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Dennis Johnson
19 (41.3%)
Avery Bradley
6 (13%)
John Havlicek
9 (19.6%)
K.C. Jones
0 (0%)
Other
12 (26.1%)

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Re: Who is the best Celtic perimeter defender of all time?
« Reply #15 on: July 18, 2016, 04:53:11 PM »

Offline LarBrd33

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Hondo was All-Defense 8 times.

Re: Who is the best Celtic perimeter defender of all time?
« Reply #16 on: July 18, 2016, 04:54:06 PM »

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Of players I've watched enough of to comment on: (so no DJ, Hondo, or anyone pre-90s)

Tony Allen, and its not that close between him and Avery Bradley.

Oh of course I forgot about TA. But don't you think that he became the defenders he is when he joined the Grizzlies. He started to be on the All-Defensive teams from the year 2011, when he left us.
No, because he definitely showed flashes of his defense from time to time. Doc just didn't play him that much and he was frequently injured too while playing for the Celtics.
I remember Tony playing incredible defense on Kobe in the Finals back in 2010 (it still hurts thinking about it :'(). Easily one of the best defensive performances that I've seen from a player in a 7-game series.

Through 4 games Tony managed to hold Kobe to 26,6 percent shooting (5-19 FG). I was bummed to see him go after such a performance.
« Last Edit: July 18, 2016, 05:04:57 PM by TA9 »
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Re: Who is the best Celtic perimeter defender of all time?
« Reply #17 on: July 18, 2016, 05:03:44 PM »

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I've only been watching since 1984 but for me it's definitely between Tony Allen and bradley. I love dj but guys didn't play d like they do now. It's like night and day.

Re: Who is the best Celtic perimeter defender of all time?
« Reply #18 on: July 18, 2016, 05:05:05 PM »

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Rondo in limited years was great.

Re: Who is the best Celtic perimeter defender of all time?
« Reply #19 on: July 18, 2016, 05:05:55 PM »

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I vote Tony Allen, because I didn't really see Havlicek play.

TA took on the best perimeter players of the opposing teams, and made it a nightmare for them.
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Re: Who is the best Celtic perimeter defender of all time?
« Reply #20 on: July 18, 2016, 05:06:42 PM »

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Of players I've watched enough of to comment on: (so no DJ, Hondo, or anyone pre-90s)

Tony Allen, and its not that close between him and Avery Bradley.

Oh of course I forgot about TA. But don't you think that he became the defenders he is when he joined the Grizzlies. He started to be on the All-Defensive teams from the year 2011, when he left us.
No, because he definitely showed flashes of his defense from time to time. Doc just didn't play him that much and he was frequently injured too while playing for the Celtics.
I remember Tony playing incredible defense on Kobe in the Finals back in 2010 (it still hurts thinking about it :'(). Easily one of the best defensive performances that I've seen from a player in a 7-game series.

Through 4 games Tony managed to hold Kobe to 26,6 percent shooting (5-19 FG). I was bummed to see him go after such a performance.
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Re: Who is the best Celtic perimeter defender of all time?
« Reply #21 on: July 18, 2016, 05:07:58 PM »

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Bowen was barely a Celtic and I'll never give him credit. Faking your gonna potentially break a shooter's ankle is as cowardly as it gets. Dude is a straight up coward. My most hated player in nba history. I've never seen that kind of wimpy dirtiness.

Re: Who is the best Celtic perimeter defender of all time?
« Reply #22 on: July 18, 2016, 05:08:10 PM »

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Of players I've watched enough of to comment on: (so no DJ, Hondo, or anyone pre-90s)

Tony Allen, and its not that close between him and Avery Bradley.

Oh of course I forgot about TA. But don't you think that he became the defenders he is when he joined the Grizzlies. He started to be on the All-Defensive teams from the year 2011, when he left us.

No because he definitely showed flashes of his defense from time to time. Doc just didn't play him that much and he was frequently injured too while playing for the Celtics.
I remember Tony playing incredible defense on Kobe in the Finals back in 2010 (it still hurts thinking about it :'(). Easily one of best defensive performances that I've seen from a player in a 7-game series.

Through 4 games Tony managed to hold Kobe to 26,6 percent shooting (5-19 FG). I was bummed to see him go after such a performance.

You should have seen Hondo against Dr. J in the 1977 Eastern Conference Semi Finals.

In game 6, a 37 year old Havlicek played 48 minutes, scored 25 points and held a primetime Dr.J to 14 points on 7 of 20 shooting.

In game 7, Dr.J had 14 points on 6 of 19 shooting.

Re: Who is the best Celtic perimeter defender of all time?
« Reply #23 on: July 18, 2016, 05:09:28 PM »

Offline dannyboy35

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It's tough to compare eras. I just saw an old 80's game and the guards are giving their man an incredible amount of space. It was shocking.

Re: Who is the best Celtic perimeter defender of all time?
« Reply #24 on: July 18, 2016, 05:11:18 PM »

Offline dannyboy35

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Of players I've watched enough of to comment on: (so no DJ, Hondo, or anyone pre-90s)

Tony Allen, and its not that close between him and Avery Bradley.

Oh of course I forgot about TA. But don't you think that he became the defenders he is when he joined the Grizzlies. He started to be on the All-Defensive teams from the year 2011, when he left us.

No because he definitely showed flashes of his defense from time to time. Doc just didn't play him that much and he was frequently injured too while playing for the Celtics.
I remember Tony playing incredible defense on Kobe in the Finals back in 2010 (it still hurts thinking about it :'(). Easily one of best defensive performances that I've seen from a player in a 7-game series.

Through 4 games Tony managed to hold Kobe to 26,6 percent shooting (5-19 FG). I was bummed to see him go after such a performance.

You should have seen Hondo against Dr. J in the 1977 Eastern Conference Semi Finals.

In game 6, a 37 year old Havlicek played 48 minutes, scored 25 points and held a primetime Dr.J to 14 points on 7 of 20 shooting.

In game 7, Dr.J had 14 points on 6 of 19 shooting.

That's great. I've never liked Dr. J. All because of the fight with Larry. I always wanted Larry to kick his butt while he wasn't being strangled by another 76er.

Re: Who is the best Celtic perimeter defender of all time?
« Reply #25 on: July 18, 2016, 05:16:35 PM »

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I can still see DJ crouching down and being pesky with his hands.  What a great player.  I only saw the end of Hondo.  Tony, Marcus and Avery are great too but I've got to pick DJ.

Re: Who is the best Celtic perimeter defender of all time?
« Reply #26 on: July 18, 2016, 05:25:00 PM »

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Re: Who is the best Celtic perimeter defender of all time?
« Reply #27 on: July 18, 2016, 05:31:46 PM »

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Of players I've watched enough of to comment on: (so no DJ, Hondo, or anyone pre-90s)

Tony Allen, and its not that close between him and Avery Bradley.

Oh of course I forgot about TA. But don't you think that he became the defenders he is when he joined the Grizzlies. He started to be on the All-Defensive teams from the year 2011, when he left us.

No because he definitely showed flashes of his defense from time to time. Doc just didn't play him that much and he was frequently injured too while playing for the Celtics.
I remember Tony playing incredible defense on Kobe in the Finals back in 2010 (it still hurts thinking about it :'(). Easily one of best defensive performances that I've seen from a player in a 7-game series.

Through 4 games Tony managed to hold Kobe to 26,6 percent shooting (5-19 FG). I was bummed to see him go after such a performance.

You should have seen Hondo against Dr. J in the 1977 Eastern Conference Semi Finals.

In game 6, a 37 year old Havlicek played 48 minutes, scored 25 points and held a primetime Dr.J to 14 points on 7 of 20 shooting.

In game 7, Dr.J had 14 points on 6 of 19 shooting.

That's great. I've never liked Dr. J. All because of the fight with Larry. I always wanted Larry to kick his butt while he wasn't being strangled by another 76er.

Holy mother of god, Hondo was incredible!
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Re: Who is the best Celtic perimeter defender of all time?
« Reply #28 on: July 18, 2016, 05:40:44 PM »

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Of players I've watched enough of to comment on: (so no DJ, Hondo, or anyone pre-90s)

Tony Allen, and its not that close between him and Avery Bradley.

Oh of course I forgot about TA. But don't you think that he became the defenders he is when he joined the Grizzlies. He started to be on the All-Defensive teams from the year 2011, when he left us.

No because he definitely showed flashes of his defense from time to time. Doc just didn't play him that much and he was frequently injured too while playing for the Celtics.
I remember Tony playing incredible defense on Kobe in the Finals back in 2010 (it still hurts thinking about it :'(). Easily one of best defensive performances that I've seen from a player in a 7-game series.

Through 4 games Tony managed to hold Kobe to 26,6 percent shooting (5-19 FG). I was bummed to see him go after such a performance.

You should have seen Hondo against Dr. J in the 1977 Eastern Conference Semi Finals.

In game 6, a 37 year old Havlicek played 48 minutes, scored 25 points and held a primetime Dr.J to 14 points on 7 of 20 shooting.

In game 7, Dr.J had 14 points on 6 of 19 shooting.

That's great. I've never liked Dr. J. All because of the fight with Larry. I always wanted Larry to kick his butt while he wasn't being strangled by another 76er.

Holy mother of god, Hondo was incredible!

In two playoff games where the Celtics were completely outmanned, an ancient John Havlicek shut down one of the greatest players of all time. It's a great memory.

I think the Perfessor should chime in on this one.

Re: Who is the best Celtic perimeter defender of all time?
« Reply #29 on: July 18, 2016, 05:43:44 PM »

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Easily TA