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The bench needs to be revamped. Suggestions?
« on: December 11, 2017, 10:06:05 PM »

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Leads keep getting lost. Team is top heavy where a few injuries and we're done.

Who is the worst player or players on the bench.

Any suggestions for Ainge to make the bench better?

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« Reply #1 on: December 11, 2017, 10:09:30 PM »

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Stay healthy.

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« Reply #2 on: December 11, 2017, 10:13:25 PM »

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Cut Nader, get Matt Barnes out of retirement ASAP and use the DPE to sign Monroe when he gets bought out.
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Here's a list. There are a number of players on there I would rather have than some of our guys:

https://basketball.realgm.com/nba/current_free_agents

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Here's a list. There are a number of players on there I would rather have than some of our guys:

https://basketball.realgm.com/nba/current_free_agents

Get Barbosa back on this team...

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Been saying since this summer that this bench wasn't good.

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A guard who can light it up.
Lou Williams would be my fave. Bellineli would be a good option too, more of a shooter than scorer though.

I miss Evan Turner

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Bring back Nate Robinson.  Sign Jimmer Fredette to twenty 10-day contracts.  Coax Chris Andersen out of retirement for the last year of his 30s.  Profit.
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Been saying since this summer that this bench wasn't good.

I think it was Brads fault for staying with unfamiliar unit.

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« Reply #9 on: December 11, 2017, 11:02:29 PM »

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Been saying since this summer that this bench wasn't good.

I think it was Brads fault for staying with unfamiliar unit.
It has nothing to do with this game. It's always been a bad offense, little experienced bench. Smart and Rozier are just BAD offensive players. Morris is very much a me type player and doesn't really fit the system. Theis and Baynes are great role players but sort of redundant and limited. Nader, Larken, Allen and Bird are just bad.

The injury to Hayward hurt the bench because Tatum isn't coming off the bench but he's never been an offensive focus when playing with the bench. 2 bad offensive players, Smart and Rozier, are the offensive focus with the bench unit.

Luckily, with Hayward hurt, we know we aren't going anywhere this year. So we live with what we have and try to develop bench players but, there is little to develop.

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Been saying since this summer that this bench wasn't good.

I think it was Brads fault for staying with unfamiliar unit.
It has nothing to do with this game. It's always been a bad offense, little experienced bench. Smart and Rozier are just BAD offensive players. Morris is very much a me type player and doesn't really fit the system. Theis and Baynes are great role players but sort of redundant and limited. Nader, Larken, Allen and Bird are just bad.

The injury to Hayward hurt the bench because Tatum isn't coming off the bench but he's never been an offensive focus when playing with the bench. 2 bad offensive players, Smart and Rozier, are the offensive focus with the bench unit.

Luckily, with Hayward hurt, we know we aren't going anywhere this year. So we live with what we have and try to develop bench players but, there is little to develop.

I think there are a LOT of people who [reasonably] think that Hayward will return sometime later this year. Also being 23-6 without him is giving those people a lot of promise that we will actually go somewhere this season.

Our bench does absolutely suck - especially since injuries are forcing us into Nader and Larkin territory, but let's not count out this season quite yet.

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« Reply #11 on: December 12, 2017, 12:46:37 AM »

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Been saying since this summer that this bench wasn't good.

I think it was Brads fault for staying with unfamiliar unit.
It has nothing to do with this game. It's always been a bad offense, little experienced bench. Smart and Rozier are just BAD offensive players. Morris is very much a me type player and doesn't really fit the system. Theis and Baynes are great role players but sort of redundant and limited. Nader, Larken, Allen and Bird are just bad.

The injury to Hayward hurt the bench because Tatum isn't coming off the bench but he's never been an offensive focus when playing with the bench. 2 bad offensive players, Smart and Rozier, are the offensive focus with the bench unit.

Luckily, with Hayward hurt, we know we aren't going anywhere this year. So we live with what we have and try to develop bench players but, there is little to develop.

I think there are a LOT of people who [reasonably] think that Hayward will return sometime later this year. Also being 23-6 without him is giving those people a lot of promise that we will actually go somewhere this season.

Our bench does absolutely suck - especially since injuries are forcing us into Nader and Larkin territory, but let's not count out this season quite yet.
Let's just say that I think anyone that thinks that Hayward is definitively coming back this year is far from reasonable. Also, without Hayward, we might bo to the ECFs, but we aren't going any farther than that.


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« Reply #12 on: December 12, 2017, 06:20:57 AM »

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Cut Nader

Nader is a lead killer most every time he gets on the court.   We still have more problems.   We lack scoring pop.   

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Also, without Hayward, we might bo to the ECFs, but we aren't going any farther than that.

I feel the same, but I hope I am wrong.

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« Reply #13 on: December 12, 2017, 06:29:22 AM »

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LOL @ "cut Nader" being the bench solution.  He never plays.

The first solution was to move Morris to the bench and start Baynes.  That worked.  But now he is hurt and could be out a while so they do need to rethink things.

I would ask brad simply to limit the Rozier + Smart lineups.  Try to make sure that those two always have two of the Kyrie+Al+Tatum+Brown group with them.  Stagger the minutes better.  Use Theis more to relieve Al early.

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Here's a list. There are a number of players on there I would rather have than some of our guys:

https://basketball.realgm.com/nba/current_free_agents

That's an ugly list but I think Diaw would be a good 2nd unit veteran big.




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