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#501 Hari ng Spakol

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Posted 01 June 2018 - 02:10 PM

honestly, i think this team is already complete with the eventual return of kyrie and gordon. Cs were just a win away from the nba finals without 2 stars.

 

i believe that Celtics will be a team to beat next season.



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Posted 02 June 2018 - 02:03 PM

2017-2018 Boston Celtics
 
At the start of the NBA regular season, the Celtics stumbled out to an unexpected 0-2 record that "experts" were saying that the Celtics are done for the season. They lost their prized free agent Gordon Hayward to a horrific ankle injury, Lost their home opener and suddenly haters began saying that they were right about the Celtics.
 
Fast forward, when the Celtics began winning, haters became quiet. Their defense which was expected to be mediocre without Bradley and Crowder was in fact better than what was projected. With Al Horford leading the defense, the Celtics suddenly are playing defense at an elite level and even the youngest players on the team are having a positive impact on that end. During the first two weeks of the regular season the Celtics have the second best defensive efficiency in the league, top five in steals and around top ten in rebounding. They are producing and making plays on the defensive end to mask their early offensive struggles. Their rebounding which was from the bottom of the cellar in 2016 is now producing big numbers. Besides the solid team defense and added length, one of the best surprises has been Al Horford's defensive performance. The addition of Aaron Baynes and added size in the perimeter have help put him in position to have this type of impact. Baynes has allowed Horford to slide over to the four which creates constant match-up problems for opposing teams. It also allowed him to roam on the perimeter and become an absolute menace on the defensive end. 
 
In just a few weeks, the Celtics are cementing themselves as the best defensive team in the NBA. They became the hottest team to start out the NBA season and they still have some of the most room to improve. The Al Horford and Kyrie Irving tandem is as unstoppable as anything in the NBA plus the Celtics' two athletic wings, Jaylen Brown and Jason Tatum, both playing phenomenally and playing far beyond what is expected from them. The Celtics as a whole have been playing tremendous team-oriented basketball.
 
Then the injuries started to pile up. The loss of Kyrie Irving to injuries dealt a big blow to the Celtics campaign. "Experts" began predicting a First round elimination to the Celtics. Teams in the Eastern conference wanted to face the Celtics believing they could eliminate them without their superstars. Then Jason Tatum began to shine, one by one they began to crumble against the Celtics. Eastern Conference Finals, Game 7.With Jason Tatum leading, they fought tooth and nail against the Cavs. In the end, youth and inexperienced showed. The best part of this season? They came one game shy of going to the Finals without their two best players in the lineup. Their post season success was unanticipated and they were never supposed to make it that far because of injuries. But this year will be remembered as the year the Celtics' young guns showed that they are ready to play under the game's brightest lights.   
 
It's rare to see a team with an average age of 24 to have such young players contribute so convincingly . Brad Stevens is a genius and Danny Ainge has made this team fun to watch. In the end, teams tank to rebuilt but not all rebuilding projects rebuild as well as the Celtics.


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Posted 02 June 2018 - 03:47 PM

 

2017-2018 Boston Celtics
 
At the start of the NBA regular season, the Celtics stumbled out to an unexpected 0-2 record that "experts" were saying that the Celtics are done for the season. They lost their prized free agent Gordon Hayward to a horrific ankle injury, Lost their home opener and suddenly haters began saying that they were right about the Celtics.
 
Fast forward, when the Celtics began winning, haters became quiet. Their defense which was expected to be mediocre without Bradley and Crowder was in fact better than what was projected. With Al Horford leading the defense, the Celtics suddenly are playing defense at an elite level and even the youngest players on the team are having a positive impact on that end. During the first two weeks of the regular season the Celtics have the second best defensive efficiency in the league, top five in steals and around top ten in rebounding. They are producing and making plays on the defensive end to mask their early offensive struggles. Their rebounding which was from the bottom of the cellar in 2016 is now producing big numbers. Besides the solid team defense and added length, one of the best surprises has been Al Horford's defensive performance. The addition of Aaron Baynes and added size in the perimeter have help put him in position to have this type of impact. Baynes has allowed Horford to slide over to the four which creates constant match-up problems for opposing teams. It also allowed him to roam on the perimeter and become an absolute menace on the defensive end. 
 
In just a few weeks, the Celtics are cementing themselves as the best defensive team in the NBA. They became the hottest team to start out the NBA season and they still have some of the most room to improve. The Al Horford and Kyrie Irving tandem is as unstoppable as anything in the NBA plus the Celtics' two athletic wings, Jaylen Brown and Jason Tatum, both playing phenomenally and playing far beyond what is expected from them. The Celtics as a whole have been playing tremendous team-oriented basketball.
 
Then the injuries started to pile up. The loss of Kyrie Irving to injuries dealt a big blow to the Celtics campaign. "Experts" began predicting a First round elimination to the Celtics. Teams in the Eastern conference wanted to face the Celtics believing they could eliminate them without their superstars. Then Jason Tatum began to shine, one by one they began to crumble against the Celtics. Eastern Conference Finals, Game 7.With Jason Tatum leading, they fought tooth and nail against the Cavs. In the end, youth and inexperienced showed. The best part of this season? They came one game shy of going to the Finals without their two best players in the lineup. Their post season success was unanticipated and they were never supposed to make it that far because of injuries. But this year will be remembered as the year the Celtics' young guns showed that they are ready to play under the game's brightest lights.   
 
It's rare to see a team with an average age of 24 to have such young players contribute so convincingly . Brad Stevens is a genius and Danny Ainge has made this team fun to watch. In the end, teams tank to rebuilt but not all rebuilding projects rebuild as well as the Celtics.

 

 

very well said chief. watch the Cs next season in full strength. i swear this team will be dangerous. 



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Posted 02 June 2018 - 03:53 PM

 

2017-2018 Boston Celtics
 
At the start of the NBA regular season, the Celtics stumbled out to an unexpected 0-2 record that "experts" were saying that the Celtics are done for the season. They lost their prized free agent Gordon Hayward to a horrific ankle injury, Lost their home opener and suddenly haters began saying that they were right about the Celtics.

Speaking of haters, there are Celtic haters who were not posting on this thread but when the Celtics lost the series (I am not gonna say the Cavs won it.), the troll started posting on this thread gloating but, as is the norm, the troll got mortified because it does not know anything about basketball.  :lol:


 

very well said chief. watch the Cs next season in full strength. i swear this team will be dangerous. 

The Cs are gonna be the clear-cut favorite to come out of the East next year. 



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Posted 02 June 2018 - 10:36 PM

 

very well said chief. watch the Cs next season in full strength. i swear this team will be dangerous. 

 

Their future is set up perfectly.  If completely healthy, they are a legitimate championship contender next season.


Edited by gulayat, 02 June 2018 - 10:47 PM.


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Posted 02 June 2018 - 10:43 PM

Speaking of haters, there are Celtic haters who were not posting on this thread but when the Celtics lost the series (I am not gonna say the Cavs won it.), the troll started posting on this thread gloating but, as is the norm, the troll got mortified because it does not know anything about basketball.  :lol:


The Cs are gonna be the clear-cut favorite to come out of the East next year. 

 

They know the truth.............

 

 

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                                                            .......... That the Celtics are the better team.


Edited by gulayat, 02 June 2018 - 10:45 PM.

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Posted 04 June 2018 - 11:00 AM

Dito magandang lumipat si The King, Lebron James! Friends naman sila ni Kyrie.  :lol:



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Posted 04 June 2018 - 03:45 PM

No argument here. The Cavs have no chance in hell of beating the Ws. The Game 7 loss can be blamed for Green and Smith going off and Rozier and Brown not being able to play their usual games. They had to have and off night at the worst possible time. Brady is the GOAT. I didn't know you're from Boston. 

I am from PH...

But been working in Manchester since 2016.

It really feels different when your cheering for your actual Home team, which I previously experienced only during MBA days in the Philippines...

 

Yup, i thing moving Kyrie might be the move if the beat the Cavs in ECF...

 

He's good but great? I doubt it. Great players don't abandon their teams to team up with fellow superstars. Larry didn't do it. MJ had debacle after debacle before finally winning one. All these guys never ditched their teams.  Kobe proved he can do it without Shaq. Tim never ditched the Spurs even if they were losing in the playoffs between 2008 to 2014. 


Let's see what Danny does but if you ask me, I'd keep this team intact or trade someone to a team that gets Mo Bamba. Ayton will surely be with the Suns and Porter would be the sure number 2 pick. Both are franchise players in the making. 

 

The era right now is different than before, players move on regular basis.

I think this is due to the fact that media feeds minds of people that greatness is based solely on Rings [and recently Finals records, 6/6] is the reason why this is happening.

I remembered when Kobe publicly asked for a trade, i wonder how much backlash would Top Players today have if they did the same though, in this social media age,,,



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Posted 14 June 2018 - 08:38 AM

Boston should get Lebron and trade back Kyrie to the Cavs.   It's about time to  topple the Warriors dynasty.  



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Posted 16 June 2018 - 06:09 PM

I am from PH...

But been working in Manchester since 2016.

It really feels different when your cheering for your actual Home team, which I previously experienced only during MBA days in the Philippines...

 

Yup, i thing moving Kyrie might be the move if the beat the Cavs in ECF...

Woj said that the Cs are interested in Kawhi but I own't bite if I were Ainge. They already have a Kawhi in Jaylen Brown, who is much younger and has not been injured like Kawhi. 


Boston should get Lebron and trade back Kyrie to the Cavs.   It's about time to  topple the Warriors dynasty.  

Before you say something like that, check the salary cap. Besides, the Cs are already fine without Lechoke. They reached the ECF sans Kyrie and Gordon. The Cs lost Game 7 more than the Cavs won it. 







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