Author Topic: Celtics draft grades: A+ By CBS Sports  (Read 2475 times)

0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.

Re: Celtics draft grades: A+ By CBS Sports
« Reply #15 on: June 22, 2018, 09:39:17 AM »

Offline The One

  • Bailey Howell
  • **
  • Posts: 2017
  • Tommy Points: 203
https://twitter.com/DannyLeroux/status/1009984582223945729

 
@DannyLeroux

"Absolute heist. My biggest steal of the draft (having not watched many guys outside the lottery)"

Re: Celtics draft grades: A+ By CBS Sports
« Reply #16 on: June 22, 2018, 10:23:43 AM »

Offline aingeforthree

  • Don Chaney
  • *
  • Posts: 1762
  • Tommy Points: 116
When was the last time the Celtics had a real shot blocker ? i cant wait for swatted balls traveling to the 4th and 5th rows! (thats what she said)
Remember what bill Russell said about such blocks. To do this only gives the ball back to the other team.  More effective is to block the ball to one of your teammates, not the fourth row.

That’s what Bill said, or that’s what ‘she’ said ?

Re: Celtics draft grades: A+ By CBS Sports
« Reply #17 on: June 22, 2018, 10:31:50 AM »

Offline mef730

  • Ray Allen
  • ***
  • Posts: 3087
  • Tommy Points: 544
When was the last time the Celtics had a real shot blocker ? i cant wait for swatted balls traveling to the 4th and 5th rows! (thats what she said)
Remember what bill Russell said about such blocks. To do this only gives the ball back to the other team.  More effective is to block the ball to one of your teammates, not the fourth row.

That’s what Bill said, or that’s what ‘she’ said ?

Hee hee!

It was a "that's what she said" joke.

Mike
Want to learn about frequent flyer miles and flying well for free? Check out my blog here: http://frequentflyermiles101.com/

Actually, check it out even if you don't want to. It'll make me feel good.

Re: Celtics draft grades: A+ By CBS Sports
« Reply #18 on: June 22, 2018, 11:08:42 AM »

Offline IDreamCeltics

  • NCE
  • Kyrie Irving
  • Posts: 821
  • Tommy Points: 92
Finally!  We replaced what we lost with Jordan Mickey!

Re: Celtics draft grades: A+ By CBS Sports
« Reply #19 on: June 22, 2018, 11:09:55 AM »

Offline BitterJim

  • Rajon Rondo
  • *****
  • Posts: 5434
  • Tommy Points: 726
When was the last time the Celtics had a real shot blocker ? i cant wait for swatted balls traveling to the 4th and 5th rows! (thats what she said)

Well, Steimsma was basically Bill Russell, so I guess 2012?
I'm bitter.

Re: Celtics draft grades: A+ By CBS Sports
« Reply #20 on: June 22, 2018, 03:29:22 PM »

Offline CelticsElite

  • NCE
  • Tiny Archibald
  • *******
  • Posts: 7475
  • Tommy Points: 511
This from ESPN:

http://www.espn.com/nba/story/_/id/23864234/2018-nba-draft-six-big-first-round-winners
Boston Celtics

Selected center Robert Williams with the No. 27 pick.

Schmitz: Along with Walker, Williams has the potential to be the steal of the draft at No. 27 -- the same draft slot of a similar lob-catching, shot-blocking center in Clint Capela. While there are clear questions about Williams' motor, the rangy big man is without a doubt a top-10 caliber talent when fully engaged.

He's much more suited for the open NBA game than the role he played as a power forward with clogged paint at Texas A&M. Boston is the exact environment that Williams needs to rev up his focus and commitment to his craft. The Celtics also could really use a big in Williams' mold, as he'll be a tremendous lob threat for Kyrie Irving and the rest of Boston's offensive weapons.

Re: Celtics draft grades: A+ By CBS Sports
« Reply #21 on: June 22, 2018, 03:38:10 PM »

Offline Phantom255x

  • Satch Sanders
  • *********
  • Posts: 9745
  • Tommy Points: 719
  • On To Banner 18!
This from ESPN:

http://www.espn.com/nba/story/_/id/23864234/2018-nba-draft-six-big-first-round-winners
Boston Celtics

Selected center Robert Williams with the No. 27 pick.

Schmitz: Along with Walker, Williams has the potential to be the steal of the draft at No. 27 -- the same draft slot of a similar lob-catching, shot-blocking center in Clint Capela. While there are clear questions about Williams' motor, the rangy big man is without a doubt a top-10 caliber talent when fully engaged.

He's much more suited for the open NBA game than the role he played as a power forward with clogged paint at Texas A&M. Boston is the exact environment that Williams needs to rev up his focus and commitment to his craft. The Celtics also could really use a big in Williams' mold, as he'll be a tremendous lob threat for Kyrie Irving and the rest of Boston's offensive weapons.

I think certainly the C's also saw the potential Williams had and that he was misused a bit at A&M. I think CBS even mentioned this in one of the interviews yesterday, and many draft pundits have echoed the same, that Williams was misused at A&M and could have done more in different roles. No doubt CBS can unlock Williams' true potential  ;D
2018 Mock Trade Deadline (New York Knicks)

Roster: Porzingis, Kanter, Hardaway Jr, Julius Randle, Schroder, Beasley, Alex Abrines, Jarrett Jack, Frank Ntilikina, Lance Thomas, Kyle Singler, Josh Huestis, Ron Baker, Trey Burke, Luke Kornet, Isaiah Hicks

Future Draft Picks: https://www.prosportstransactions.com/basketball/DraftTrades/Future/Knick

Re: Celtics draft grades: A+ By CBS Sports
« Reply #22 on: June 22, 2018, 04:19:21 PM »

Offline Quetzalcoatl

  • Ray Allen
  • ***
  • Posts: 3925
  • Tommy Points: 404
Finally!  We replaced what we lost with Jordan Mickey!

Danny has finally advanced to taking 6'9" big men instead of 6'8" big men.  It's a big day

Re: Celtics draft grades: A+ By CBS Sports
« Reply #23 on: June 22, 2018, 04:24:07 PM »

Offline Monkhouse

  • Rajon Rondo
  • *****
  • Posts: 5274
  • Tommy Points: 518
  • A true Celtic plays with heart.
Finally!  We replaced what we lost with Jordan Mickey!

Danny has finally advanced to taking 6'9" big men instead of 6'8" big men.  It's a big day

I'm so proud of him.
"I bomb atomically, Socrates' philosophies and hypotheses
Can't define how I be dropping these mockeries."

Is the glass half-full or half-empty?
It's based on your perspective, quite simply
We're the same and we're not; know what I'm saying? Listen
Son, I ain't better than you, I just think different

Re: Celtics draft grades: A+ By CBS Sports
« Reply #24 on: June 22, 2018, 08:37:34 PM »

Offline Cman

  • Frank Ramsey
  • ************
  • Posts: 12464
  • Tommy Points: 13

SB Nation:
27. Boston Celtics - Robert Williams, C, Texas A&M
Grade: A

This is wild. Williams is a lottery-level talent as a shot blocker and rim runner in the vein of Clint Capela. He already has NBA-level strength and can jump out of the gym. Incredible value for Boston. How do they always pull this off?
https://www.sbnation.com/nba/2018/6/21/17489496/nba-draft-2018-grades-round-1



Ummm, Boston has NEVER pulled this off before. Who else is a lottery-level talent who slipped to the end of the draft and was drafted by Boston?

Celtics fan for life.

Re: Celtics draft grades: A+ By CBS Sports
« Reply #25 on: June 22, 2018, 09:09:32 PM »

Offline mctyson

  • Antoine Walker
  • ****
  • Posts: 4633
  • Tommy Points: 348
The next Clint Capela or Ben Wallace

I will gladly take a Biyombo too.

Re: Celtics draft grades: A+ By CBS Sports
« Reply #26 on: June 22, 2018, 09:45:15 PM »

Offline azzenfrost

  • Don Chaney
  • *
  • Posts: 1687
  • Tommy Points: 128

SB Nation:
27. Boston Celtics - Robert Williams, C, Texas A&M
Grade: A

This is wild. Williams is a lottery-level talent as a shot blocker and rim runner in the vein of Clint Capela. He already has NBA-level strength and can jump out of the gym. Incredible value for Boston. How do they always pull this off?
https://www.sbnation.com/nba/2018/6/21/17489496/nba-draft-2018-grades-round-1



Ummm, Boston has NEVER pulled this off before. Who else is a lottery-level talent who slipped to the end of the draft and was drafted by Boston?

It's the Dunkin Donut coffee drinking leprechauns.
I moved the cheese.

Re: Celtics draft grades: A+ By CBS Sports
« Reply #27 on: June 22, 2018, 10:08:04 PM »

Offline Fred Roberts

  • Don Chaney
  • *
  • Posts: 1533
  • Tommy Points: 101
After not taking Jordan Bell last year, this feels great.

Re: Celtics draft grades: A+ By CBS Sports
« Reply #28 on: June 22, 2018, 10:59:15 PM »

Offline Fan from VT

  • Ray Allen
  • ***
  • Posts: 3982
  • Tommy Points: 725

SB Nation:
27. Boston Celtics - Robert Williams, C, Texas A&M
Grade: A

This is wild. Williams is a lottery-level talent as a shot blocker and rim runner in the vein of Clint Capela. He already has NBA-level strength and can jump out of the gym. Incredible value for Boston. How do they always pull this off?
https://www.sbnation.com/nba/2018/6/21/17489496/nba-draft-2018-grades-round-1



Ummm, Boston has NEVER pulled this off before. Who else is a lottery-level talent who slipped to the end of the draft and was drafted by Boston?

Not to be a party pooper but gerald green?

Re: Celtics draft grades: A+ By CBS Sports
« Reply #29 on: June 23, 2018, 12:27:29 AM »

Offline CelticsElite

  • NCE
  • Tiny Archibald
  • *******
  • Posts: 7475
  • Tommy Points: 511

SB Nation:
27. Boston Celtics - Robert Williams, C, Texas A&M
Grade: A

This is wild. Williams is a lottery-level talent as a shot blocker and rim runner in the vein of Clint Capela. He already has NBA-level strength and can jump out of the gym. Incredible value for Boston. How do they always pull this off?
https://www.sbnation.com/nba/2018/6/21/17489496/nba-draft-2018-grades-round-1



Ummm, Boston has NEVER pulled this off before. Who else is a lottery-level talent who slipped to the end of the draft and was drafted by Boston?

Not to be a party pooper but gerald green?
sullinger too