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Offline Fred Roberts

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Big Miss on Blatche
« on: November 28, 2012, 09:35:23 PM »
I think, at the vet minimum, admitting that we missed on Blatche is the easiest call of the year. This team desperately needed a legit 7 footer behind KG to get boards and have a presence in the post.

Blatche (even with whatever baggage there is) was sitting out there for weeks for the taking. Young, tall, talented for vet min $.

Here he is tonight grabbing boards and posting a double double on us. He's a contributor on a pretty good Nets team. The Celts could really use that to keep KG fresh, and not have a tremendous drop off.

We are simply too short or un-athletic in the post outside of KG in certain match ups. Wish we had him.

[I did hope that we got some of this w/ Darko, but that's another story.]

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Re: Big Miss on Blatche
« Reply #1 on: November 28, 2012, 09:37:10 PM »
Well, normally I would say despite Blatche's production, it made sense because the Celtics prioritize defense and Blatche has never been good at that.

But the Celtics aren't exactly getting great defense out of their bench so far this season, so at the least they could do to have somebody who can rebound.
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Re: Big Miss on Blatche
« Reply #2 on: November 28, 2012, 09:37:21 PM »
Hindsight is 20/20.  He was (and still is) just as likely to be a problem as he is an asset.
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Re: Big Miss on Blatche
« Reply #3 on: November 28, 2012, 09:47:55 PM »
Nope.



He is still the same knucklehead. He just hasn't done anything yet this season.


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Re: Big Miss on Blatche
« Reply #4 on: November 28, 2012, 09:54:03 PM »
Nope.



He is still the same knucklehead. He just hasn't done anything yet this season.

I think you are in denial. Surely he would be better than an empty roster spot...

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Re: Big Miss on Blatche
« Reply #5 on: November 28, 2012, 10:04:19 PM »
Yeah it was a low risk move. I think doc really disliked him. I wanted him though. Too bad we didn't get him and a rival did.

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Re: Big Miss on Blatche
« Reply #6 on: November 28, 2012, 10:05:32 PM »
I'd rather pick up a naturally talented knucklehead rather than Jason Collins the nice guy.

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Re: Big Miss on Blatche
« Reply #7 on: November 28, 2012, 10:06:38 PM »
Given the stupid comments about the Wizards he just has he's still the same immature jerk as he has always been. He's put up some numbers before, but he's not someone you can count on to contribute.

The worst part of players like him, is that if you don't play him regular minutes he'll completely check out on the team.

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Re: Big Miss on Blatche
« Reply #8 on: November 28, 2012, 10:13:09 PM »
I hate the guy. But I have to admit that he looks like the pick up of the year so far.

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Re: Big Miss on Blatche
« Reply #9 on: November 28, 2012, 10:28:35 PM »
who gives a crap if he's a knuckle head.  He's a young big who can ball.  We done and didnt have room to be picky.  Shoulda jumped and seen what happened

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Re: Big Miss on Blatche
« Reply #10 on: November 28, 2012, 10:33:58 PM »
yea man real salty we didnt take a chance on Blatche especially wit Darko dippin out 1st month of da season

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Re: Big Miss on Blatche
« Reply #11 on: November 29, 2012, 06:58:26 AM »
Nope.



He is still the same knucklehead. He just hasn't done anything yet this season.

I think you are in denial. Surely he would be better than an empty roster spot...


No.  I had to watch him living in the DC area.  Guys like this tease their fans by playing well and behaving well for stints, but eventually, they knucklehead up.




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Re: Big Miss on Blatche
« Reply #12 on: November 29, 2012, 07:26:54 AM »
We missed on him. So as the Spurs who were "reportedly" interested in acquiring him.

But man, we probably would've made his career worse since Doc is not playing the bigs.

I for one believed that a change of scenery is what Dray needed. Well, he still has some knuckle head off court things i can tell you that, but he's been playing well.

Nope.



He is still the same knucklehead. He just hasn't done anything yet this season.

I think you are in denial. Surely he would be better than an empty roster spot...


No.  I had to watch him living in the DC area.  Guys like this tease their fans by playing well and behaving well for stints, but eventually, they knucklehead up.


Im holding off judgment on that. He did however made a bonehead comment about his former team. There might be something in what he said but he shouldn't have said that in public. Outside of that, I've never heard of Lap Dance Tuesdays anymore, lack of effort and everything that he's being told during his days in DC. You might be right Commish, but i'll hold off judgment until he "knuckle head" up again.

But still, he's looking like a great pickup. And we missed on that. I mean, he's doing great in Brooklyn, I'm pretty sure that with a veteran laden team like ours, he would be kept in check. That and his effort to come back.

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Re: Big Miss on Blatche
« Reply #13 on: November 29, 2012, 07:34:49 AM »
He's put up some numbers before, but he's not someone you can count on to contribute.

The worst part of players like him, is that if you don't play him regular minutes he'll completely check out on the team.

So like Darko, except with NBA level talent.  Understood.

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Re: Big Miss on Blatche
« Reply #14 on: November 29, 2012, 08:20:32 AM »
Nope.



He is still the same knucklehead. He just hasn't done anything yet this season.

I think you are in denial. Surely he would be better than an empty roster spot...

I would much prefer the empty roster spot over Blatche. He is still a bum and always will be. Yes he had a good game last night against a team that didnt show up, but it could have been even better but he missed 3 wide open layups and made some careless plays and dumb fouls.
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