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It's true that this over extension of his role bleeds over into other parts of his game, but he hasn't been that great in the core aspects of his game (spot up and quick three's mostly). COVID and all that too.

I would like him back on the team since he can turn it around.
He shot 46% from 3 on 5.9 3PA per game for us in the regular season and was at 48% in this series coming into tonight (dropped to 43% after tonight).
He was everything you'd ask for as a shooter and more.
 

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It's true that this over extension of his role bleeds over into other parts of his game, but he hasn't been that great in the core aspects of his game (spot up and quick three's mostly). COVID and all that too.

I would like him back on the team since he can turn it around.
46% for 3 on 6 a game in the regular season and 13/30 in the playoffs, what exactly would great look like?
 

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I got my ass handed to me at a $2-5 table at the Kennel Club the week before everything shut down. Decent room.
The kennel is a special place. You see things in this room that you simply do not see anywhere else. The swings at 2/5 500max here are as big if not bigger than 5/10 2500max at Mohegan. No exaggeration either. Do you live down here?
 

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The toilet.
This was a soft squad for a lot more than postgame handshakes.
Yeah, I just can't agree. They weren't healthy all year, and the league is too good to consistently complete if a team isn't at 100%. Better health and people's opinion of this squad is much different, I think.

Not to say I don't think they can't improve, even at full strength I'd say they were a long shot to get to the finals. But effort and toughness isn't why this team lost. Just not enough talent.
 

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Fournier’s offense was absolutely fine. His defense was atrocious and likely not something he can improve given his total lack of lateral quickness.
 

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I think the Celtics played hard in the series and were just completely overmatched, not because they were soft. I also wanted them to take a hard foul but I know the game isn’t played that way anymore.
 

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Fournier’s offense was absolutely fine. His defense was atrocious and likely not something he can improve given his total lack of lateral quickness.
He "improves" it by not having to play 35 minutes a game and cover Harden a lot of the time because that's not the role they traded him to fill
 

Light-Tower-Power

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He "improves" it by not having to play 35 minutes a game and cover Harden a lot of the time because that's not the role they traded him to fill
His defense will always be shitty but if he can play his role as a third or fourth option volume three point shooter he’s fine. I guess I change my mind from not wanting him back to ambivalent about him being back.
 

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I was thinking Cliff Hagan, who the Celts traded to St L as part of the Russell trade, but he never suited up with the Celts, they just owned his draft rights. It looks like he scored 165 points in a 7-gamer against the Celts in the '59-60 Finals.
 

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Geez, an AWFUL toss. WTF is wrong with these refs?
Think of the people working their way up the ranks to the NBA...they throw the ball up once a game (and once or twice more if it goes to OT). No surprise the officials at the highest level can't do it well.
 

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Ernie Johnson speculates that Stevens may be interested in the Pacers job if it opens up.
Somebody here, probably half in jest, threw out Larry Bird's name as a potential Boston coach. I doubt he'd be interested, but a few seasons with Bird on the bench would be intriguing, so say the least.
 

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Hopefully, my final memory of Jabari Parker as a Celtic will be his "help defense" on James Harden's drive to the hoop in the first half; as bad a defensive play as you'll ever see.