Jeff Teague: 1 year deal with the Celtics

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Can shoot the 3 and pinch hit for Kemba for those 10-20 games he’s not going to play.
What’s not to like?
 

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Teague and Thompson are highly mediocre but at least NBA caliber reserves.

If they end up in the 7-9th range in the rotation that would be a legit upgrade from some of the slop Brad was forced to play last year.
 

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Teague had a big impact in ATL last year, the drop off when he came in for Trae wasn't anywhere near what it had been before he got there. He can run an offense and hit a few 3s. Won't do much defensively, but that's not really what we needed from our 3rd PG.
 

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Edwards or Tre is gone....I guess Carsen has the inside track
I think they'll offer Waters another 2 way and if he declines he's gone. I don't expect them to eat Edwards' deal based on how they've gone so far. They'll give him a chance to recoup value
 

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I think some team will give Waters an NBA deal and the C's won't/can't.

If that's how the 2 way deals work anyway.
Correct. Waters is restricted free agent. I think they're limited to roughly $1.5M in terms of matching, but could be off $200K-$300K or so.
 

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I think they'll offer Waters another 2 way and if he declines he's gone. I don't expect them to eat Edwards' deal based on how they've gone so far. They'll give him a chance to recoup value
Agreed. Really a bad break that they will miss summer league. Celtics have 100 guys on the roster who could have used the reps and the opportunity to show what they can do.
 

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Wow what a great pickup! Did not see this coming as a Wanamaker upgrade. One of the leagues better 2nd unit PGs who can capably fill in if/when Kemba is out.
 

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Basically, a temporary Wannamaker replacement until we can decide whether any of Edwards, Waters, Pritchard is usable in the NBA. Seems like a good move.
 

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The biggest thing for me with this and the TT signing is that you’ve helped decrease the variance of the bench performance with a pair of pretty steady vets who know what they’re doing out there.
 

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So basically at this point, the relevant players are (I don't count Waters, Tacko, etc. as relevant):

G - Smart, Kemba, Teague, Pritchard, Nesmith
F - Brown, Tatum, GWill, Langford, Semi
C - Theis, Thompson, RWIII

That's not a bad group.
 

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The biggest thing for me with this and the TT signing is that you’ve helped decrease the variance of the bench performance with a pair of pretty steady vets who know what they’re doing out there.
It also provides versatility.

Last year one issue was that we had too many players with the same strengths and weaknesses....

At PG, Wanamaker was a tough physical defender, who was maybe a bit slow, not a scorer and only a marginal passer. That meant he basically gave you a worse version of what Smart gave you.
For Bigs... Offensively Williams didn't give you much, and defensively he was a quick springy guy, much like Theis, while Kanter gave you heft, rebounding and post moves, he simply didn't have the feet to play team defense.


Now....

PG: Teague gives you a steady passing playmaker who has quicker feet, while Pritchard hopefully gives you a tough slower player but also a scorer
C: you replace Kanter with Thompson, who has less post offense, but is a better screener, much better overall defender, similarly dominant rebounder, and has better passing that Williams.
 

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I don’t understand anyone that hates either of these deals. The Cs need to stop having every bench spot taken up by a guy that “might one day be a top 15 backup wing.” They need proven players. Yes, neither are the sexy choice, but we just got a PG that can/HAS run an offense and hit a three and a big that knows how to do the little things that help a team win. These are absolutely positive deals
 

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It also gives us the "all-tough" unit: Teague, Smart, GW, TT, and throw in Tatum to keep them honest. If someone needs their nose bloodied, then we have willing participants. McHale and Danny recall what that meant back in '83.
 

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I don’t understand anyone that hates either of these deals. The Cs need to stop having every bench spot taken up by a guy that “might one day be a top 15 backup wing.” They need proven players. Yes, neither are the sexy choice, but we just got a PG that can/HAS run an offense and hit a three and a big that knows how to do the little things that help a team win. These are absolutely positive deals
Yeah, both the point guard and big man rotations are now improved over last year (how much is up for debate), which is super important for a team that wants to be in title contention right now, not in 2-3 years. Just hope that you get enough improvement at the wing from Tatum/Brown/Nesmith/Langford to make up for Hayward, and you're golden.
 

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Yeah, both the point guard and big man rotations are now improved over last year (how much is up for debate), which is super important for a team that wants to be in title contention right now, not in 2-3 years. Just hope that you get enough improvement at the wing from Tatum/Brown/Nesmith/Langford to make up for Hayward, and you're golden.
Its also they know their roles. They aren't trying to figure out who they are in the NBA, like Scary Terry coming into a game thinking he can be the man. The stability is huge
 

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So basically at this point, the relevant players are (I don't count Waters, Tacko, etc. as relevant):

G - Smart, Kemba, Teague, Pritchard, Nesmith
F - Brown, Tatum, GWill, Langford, Semi
C - Theis, Thompson, RWIII

That's not a bad group.
That’s a good group. I would probably swap Nesmith and Langford in that grouping since I think Romeo is more of a G and Nesmith more a wing/F.

Think we’re one bench shooter short. If you can move Langford for a better shooter, I think you’re in business.
 

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That’s a good group. I would probably swap Nesmith and Langford in that grouping since I think Romeo is more of a G and Nesmith more a wing/F.

Think we’re one bench shooter short. If you can move Langford for a better shooter, I think you’re in business.
Move Semi and a future pick for a better shooter if you can. Langford plays the Semi role (defensive wing).
 

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Even when I watched Ainge as a player I thought, "What an A hole. I am glad he plays for the Celtics."
 

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You love it when it’s you’re team, but....

In practically every one of those incidents, Danny starts things with a cheap shot and then immediately gets in the face / starts attacking the guy, as if HE was the one who received the cheap shot. Hilarious
hilariously embarrassing and stupid.
 

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I like this deal a lot—not because Teague is amazing (he’s not), but because he’s competent enough that Brad won’t feel pressured to push Kemba.
 

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Phoenix Danny, going with the full wind up, throwing the ball in the face of that Rocket has me crying
4:00. Larry Legend at the bottom of the pile in that scrum with ATL. Jesus, Larry! You’re an MVP! Don’t risk injury diving into a brawl.

I love Ainge, but he’s the asshole in every one of these clips. I do like that he kept fucking with Isaiah Thomas.
 

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Wow what a great pickup! Did not see this coming as a Wanamaker upgrade. One of the leagues better 2nd unit PGs who can capably fill in if/when Kemba is out.
Like both of these moves. This team does not need any additional 22 year olds getting minutes. They could use some experienced vets in the rotation and as you note, Teague is a huge upgrade over Wannamaker, especially in his ability to set up our scorers.
 

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Seriously, Danny must’ve been the most irritating player to play and root against. He makes Grayson Allen look like a choir boy in those videos. Just starting shit and getting superstars off their games and spiking balls off of people’s faces.

Who’s the guy in warm ups who dives in the pile throwing haymakers in the first video? Carr?

Lol at DJ being all Team Moncrief after Sidney had just body slammed Ainge.
 
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Seriously, Danny must’ve been the most irritating player to play and root against. He makes Grayson Allen look like a choir boy in those videos. Just starting shit and getting superstars off their games and spiking balls off of people’s faces.

Who’s the guy in warm ups who dives in the pile throwing haymakers in the first video? Carr?

Lol at DJ being all Team Moncrief after Sidney had just body slammed Ainge.
This is incredible. Such memories. Not sure of my favorite but firing the ball at Ellie’s face while trying to sell the officials that this was a typical basketball play has always been one of my favorites. I never saw him egg on Dumars in that one but it is great as well.
 

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You love it when it’s you’re team, but....

In practically every one of those incidents, Danny starts things with a cheap shot and then immediately gets in the face / starts attacking the guy, as if HE was the one who received the cheap shot. Hilarious
The most offense part of that video is Charles Barkley shooting a step back 3
 

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This is incredible. Such memories. Not sure of my favorite but firing the ball at Ellie’s face while trying to sell the officials that this was a typical basketball play has always been one of my favorites. I never saw him egg on Dumars in that one but it is great as well.
Ainge was a Major League 3rd baseman. That must have stung
 

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This is incredible. Such memories. Not sure of my favorite but firing the ball at Ellie’s face while trying to sell the officials that this was a typical basketball play has always been one of my favorites. I never saw him egg on Dumars in that one but it is great as well.
The Ainge of it all is our boy committing some atrocity then acting like he is the victim. In the beginning of that video he absolutely trucks a New York Knick (Johnny Newman?) and then looks shocked that the Knick takes a swing.

Teague has at least three elite instigator skills:

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He looks like the worst behaved 10yr old on the playground, except he's a grown man playing in front of 15,000 on TV.

He's our 10yr old, so we love him.
That’s exactly it. Back in high school, there was this kid in my neighborhood who was filthy but was two years younger than me. We’d always end up matched up in pickup, and I’d 100% resort to these type of bullshit tactics whenever he’d work me like Dumars or MJ worked DA. Every other game ended in a fight, but he’d be back there the next day to school me and make me lose my shit. He went on to play a bench role for New Mexico State, so maybe not quite MJ or Dumars, but those clips bring back some memories of adolescent frustration and severe lack of impulse control.
 

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Nice pic choice, Danny D.

It also gives us the "all-tough" unit: Teague, Smart, GW, TT, and throw in Tatum to keep them honest. If someone needs their nose bloodied, then we have willing participants. McHale and Danny recall what that meant back in '83.
Ohellyes!
 

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It also gives us the "all-tough" unit: Teague, Smart, GW, TT, and throw in Tatum to keep them honest. If someone needs their nose bloodied, then we have willing participants. McHale and Danny recall what that meant back in '83.
Marcus Smart's post-game explosion after a playoff loss may have led Danny/Brad to look for some physical/edgier role players. Teague/TT probably don't let Herro run around like he owns the joint
 

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Ainge was a Major League 3rd baseman. That must have stung
Probably caused a concussion to boot. It’s among the biggest dick moves I can recall from a basketball game. In today’s game he would have a lengthy suspension and a heavy fine.