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  1. ALiveH

    Derrick White wins POTY...again

    This was pretty much my exact call during the offseason. Wanted to trade Smart + draft capital for a center to get DW more minutes (it was clear coach was hesitant to play DW over Smart even though DW had obviously passed him) and shore up the frontline - Nurkic was who I was targeting so KP...
  2. ALiveH

    Contract Conundrum: Do We Sign Jrue, Derrick, Sam? For How Much?

    If Iggy is the comp, he had about two good seasons left in him at Jrue's current age before he notably declined. And, that was with much less wear and tear (he was playing much fewer mpg than Jrue), and he's slightly bigger (bigger players tend to age better than smaller players).
  3. ALiveH

    Contract Conundrum: Do We Sign Jrue, Derrick, Sam? For How Much?

    Of course it makes sense to extend Jrue b/c the contract slot has value in a trade and when over the cap can't spend that money on a free agent. I guess Jrue is really an average size guard, not smallish. Nevertheless, at 34 next year, he's in similar boat as four years older Al Horford (bigs...
  4. ALiveH

    Contract Conundrum: Do We Sign Jrue, Derrick, Sam? For How Much?

    Yeah, I agree - keep the core together as long as possible, but once the cost starts to become prohibitive, Jrue seems like the one that is the most duplicative of other skills, oldest, worst player of the starting 5. And at his age, as a smallish guard, his production can drop off a cliff at...
  5. ALiveH

    Contract Conundrum: Do We Sign Jrue, Derrick, Sam? For How Much?

    It's gotta be Holiday that goes - send him with draft capital to a team that can absorb his contract and can send back a decent cost-controlled guard. Jrue is great, but he's 4 year older than White, they're largely interchangeable and White is simply better. The other four - JT, JB, KP and...
  6. ALiveH

    General Offseason Thread.

    NBA players are pretty terrible at evaluating their own talent & value. But, he's only slightly off saying he was top-10 overall at his peak. In his peak year 2008-09 he was knocking on the door of top-10 per some of the advanced stats like WS, WS/48, BPM and VORP. He was between #12 and #14...
  7. ALiveH

    Lucky grants you a wish . . .

    I voted for timelord because it's the biggest delta between the most likely scenario (gimpy year, misses 1/3 to 1/2 of games and not available or fully health for playoffs) and what he can do if fully health for a full year - all star caliber player.
  8. ALiveH

    Kristaps Porzingis to Celtics!!!!!

    I called this (sort of). Very pleasantly surprised at what we got back. I guess Smart does have high value to the right team. http://sonsofsamhorn.net/index.php?threads/the-celtics-offseason.39525/post-5570909
  9. ALiveH

    The summer chopping block: who do you want gone and why?

    Smart - at best, he's the 2nd (to D-White) and at worst, the 3rd best big PG (after Brogdon) on this team yet he gets the most minutes and will most likely not age gracefully but likely still has a couple good years left in the tank. His value, such as it is, could be reallocated shoring up a...
  10. ALiveH

    The Celtics Offseason

    I immediately call Portland and try to swing Smart for Nurkic. Attach any draft assets or min salaries to make it happen. Apart from that I run it back. This group can absolutely win it all. Smart & Nurkic salaries nearly match, and the advanced stats say they're similar quality players...
  11. ALiveH

    Jaylen Brown, Year 7

    JB can absolutely be the #2 guy on a championship level team. The overreactions are just dumb. He's not perfect but he's one of the best in the game.
  12. ALiveH

    The Celtics Offseason

    Jaylen Brown is 26-year-old all-NBA. This type of high-end talent is extremely difficult to acquire and is what wins championships. If you have aspirations to win it all within the Tatum window, you have to get an equivalent high-end talent back in any deal (not four quarters for a dollar) and...
  13. ALiveH

    The Celtics Offseason

    Similar salary, similar advanced stats as Smart, far better roster fits - Potential targets for straight-up trades: Caris Levert, Gary Trent Jr, Jusuf Nurkic, Norman Powell, Joe Harris. Similar salary, better player than Smart - would need to throw in some draft capital: Harrison Barnes...
  14. ALiveH

    The Celtics Offseason

    Smart is a solid vet rotation player with good reputation for leadership and intangibles. He should be able to net a similar quality player. On the Celtics, he is misutilized so on this roster he might be a net negative given the alternatives. If they can turn Smart + a 1st into a serviceable...
  15. ALiveH

    The Celtics Offseason

    I'm 100% on trade Smart - I think it's the obvious move. Hate to say it, have loved the guy throughout his career but at this point trading him would be addition by subtraction. White was clearly better than him this year in just about all phases except passing and I suspect Smart is the type...
  16. ALiveH

    Kyrie is dirty rotten no good and we have schadenfreude…?

    You guys see john stewart's take on kyrie? Funny and thoughtful - he gets all thoughtful & deep about 4:30 in where he defends free speech while disagreeing vehemently with kyrie. btw, Kanye got permanently suspended from Twitter after going full holocaust denial & saying positive things about...
  17. ALiveH

    Jaylen Brown, Year 7

    Jeff Bezos is directly making money off the movie that kyrie linked to on amazon prime and no one seems to care even as he's rumored to be in the running to buy professional sports teams. And the movie is still up on amazon prime. Makes zero sense to me.
  18. ALiveH

    Kraft One-Ups Brady’s Departure

    I imagine there is obvious human trafficking-involved prostitution (women held against will) and obvious willing prostitution (women who want to make some extra bucks), and lots of grey areas in between. For example, if a woman has some combination of the following circumstances: overstays her...
  19. ALiveH

    Kraft One-Ups Brady’s Departure

    Chinese women and Nigerian men in the news recently - once again proving that immigrants are willing to do jobs that American citizens aren't willing to do.
  20. ALiveH

    Why do you want to trade Scary Terry?

    We already have a backup PG (Marcus Smart) who's good enough to start in a pinch. And PG is the deepest position in the league. It's not that hard to find a serviceable backup (hello Shane Larkin) on a cheap deal. Especially, after these playoffs when the C's will be seen as the favorite to...