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  1. pjheff

    Celtics Plan, Summer 2021

    The issue isn’t the first four minutes of the game. It’s the last four.
  2. pjheff

    Romeo Langford - Pick #14

    It sure would help if a star like Bradley Beal forced his way here. The reality is that there aren’t as many ways for the team to improve its roster as there were a few years ago. There are no more high lottery guys on the team to build around and no potential lottery picks fleeced from other...
  3. pjheff

    Romeo Langford - Pick #14

    Ah, I didn’t realize that this post was musing on next season.
  4. pjheff

    Romeo Langford - Pick #14

    What have you seen since the Fournier trade that leads you to believe Nesmith will get a shot at regular minutes any time soon?
  5. pjheff

    Celtics Plan, Summer 2021

    I realize their limitations, but they are physical players who have shot .392/.395 from three this season. I don’t see any evidence to suggest that Langford matching their production is guaranteed or surpassing it is highly likely.
  6. pjheff

    Celtics Plan, Summer 2021

    I like Langford, but can you offer any evidence to support your assertions that these scenarios are “guaranteed” and “highly likely,” respectively?
  7. pjheff

    Red Sox Draft Tanner Houck, RHP, Missouri at #24 Overall

    I was of the belief that the Sox had tinkered with his delivery (more over the top) after drafting him out of Missouri and had essentially allowed him to return to his original mechanics last year. I watched yesterday’s game and didn’t notice anything different except for more velocity (and the...
  8. pjheff

    Is it time to talk about Coach Brad?

    Where do you think that winning a title ranks on Tatum’s list of priorities right now? He’s 23 years old and still trying to establish himself as a player in this league. It seemed like he received a lot of individual validation by being named an All-Star last season and that earning a supermax...
  9. pjheff

    Fournier to Celtics for 2 second round picks

    He lived up to his name all right.
  10. pjheff

    Fournier to Celtics for 2 second round picks

    i think that is a distinct possibility . . . if Pritchard earns those minutes at both ends of the court. But with Smart’s positional versatility, I could just as easily see Stevens calling a healthy Ojeleye’s number for his rugged defense when his three is falling.
  11. pjheff

    Fournier to Celtics for 2 second round picks

    If that is the definition, then I’m not sure Pritchard plays either. Stevens has a clear top seven, and Pritchard I suppose is eighth due to opportunity surrounding Walker’s status on back-to-backs, but otherwise I don’t think he has separated himself from Ojeleye or GWilliams for bench minutes...
  12. pjheff

    Fournier to Celtics for 2 second round picks

    I agree, because he’s basically guaranteed minutes in the second game of back-to-backs when Kamba sits. I just don’t see Stevens limiting himself to an 8-man rotation at this point or relegating Ojeleye (when healthy) and GWilliams to the ”deep bench” as was suggested upthread.
  13. pjheff

    C's pick Aaron Nesmith #14 overall

    Now that we have moved for a wing, does Nesmith see any non-garbage time minutes this season?
  14. pjheff

    Fournier to Celtics for 2 second round picks

    I understand, but of course Wanamaker was overexposed not because of guard problems but due to Hayward's injury and a lack of wing depth. Hopefully this squad remains healthy and does not have to rely heavily on the third string.
  15. pjheff

    Fournier to Celtics for 2 second round picks

    The hope is that Fournier will be a healthy, available, middle class version of Hayward who is more content as a fourth option with a sub-max contract. Pritchard hopefully assumes Wanamaker's role with less exposure than Brad had.
  16. pjheff

    Fournier to Celtics for 2 second round picks

    I think Pritchard is the default backup PG for the back-to-back games when Walker is out of the lineup, and I'd expect him to play 18-20 minutes on those occasions. But I don't think that is going to be handed those 20 minutes when Stevens has a full roster at his disposal; rather, it will...
  17. pjheff

    Fournier to Celtics for 2 second round picks

    While PP is pretty certain to see the floor on the second night of back-to-backs when Kemba sits, I think he is far from a guarantee to see rotation minutes in the other games.
  18. pjheff

    2020-2021 NBA Game Thread

    It depends on how good TL is. There’s just no reason at this point to think that the C’s won’t be in position to match a market deal (unless they think that by letting him walk they can free up a max salary slot).
  19. pjheff

    2020-2021 NBA Game Thread

    This feels like a Catch-22. We’re afraid that he won’t be good enough to be worth paying, but we fear that he will be good enough to be worth paying.