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Re: Guershon Yabusele
« Reply #75 on: June 02, 2018, 08:09:19 PM »

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he looks 280+

his rump is TWO baseball bats wide

Re: Guershon Yabusele
« Reply #76 on: June 02, 2018, 08:18:05 PM »

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he looks 280+

his rump is TWO baseball bats wide
of what possible relevance is this remark? or am i mistaken and you accidently posted an observation about charles barkley the many time all start nba player?

let's not degenerate into fat shaming ala the sully thread.
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Re: Guershon Yabusele
« Reply #77 on: June 02, 2018, 08:31:29 PM »

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he looks 280+

his rump is TWO baseball bats wide
of what possible relevance is this remark? or am i mistaken and you accidently posted an observation about charles barkley the many time all start nba player?

let's not degenerate into fat shaming ala the sully thread.
I think Yabu's size is actually incredible, because somehow it doesn't slow him down. He's a fantastic athlete.

Re: Guershon Yabusele
« Reply #78 on: June 02, 2018, 08:43:06 PM »

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he looks 280+

his rump is TWO baseball bats wide
of what possible relevance is this remark? or am i mistaken and you accidently posted an observation about charles barkley the many time all start nba player?

let's not degenerate into fat shaming ala the sully thread.
I think Yabu's size is actually incredible, because somehow it doesn't slow him down. He's a fantastic athlete.

He is a fantastic athlete - as is anybody who spends a minute on an NBA court. But physics is unforgiving. Your mileage may vary, but I see a guy who has a lot of inertia when he starts moving and might be a better player at a lower weight.

Itís not fat-shaming. Iím not saying he should be ashamed. Iím saying he might be a better player at a lower weight.

Re: Guershon Yabusele
« Reply #79 on: June 02, 2018, 10:26:12 PM »

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he looks 280+

his rump is TWO baseball bats wide
of what possible relevance is this remark? or am i mistaken and you accidently posted an observation about charles barkley the many time all start nba player?

let's not degenerate into fat shaming ala the sully thread.
I think Yabu's size is actually incredible, because somehow it doesn't slow him down. He's a fantastic athlete.

He is a fantastic athlete - as is anybody who spends a minute on an NBA court. But physics is unforgiving. Your mileage may vary, but I see a guy who has a lot of inertia when he starts moving and might be a better player at a lower weight.

Itís not fat-shaming. Iím not saying he should be ashamed. Iím saying he might be a better player at a lower weight.

Right. We are literally talking about weight and the percentage of that weight which is not helpful for athletic performance (like say, 20 pounds of body fat). Players like Sully and Big Baby (former Celtics for reference) were limited by their excess weight. The same could be suggested (although not proven yet) for Yabusele.

Re: Guershon Yabusele
« Reply #80 on: June 03, 2018, 02:44:03 AM »

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Yabu was lost out there this season.  He couldn't even displace Ojeyle who showed much better game awareness and actually could be counted on for some pressure relief minutes.

Yabu was only inserted during garbage time when there was no chance he could impact the game in a negative way.

Yabu really needs to come along in year 2.  We could use his bulk and strength to defend the low post and the paint but... he just hasn't shown much defensive acumen yet tbh.  On this team, you earn minutes with defense first and he just hasn't done it well enough to earn the floor timee.

Re: Guershon Yabusele
« Reply #81 on: June 03, 2018, 04:27:08 AM »

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He got drafted and then chose to  play in China instead staying of in Europe ... That says it all for me

Re: Guershon Yabusele
« Reply #82 on: June 03, 2018, 05:37:10 AM »

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He got drafted and then chose to  play in China instead staying of in Europe ... That says it all for me
We drafted him specifically because we could stash him overseas.  We didn't have a roster spot for him. 

But you're right that China was a peculiar choice.  A wasted year of development. The China league is worse than G-League.

He might end up nothing, but fwiw he had the same rookie program that Rozier and Avery Bradley did.  Those guys got basically no minutes as rookies and played in G-League.   Don't be stunned if Yabu suddenly proves to be a solid player in a couple years.

Re: Guershon Yabusele
« Reply #83 on: June 03, 2018, 08:20:03 AM »

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he looks 280+

his rump is TWO baseball bats wide
of what possible relevance is this remark? or am i mistaken and you accidently posted an observation about charles barkley the many time all start nba player?

let's not degenerate into fat shaming ala the sully thread.


he is reaching that age where controling your weight becomes a bigger challenged each year .  His body type is a weight time bomb.   We shall see.  ;D

Re: Guershon Yabusele
« Reply #84 on: June 03, 2018, 08:34:05 AM »

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Because he's young and on a cheap contract he will get a chance to work hard and earn PT. Not sure if he can play or not but right now hes a good 11-15 bench guy haha.

Re: Guershon Yabusele
« Reply #85 on: June 03, 2018, 08:16:46 PM »

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Rookie Avery Bradley (19th pick):

- NBA season: 1.7 points, 0.5 rebounds, 0.4 assists, 0.3 steals, 0 blocks with 34%/0%/50% shooting - 31 games

- G-League season: 17.1 points, 4.8 rebounds, 5.2 assists, 3 steals 45%/37%/86% - 9 games

Rookie Terry Rozier (16th pick):

- NBA season: 1.8 points, 1.6 rebounds, 0.9 assists, 0.2 steals, 0 blocks 27%/22%/80% shooting - 39 games

- G-League season: 19.4 points, 6.4 rebounds, 8 assists, 1.9 steals, 39%/34%/78% - 14 games

Rookie Yabusele (16th pick):

- NBA season: 2.4 points, 1.6 rebounds, 0.5 assists, 0.1 steals, 0.2 blocks, 43%/32%/68% - 33 games

- G-League season: 20.3 points, 7.9 rebounds, 2.7 assists, 1.2 steals, 1.7 blocks 49%/36%/80% - 14 games

....

He could end up nothing.  He could end up something.  I'm excited to see him in Summer League if he participates.  After Rozier's rookie season he showed up in Summer League and was literally a top 2 player in the entire summer league.

Re: Guershon Yabusele
« Reply #86 on: June 03, 2018, 08:20:47 PM »

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Rookie Avery Bradley (19th pick):

- NBA season: 1.7 points, 0.5 rebounds, 0.4 assists, 0.3 steals, 0 blocks with 34%/0%/50% shooting - 31 games

- G-League season: 17.1 points, 4.8 rebounds, 5.2 assists, 3 steals 45%/37%/86% - 9 games

Rookie Terry Rozier (16th pick):

- NBA season: 1.8 points, 1.6 rebounds, 0.9 assists, 0.2 steals, 0 blocks 27%/22%/80% shooting - 39 games

- G-League season: 19.4 points, 6.4 rebounds, 8 assists, 1.9 steals, 39%/34%/78% - 14 games

Rookie Yabusele (16th pick):

- NBA season: 2.4 points, 1.6 rebounds, 0.5 assists, 0.1 steals, 0.2 blocks, 43%/32%/68% - 33 games

- G-League season: 20.3 points, 7.9 rebounds, 2.7 assists, 1.2 steals, 1.7 blocks 49%/36%/80% - 14 games

....

He could end up nothing.  He could end up something.  I'm excited to see him in Summer League if he participates.  After Rozier's rookie season he showed up in Summer League and was literally a top 2 player in the entire summer league.

His numbers compare well with those two..

Re: Guershon Yabusele
« Reply #87 on: June 03, 2018, 08:27:28 PM »

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Rookie Avery Bradley (19th pick):

- NBA season: 1.7 points, 0.5 rebounds, 0.4 assists, 0.3 steals, 0 blocks with 34%/0%/50% shooting - 31 games

- G-League season: 17.1 points, 4.8 rebounds, 5.2 assists, 3 steals 45%/37%/86% - 9 games

Rookie Terry Rozier (16th pick):

- NBA season: 1.8 points, 1.6 rebounds, 0.9 assists, 0.2 steals, 0 blocks 27%/22%/80% shooting - 39 games

- G-League season: 19.4 points, 6.4 rebounds, 8 assists, 1.9 steals, 39%/34%/78% - 14 games

Rookie Yabusele (16th pick):

- NBA season: 2.4 points, 1.6 rebounds, 0.5 assists, 0.1 steals, 0.2 blocks, 43%/32%/68% - 33 games

- G-League season: 20.3 points, 7.9 rebounds, 2.7 assists, 1.2 steals, 1.7 blocks 49%/36%/80% - 14 games

....

He could end up nothing.  He could end up something.  I'm excited to see him in Summer League if he participates.  After Rozier's rookie season he showed up in Summer League and was literally a top 2 player in the entire summer league.
All aboard the Dancing Bear hype train!

Re: Guershon Yabusele
« Reply #88 on: June 03, 2018, 08:53:36 PM »

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I could not be more disappointed in you all.

Here we have a thread that's been active for 2+ months and is about to hit 7 pages, with some of the most annoying, obnoxious, knowledgeable, insightful, die-hard, and greatest posters I know.

And not one of you noticed the dude's name is spelled wrong in the thread title?


Disgraceful.  What has become of CelticsBlog?  Wally Szczerbiak is probably turning over in his grave right now.  No wonder Ojeleye doesn't go by his full name, ya'll can't handle it!
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Re: Guershon Yabusele
« Reply #89 on: June 03, 2018, 09:19:59 PM »

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I always wondered about his foot movement which is extraordinary. When he was young he trained as a boxer.

I sort of agree with the "Rozier needed time to develop" thoughts as applied here. In his rookie season Jaylen Brown "watched" the game for the first half of the season. Just don't know if Stevens will ever give Yabusele minutes...way too many good players in front of him.