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    What's left this off season?

    With Bryant off the board look for 1. Defense-first Center, rim protector that will play 3rd string behind TL/Al (or a beef center). At this point, just need a better 5 than Luke Kornet until buy-out season forms in February. The jury is out (literally) on Trez but trust Brad knows the...
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    What's left this off season?

    Kenrich never started a game and was 9th in minutes played just ahead of Roby (who started 28gms). People endlessly go on how important it is to be a starter in the NBA, yet a tanker couldn't get their "veteran glue guy" one start? Odd way to show their love. Brad wouldn't give up more than a...
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    What's left this off season?

    adding anyone on the TPE gets real expensive (3-4X TAX/every dollar spent now ) wouldn't expect them to use more than $5M of a TPE in lieu of a vet minimum. I believe opening the season with a 14-man roster may help.
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    Offseason Rumors/News

    NYK are predictable if nothing else https://www.audacy.com/weei/sports/celtics/knicks-jalen-brunson-free-agent-tampering-contract-maverickspredictable
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    What's left this off season?

    It's strange how many of these BIGz come with "chemistry issues/questionable reps" (Cousins, Whiteside, Howard, Thompson, Noel, Holmes, etc). It must be somewhat frustrating to be quickly marginalized on NBA rosters, from starter to low $$$ deals in a heartbeat. Their superpower, being BIGGER...
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    What's left this off season?

    Yea the last time I saw DC he went agro with the ref or coach (Malone). He's a little too polarizing. Finding the 3rd string/fungible 5 could take some time (w/Durant/Kyrie drama unfolding) and he'll definitely have warts. Another place the C's could unearth cheap/end-of-the-bench players is...
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    What's left this off season?

    His stats are pretty good (outside of SAC), w/ Boston he's a body to put on Embiid for 4 mins. At worst he's a placeholder, at best he surprises to the upside. Set screens/roll on offense and play other classic/back-up BIGs for ~8mins 28 players cycled through the Celtics roster last season...
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    Celtics Offseason Primer

    Indeed, helluva a draft 2nd team All-Defensive Center is wondering why he was excluded from your list ;)
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    What's left this off season?

    Yep, that's the pitch to Bryant Probably the most likely outcome (if Bryant goes elsewhere) is to see the collateral damage on a pending Durant, Kyrie, Ayton deals and see what shakes out (or help out with salaries). Barring that, Hassan would be a shot-blocking/placeholder playing ahead of...
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    What's left this off season?

    Bryant is target #1 #2 option: I'd rather have them add Hassan Whiteside on the vet min over Ibaka. Whiteside played well on an organized Utah team as a backup to Gobert Hassan has been decent defensively, outside the Kings season, which can be somewhat excused They could live with Whiteside...
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    What's left this off season?

    There was another Celtic BIG (TL, Al, DT, etc) on the floor for 97% of Grant's minutes. IME primarily used him as a 4/Wing. I wonder if they sit tight with 14 players under contract + the 2 two-ways past the start of the season? https://www.basketball-reference.com/teams/BOS/2022.html
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    Offseason Rumors/News

    That's why Mike Zarren is worth his weight in gold. He's probably the initial architect behind a lot of the Celtic moves.
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    Celtics Offseason Primer

    If Thomas Bryant goes elsewhere, they have ~3 months until training camp. By far the easiest job Brad will have is to find a 3rd string BIG better than Luke Kornet for the regular season.
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    Offseason Rumors/News

    idk, part of me wants to see the drama unfold, watch it implode, and WITNESS the finger-pointing. If they beat up the rest of the Western Conf, so be it... They'll have zero bench - Kyrie, AD, and a 38yr old Bron will never make it to the NBA Finals on 2 legs The Lakers losing every draft pick...
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    What's left this off season?

    Brad will know firsthand if he is poison/malcontent. PBS won't disturb team chemistry to roster TT. The C's could use an edgy bully to set picks on guys like Dray/PJ/Portis If rostered TT can be a placeholder until the buyout market develops.