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Re: Marcus Smart Please Stop Shooting!
« Reply #75 on: November 22, 2017, 05:55:47 PM »

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In tonight's pregame interview: https://twitter.com/NBCSCeltics/status/932776714236776453

Scal: "Are you concerned about your bench [cough Marcus Smart cough] shooting 17% over the last three games?"
CBS: "No. It happens. You go through lulls, as you know. You have to find ways to impact the game in a good way, and we all know that if guys can find a way to win and add value to winning while shooting like that, then you'll get to take advantage of the nights when the ball goes in a little bit. Obviously, we want to shoot it better, we need to continue to seek out our best shots, but as long as we're shooting good ones, if we miss em we miss em."

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Re: Marcus Smart Please Stop Shooting!
« Reply #76 on: November 22, 2017, 06:36:33 PM »

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In tonight's pregame interview: https://twitter.com/NBCSCeltics/status/932776714236776453

Scal: "Are you concerned about your bench [cough Marcus Smart cough] shooting 17% over the last three games?"
CBS: "No. It happens. You go through lulls, as you know. You have to find ways to impact the game in a good way, and we all know that if guys can find a way to win and add value to winning while shooting like that, then you'll get to take advantage of the nights when the ball goes in a little bit. Obviously, we want to shoot it better, we need to continue to seek out our best shots, but as long as we're shooting good ones, if we miss em we miss em."

I guess the Q for Brad...is a Smart 3 (except in crunch time in the 4th quarter when he tends to hit them) ever our 'best shot', or even one of the 'good ones'?

Re: Marcus Smart Please Stop Shooting!
« Reply #77 on: November 22, 2017, 08:06:07 PM »

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Smart please dont listen to this message board..

1st Qtr  - 1 shot attempt - we are down 11  - he is a minus 8..

Re: Marcus Smart Please Stop Shooting!
« Reply #78 on: November 26, 2017, 06:16:17 PM »

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Marcus Smart to @ChrisMannixYS: “My teammates and my coaching staff has kept telling me to shoot the ball...It’s hard, especially when you’ve been working and things don’t fall. You just have to stick with it.”

https://mobile.twitter.com/JaredWeissNBA/status/934621494054998016

Re: Marcus Smart Please Stop Shooting!
« Reply #79 on: November 26, 2017, 07:11:40 PM »

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Marcus Smart to @ChrisMannixYS: “My teammates and my coaching staff has kept telling me to shoot the ball...It’s hard, especially when you’ve been working and things don’t fall. You just have to stick with it.”

https://mobile.twitter.com/JaredWeissNBA/status/934621494054998016

I heard this interview. Smart was visibly upset about his shooting. His voice shook. It sounded like he was absolutely genuine saying that his teammates and coaches are telling him to shoot. He obviously does not want to shoot.

I actually appreciate Smart more now, because he is sacrificing his comfort, his stats, and possibly future money to do what his coaching staff and team says is best for the Boston Celtics.

Re: Marcus Smart Please Stop Shooting!
« Reply #80 on: November 26, 2017, 08:09:43 PM »

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Marcus Smart to @ChrisMannixYS: “My teammates and my coaching staff has kept telling me to shoot the ball...It’s hard, especially when you’ve been working and things don’t fall. You just have to stick with it.”

https://mobile.twitter.com/JaredWeissNBA/status/934621494054998016

I heard this interview. Smart was visibly upset about his shooting. His voice shook. It sounded like he was absolutely genuine saying that his teammates and coaches are telling him to shoot. He obviously does not want to shoot.

I actually appreciate Smart more now, because he is sacrificing his comfort, his stats, and possibly future money to do what his coaching staff and team says is best for the Boston Celtics.
I think it's ok to be critical of his shot selection but those who want him to stop shooting have to know that a player who won't shoot is worse than a player who shoots poorly, even as poorly as Smart has shot.

Re: Marcus Smart Please Stop Shooting!
« Reply #81 on: November 26, 2017, 08:27:02 PM »

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Marcus Smart to @ChrisMannixYS: “My teammates and my coaching staff has kept telling me to shoot the ball...It’s hard, especially when you’ve been working and things don’t fall. You just have to stick with it.”

https://mobile.twitter.com/JaredWeissNBA/status/934621494054998016

I heard this interview. Smart was visibly upset about his shooting. His voice shook. It sounded like he was absolutely genuine saying that his teammates and coaches are telling him to shoot. He obviously does not want to shoot.

I actually appreciate Smart more now, because he is sacrificing his comfort, his stats, and possibly future money to do what his coaching staff and team says is best for the Boston Celtics.

Wow, that gives me a new appreciation of Smart!
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Re: Marcus Smart Please Stop Shooting!
« Reply #82 on: December 03, 2017, 10:07:47 AM »

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Marcus Smart to @ChrisMannixYS: “My teammates and my coaching staff has kept telling me to shoot the ball...It’s hard, especially when you’ve been working and things don’t fall. You just have to stick with it.”

https://mobile.twitter.com/JaredWeissNBA/status/934621494054998016

I heard this interview. Smart was visibly upset about his shooting. His voice shook. It sounded like he was absolutely genuine saying that his teammates and coaches are telling him to shoot. He obviously does not want to shoot.

I actually appreciate Smart more now, because he is sacrificing his comfort, his stats, and possibly future money to do what his coaching staff and team says is best for the Boston Celtics.

Wow, that gives me a new appreciation of Smart!

Me too, you gotta love that guy.

Re: Marcus Smart Please Stop Shooting!
« Reply #83 on: December 03, 2017, 10:39:50 AM »

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Marcus Smart to @ChrisMannixYS: “My teammates and my coaching staff has kept telling me to shoot the ball...It’s hard, especially when you’ve been working and things don’t fall. You just have to stick with it.”

https://mobile.twitter.com/JaredWeissNBA/status/934621494054998016

I heard this interview. Smart was visibly upset about his shooting. His voice shook. It sounded like he was absolutely genuine saying that his teammates and coaches are telling him to shoot. He obviously does not want to shoot.

I actually appreciate Smart more now, because he is sacrificing his comfort, his stats, and possibly future money to do what his coaching staff and team says is best for the Boston Celtics.

Wow, that gives me a new appreciation of Smart!

Me too, you gotta love that guy.

That point yesterday where the Suns left Smart absolutely wide open for a 3 where he proceeded to miss it, get his own rebound, dribble back to the same spot, and miss it again must have been brutal for him (it was for us viewers). No Suns player even left the key to pretend to run out on Smart - looks like they got the memo.

Luckily, he was able to bury a couple of other 3s (including the deep on in the 1st half!). Slowly but surely he may be working his way out of this. He is just mere fractions of a point to getting that 3PT% above 30%.

Re: Marcus Smart Please Stop Shooting!
« Reply #84 on: December 03, 2017, 11:45:43 AM »

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Marcus’s shooting percentages are very similar to Ball’s except Marcus is a much better FT shooter.

Lonzo plays three more mpg but they both average around 9ppg.

Lonzo’s assists and rebounds are slightly better but Marcus is a much better defender, despite Ball’s penchant for steals.

We could have drafted Ball with the #1 pick but why do that when we already have Smart on the team.

Re: Marcus Smart Please Stop Shooting!
« Reply #85 on: December 03, 2017, 11:55:40 AM »

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Marcus’s shooting percentages are very similar to Ball’s except Marcus is a much better FT shooter.

Lonzo plays three more mpg but they both average around 9ppg.

Lonzo’s assists and rebounds are slightly better but Marcus is a much better defender, despite Ball’s penchant for steals.

We could have drafted Ball with the #1 pick but why do that when we already have Smart on the team.

Marcus also seems very likeable and a “glue guy.” Lonzo is anything but that.

Not to mention, I think Smart and the #1 pick would have similar salaries this year
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Re: Marcus Smart Please Stop Shooting!
« Reply #86 on: December 03, 2017, 12:36:41 PM »

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Marcus’s shooting percentages are very similar to Ball’s except Marcus is a much better FT shooter.

Lonzo plays three more mpg but they both average around 9ppg.

Lonzo’s assists and rebounds are slightly better but Marcus is a much better defender, despite Ball’s penchant for steals.

We could have drafted Ball with the #1 pick but why do that when we already have Smart on the team.

At first, I wondered what MS thread has anything to do with Ball, but then I forgot the name of the title lol.

And that is true, but its hard to determine how a player's skillset can pan out. NBA drafts can always been a crapshoot.
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Re: Marcus Smart Please Stop Shooting!
« Reply #87 on: December 03, 2017, 12:42:24 PM »

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Marcus’s shooting percentages are very similar to Ball’s except Marcus is a much better FT shooter.

Lonzo plays three more mpg but they both average around 9ppg.

Lonzo’s assists and rebounds are slightly better but Marcus is a much better defender, despite Ball’s penchant for steals.

We could have drafted Ball with the #1 pick but why do that when we already have Smart on the team.

Marcus also seems very likeable and a “glue guy.” Lonzo is anything but that.

Not to mention, I think Smart and the #1 pick would have similar salaries this year

I get that this is a "discuss anything" type platform. But comparing Marcus to Lonzo seems sort of...insulting.
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Re: Marcus Smart Please Stop Shooting!
« Reply #88 on: December 03, 2017, 12:45:31 PM »

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Marcus’s shooting percentages are very similar to Ball’s except Marcus is a much better FT shooter.

Lonzo plays three more mpg but they both average around 9ppg.

Lonzo’s assists and rebounds are slightly better but Marcus is a much better defender, despite Ball’s penchant for steals.

We could have drafted Ball with the #1 pick but why do that when we already have Smart on the team.

Marcus also seems very likeable and a “glue guy.” Lonzo is anything but that.

Not to mention, I think Smart and the #1 pick would have similar salaries this year

I get that this is a "discuss anything" type platform. But comparing Marcus to Lonzo seems sort of...insulting.
To who?

Re: Marcus Smart Please Stop Shooting!
« Reply #89 on: December 03, 2017, 12:47:55 PM »

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Marcus’s shooting percentages are very similar to Ball’s except Marcus is a much better FT shooter.

Lonzo plays three more mpg but they both average around 9ppg.

Lonzo’s assists and rebounds are slightly better but Marcus is a much better defender, despite Ball’s penchant for steals.

We could have drafted Ball with the #1 pick but why do that when we already have Smart on the team.

Marcus also seems very likeable and a “glue guy.” Lonzo is anything but that.

Not to mention, I think Smart and the #1 pick would have similar salaries this year

I get that this is a "discuss anything" type platform. But comparing Marcus to Lonzo seems sort of...insulting.
To who?
Marcus’s shooting percentages are very similar to Ball’s except Marcus is a much better FT shooter.

Lonzo plays three more mpg but they both average around 9ppg.

Lonzo’s assists and rebounds are slightly better but Marcus is a much better defender, despite Ball’s penchant for steals.

We could have drafted Ball with the #1 pick but why do that when we already have Smart on the team.

Marcus also seems very likeable and a “glue guy.” Lonzo is anything but that.

Not to mention, I think Smart and the #1 pick would have similar salaries this year

I get that this is a "discuss anything" type platform. But comparing Marcus to Lonzo seems sort of...insulting.

And here we go....
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