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Collins To Start At Center Moves KG Back To The 4.
« on: December 19, 2012, 07:02:35 PM »
What do you guys think about this? I'm just excited to see doc do something that's not so predictable for once. Lets see how this plays out.

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Re: Collins To Start At Center Moves KG Back To The 4.
« Reply #1 on: December 19, 2012, 07:05:52 PM »
Weird. This means that either Sully, Bass, or Wilcox will be on the outside looking in.

Now I really wish Darko were still here. He'd be a definite upgrade over Collins.


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Re: Collins To Start At Center Moves KG Back To The 4.
« Reply #2 on: December 19, 2012, 07:06:56 PM »
A little weird definitely but something to look out for tonight. Also forgot to mention terry is in the starting lineup again.

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Re: Collins To Start At Center Moves KG Back To The 4.
« Reply #3 on: December 19, 2012, 07:07:18 PM »
I can live with that
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Re: Collins To Start At Center Moves KG Back To The 4.
« Reply #4 on: December 19, 2012, 07:10:19 PM »
Link? Collins is so offensively challenged tho i wouldnt want dis lineup all da time

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Re: Collins To Start At Center Moves KG Back To The 4.
« Reply #5 on: December 19, 2012, 07:11:34 PM »
Link? Collins is so offensively challenged tho i wouldnt want dis lineup all da time


The Celtics will start Jason Collins at C on Wednesday and move Kevin Garnett back to PF.
The swap means Brandon Bass heads back to the bench as Doc Rivers tries to get the Celtics going. Collins' starting role is unlikely to change his minimal fantasy impact. However, the swap should be enough for Bass owners in 12-14 team leagues to part ways with the PF for any worthwhile free agent.
Related: Kevin Garnett, Brandon Bass
Source: Mike Petraglia on Twitter Dec 19 - 6:54 PM

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Re: Collins To Start At Center Moves KG Back To The 4.
« Reply #6 on: December 19, 2012, 07:13:48 PM »
Link? Collins is so offensively challenged tho i wouldnt want dis lineup all da time


The Celtics will start Jason Collins at C on Wednesday and move Kevin Garnett back to PF.
The swap means Brandon Bass heads back to the bench as Doc Rivers tries to get the Celtics going. Collins' starting role is unlikely to change his minimal fantasy impact. However, the swap should be enough for Bass owners in 12-14 team leagues to part ways with the PF for any worthwhile free agent.
Related: Kevin Garnett, Brandon Bass
Source: Mike Petraglia on Twitter Dec 19 - 6:54 PM


lol
KG will be hot in fantasy this week specially if we win today

p.s. I think is an intelligent move against varejao
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Re: Collins To Start At Center Moves KG Back To The 4.
« Reply #7 on: December 19, 2012, 07:14:20 PM »
It's not like what we're doing is crushing all comers. All for "any" change to mix it up. Let Collins get his minutes early.

Personally, I'd have done it a long time ago:

Collins
KG
Pierce
Lee
Rondo

Wilcox
Bass or Sully
Green
Barbosa (off guard)
Jet (Point Guard - let him run some pick and roll, plays where he can pull up for mid range jumpers off the dribble.

I don't like the "Jet" starting. He's been a bench guy for six years, leave him in that position. Plus with our rebounding woes, he makes us even smaller in the back court when playing with the starting unit.

But I would also bring Fab Melo up and let him get his backside handed to him about every three games just for fun. Again we ARE NOT world beaters at the moment.

Make it simple for Melo - no layups by the other team, none. - that's all you need to focus on. Protect the basket and lay some people out - three good, hard clean fouls in about 10 minutes of playing time would be optimal.

Who knows, in the process of laying people out and protecting the rim, he might block a few shots, alter a few others and grab a few rebounds.

Oh, I'd give him one other directive: I expect you to beat every big man on the floor - including KG if he's out there - yeah the 37 year old - up and down the court bo5th ways, every play. I say KG as well because I notice that he still seems to beat most other big men in the league up and down the court still - foul line to foul line. Amazing.   

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Re: Collins To Start At Center Moves KG Back To The 4.
« Reply #8 on: December 19, 2012, 07:15:35 PM »
This game its not bad at all to play collins
Let Varejao fight for his rebounds and Let KG be a little rested against talented youg players

I like

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Re: Collins To Start At Center Moves KG Back To The 4.
« Reply #9 on: December 19, 2012, 07:16:24 PM »
No ... this is only something to be done against physical power-based teams like Memphis and the Lakers.

Jason Collins should not be a regular starter. He is too limited a player. He'll do more harm than good to the team in this role.

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Re: Collins To Start At Center Moves KG Back To The 4.
« Reply #10 on: December 19, 2012, 07:17:27 PM »
It's not like what we're doing is crushing all comers. All for "any" change to mix it up. Let Collins get his minutes early.

Personally, I'd have done it a long time ago:

Collins
KG
Pierce
Lee
Rondo

Wilcox
Bass or Sully
Green
Barbosa (off guard)
Jet (Point Guard - let him run some pick and roll, plays where he can pull up for mid range jumpers off the dribble.

I don't like the "Jet" starting. He's been a bench guy for six years, leave him in that position. Plus with our rebounding woes, he makes us even smaller in the back court when playing with the starting unit.

But I would also bring Fab Melo up and let him get his backside handed to him about every three games just for fun. Again we ARE NOT world beaters at the moment.

Make it simple for Melo - no layups by the other team, none. - that's all you need to focus on. Protect the basket and lay some people out - three good, hard clean fouls in about 10 minutes of playing time would be optimal.

Who knows, in the process of laying people out and protecting the rim, he might block a few shots, alter a few others and grab a few rebounds.

Oh, I'd give him one other directive: I expect you to beat every big man on the floor - including KG if he's out there - yeah the 37 year old - up and down the court bo5th ways, every play. I say KG as well because I notice that he still seems to beat most other big men in the league up and down the court still - foul line to foul line. Amazing.


Jet won't be starting after AB comes back (Doc said it pregame) but he has to now b/c he needs RR (or be with Lee) because (per Doc) he needs to be more involved in the offense and the second unit has no one to help him on that front.
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Re: Collins To Start At Center Moves KG Back To The 4.
« Reply #11 on: December 19, 2012, 07:19:14 PM »
I wish Darko was still around.  He's simply better than Collins, who is perhaps the worst offensive player in the entire NBA, and is among the worst rebounding 7-footers.

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Re: Collins To Start At Center Moves KG Back To The 4.
« Reply #12 on: December 19, 2012, 07:21:44 PM »
Weird. This means that either Sully, Bass, or Wilcox will be on the outside looking in.

Now I really wish Darko were still here. He'd be a definite upgrade over Collins.

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Re: Collins To Start At Center Moves KG Back To The 4.
« Reply #13 on: December 19, 2012, 07:23:13 PM »
Shoulda started Wilcox instead. Or Darko, welp, he's gone now, Should have done this earlier

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Re: Collins To Start At Center Moves KG Back To The 4.
« Reply #14 on: December 19, 2012, 07:27:19 PM »
I wish Darko was still around.  He's simply better than Collins, who is perhaps the worst offensive player in the entire NBA, and is among the worst rebounding 7-footers.

Yeah, it is really unfortunate we couldn't make things work with Darko. He is clearly a better player. Now we have about 4 pfs and Collins - great!  :-\

 

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