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Jabari Bird
« on: October 20, 2017, 10:07:59 PM »

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He got big praise from Tommy and CBS post-game.

Physically and mentally mature (23 years old and a 4 year college player). Tough minded. CBS was impressed with both his D and his rebounding in pre-season games and practices, lauding his ability to cover shooters cutting. He did a pretty good job on Reddick tonight. And CBS characterized him as "not being afraid".

Jaylen probably had influence with DA and CBS in drafting him, so he already has chemistry with at least one key player on the team, which also helps.

AND, he can shoot the 3 with that sweet stroke!!

If he comes along (and CBS' praise of his D means he will get more time), maybe that means that we can focus on a big with the DPE as opposed to a wing who can shoot.

Re: Jabari Bird
« Reply #1 on: October 20, 2017, 10:10:02 PM »

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He gave a few solid minutes

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Re: Jabari Bird
« Reply #2 on: October 20, 2017, 10:17:43 PM »

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Too bad we can only play him for 45 games.

Re: Jabari Bird
« Reply #3 on: October 20, 2017, 10:21:40 PM »

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Too bad we can only play him for 45 games.

I know I'm jumping the gun here, but for any cap/CBA guys out there, can a 2-way be converted to a regular NBA contract. If so, what are the ramifications?

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« Reply #4 on: October 20, 2017, 10:23:36 PM »

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Too bad we can only play him for 45 games.

Not exactly.  Because the G-League hasnít yet begun, this game didnít count against any limit.  And after the G-League regular season ends (three weeks before the NBA regular season), the games donít count against the limit either.

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« Reply #5 on: October 20, 2017, 10:24:53 PM »

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Too bad we can only play him for 45 games.

I know I'm jumping the gun here, but for any cap/CBA guys out there, can a 2-way be converted to a regular NBA contract. If so, what are the ramifications?

Yes, he can be converted to a minimum-salary contract.  The ramifications are that he would hit restricted free agency after next season and we will likely lose control of him much more quickly.

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« Reply #6 on: October 20, 2017, 10:33:41 PM »

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Too bad we can only play him for 45 games.

I know I'm jumping the gun here, but for any cap/CBA guys out there, can a 2-way be converted to a regular NBA contract. If so, what are the ramifications?

Yes, he can be converted to a minimum-salary contract.  The ramifications are that he would hit restricted free agency after next season and we will likely lose control of him much more quickly.

TP...thanks!

Let's hope his development is significant enough to let him hit RFA for next season. That would be a great problem to have.

I watched him a lot 2 years ago on the PAC-12 network late-night when Cal was playing, mainly to watch Brown and Rabb. His aggressiveness and 3 point shot as well his ability to finish really strongly in transition really caught my eye, and early that season, he was in the top 25-35 in both draftexpress and nbadraft.net. He fell after that.

I'm really rooting for him to step-up. I think that he can. Same for Theis.

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« Reply #7 on: October 21, 2017, 06:23:18 PM »

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Jaylen on his boy, Bird, giving him a little pump from the Cs twitter:

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Jaylen Brown on Jabari Bird: "He's more ready than anybody. He can guard at a high level. He can play, and he will outplay a lot of people."

12:07 PM - 21 Oct 2017

Bird's D will get him into the lineup, and his 3-ball will keep him there.

Love the support for his college teammate.

With a little luck, he's our 3 and D wing.

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« Reply #8 on: October 21, 2017, 06:27:06 PM »

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....and a pump on the brakes by Jabari himself:

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Scott Souza 
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#Celtics Jabari Bird on his second-day reaction to Friday's effort: It's not like I dropped 50. I just got into the game.

11:54 AM - 21 Oct 2017 

I like this kid.

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« Reply #9 on: October 21, 2017, 06:53:27 PM »

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Too bad we can only play him for 45 games.

I know I'm jumping the gun here, but for any cap/CBA guys out there, can a 2-way be converted to a regular NBA contract. If so, what are the ramifications?

Yes, he can be converted to a minimum-salary contract.  The ramifications are that he would hit restricted free agency after next season and we will likely lose control of him much more quickly.

Thanks Saltlover, I love your contribution to this blog.

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« Reply #10 on: October 22, 2017, 01:31:11 AM »

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He gave a few solid minutes

Exactly, everyone's little bit counts this season with Gordo down.
The greatest glory in living lies not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall. - Nelson Mandela

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« Reply #11 on: October 22, 2017, 03:45:30 AM »

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Too bad we can only play him for 45 games.

I know I'm jumping the gun here, but for any cap/CBA guys out there, can a 2-way be converted to a regular NBA contract. If so, what are the ramifications?

Yes, he can be converted to a minimum-salary contract.  The ramifications are that he would hit restricted free agency after next season and we will likely lose control of him much more quickly.

TP...thanks!

Let's hope his development is significant enough to let him hit RFA for next season. That would be a great problem to have.

I watched him a lot 2 years ago on the PAC-12 network late-night when Cal was playing, mainly to watch Brown and Rabb. His aggressiveness and 3 point shot as well his ability to finish really strongly in transition really caught my eye, and early that season, he was in the top 25-35 in both draftexpress and nbadraft.net. He fell after that.

I'm really rooting for him to step-up. I think that he can. Same for Theis.
Yeah me too, I hope that he develops enough that we can give him a long term contract like 4 years 20 million as a backup 3 and D wing.

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« Reply #12 on: October 22, 2017, 08:36:28 AM »

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I like this kid and he is exactly what we need, right now.
Once you are labeled 'the best' you want to stay up there, and you can't do it by loafing around.
 
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« Reply #13 on: October 22, 2017, 08:42:21 AM »

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I like this kid and he is exactly what we need, right now.

n ya gotta love hearing a Celtics  " Bird for Three " once again ...LOL

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« Reply #14 on: October 22, 2017, 09:17:11 AM »

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I have some questions about his free agency in the off-season.

Is he a two way player again next year?

Or is he restricted or unrestricted?

What is the max amount of money he can be offered?

We won't have his bird rights so is the mid level exception the most he can be offered?
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