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Isaiah Thomas
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Gordon Hayward
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Gimme some Tiny Archibald please

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cowens (make green look sad) I'd actually think he'd be the X factor, he's a guy that gs would want now
mchale
pierce
reggie lewis
jojo white

now prime tiny before he was a Celtic  :P

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McHale, Cowens and PP,  Reggie Lewis and DJ

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McHale, Cowens and PP,  Reggie Lewis and DJ

Cowens was first stretch 5 when stretch was to the top of key. LOL

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cowens (make green look sad) I'd actually think he'd be the X factor, he's a guy that gs would want now
mchale
pierce
reggie lewis
jojo white

now prime tiny before he was a Celtic  :P

Nice. Just came to post this. TP.

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Sam Jones ain't getting enough love on this subject. The man's WS/48 is higher than:

Dwyane Wade
Carmelo Anthony
Kobe Bryant
Scottie Pippen
And a ton of Celtic greats being mentioned here. Sam Jones, if he played nowadays would be considered one of the greatest players ever because would have started right out of college and hung giant career numbers up. He played 3 positions and at 6'4" was the one of the most versatile two-way players in the league.

If you're not starting Sam Jones on one of these teams, you just have no idea just how great this guy was.

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My goal would be to work inside-out and do so with bigs that can post-up and hammer them in the post and on the glass. With enough shooting on the perimeter to stretch the D out and allow our bigs room to operate. I also want positional size at every position, which is why I opted for Johnson and White at PG over Rondo, Thomas, Tiny, and Cousy. Walker would be the skinny version. He was a really talented player and on this team wouldn't be asked to do too much, which would reduce his high turnover rate and low percentages.

Starters
McHale
Pierce
Cowens
DJ
Lewis

Second Team
Horford
Walker
Parish
JoJo
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Pierce
McHale
Thomas
Hayward
Allen


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I think Parish had the agility and quickness to play today's game, although he didn't showcase it often. He was a 2 way stud in his prime. Rim protection!

McHale began evolving his 3 pointer late. I'd take him regardless. Absolute beast (unicorn, as they say).

Pierce, yes. Reggie, yes. Prime Rondo & IT, yes & yes.

Ray & DJ off the bench. Young Antoine for kicks. Chauncey Billups & Joe Johnson deep bench. Tommy Heinsohn .... wild card/moxy.

Kevin Gamble, Eddie House, Waltah McCarty.   


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As a teenager born in the 00s, it baffles me that no one actually even thinks of JoJo White except for a select few, in a group that supposedly should have a lot of people that have watched 70s games. Do you guys not know how average DJ actually was in HIS CELTICS CAREER compared to White?
DJ: 12.6 PPG, 6.4 APG, 3.2 RPG, 1.2 SPG and 0.4 BPG on 44.6/15.6/84 shooting.
JoJo: 18.4 PPG, 5.1 APG, 4.3 RPG, 1.3 SPG and 0.2 BPG on 44.2/NA/83.3 shooting.
JoJo was clearly an All-Star caliber player during his tenure with the Celtics while DJ was a very good role player. I do not mean to slight DJ but White was significantly better as a celtic.
My all-time team (subs will be role players)
JoJo White/08 Rondo
Sam Jones/Danny Ainge
Paul Pierce/James Posey
Kevin McHale/12 Brandon Bass
Dave Cowens/86 Bill Walton
This team has both the defensive versatility to shut down GSW and the offensive firepower to score (JoJo is a GOAT 3rd option, Sam Jones averaged 25 PPG in his prime, 'nuff said about the Captain, McHale was a low post torture chamber and Cowens was an MVP in a 70s with Kareem and Dr. J). Bench is also versatile enough to deal with the Livingstons and Iguodalas of GSW, plus Bill would kill the opposing center.

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I guess no one's willing to admit that JoJo>DJ as a Celtic?

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I feel Jojo white is a very overlooked guy, great player, amazing defender.  A side note for c's all time team.  Tiny, DJ, Walton (and I'm sure others I'm not thinking of) came to the celtics past their prime.  DJ in Seattle was a much different player.  Tiny with KC was AMAZING.  Players like Dominique , Maravich etc its easy to know he wasn't the same guy.  Tiny and DJ mainly still played great for us but were a few steps below their best game.

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Len Bias was a Celtic for a day.  :'(

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I feel Jojo white is a very overlooked guy, great player, amazing defender.  A side note for c's all time team.  Tiny, DJ, Walton (and I'm sure others I'm not thinking of) came to the celtics past their prime.  DJ in Seattle was a much different player.  Tiny with KC was AMAZING.  Players like Dominique , Maravich etc its easy to know he wasn't the same guy.  Tiny and DJ mainly still played great for us but were a few steps below their best game.
Thank you for being the only apparent guy with the brains and the balls to acknowledge the GOAT 3rd option JoJo White. TP.