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Quote from: Denis998 on March 15, 2017, 10:12:12 PMWe are 8th in defensive rating and 9th in offensive rating in the NBA currently through the seasonOh, great, 17th out of 30 teams.Mike
We are 8th in defensive rating and 9th in offensive rating in the NBA currently through the season
Whatever crushes individuality is despotism, by whatever name it may be called and whether it professes to be enforcing the will of God or the injunctions of men.
http://www.masslive.com/celtics/index.ssf/2017/03/jaylen_brown_marcus_smart_argu.htmlHere's the Brown/Smart little argument. I don't think it was anything big at all, but I think this goes beyond tonight.Smart seems to be angry because Brown went away from the options on the play they were running. This is something that Brown has done frequently throughout the year that I've noticed, and a lot of times it has been Smart, especially when the play is set up for him to get the ball posting up. Rozier has done this frequently, too, and it becomes a problem because the bench unit just isn't good enough to go freelancing on its own. It's not too big of a deal, because that's just young player errors that they learn to avoid as they age and mature. But I can see why Smart gets frustrated about that.But ultimately I just think this is two very competitive guys getting into a little spat. You can see how competitive these two are together in the practice videos, so I really don't think this is anything big at all.
TP for the video Potter. That video showed me that Crowder is the toughest guy on the team, he took charge and pushed both guys when needed. If you notice the little guy has nothing to say at all. He's smart. Horford yelled at one point, not really getting good value on that 27 million per year deal. Crowders leadership is a much better bargain at around 7 million.
This isn't high school, Marcus. It's the NBA. Jaylen needs to be more assertive offensively. Why mess with his head?
The entire Smart/Brown thing started on a quick rebound to offense possession for the T Wolves when I think Brown kind of jogged back to the defensive end and Smart had to cover/foul his guy. I remember them zooming in on TV and you could hear Smart yelling at Brown "Where were you there? Where were you?" I think Smart was just frustrated with him after that.A little tough love to the rookie is all it is. He's gotta learn. And for all of Smart's fault shooting wise, he seems like one of the main leaders on the team.
Quote from: footey on March 16, 2017, 07:07:22 AMThis isn't high school, Marcus. It's the NBA. Jaylen needs to be more assertive offensively. Why mess with his head?This isn't high school. If getting chewed out by Marcus for not showing enough effort on D messes with Jaylen's head and prevents him from being aggressive on offense, then he doesn't belong here.He'll be fine.