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Who takes Avery Bradley's Spot in the Lineup?
« on: July 17, 2017, 03:23:06 PM »

Offline gar

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I know that they are prepping Brown to play more at the 2; but I am worried about his ball handling ability and his ability to guard the Kyrie and John Walls of this league. I think that many hear are also sleeping on Nader and his ability to take minutes from Smart and Rozier.

Brown, Nader and Semi can play the 2 guard not sure about Hayward's ability to defend that position. That is a lot of inexperienced players are the 2. Even with a 4 guard rotation of IT, Smart, Rozier and Brown this is the weakest part of our lineup.

Re: Who takes Avery Bradley's Spot in the Lineup?
« Reply #1 on: July 17, 2017, 03:38:20 PM »

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What a novel thread topic.

Re: Who takes Avery Bradley's Spot in the Lineup?
« Reply #2 on: July 17, 2017, 03:43:14 PM »

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Brown has plenty of time to work on his game and has shown such huge improvements. He has elite finishing abilities and I am actually excited to see him dominate other 2's defensively. Watch his playoff performance, he went right for the throat. The kid is a killer.

Re: Who takes Avery Bradley's Spot in the Lineup?
« Reply #3 on: July 17, 2017, 03:45:35 PM »

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I think Brown did pretty dang good last year when he played SG with the starters. Stevens was able to hide his rookie mistakes and deficiencies by playing him with starters. By the time the playoffs started Brown was guarding SGs and SFs well enough to be a regular contributor. Brown is your starting SG this year.

As for his handle, remember when Bradley took over for Ray Allen? It was because he proved he could play NBA defense. Bradley's handle and shooting back then sucked. But he improved into a great two way player. I see Brown doing the same. And with Stevens all switch system of defense, Brown being able to guard multiple positions, much like almost everyone else except IT, will be key to him staying a starter.

I am actually excited to see Brown become a 20 year old starter on this team. I expect big things from him and Tatum this year. I think they are that good. They will be inconsistent but good.

Re: Who takes Avery Bradley's Spot in the Lineup?
« Reply #4 on: July 17, 2017, 03:46:45 PM »

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Brown has plenty of time to work on his game and has shown such huge improvements. He has elite finishing abilities and I am actually excited to see him dominate other 2's defensively. Watch his playoff performance, he went right for the throat. The kid is a killer.
Don't get me wrong....love Jaylen; I just think it is a lot to put on his shoulders. I am more concerned about his ball handling than defense. He had a lot of turnovers and will get picked constantly by smaller quicker guards.

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« Reply #5 on: July 17, 2017, 04:03:16 PM »

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Perhaps someone can sell me on Smart and Rozier. Yes Jackson was expendable; but would like a more experienced backup, especially if IT goes down. Smart can run the offense; but is not a high percentage scoring threat from the outside.


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My toss in for opening night starting lineup: IT/Brown/Hayward/Horford/Baynes

Yes, I'm aware Crowder is not listed. I stand by it.
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It'll be smart

Re: Who takes Avery Bradley's Spot in the Lineup?
« Reply #8 on: July 17, 2017, 04:25:09 PM »

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Re: Who takes Avery Bradley's Spot in the Lineup?
« Reply #9 on: July 17, 2017, 04:26:57 PM »

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Like the idea of Nader playing the point when they need to allow IT to play off the ball or if they want to play an all wing lineup.

Nader, Brown, Hayward, Crowder, Morris

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« Reply #10 on: July 17, 2017, 04:52:38 PM »

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Like the idea of Nader playing the point when they need to allow IT to play off the ball or if they want to play an all wing lineup.

You must not like winning

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« Reply #11 on: July 17, 2017, 04:55:15 PM »

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I'd like Brown to start, but Smart might be more useful guarding opposing PGs. Did Jaylen spend time on Kyrie or Wall in the playoffs?

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« Reply #12 on: July 17, 2017, 05:06:17 PM »

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Hayward.

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« Reply #13 on: July 17, 2017, 05:09:57 PM »

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What a novel thread topic.

Very new and original thread topic. 

Not sure why the OP couldn't have looked at the dozens of posts on the same topic.

Re: Who takes Avery Bradley's Spot in the Lineup?
« Reply #14 on: July 17, 2017, 05:45:03 PM »

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It'll be smart

I still think this too.