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Re: WEAK RUMOR: Cousins to Boston Almost Done (FB / Twitter sources)
« Reply #180 on: December 27, 2012, 05:55:24 PM »
One thing that might make me warm up to Cousins is if he is willing to act as in enforcer.  For example, if the Celtics acquire him, will he step up and retaliate if Dirty D-Wade tries to do something to Rondo again?

I think he would act as an enforcer even when there is no situation to do so , LOL. He might pick a fight with Tommy and Mike though, or Scal, that would be great!

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Re: WEAK RUMOR: Cousins to Boston Almost Done (FB / Twitter sources)
« Reply #181 on: December 27, 2012, 06:01:40 PM »
Cousins shouldn't be an enforcer. He is too important to get stuck on the bench in foul trouble. He is a star talent. Not a role player.

You bring in guys around him who can be enforcers to protect him. Not the other way around.

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Re: WEAK RUMOR: Cousins to Boston Almost Done (FB / Twitter sources)
« Reply #182 on: December 27, 2012, 06:03:14 PM »
Cousins shouldn't be an enforcer. He is too important to get stuck on the bench in foul trouble. He is a star talent. Not a role player.

You bring in guys around him who can be enforcers to protect him. Not the other way around.

Agreed. Too much talent to be like that. We need him to be more of an anchor then an enforcer.

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Re: WEAK RUMOR: Cousins to Boston Almost Done (FB / Twitter sources)
« Reply #183 on: December 27, 2012, 06:07:31 PM »
Cousins shouldn't be an enforcer. He is too important to get stuck on the bench in foul trouble. He is a star talent. Not a role player.

You bring in guys around him who can be enforcers to protect him. Not the other way around.

Agreed. Too much talent to be like that. We need him to be more of an anchor then an enforcer.

I agree, although I could still see him threatening Scal after a game.

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Re: WEAK RUMOR: Cousins to Boston Almost Done (FB / Twitter sources)
« Reply #184 on: December 27, 2012, 07:27:21 PM »
Well, maybe not enforcer, but I'd like for the Celtics to have a big who can learn to be a KG-level instigator.
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Re: WEAK RUMOR: Cousins to Boston Almost Done (FB / Twitter sources)
« Reply #185 on: December 27, 2012, 08:16:12 PM »
I just have this feeling that Cousins on the Celtics would be a combination of obvious talent and a source of frustration over inability to maximize that talent, like a center version of Antoine Walker.
If only he had that fire that Antoine had for winning and standing up to be the face of the franchise in good times and bad.  Antoine had that fire to inspire that major comeback against the Nets in the playoffs -- I doubt Cousins has anything close to that.

Thank you for that post.  In hindsight, Walker got a lot done despite not having a ton of athletic gifts.  Cousins has prototypical size and good athletic ability, but hasn't done a [dang] thing in his entire basketball career.   

If Cousins haw Walker's attitude, he'd be a 22 and 12 guy looking for his second all star appearance by now. 


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Re: WEAK RUMOR: Cousins to Boston Almost Done (FB / Twitter sources)
« Reply #186 on: December 27, 2012, 08:30:28 PM »
I just have this feeling that Cousins on the Celtics would be a combination of obvious talent and a source of frustration over inability to maximize that talent, like a center version of Antoine Walker.
If only he had that fire that Antoine had for winning and standing up to be the face of the franchise in good times and bad.  Antoine had that fire to inspire that major comeback against the Nets in the playoffs -- I doubt Cousins has anything close to that.

Thank you for that post.  In hindsight, Walker got a lot done despite not having a ton of athletic gifts.  Cousins has prototypical size and good athletic ability, but hasn't done a [dang] thing in his entire basketball career.   

If Cousins haw Walker's attitude, he'd be a 22 and 12 guy looking for his second all star appearance by now.
Walker had a lot of athletic gifts, and awful shot selection, an aversion to the paint, and was constantly overweight for much of his career.

Cousins might be a tougher in game competitor if he had Walker's attitude, but  lets not go nuts.

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Re: WEAK RUMOR: Cousins to Boston Almost Done (FB / Twitter sources)
« Reply #187 on: December 27, 2012, 08:59:28 PM »
I just have this feeling that Cousins on the Celtics would be a combination of obvious talent and a source of frustration over inability to maximize that talent, like a center version of Antoine Walker.
If only he had that fire that Antoine had for winning and standing up to be the face of the franchise in good times and bad.  Antoine had that fire to inspire that major comeback against the Nets in the playoffs -- I doubt Cousins has anything close to that.

Thank you for that post.  In hindsight, Walker got a lot done despite not having a ton of athletic gifts.  Cousins has prototypical size and good athletic ability, but hasn't done a [dang] thing in his entire basketball career.   

If Cousins haw Walker's attitude, he'd be a 22 and 12 guy looking for his second all star appearance by now.

To be fair, he's only 22 and ended up in Sacramento. Not many players would do much in their 2 1/4 years in Sacto.

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Re: WEAK RUMOR: Cousins to Boston Almost Done (FB / Twitter sources)
« Reply #188 on: December 27, 2012, 09:00:18 PM »
Well, maybe not enforcer, but I'd like for the Celtics to have a big who can learn to be a KG-level instigator.

Cousins is an instigator alright, although someone might want to advise him that instigating is more effective when employed against players and the coach on the other team, as opposed to your own.

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Re: WEAK RUMOR: Cousins to Boston Almost Done (FB / Twitter sources)
« Reply #189 on: December 28, 2012, 08:49:07 AM »
Just wanted to see if anyone else heard Webber mention the Cousins to Boston rumors last night. It was late and the game was gettig out of hand but that was a small bright point.
« Last Edit: December 28, 2012, 09:05:44 AM by CelticHooligan3 »

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Re: WEAK RUMOR: Cousins to Boston Almost Done (FB / Twitter sources)
« Reply #190 on: December 28, 2012, 09:04:17 AM »
I heard Webber talking about it. They were just throwing names out there. Mentioned Gortat's name also.

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Re: WEAK RUMOR: Cousins to Boston Almost Done (FB / Twitter sources)
« Reply #191 on: December 28, 2012, 09:06:24 AM »
I heard Webber talking about it. They were just throwing names out there. Mentioned Gortat's name also.

Yes.

But the fact that he mentioned DeMarcus's name first is curious... wishful thinking  ;D

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Re: WEAK RUMOR: Cousins to Boston Almost Done (FB / Twitter sources)
« Reply #192 on: December 28, 2012, 09:29:41 AM »
Just wanted to see if anone else heard Webber mention the Cousins t Boston rumors last night. It was late and the game was gettig out of hand but that was a small bright point.
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Re: WEAK RUMOR: Cousins to Boston Almost Done (FB / Twitter sources)
« Reply #193 on: December 28, 2012, 11:26:06 AM »
Yes, and Webber also talked about how he and Reggie needed to suit up for Boston to go help them rebound.

I'd give Webber a contract to box out and clean up the paint right now. It can't be worse than what we're currently doing. I bet his bad knee feels better too!

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Re: WEAK RUMOR: Cousins to Boston Almost Done (FB / Twitter sources)
« Reply #194 on: December 28, 2012, 11:29:45 AM »
I heard Webber talking about it. They were just throwing names out there. Mentioned Gortat's name also.

Yes.

But the fact that he mentioned DeMarcus's name first is curious... wishful thinking  ;D

I lol'd at this. 'Curious', like Webber is a proxy for act 1 foreshadowing.

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