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    2019-2020 Celtics Regular Season Thread

    That's fucked up man. Also, this position that you subscribed to me... "However, your position wrt him seems to be "I think he's awful and unplayable in all playoff situations and nothing will change my mind" is not my position, I've never written or said that, yet I'm the asshole for having...
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    2019-2020 Celtics Regular Season Thread

    In 1986, or in the much different game in 2020? Cool gotcha question. This is what we're doing now?
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    2019-2020 Celtics Regular Season Thread

    You don't have to bold elimination games. I know we're talking about elimination games. Again, I don't see a reasonable way to have five guys cover four spots by themselves even in an elimination game. I think it's asking a ton to have Jaylen and Tatum play 43 minutes each in an elimination...
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    2019-2020 Celtics Regular Season Thread

    I fucking hate when people say shit like this. Should I not have strong opinions? Should I just come in and say, eh maybe Kanter will be good, maybe he won't, who can say? Or, is everyone allowed to have strong opinions but me? I hate this board sometimes man.
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    2019-2020 Celtics Regular Season Thread

    That's a different skilled group of players though, right? This year you're saying he'll play 7 guys, 2 that are center only. The 7 in 2018 includes only one center only. Having Horford to be able to play C/F makes a huge difference. If Horford was in Kanters place in this years team, I'd...
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    2019-2020 Celtics Regular Season Thread

    Yes to me being against Kanter before the season, and now. Wanted a defense first guy there. As to going 7 deep in an elimination game, I don't see a realistic way that can happen being the 5 starters, Smart and a backup C. Smart can't sub in for all 4 non-centers without constantly yanking...
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    2019-2020 Celtics Regular Season Thread

    Agreed. As disadvantaged on defense as IT was, at least they were able to somewhat hide him by just guarding the corner on defense. It took work when the offense tried to force a switch, but at least having the sideline and baseline as a border, and the Celtics having athletic wings to switch...
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    2019-2020 Celtics Regular Season Thread

    The way the matchups look now, I'm not excited about Kanter being on the floor with Ben Simmons coming downhill at him with either of Horford or Embiid at the 5. I think that will be close to an auto-bucket every trip up the floor.
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    2019-2020 Celtics Regular Season Thread

    You don't think that has more to do with teams not spending as much time gameplanning for a regular season game in December as it does the Celtics being able to find a way to hide Kanters defensive liabilities? Strongly disagree with this. I think it's much harder to hide a defender who's...
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    2019-2020 Celtics Regular Season Thread

    Stopping the other 5 isn't the half of his defensive issues. He's going to be put into pick and rolls over and over and over again. It's going to be tougher to hide him on defense than it was with IT.
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    2019-2020 Celtics Regular Season Thread

    Then the Celtics lose.
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    2019-2020 Celtics Regular Season Thread

    I don't think Kanter was particularly good in the playoffs last year, or this year with the Cs. If he plays minutes, he'll hang up numbers because that's what he does. He just gives it all back on the defensive end. He can't defend. It's not an effort thing, his feet are just too slow. It's...
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    2019-2020 Celtics Regular Season Thread

    They can't play Kanter that many minutes in the playoffs. He'll kill them defensively. They're really going to have to hope Theis can avoid the cheap fouls and pump him up to 30ish minutes a game, and probably have to get away with as many minutes with Grant Williams as the tiny 5 as they can...
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    Rethinking Barstool?

    Portnoy is an ongoing pandemic.
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    2020 NFL: Offseason News and Notes

    Correct. I don't give a flying eff how a minority is defined. I'm not sending out for 23 and Me test kits to see if I can work around trying to game the system. Correct. Absolutely correct. I'm not trying to fix issues that aren't there.