Discussion in 'NBA Basketball Forum' started by Gman, Oct 22, 2019.
Bronny wearing some short shorts in that video... bleck.
Bet he uses Nair too.
First career bucket for Romeo Langford... (not bad, taking it right at Andre Drummond with the left hand)
Per bpm, four the Celtics top 8 players are the centers...
This is a great clip from Grant Williams... first on the defensive end where his positioning is rock solid, then showing his versatility bringing the ball up the floor and making a tough pass.
One of the big strengths of the Celtics is that multiple guys can bring the ball up the floor without needing to waste time with a pass and therefore catch the opposing defense before it is set. Jaylen Brown excels in creating these semi-transition opportunities, in particular... but Tatum, Hayward and even Husky Grant can all force this kind of action... it's huge for us.
The Celtics have definitely hit a mid-season malaise...
Excuses can be made, of course. There have been various injuries. The C's have also played a lot of games in January... that has an impact.
But there is a good argument to be made that shooting (not size) is at the bottom of the funk. Simply put... in a make or miss league, the C's aren't making enough shots.
This about sums it up...
Forsberg: No shortage of ideas from readers to fix what ails Celtics
"For all the laments about Boston’s need for size, we’ve long felt that Boston’s biggest issue is shooting and it’s a more obtainable skill based on the in-season assets you have available to upgrade.
Here’s the crux of the issue: Boston ranks 19th in the NBA in 3-point percentage (35.2). Take away Kemba Walker’s shooting and it plummets closer to 25th.
More condemning: Celtics reserves are shooting a meager 30.4 percent beyond the arc this season."
Yeah I posted a while back that like 4 of Boston’s top 8 players were the centers.
But finding one that fits this team is hard af.
Theis shooting 28% from 3 pt territory has been disappointing.
Otherwise, I don't think center is our main issue. Kanter is fine as a backup big man... his virtues and drawbacks largely cancel out in such a role. We'll also get RWIII back from injury and contributing relatively soon.
Nor do I think our bench is a problem per se... rather, injuries have made the bench look worse than it is.
I agree with the above article that our lackluster shooting is what is weighing us down.
the rookies aren’t shooting well from 3 either...
romeo over sekou now that brown is signed seems a little overkill.
But the Celtics salary Stucture makes it hard to make an impact deal without trading Hayward or smart.
Bertans seems to be a popular name bandied about.
That’s the guy to get. He fits.
At what cost?
Wouldn't have to give up Smart or Hayward...
A late first and a spare piece or whatever.
Sign me up for that yesterday.
covington is the other guy who could work
Position-wise... the C's have so many like him already.
Really depends on who else is going for him. Lots of people talking about Bertans and Covington.
That said: objectively speaking, I don't really think it would be wise for any team to try to "win" a bidding war over Bertans... he has value certainly, but not much beyond the price I quoted above.
If I were the Celtics, I'd be willing to add one or two 2nd round picks to the price I just quoted... but I wouldn't go beyond that.
I agree. However, teams are often prisoners of the moment and will see Bertans and his excellent shooting as a savior to their woes. I could see a bunch of playoff teams engaging in a bidding war.
imagine him on the pick and roll with lebron....
Well the Lakers have nothing to offer in a trade. Unless they plan on giving up their 2023 and 2025 1st round draft picks I guess.
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