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Re: Smart to return to play April 27? ( Update: game 6 being targeted)
« Reply #45 on: April 23, 2018, 03:25:52 PM »

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Larkin has given the team very little on offense on the road. And hes practically like IT on D. Having Smart back would be huge by virtue of just having to play Larkin less.

When healthy, this team is stacked.

I'd argue Kadeem Allen <cringe> would be better in this series.
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Re: Smart to return to play April 27? ( Update: game 6 being targeted)
« Reply #46 on: April 23, 2018, 05:43:31 PM »

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Smart upgraded to questionable for tomorrow. Itd be big to have him off the bench tomorrow!
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Re: Smart to return to play April 27? ( Update: game 6 being targeted)
« Reply #47 on: April 23, 2018, 06:35:53 PM »

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Smart upgraded to questionable for tomorrow. Itd be big to have him off the bench tomorrow!

This would be awesome! Exactly what we need right now!

Re: Smart to return to play April 27? ( Update: game 6 being targeted)
« Reply #48 on: April 23, 2018, 06:41:28 PM »

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might help boost morale

Re: Smart to return to play April 27? ( Update: game 6 being targeted)
« Reply #49 on: April 23, 2018, 06:45:02 PM »

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Re: Smart to return to play April 27? ( Update: game 6 being targeted)
« Reply #50 on: April 23, 2018, 06:58:57 PM »

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Smart upgraded to questionable for tomorrow. Itd be big to have him off the bench tomorrow!

Even on the bench is helpful. His energy was huge in the second half yesterday, especially during the big 3rd quarter run
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Re: Smart to return to play April 27? ( Update: game 6 being targeted)
« Reply #51 on: April 23, 2018, 07:33:24 PM »

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I'd be very surprised if he plays tomorrow. Game 6 seems realistic.

Having Smart would be HUGE. A trustworthy ball handler who can defend 1-5 (at least against the Bucks) would open up so much. I really like the idea of Smart griefing Giannis for 10+ minutes per game.


Re: Smart to return to play April 27?
« Reply #52 on: April 23, 2018, 07:40:08 PM »

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Smart targeting a game 6 return: http://www.espn.com/nba/story/_/id/23286736/boston-celtics-guard-marcus-smart-thumb-re-evaluated


We need him for game 5

Yeah, itd be a time crunch, but technically hed be cleared on Tuesday and could play on Tuesday night, depending on what time his appointment is.

Even just sparse minutes off the bench Tuesday night would be so helpful.

No Milwaukee bully ball against Marcus.

Yep. Every time Larkin came in they attacked him. I'd love to see what Marcus does to Middleton. Khris is going to think he can just go to the baseline for that 10-13 foot jumper and shoot over the top of Marcus - I'll bet Smart has a counter.  Keep him off his spot, strip the ball on the way up - something.

I'd also love to see Marcus rip the ball out of Thon Maker's hands two or three times...

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Re: Smart to return to play April 27? ( Update: game 6 being targeted)
« Reply #53 on: April 23, 2018, 08:06:29 PM »

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Re: Smart to return to play April 27? ( Update: game 6 being targeted)
« Reply #54 on: April 24, 2018, 03:10:15 AM »

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If he's questionable for Game 5, then rush him back.

If the C's do intend on getting rid of Smart this summer, rush him back lol.
If not, we still need his defensive presence on the floor if we want to survive this series.

C's got no other options.

Re: Smart to return to play April 27? ( Update: game 6 being targeted)
« Reply #55 on: April 24, 2018, 03:27:04 AM »

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If he's questionable for Game 5, then rush him back.

If the C's do intend on getting rid of Smart this summer, rush him back lol.
If not, we still need his defensive presence on the floor if we want to survive this series.

C's got no other options.
I would really like to see him on the floor in the crucial game 5.
If he could takeover Larkins (not all), Yabusseles and Naders minutes, we would be in much better shape to win it. 25 Smart minutes is worth in gold in such game.
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« Reply #56 on: April 24, 2018, 07:59:47 AM »

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Larkin is actually a pretty good defender

Thanks for this, it was a good laugh and some of the best sarcasm I have seen in the forum for years.   

Re: Smart to return to play April 27? ( Update: game 6 being targeted)
« Reply #57 on: April 24, 2018, 08:04:16 AM »

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Larkin is actually a pretty good defender

Thanks for this, it was a good laugh and some of the best sarcasm I have seen in the forum for years.
I also think that he is a smart defender. He knows where to move and he gives good effort. It is just that his length and size is diminutive and therefore he can't stop bigger players. When he guards guys his size he did a good job all season long.
But I get the laugh. He is having a tough time this series against the length of the Bucks.
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Re: Smart to return to play April 27? ( Update: game 6 being targeted)
« Reply #58 on: April 24, 2018, 08:16:17 AM »

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Larkin is actually a pretty good defender

Thanks for this, it was a good laugh and some of the best sarcasm I have seen in the forum for years.

Good to hear. You could use a good laugh from what I can tell.

Re: Smart to return to play April 27? ( Update: game 6 being targeted)
« Reply #59 on: April 24, 2018, 09:31:10 AM »

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Larkin is actually a pretty good defender

Thanks for this, it was a good laugh and some of the best sarcasm I have seen in the forum for years.
I also think that he is a smart defender. He knows where to move and he gives good effort. It is just that his length and size is diminutive and therefore he can't stop bigger players. When he guards guys his size he did a good job all season long.
But I get the laugh. He is having a tough time this series against the length of the Bucks.
You are correct. He's quick and he is intelligent and he works on that end, but he's just not long or strong enough to bother Middleton or Parker.

My question is why don't we recognize this and try to avoid switching Larkin on to these guys?

I get that sometimes you have to switch, but I think a big problem Brad has had in the playoffs in the last 2 years is that his teams are way too willing to just gift their opponents ridiculous mismatches.

Like how many times last year ECF did we see the Cavs just set some lazy ass pick and end up with a Olynyk v. Lebron/Kyrie ISO?

It's the same thing here. Understand your personnel. Switch everything doesnt work when the other team can wind up with a 6'8" pure scorer matched up on a 5'11" dude without breaking a sweat.
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