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Re: Could/should Celtics target a boom or bust prospect
« Reply #30 on: April 16, 2018, 02:57:30 PM »

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If you can teach a player to play within themselves, you have to take a flier on Robinson. Sure he doesn't know how to play basketball, but he was a prolific shot blocker. He also knew how to jump hard for rebounds. Flash a possible shot, and boom you have a foundation. He is a project if there ever was one. If he had any semblance of a game, his tools would make it so he was never available near where the celtics Pick.
Sounds like Jordan Mickey. One skill (shotblocking) teach him to play within himself.

I mean if Mickey was 7'1 and flashed a jumpshot he may still have been at the end of our bench. We don't know.
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Re: Could/should Celtics target a boom or bust prospect
« Reply #31 on: April 16, 2018, 03:05:25 PM »

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If you can teach a player to play within themselves, you have to take a flier on Robinson. Sure he doesn't know how to play basketball, but he was a prolific shot blocker. He also knew how to jump hard for rebounds. Flash a possible shot, and boom you have a foundation. He is a project if there ever was one. If he had any semblance of a game, his tools would make it so he was never available near where the celtics Pick.
Sounds like Jordan Mickey. One skill (shotblocking) teach him to play within himself.

I mean if Mickey was 7'1 and flashed a jumpshot he may still have been at the end of our bench. We don't know.
If you don't know anything beyond standing in the middle and blocking shots, I don't care if you're 6'8" with 7'+ reach with great hops or 7'1" and a 7'5" reach, if you don't know how to play basketball, I don't want you on my team.

Re: Could/should Celtics target a boom or bust prospect
« Reply #32 on: April 16, 2018, 03:09:39 PM »

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If you can teach a player to play within themselves, you have to take a flier on Robinson. Sure he doesn't know how to play basketball, but he was a prolific shot blocker. He also knew how to jump hard for rebounds. Flash a possible shot, and boom you have a foundation. He is a project if there ever was one. If he had any semblance of a game, his tools would make it so he was never available near where the celtics Pick.
Sounds like Jordan Mickey. One skill (shotblocking) teach him to play within himself.

I mean if Mickey was 7'1 and flashed a jumpshot he may still have been at the end of our bench. We don't know.
If you don't know anything beyond standing in the middle and blocking shots, I don't care if you're 6'8" with 7'+ reach with great hops or 7'1" and a 7'5" reach, if you don't know how to play basketball, I don't want you on my team.

That's a fair point. I just think size makes it a little easier to hide problems with knowing how to play the game. Say they both had the same defensive radius, the guy that utilizes athleticism to enforce that radius has to make the proper read a lot earlier than the giant.
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Re: Could/should Celtics target a boom or bust prospect
« Reply #33 on: April 16, 2018, 03:16:17 PM »

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The last thing we need is another solid player who can give you 10mpg.

I rather take a chance on a guy that can become the steal of the draft....or  may be out of the league in 3 years. Dannys due to hit on one of those eventually lol, as his late first/early seconds are usually the latter.
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Re: Could/should Celtics target a boom or bust prospect
« Reply #34 on: April 16, 2018, 03:19:32 PM »

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I thought Robinson was more impressive than Ayton and Bamba in McDonalds or some HS all star game a couple of years ago. Super aggressive. Great motor.

Id try to trade up to get him if he can be gotten in 20s.

Re: Could/should Celtics target a boom or bust prospect
« Reply #35 on: April 16, 2018, 03:28:52 PM »

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I like Moe Wagner as the Celtics pick but he's more of a role player off the bench type player rather than a boom or bust guy. He would be a very good fit in Brad's system.

Re: Could/should Celtics target a boom or bust prospect
« Reply #36 on: April 16, 2018, 05:19:07 PM »

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The last boom or bust prospect DA took a shot on was JR Giddens

Re: Could/should Celtics target a boom or bust prospect
« Reply #37 on: April 16, 2018, 05:47:41 PM »

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The last boom or bust prospect DA took a shot on was JR Giddens
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Re: Could/should Celtics target a boom or bust prospect
« Reply #38 on: April 16, 2018, 05:50:53 PM »

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The last boom or bust prospect DA took a shot on was JR Giddens
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Re: Could/should Celtics target a boom or bust prospect
« Reply #39 on: April 16, 2018, 06:10:06 PM »

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The last boom or bust prospect DA took a shot on was JR Giddens
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Re: Could/should Celtics target a boom or bust prospect
« Reply #40 on: April 16, 2018, 06:49:00 PM »

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The last boom or bust prospect DA took a shot on was JR Giddens
That's completely false. Giddens was a 4 year college player. He was considered a player with a very low ceiling and was a safe 2nd round pick to maybe develop into a decent bench player. Danny took him way earlier than projected.

A boom or bust project for that draft where Ainge was drafting would have been DeAndre Jordan. Jordan was regarded as ridiculously raw but with a high ceiling but also high chance to never develop.

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« Reply #41 on: April 16, 2018, 07:04:38 PM »

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The last boom or bust prospect DA took a shot on was JR Giddens
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Re: Could/should Celtics target a boom or bust prospect
« Reply #42 on: April 17, 2018, 03:00:06 PM »

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Re: Could/should Celtics target a boom or bust prospect
« Reply #43 on: April 17, 2018, 05:17:31 PM »

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Boom or bust: Isaac Bonga. Crazy upside and already has some nice skills. Not a fabulous athlete but man he just has BBIQ dripping all over the court.

Re: Could/should Celtics target a boom or bust prospect
« Reply #44 on: April 17, 2018, 05:40:32 PM »

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Just take the best player, which, with Charles Matthews still being undecided about entering the draft, happens to be Rawle Alkins, imo.
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