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#Celtics: Building A Winner

Posted by on Jan 31, 2016 in Boston Celtics, FEATURED | 0 comments

Developing players in the NBA is a complicated and difficult craft. First off, which makes the draft so unpredictable, its nearly impossible to judge how a human being is going to react from being a college basketball player to a multi millionaire the moment they are selected. Taking into account the players intelligence, support system (or lack there of) and work ethic helps, but talent is what drives this league as all of these guys are just flat out freaks. One of the things that not many people understand is that other than the very best, and very worst players, most players career arcs just aren’t very predictable, even from year to year. This means what you do with the player you have while he’s on your roster is extremely important. It can turn a mediocre team into good team, a good team into a great one.  Or it can work the other way. So you do your best to create a culture of accountability from the top down, an emphasis on the bottom line (wins and losses), and putting players in a position to succeed in games and off the court. You pacify agents by not releasing players or trading them without notice.  You never blast your players in the media, while at...

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NBA Eastern Conference Power Rankings

Posted by on Nov 17, 2015 in Boston Celtics, FEATURED, NBA | 0 comments

  Hey why not!!!!   This is a fun conference because after the Cavs everything is WIDE OPEN.  There is potential for a deep playoff run for any of the 10 teams in the mix after the #1 seed, and if the injury bug hits Lebron James for the first time in his career, then EVERYTHING is wide open.  So here are the Celticsnuts Eastern Conference power rankings three weeks into the season, taking a quick peek at how things are shaking out 3 weeks into the season: 1) Cavs:  Have looked good early on, especially Thompson who has continued his effort and impact.  Still haven’t played with Irving and Love is shooting an astounding SEVEN threes a game.  But the key is if Lebron James has ongoing back issues, because back issues can not only derail a season, but a career.  Ask Larry Bird. 2) Bulls:  Look pretty good early, but they have played only two Western conference teams, and lost one of them to the Twolves.  I’m not really buying them or what this new coach is selling, but they are innocent until proven guilty, so this is where they sit, despite only a +1.9 point differential, which I have always said is a great dirty quick team stat. 3) Hawks:  Picked...

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Celtics Break Out Against Hawks

Posted by on Nov 14, 2015 in Boston Celtics, FEATURED | 0 comments

This Celtic team isn’t built on getting big stats from players.  Its built on the team concept, that players accept their roles, put wins over individual achievement, and generally take well to coaching.  While this sounds like stuff you would think every team would expect when they compile a roster, I don’t think its what they get, especially when you have one or two players on the team that ARE counting on big statistics to either get themselves a...

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College Football Weekend Recap

Posted by on Oct 11, 2015 in College football, FEATURED | 0 comments

  If last weekend was moving day in College Football, then this weekend was status quo, as only one top 10 team fell (#10Oklahoma 24-27 to Texas), and 3 total in the top 25, and #18 Michigan’s 30-0 win over #13 Northwestern at home could harley fit the bill as and upset.  Michigan’s impressive win was  big boost for the Big Ten, who desperately need a third team to be considered strong if they want their conference championship game...

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Moving day in College Football

Posted by on Oct 4, 2015 in College football, FEATURED, NCAA Nuts | 0 comments

It was moving day in college football as 4 of the top 10 teams toppled.  Lets take a look: #3 Ole Miss gets destroyed at #25 Florida 38-10.  This was a ole fashioned ass kicking from start to finish.  Ole Miss was never in the game, down 25-0 at the half, turned the ball over 4 times, despite only being out gained 355-328 in total yards.  Just another day in the SEC, where teams eat each other alive destroying...

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College Football Week One Thoughts

Posted by on Sep 6, 2015 in College football, FEATURED, NCAA Nuts | 0 comments

  So a few thoughts with only a few game remaining in the opening week: The SEC looks very strong. Texas A&M took care of Arizona State (15) at a neutral site, and yet another SEC team will likely move into the top 25, moving the number to a staggering 11. Alabama (1) crushed Wisconsin, a team supposed to be near the top of the Big Ten. Kentucky christened their sparkling new stadium with a win over LA Lafayette....

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Random #NBA Thoughts

Posted by on Jul 20, 2015 in Boston Celtics, FEATURED, NBA | 0 comments

  Some random thoughts as the Summer league winds down and the Spurs win the Vegas Summer League championship. The Celtics have built a roster custom built for coach Brad Stevens.  Its a roster packed with guys who love to play basketball, work hard, get better, and win basketball games.  One would think thats how all NBA rosters are built, but thats most definitely not the case.  They have turned over the leadership keys to sophomore Marcus Smart, who...

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Celtics Summer League Game #2 Recap

Posted by on Jul 8, 2015 in Boston Celtics, FEATURED | 0 comments

Coming off a dismantling by the host Jazz summer league entry, last night marked the second straight blowout loss for the Celtics, in which they lost to the 76ers 76-62. Second year guard Marcus Smart was in street clothes for this tilt, leaving the point manned by Terry Rozier and Marcus Thornton, both of whom benefited from extended minutes. Rozier, the #16 pick in the 2015 draft, managed 14 points with 2 rebounds and 2 assists in 29 minutes. Thornton,...

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#Celtics Summer League Recap

Posted by on Jul 6, 2015 in Boston Celtics, FEATURED, NBA | 0 comments

  The Celtics fell to the Jazz 100-82 in their first summer league game of the 2015 campaign.  Marcus Smart lead the way 26/5/8 for the Celtics, while Rodney Hood went for 23/10/4 for the Jazz.  On to the good, bad, and ugly. The Good: The Celtics played HARD.  Very hard.  Several players hit the deck for loose balls, one pass away was defended well on the perimeter, and in general they battled.  Smart went for 26/5/8 and looked...

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Celtics select R.J. Hunter, SG, Georgia State at #28

Posted by on Jun 26, 2015 in Draft Nuts, FEATURED | 0 comments

With the 28th pick in the 2015 NBA Draft, the Boston Celtics tabbed R.J. Hunter, a junior shooting guard from Georgia State. Hunter is 6′ 6″ and a slight 190 lbs, good height and length for the pro SG position. He appears to have passable athleticism for the position. I do not watch much basketball from mid-majors, so the only thing I have to go on with Hunter is highlight videos and statistics. If you go by the highlight videos,...

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