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Who plays more minutes

Crowder
7 (15.2%)
Morris
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Poll: Who plays more minutes at the 4 Crowder or Morris
« on: July 16, 2017, 07:29:29 PM »

Offline KG Living Legend

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 I was a little disappointed to find out Morris is a SF that can play some PF, similar to Crowder. Jae player 26% of his minutes at PF last year.

 Morris is taller and about the same weight with a much better post up and mid-range game, while Crowder is the better three point shooter.

 So who plays more minutes at the four.

Re: Poll: Who plays more minutes at the 4 Crowder or Morris
« Reply #1 on: July 16, 2017, 07:34:22 PM »

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Morris due to his size.

Re: Poll: Who plays more minutes at the 4 Crowder or Morris
« Reply #2 on: July 16, 2017, 07:36:34 PM »

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Morris. I think you see Crowder's minutes drop quite a bit this year with the addition of Hayward, Morris, and Tatum, let alone the improvement of Brown.
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« Reply #3 on: July 16, 2017, 07:43:45 PM »

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I was a little disappointed to find out Morris is a SF that can play some PF, similar to Crowder. Jae player 26% of his minutes at PF last year.

 Morris is taller and about the same weight with a much better post up and mid-range game, while Crowder is the better three point shooter.

 So who plays more minutes at the four.

I think that Horford will be the starter at the '4' and Crowder at the '3', just like last season. Then Baynes will fill in the role like Johnson did and Morris/Tatum are the replacements for Olynyk/Jerebko. Even tough the rotation below is more logical.

Anyhow, unless Morris disappoints I don't think Crowder will play much at PF.

Thomas/Rozier Hayward/Smart Brown/Crowder Morris/Tatum Horford/Baynes

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Re: Poll: Who plays more minutes at the 4 Crowder or Morris
« Reply #4 on: July 16, 2017, 07:54:51 PM »

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Morris

Re: Poll: Who plays more minutes at the 4 Crowder or Morris
« Reply #5 on: July 16, 2017, 08:30:01 PM »

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I'm really hoping Morris by a long shot.

When Crowder goes to the 4 it's a novelty, it's an off-speed pitch designed to get the opposing team to counter in a way that benefits the Celtics. Sometimes it works too. 

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« Reply #6 on: July 16, 2017, 09:11:38 PM »

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I was a little disappointed to find out Morris is a SF that can play some PF, similar to Crowder. Jae player 26% of his minutes at PF last year.

 Morris is taller and about the same weight with a much better post up and mid-range game, while Crowder is the better three point shooter.

 So who plays more minutes at the four.

I think that Horford will be the starter at the '4' and Crowder at the '3', just like last season. Then Baynes will fill in the role like Johnson did and Morris/Tatum are the replacements for Olynyk/Jerebko. Even tough the rotation below is more logical.

Anyhow, unless Morris disappoints I don't think Crowder will play much at PF.

Thomas/Rozier Hayward/Smart Brown/Crowder Morris/Tatum Horford/Baynes
This can't be.  No way.

Horford is our center.  Baynes cannot start, not talented enough.

Tatum cannot be counted on yet to be in the regular rotation.

Hayward will only play the 2 only occasionally.

Re: Poll: Who plays more minutes at the 4 Crowder or Morris
« Reply #7 on: July 16, 2017, 09:32:21 PM »

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I think there are going to be A LOT of different units used by Brad. You'll see Morris at the 4, you'll see Crowder there, you'll see Hayward there, and Horford as well. I'm sure if Theis cracks the rotation, that's where we will find him.

All depends on the matchups. DA gave CBS a lot of versatility.
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Re: Poll: Who plays more minutes at the 4 Crowder or Morris
« Reply #8 on: July 16, 2017, 09:32:25 PM »

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Morris and Tatum and Hayward make Crowder obsolete

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« Reply #9 on: July 16, 2017, 09:36:58 PM »

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I don't think Crowder is obsolete. Good teams have good backups. Crowder at worst is a good backup. However I see him starting in many lineups

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« Reply #10 on: July 16, 2017, 09:55:47 PM »

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Crowder will likely still be starting, but at the 3, not 4. I expect Morris to exclusively play the 4, whereas Crowder may play more of his role of last year switching between the two positions.

Honestly, they are pretty comparable (quality) players - both on awesome contracts - and should get comparable time, but Morris strikes me more as a PF...despite what his rebounding #s may indicate.

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« Reply #11 on: July 16, 2017, 10:27:29 PM »

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 This poll is a little off. Crowder is the guy with experience at the four and overall on the Celtics.

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« Reply #12 on: July 16, 2017, 10:37:55 PM »

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 This poll is a little off. Crowder is the guy with experience at the four and overall on the Celtics.

He's also the size of shooting guards at 6'6", if you're being generous.
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« Reply #13 on: July 16, 2017, 10:40:20 PM »

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 This poll is a little off. Crowder is the guy with experience at the four and overall on the Celtics.

He's also the size of shooting guards at 6'6", if you're being generous.
there aren't many 6'11 power forwards running around the NBA anymore

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« Reply #14 on: July 16, 2017, 10:40:35 PM »

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 This poll is a little off. Crowder is the guy with experience at the four and overall on the Celtics.

Morris has more experience at the 4, he's played approximately 35% of his NBA minutes at PF/C. Other than in Detroit, both Houston and Phoenix played him more at the 4 than the 3.

Jae has played just 22% of his career at PF and only 13% last season, whereas Hayward has played PF 30% of the time for Utah last season.
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