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    To PE, or not To PE - that is the question

    Makes sense. They figured out that most NBA players and VCs have a lot in common - mostly money and the uses thereof - and made it a feature of playing in the Bay Area. If that number is accurate, it gives them a big advantage.
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    To PE, or not To PE - that is the question

    I don't know anything about the Warriors finances but the organization has done a great job courting the local tech community. They likely have a financial advantage of sorts as a result.
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    Brad Stevens: President of Basketball Ops

    Check out the big brain on Brad.
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    Brogdon to Boston for Theis/Nesmith/2023 1st

    So Brogdon off bench seems likely and fine. These people who currently run Boston seem very focused on attention to detail. They likely don't do the trade unless they are comfortable that he will accept the role they envision for him. Smart and/or White may still get dealt but more...
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    Brogdon to Boston for Theis/Nesmith/2023 1st

    The Celtics are well run. If they are planning on keeping Smart, they likely reached out to him as well as Brogdon. And if they didn't, that says something as well. The idea that they are absolutely getting rid of Smart on the follow is either wishcasting by Marcus' many detractors here or...
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    Brogdon to Boston for Theis/Nesmith/2023 1st

    This. On paper, great pickup. Let's see what happens in real life as well as what moves are coming on the follow.
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    Danilo Gallinari to the Celtics

    Agreed. That said, I feel like Stevens and Udoka have demonstrated that they have a pretty good idea about fit targets and usage. I know others are deeply concerned that they will mess the roster up but for me, at least, they have earned that trust after this past season - especially in lieu...
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    Danilo Gallinari to the Celtics

    Works. That said, Gallo, Brown, Porter, Payton et al and the vast majority of these guys are just role players. Its highly unlikely that selecting one versus another is going to determine your shot at another banner. Even if the player you failed to choose hits the game winner in the...
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    Would you trade Jaylen+ for Durant?

    Durant is better now and likely is better than Jaylen Brown will ever be. Unless you think Brown has a chance to level up again and stay there, you do it if you value winning.
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    Offseason Rumors/News

    The Cs really seem to be in the part of the cycle where they need elite skill sets but cannot really afford to add them. Instead they need to be creative in terms of targets and fit. Acquiring a McBuckets to come in and hit shots reliably while being set up and covered for by the rest of the...
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    Celtics Offseason Primer

    Warren is exactly the sort of player they need to kick the tires on. He could be a street clothes all star which is why he is available on the cheap but if he is healthy, he offers significant upside and really fixes a few things for this team at once. They get another sub for Tatum or Brown...
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    Offseason Rumors/News

    Yes. By one of Sprtsguy33's poker buddies here.
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    Mentality heading into next season

    Stevens is not going to signal anything towards any deals, Beal or otherwise. There is a lot of downside and no upside in doing so. Brad Stevens and his people have plans. Things can change quickly.
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    What's the point? Celtics guard gap and offseason options.

    To be clear, I wrote this post before reading yours and I think you have a reasonable take on Beal. If Boston somehow acquires him, we should all probably mentally be prepared for him to be targeted. There will almost certainly be painful stretches. My only point is if the Cs share the...