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Dennis Johnson
18 (40%)
Avery Bradley
6 (13.3%)
John Havlicek
9 (20%)
K.C. Jones
0 (0%)
Other
12 (26.7%)

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Author Topic: Who is the best Celtic perimeter defender of all time?  (Read 2819 times)

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Re: Who is the best Celtic perimeter defender of all time?
« Reply #30 on: July 18, 2016, 05:56:10 PM »

Offline SHAQATTACK

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Hondo / Rondo ( young Rondo when he played D .....he was pretty decent)


TA was top defender .


I bet Tommy was pretty hard nose. .....before my time .....just speculation


AB / Smart are hot on their heels .

Re: Who is the best Celtic perimeter defender of all time?
« Reply #31 on: July 18, 2016, 05:59:31 PM »

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 Smartif he plays with us for 10 years. Honorable mention, Vitaly Potapenko.

Re: Who is the best Celtic perimeter defender of all time?
« Reply #32 on: July 18, 2016, 06:20:45 PM »

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Tony Allen all day.  Not getting him resigned is one of Ainge's biggest mistakes.

Re: Who is the best Celtic perimeter defender of all time?
« Reply #33 on: July 18, 2016, 06:32:45 PM »

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Wasn't Gerald Henderson a great perimeter defender?

Re: Who is the best Celtic perimeter defender of all time?
« Reply #34 on: July 18, 2016, 06:37:21 PM »

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Hondo was a phenomenal all-nba-defender for like, most of a decade.   I'm not sure any of the other names really match up to his credentials.

That said, I'm probably somewhat biased towards DJ because I watched him out of the gates as a rookie when he was ridiculously athletic, flying all over the place for Seattle.   He was not quite the same uber-athletic guy when he got to the Celtics -- though a case could be made that he was an even smarter, more effective defender overall.

Danny Ainge was actually another excellent defender who doesn't get enough credit sometimes.
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Re: Who is the best Celtic perimeter defender of all time?
« Reply #35 on: July 18, 2016, 06:42:56 PM »

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Smart is far and away the best perimeter defender we've ever had.  KG was also pretty good. Never saw Hondo but go back to the 80's.  Tony Allen. Bruce Bowen, that's about it.  Rondo gambled too much.  Tony Allen was also somewhat overrated that way.  He was a better all around player here than just defense.

One's I've seen

1. Smart
2. Bowen
3. Bradley
4. Tony Allen

Dj is probably next but no one else was that good. Unless you count KG or pierce and his underrated D.
« Last Edit: July 18, 2016, 06:55:21 PM by walker834 »

Re: Who is the best Celtic perimeter defender of all time?
« Reply #36 on: July 18, 2016, 06:46:43 PM »

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Reggie based on the skill set and physique and the way his play would translate today.

Re: Who is the best Celtic perimeter defender of all time?
« Reply #37 on: July 18, 2016, 07:05:40 PM »

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Yeah, Reggie Lewis deserves some love...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ni7t4swtdYw

So does Posey

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ogs3awyNZtE

The thing I LOVED about James Posey was how he ALWAYS got in an extra swipe, knock, scratch - all AFTER the whistle. He had a gift for doing that.

Look at his work on Kobe here...he absolutely MUGS him after the whistle..right across his arms

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jeev8dZ0lg0

He manages to stay in front of him as well.

DJ, TA, AB, Rondo, Hondo...we've had some great ones.

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Re: Who is the best Celtic perimeter defender of all time?
« Reply #38 on: July 18, 2016, 07:25:22 PM »

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Dennis johnson until he lost his footspeed then we had to witness ainge try guard isiah thomas

Re: Who is the best Celtic perimeter defender of all time?
« Reply #39 on: July 18, 2016, 07:28:24 PM »

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Tony Allen, AB


Re: Who is the best Celtic perimeter defender of all time?
« Reply #40 on: July 18, 2016, 07:49:58 PM »

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DJ.

He was brought in to play defense against Andrew Toney and shut him down.
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Re: Who is the best Celtic perimeter defender of all time?
« Reply #41 on: July 18, 2016, 07:58:41 PM »

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Isaiah Thomas  ;D

Honestly, for guys I've seen in my lifetime, it's TA followed by AB. Smart could work his way to the top of that list.
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Re: Who is the best Celtic perimeter defender of all time?
« Reply #42 on: July 18, 2016, 08:20:33 PM »

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Hondo was the best I ever saw
Add my vote AND a great offensive player. 
Really no one else on list is at his level and we've had some great ones.  DJ, Reggie Lewis, Rick Fox not getting any love

Re: Who is the best Celtic perimeter defender of all time?
« Reply #43 on: July 18, 2016, 08:29:02 PM »

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I saw them all play since 1966. Few on this board have my perspective.

Tony Allen.

Ask Kobe.

Re: Who is the best Celtic perimeter defender of all time?
« Reply #44 on: July 19, 2016, 04:44:35 AM »

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Havlicek with DJ a second close.