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Re: why Avery Bradley will improve this team(but isnt a savior on his own)
« Reply #15 on: December 30, 2012, 10:40:27 AM »

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I'm looking forward to seeing what you guys say a week from now when Bradley has played a few games and the team still sucks. KG, Pierce, Terry, Sullinger, Lee, Green, Rondo, Bass, they are all trying hard out there, they just aren't getting it done. They aren't going to become faster and more athletic magically because a 6 ft 3 shooting guard who can't dribble or shoot is on the floor with them. The good part about that is that Bradley will have shown he's healthy, making him more tradeable.

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« Reply #16 on: December 30, 2012, 10:45:23 AM »

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I just hope his play and energy inspires the rest of the team to play with some as well. I'm excited to see JET back in his 6th man role where hopefully he will be much more comfortable.

This is really what I'm hoping for.

The team will see AB make some quality perimeter stops, a couple blocks here and there, and Rondo will find him cutting in the lane for an easy layup or two.

The team should respond to those positives. They'll be energized and play with more fire. They will have a winning attitude again.

Someone needs to explain to me why 12 guys, including two guaranteed hall of famers need to be inspired to play good basketball by a guy who has never played a Full season. Clearly he is a good defensive player, but I just don't get this line of thinking. Don't these  guys know by suck by now or do they need Bradley to help them figure that out and will just start playing better? I am trying to Nederland this line of thinking, but just can't. Shouldn't they have the professional pride to start playing better on their own?

Losing tends to to suck up your confidence. Even the veterans experience that. I don't care if you're a HOF'er, when your losing, you tend to think twice about everything you do on the court instead of just letting your game flow because you're too worried of LOSING AGAIN.

Having someone who will change the flow of the game and put you in a winning situation WILL INSPIRE everyone. It's so simple. When they are in a position to win, they get more aggressive, players get more confident and they don't tend to think too much. They will shoot at will, confidently, and will hit the shot. They will play better defense, their energy will be in a higher level.

AB is a difference maker on defense. He will shut people down, leading to less easy baskets, leading to more offensive possessions, leading to more points, leading to well, getting the lead and the win. Along the way, the team will play inspired basketball because of that, instead of playing nervous and thinking they'll lose again.

You're pessimism is just preventing you from seeing how simple it is.

Well, we are not going to agree so the games will tell the story. I just picture all of the Celts sitting there praying for Avery's return and just knowing they are going to suck until It happens. Again, he will help, but this team is a basket case right now and needs a LOT more than Avery Bradley. This team of hall of famers and career guys who have been excellent bench players need Avery Bradley to put them in a position to win.  ???

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« Reply #17 on: December 30, 2012, 10:51:00 AM »

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I just hope his play and energy inspires the rest of the team to play with some as well. I'm excited to see JET back in his 6th man role where hopefully he will be much more comfortable.

This is really what I'm hoping for.

The team will see AB make some quality perimeter stops, a couple blocks here and there, and Rondo will find him cutting in the lane for an easy layup or two.

The team should respond to those positives. They'll be energized and play with more fire. They will have a winning attitude again.

Someone needs to explain to me why 12 guys, including two guaranteed hall of famers need to be inspired to play good basketball by a guy who has never played a Full season. Clearly he is a good defensive player, but I just don't get this line of thinking. Don't these  guys know by suck by now or do they need Bradley to help them figure that out and will just start playing better? I am trying to Nederland this line of thinking, but just can't. Shouldn't they have the professional pride to start playing better on their own?

Losing tends to to suck up your confidence. Even the veterans experience that. I don't care if you're a HOF'er, when your losing, you tend to think twice about everything you do on the court instead of just letting your game flow because you're too worried of LOSING AGAIN.

Having someone who will change the flow of the game and put you in a winning situation WILL INSPIRE everyone. It's so simple. When they are in a position to win, they get more aggressive, players get more confident and they don't tend to think too much. They will shoot at will, confidently, and will hit the shot. They will play better defense, their energy will be in a higher level.

AB is a difference maker on defense. He will shut people down, leading to less easy baskets, leading to more offensive possessions, leading to more points, leading to well, getting the lead and the win. Along the way, the team will play inspired basketball because of that, instead of playing nervous and thinking they'll lose again.

You're pessimism is just preventing you from seeing how simple it is.

Well, we are not going to agree so the games will tell the story. I just picture all of the Celts sitting there praying for Avery's return and just knowing they are going to suck until It happens. Again, he will help, but this team is a basket case right now and needs a LOT more than Avery Bradley. This team of hall of famers and career guys who have been excellent bench players need Avery Bradley to put them in a position to win.  ???

They dont need him per se'. They need a spark to boost morale up. He can provide that with his defense.
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Re: why Avery Bradley will improve this team(but isnt a savior on his own)
« Reply #18 on: December 30, 2012, 11:09:53 AM »

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I personally think a lot of the problems with this team are mental right now. For whatever reason they just don't look all there on the court. They seem so lost and indifferent. I don't think that from a pure basketball standpoint Avery is the answer (though he will help a good deal), but I think/hope that from a pure morale/mental stand-point his intensity will help everyone click.

Also, I hope we trade Jeff Green for someone better. (I have never been a fan of the "but he has huge upside!!!!" argument. I prefer proven talents). I would also like Sully to be given extended minutes.

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« Reply #19 on: December 30, 2012, 11:17:53 AM »

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I just hope his play and energy inspires the rest of the team to play with some as well. I'm excited to see JET back in his 6th man role where hopefully he will be much more comfortable.

This is really what I'm hoping for.

The team will see AB make some quality perimeter stops, a couple blocks here and there, and Rondo will find him cutting in the lane for an easy layup or two.

The team should respond to those positives. They'll be energized and play with more fire. They will have a winning attitude again.

Someone needs to explain to me why 12 guys, including two guaranteed hall of famers need to be inspired to play good basketball by a guy who has never played a Full season. Clearly he is a good defensive player, but I just don't get this line of thinking. Don't these  guys know by suck by now or do they need Bradley to help them figure that out and will just start playing better? I am trying to Nederland this line of thinking, but just can't. Shouldn't they have the professional pride to start playing better on their own?

Losing tends to to suck up your confidence. Even the veterans experience that. I don't care if you're a HOF'er, when your losing, you tend to think twice about everything you do on the court instead of just letting your game flow because you're too worried of LOSING AGAIN.

Having someone who will change the flow of the game and put you in a winning situation WILL INSPIRE everyone. It's so simple. When they are in a position to win, they get more aggressive, players get more confident and they don't tend to think too much. They will shoot at will, confidently, and will hit the shot. They will play better defense, their energy will be in a higher level.

AB is a difference maker on defense. He will shut people down, leading to less easy baskets, leading to more offensive possessions, leading to more points, leading to well, getting the lead and the win. Along the way, the team will play inspired basketball because of that, instead of playing nervous and thinking they'll lose again.

You're pessimism is just preventing you from seeing how simple it is.

Well, we are not going to agree so the games will tell the story. I just picture all of the Celts sitting there praying for Avery's return and just knowing they are going to suck until It happens. Again, he will help, but this team is a basket case right now and needs a LOT more than Avery Bradley. This team of hall of famers and career guys who have been excellent bench players need Avery Bradley to put them in a position to win.  ???
It's an implausible argument without substantiation, to claim that a small 2 with two bad shoulders and a very limited sample size of success will somehow cure what ails this team.

It will not, for a wide variety of reasons, not the least of which is that Bradley simply is not as good as people here want to paint him.

Re: why Avery Bradley will improve this team(but isnt a savior on his own)
« Reply #20 on: December 30, 2012, 11:19:44 AM »

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Bradley will help perimeter defense...hope this helps on the pick n roll...but I am not sure one guy will be the answer

how about jason terry, jeff green and lee stepping up and earning their keep? how about getting a LEGIT rebounder that can help this team? How about bass being what he is...a bench guy...

Bradley will help..but the issues are so much more than he can fix
« Last Edit: December 30, 2012, 11:25:46 AM by celticinorlando »
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Re: why Avery Bradley will improve this team(but isnt a savior on his own)
« Reply #21 on: December 30, 2012, 12:07:41 PM »

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Trade every1 except Pierce, KG, Rondo, Sullinger, Melo, Green & Bradley. This team sucks man, and dont ignore the truth. :-\ If u dont beleive me, ask any NBA fan in your community.
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Re: why Avery Bradley will improve this team(but isnt a savior on his own)
« Reply #22 on: December 30, 2012, 12:20:11 PM »

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alot of the arguments for why bradley wont help us are that "one player isnt a savior!" while bradley alone isnt a savior its the subsequent moves that make the team better.

It's true, one person isn't a "savior."  That is a fact of human life.

But AB will be a tremendous addition to our roster, especially defensively, where we are at our weakest right now.

If his play causes teams to score 5 less points a game, the whole season will change.

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« Reply #23 on: December 30, 2012, 12:21:22 PM »

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Bradley will help perimeter defense...hope this helps on the pick n roll...but I am not sure one guy will be the answer

how about jason terry, jeff green and lee stepping up and earning their keep? how about getting a LEGIT rebounder that can help this team? How about bass being what he is...a bench guy...

Bradley will help..but the issues are so much more than he can fix


ya, but thats the point...you move Terry to the bench where he is much more comfortable and able to perform...the games we started lee, Terry went off...he was brought here to come off the bench and knock down 3's. not to start and play 30minutes a night...Lee's poor play forced us to start Terry

and to CoachBo...last I checked, Bradley's ability to play defense had more to do with his ability to stay in front of defenders than his shoulders...he helped completely transform this team last year.

maybe he wont shoot 50/40/80....but I see absolutely NO reason to expect he will regress defensively...its just rediculous to state as much


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« Reply #24 on: December 30, 2012, 12:25:28 PM »

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Are the injured shoulders that big of a deal? I am asking. I am not good with injuries. I hear it mentioned a lot as something important.

I heard Nick Collison had double shoulder surgery in his rookie year back in Seattle. It hasn't slowed him down any. Collison has been one of the most physical defenders in the league. He has also been fairly durable since then.

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« Reply #25 on: December 30, 2012, 12:38:56 PM »

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Things that will happen when Avery Bradley returns on January 2nd:

-Doc Rivers will decide that small ball doesn't work

-KG will stop using the 5-5-5 plan

-Pierce will lose weight

-Rondo will stop pouting and yelling at the refs and everyone around him

-Sullinger will get more PT AND will have plays called for him to post up

-Lee will start hitting his threes

-Green will grow a pair

-Cousins new agent will decide to give us Cousins in a Pau Gasol type deal

-Wade will stop hitting people in the groin and trying to dislocate their joints

-Lebron will actually get called for fouls

-Bird, McHale, and Parrish WILL walk through that door

-David Stern, on his day of retirement (YAY!) will apologize to all the teams and the fans he screwed over for decades, especially the celtics

-Congress will not only work together and avoid the fiscal cliff, they will balance the budget

Yes, I cannot wait for the return of Avery Bradley.

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« Reply #26 on: December 30, 2012, 12:40:24 PM »

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While he's not the savior, his defense is contagious and that is good enough for me.  That's the closest you're going to get to a savior.  Can't wait for him to be back

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« Reply #27 on: December 30, 2012, 12:41:02 PM »

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Bradley will help perimeter defense...hope this helps on the pick n roll...but I am not sure one guy will be the answer

how about jason terry, jeff green and lee stepping up and earning their keep? how about getting a LEGIT rebounder that can help this team? How about bass being what he is...a bench guy...

Bradley will help..but the issues are so much more than he can fix


ya, but thats the point...you move Terry to the bench where he is much more comfortable and able to perform...the games we started lee, Terry went off...he was brought here to come off the bench and knock down 3's. not to start and play 30minutes a night...Lee's poor play forced us to start Terry

and to CoachBo...last I checked, Bradley's ability to play defense had more to do with his ability to stay in front of defenders than his shoulders...he helped completely transform this team last year.

maybe he wont shoot 50/40/80....but I see absolutely NO reason to expect he will regress defensively...its just rediculous to state as much

Yup

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« Reply #28 on: December 30, 2012, 12:42:23 PM »

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While he's not the savior, his defense is contagious and that is good enough for me.  That's the closest you're going to get to a savior.  Can't wait for him to be back

Nope, here are a few examples of what saviors actually look like:

Larry Bird

Bill Russell

Tim Duncan

Kevin Garnett

Magic Johnson

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« Reply #29 on: December 30, 2012, 12:43:46 PM »

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Lee's poor play forced us to start Terry

Paul Pierce played like crap to start the season.  That didn't "force" Doc to start Jeff Green.  2 years ago, Doc continued to give Avery minutes while he kept playing like hot garbage.

Which is not to make excuses for Lee, 'cause he was not playing well at the start of the season.  But much like the decision to start Sully over Bass, if that's what you're going to do you have to be committed to it and not change course at the drop of a hat.  Lee has only started 11 games this year.  Terry has started 21.  The only thing Terry has done better than Lee is shoot the three.  He scores more than Lee, but that's only because he takes more shots.  And before you say Lee needs to shoot more, what do you think Doc would do if Courtney went 1-15 or 6-19?

Mike

 

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