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Re: Kadeem Allen drops 46 points for Maine in G-League
« Reply #15 on: January 26, 2018, 06:20:19 PM »

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soooooo...thats like 5 point game in a serious NBA game between two teams really at war. ...playing lock down D

Re: Kadeem Allen drops 46 points for Maine in G-League
« Reply #16 on: January 26, 2018, 06:34:32 PM »

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Call him up. See if he plays with more urgency than the team has been playing. Play him over anyone playing lazy

Re: Kadeem Allen drops 46 points for Maine in G-League
« Reply #17 on: January 26, 2018, 08:46:06 PM »

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Call him up. See if he plays with more urgency than the team has been playing. Play him over anyone playing lazy

I feel like the only guard on the roster who plays "lazy", and only in few stretches, is Kyrie. Larkin has been generally super solid. That being said, I would be all for resting Kyrie a ton later  in the year (and leaning on him hard in the playoffs), and kicking the tyres on Kadeem. But isn't really our problem area. What we lack is depth of experience.

Problems overall seem to stem from poor shooting (as always) , Semi's inconsistency (and Brad's fondness for him), the kids' inexperience, and injuries.

P.S he had an even more impressive line last night.. 30/7/8

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Re: Kadeem Allen drops 46 points for Maine in G-League
« Reply #18 on: January 26, 2018, 08:51:48 PM »

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Call him up. See if he plays with more urgency than the team has been playing. Play him over anyone playing lazy

I feel like the only guard on the roster who plays "lazy", and only in few stretches, is Kyrie. Larkin has been generally super solid. That being said, I would be all for resting Kyrie a ton later  in the year (and leaning on him hard in the playoffs), and kicking the tyres on Kadeem. But isn't really our problem area. What we lack is depth of experience.

Problems overall seem to stem from poor shooting (as always) , Semi's inconsistency (and Brad's fondness for him), the kids' inexperience, and injuries.
The last few games I've felt they didn't play like they wanted it much. Pretty laid back.

Re: Kadeem Allen drops 46 points for Maine in G-League
« Reply #19 on: January 26, 2018, 08:52:47 PM »

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Call him up. See if he plays with more urgency than the team has been playing. Play him over anyone playing lazy

I feel like the only guard on the roster who plays "lazy", and only in few stretches, is Kyrie. Larkin has been generally super solid. That being said, I would be all for resting Kyrie a ton later  in the year (and leaning on him hard in the playoffs), and kicking the tyres on Kadeem. But isn't really our problem area. What we lack is depth of experience.

Problems overall seem to stem from poor shooting (as always) , Semi's inconsistency (and Brad's fondness for him), the kids' inexperience, and injuries.
The last few games I've felt they didn't play like they wanted it much. Pretty laid back.

Pull Larkin's minutes? Rozier? Who are you talking about?
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Re: Kadeem Allen drops 46 points for Maine in G-League
« Reply #20 on: January 26, 2018, 09:02:55 PM »

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Call him up. See if he plays with more urgency than the team has been playing. Play him over anyone playing lazy

I feel like the only guard on the roster who plays "lazy", and only in few stretches, is Kyrie. Larkin has been generally super solid. That being said, I would be all for resting Kyrie a ton later  in the year (and leaning on him hard in the playoffs), and kicking the tyres on Kadeem. But isn't really our problem area. What we lack is depth of experience.

Problems overall seem to stem from poor shooting (as always) , Semi's inconsistency (and Brad's fondness for him), the kids' inexperience, and injuries.

P.S he had an even more impressive line last night.. 30/7/8


I am still gobsmacked that Ainge and his team first chose Semi over Jordan Bell then didn't outbid the Warriors for the cash pick that became Bell. I love Semi but Bell is exactly the player we need in the front court, someone who can shoot, pass, block shots and rebound at a high rate.
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Re: Kadeem Allen drops 46 points for Maine in G-League
« Reply #21 on: January 29, 2018, 03:32:18 PM »

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What i like is his wingspan and tough guy attitude--
There is tape from Draft Express Fultz vs Allen -Fultz was held to 16 points and he went 0-4 from three not a big deal these days.
Comparison ended with Allen definitely has NBA defensive talent
From memory i think his wingspan is an elite 6-10.That is a huge plus.As insurance of a injury or trade but not a true point guard

I could hold Fultz to 16 today, LOL.

Re: Kadeem Allen drops 46 points for Maine in G-League
« Reply #22 on: January 29, 2018, 04:54:25 PM »

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I've been fooled too many times by D-League performances. Sorry, they really mean nothing to me now after James "D-League MVP" Young.

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I hear ya.  But I like when specialists show the opposite skill.  Young was supposed to be a sharpshooter, but turned out to be a shooter who couldn't shoot that well in NBA games, though I guess it was IQ that kept him from making it even more than his poor shooting at NBA level.

Kadeem's 46 point night, with many of the threes well beyond the arc, is akin to James Young having a monster defensive night in the G league (what a concept! haha!) 

I'm going out on a limb and saying that Allen's IQ and ball handling (since he's a PG) is better than Young's, and thus if he keeps shooting well there may be some hope.
Having a monster defensive night against trash offensive players is the same as having a monster offensive night against trash defensive players -- irrelevant.

It's good that Allen got some reps down there, and hopefully that would help him. But he can't currently budge Abdel Nader for the 15th roster spot, so that's telling you something.

Personally it tells me that they would rather keep him on his 2-way deal, which over this summer can be renegotiated to a four-year minimum contract at the NBA, as opposed to converting his deal now to a something that would expire at the end of next season with only early Bird rights.  I guess it tells you something different.
Yes, it  tells me that the team doesn't see anything in his play that makes him more valuable than just a guy on a team-friendly contract. Nothing that makes them say, hey, this  guy can help us, let's get him in the fold now because we need him.

Not to mention that his contract allows him to spend 45 days with the team, and I'm not necessarily sure they're anywhere close to this.
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Re: Kadeem Allen drops 46 points for Maine in G-League
« Reply #23 on: January 29, 2018, 05:33:41 PM »

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It's a tough spot for Celtics bench guys.

A--Team is very good. Nobody ahead of them is going to give up or need to give up minutes.
B--Team can't score for anything. Nobody on the bench can get minutes to get rhythm.
C--G- League basketball, beyond the ball being round, isn't NBA basketball.
D--The only way for Nader and the bear to finish cooking their geese is for injuries.
E -- This team does not blow out anybody...restricting garbage time. Where's Gino?
F-- Celtics are already very young.

I will offer that a pattern emerges with Ainge. Give these guys a year in G league and give them a shot at the end of the bench. Lord, Young was here for a decade and got like 48 seconds a game. Ainge knew this wasn't a title year, thus, we have young guys who never play instead of veteran big and wingers for the playoff push.

Bird and Allen have had solid stints in Maine and the NCAA, but, a lot will have to happen next year for Stevens to give them seconds let alone minutes.