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  1. cheech13

    Stop hoarding TP(E) - the what should the Celtics do with the TPE thread

    The Magic turned down two first round picks from the Blazers for Gordon this summer. His value would really have to crater for Boston get him with the TPE.
  2. cheech13

    Carry on my Hayward Son: Gordon to Charlotte for 4 years, $120M

    Exactly. I don’t remember this much analysis of Gordon’s decision when he left a better team in Utah to come to Boston in the first place. It’s a fool’s errand to try to figure out what drives these decisions when we know so little about them personally or what their motivations are.
  3. cheech13

    NBA Offseason--and now INTO the season.

    My wife suffered a similar injury in a running accident last January and has only recently regained full mobility of the ankle and leg. A syndesmosis ankle injury can be really bad depending on the damage to the ligaments.
  4. cheech13

    2020-2021 NBA Game Thread

    Cleveland was kind of buzzy as a sleeper team in the offseason amongst some of the smarter analytical types on NBA Twitter.
  5. cheech13

    NBA Offseason--and now INTO the season.

    PG can’t be traded this year because he signed an extension.
  6. cheech13

    NBA Offseason--and now INTO the season.

    I hope none of the interested teams are in the NBA.
  7. cheech13

    NBA Offseason--and now INTO the season.

    On basketball grounds alone Brooklyn should and would trade Irving for Harden but for political reasons I think they’d avoid it. They blew up that entire organization to pair KD and Kyrie and won’t tear it down before they even play a game together. That’s suicide in terms of dealing with future...
  8. cheech13

    NBA Offseason--and now INTO the season.

    This is almost assuredly about creating stability in the organization and avoiding the persistent narrative that PG and Kawhi could bail at the end of the year. Keeps George out of trade discussions for the rest of the season as well, which should help.
  9. cheech13

    Stop hoarding TP(E) - the what should the Celtics do with the TPE thread

    Orlando turned down the Covington offer (two first round picks) for Gordon so any offer would have to start there.
  10. cheech13

    Carry on my Hayward Son: Gordon to Charlotte for 4 years, $120M

    I agree. It’s bad cap management to waive Batum but it’s not damaging from a cost perspective. He was getting $27 million to not play for the Hornets anyways so whether it’s one or three years is kind of irrelevant, especially if the team isn’t expecting to have meaningful cap space over that...
  11. cheech13

    NBA Offseason--and now INTO the season.

    Markieff was largely considered the superior player until he got hurt and Marcus went to Boston and then the perception largely flipped.
  12. cheech13

    72 Suburbs in Search of a City: Anthony Davis to Los Angeles Lakers

    I kind of get 2006 Heat vibes from this Lakers team, where it’s two superstars, one of whom is older and then a core of competent veteran pieces. That team fell off a cliff quick when Shaq aged out and the vets got complacent after their title. Maybe the Lakers will meet the same fate.
  13. cheech13

    Tristan Thompson to Boston: 2 years, $19M, player option to re-up with Khloé Kardashian

    With the possible exception of Crowder, Thompson is better than anyone on that list. Sure you can find 80% of Thompson’s production for half the cost but then come playoff time you’re giving minutes to a far worse player. Incremental improvements on the margins can mean a lot for team with title...
  14. cheech13

    Celtics FA/Trade Rumors and News

    I’d assume that they still will stretch Batum. They aren’t going to give up real assets when they can fit Hayward into space.
  15. cheech13

    NBA Free Agency Game Thread

    Great signing. He’s better than Harrell.
  16. cheech13

    NBA Free Agency Game Thread

    Agreed. These aren’t bad moves, but I’m not sure I buy that swapping KCP, Rondo, Green and Howard for Harrell and Schroeder is some franchise altering upgrade either. They’ll be better in some areas next year and worse in others.
  17. cheech13

    NBA Offseason--and now INTO the season.

    They can use their room exception for Dunn and retain the $25 million in space.
  18. cheech13

    76ers 2019-2020

    Philly looked more like a championship contender when he signed there than Boston. This is ridiculous hindsight.
  19. cheech13

    B/R's Top 50 NBA Players of All-Time

    Offensive in that he's too high or too low?
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    DD fired

    Wait, I'm admittedly a bit out of the loop on some of the modern advancements in baseball analytics, but when did we turn on Voros McCracken? Wasn't he one of the foremost minds in developing good pitching analytics?