his way out now and that team can use salary that makes it possible for Irving to then join him next summer. 
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Celtics Talk / Re: Fultz (likely) still can't shoot
« Last post by gouki88 on Today at 08:23:04 AM »
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i think he will figure it out.

He could not figure out how to win in college, so I think you're wrong.   Classic guy who put up inflated numbers on a bad team.
Bit of a non sequitur. He wasn't referring to winning anywhere.

I don't think Fultz will figure it out, but it's not as if he is on a bad team right now, so I fail to see any relevancy to his weak college team.
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Celtics Talk / Re: Celtics numbers that should be un-retired
« Last post by gouki88 on Today at 08:21:36 AM »
There is always the options of going to letters     AA , CC, AC the like at some point.Seriously I could see the option of going with O1, O3. The retiring is all well and good but I don't want to see someone wearing 78 playing basketball.

Why canít they wear number 78? Is it that much of an eyesore? Or too long to pronounce?

Not sure what the issue is here, we are a franchise who embraces their history.

We are the Celtics, and that means something.
we are the Celtics and having your number retired should mean alot more than it does
I think the lax standards of jersey retirement that you're referring to are things of the past. Maxwell was a poor decision IMO, as he was merely a decent-good player who won a Finals MVP. However, since then we have had 1 jersey retirement, for a guy who is widely considered a top 5 all time Celtic.
KG didn't get his retired, and it hasn't sounded like he will. Ray didn't get his retired, and it seems almost a certainty that he won't. Rondo hasn't retired, but (barring some unimaginable return to Boston where he wins 2 rings as the starting PG) he almost certainly won't.
I don't think the 'problem', so to speak, of retiring too many numbers is as present today, with only 2 numbers being retired post-2000
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Last couple pages in this thread pretty clearly show why women don't report sexual assault sand why someone would be hesitant to come forward even if they wanted to.  Pretty sad that this blog has this sort of attitude. Real shame.
No. What happened to Juanita Brodrick or what happened maybe to Ben Rothlisburger's accuser is why they would be hesitant to come forward.  Not this.

How would you know? You peeking at her emails? Listening to her voicemails?

https://padailypost.com/2018/09/18/christine-blasey-ford-and-her-family-forced-to-leave-their-home-due-to-harassment-death-threats/


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