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Marcus Smart the new Eric Snow

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Marcus Smart the new Eric Snow

When I watched Eric Snow take a jump shot or even layup I cringed. I immiditaly counted it as a turnover. I get the same feeling when I watch Marcus Smart.


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He must be traded

Please. Kid shooting is what you said dude=turnover. He hustles but honestly he is not good enough to get the minutes he has. Can't believe he was taken over Randle, forever bothers me. He must be shopped. He thinks he is better than he is and that is why he shoots so much. Your 3-15 buddy and 1-8 from 3 please please stop shooting is what I am thinking most games. Food for thought Jaylen Brown was 34 % from 3 as a rookie and Smart shot 20 something from 3 yet shoots way more three than Brown. He is not a bust but not worth 6 pick and lost his sg spot to a 19 year old rookie last year. When Bradley went down last year Brown started and the Celtics played their best ball of the season with Brown averaging 11 and 5 while starting. Smart must go.

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As a Laker fan, Randle is not

As a Laker fan, Randle is not that good. I cringe everytime he wants to bring the ball up the court. Smart is a solid defensive player, which is rare these days.

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I can't understand why Danny

I can't understand why Danny Ainge hired this Stevens guy and not one of you two geniuses ... he keeps playing Marcus Smart 30+ minutes a game when he's clearly a piece of garbage! Hopefully Stevens reads this forum and will finally figure out who his best players are.

Or just maybe, Brad Stevens understands that basketball is more than shooting ...

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Just to clarify, Eric snow

Just to clarify, Eric snow was actually a pretty productive player who overachieved and had a long career despite not being known as a shooter or great offensive player. So there are definitely worse players to be compared to.

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Known for defense

Which Smart seems to be good at as well. Another reason I compared the two.

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When I saw the topic, I

When I saw the topic, I actually thought you would be praising Marcus Smart comparing him to Eric Snow who managed to be a rotation player on a team that went to the finals although he was a horrid offensive player. I used to be quite a fan of the guy a bunch of years back.

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They really need an athletic

They really need an athletic shot blocker inside since I think they should go mega-small with Kyrie, Smart, Brown, and Tatum at 1-4. OR you go mega-big when resting Kyrie with Smart, Brown, Tatum, Horford, and another big.

Right now with those young guns around Kyrie (and a serviceable big in Horford) the Celtics are in position to be Warriors-East -- they just need some interior defense and probably some extra 3 point shooting.

Not even sure they could trade for Jordan "Closing" Bell.

But maybe they can get Javale McGee as a part-time fly swatter for Baynes or something... Bell is the New Javale and they already have Looney as well as Damian James (Jones?) plus ZaZa is a serviceable starter. Baynes would give them another ZaZa type and then they could play Bell more. I also like the instant chemistry between Draymond and Bell.

Also, since Richard Jefferson already signed I am gonna bolster Boston by picking up Kendrick Perkins as my emergency center/13th man then Matt Barnes as my backup 3/D wing and stop-gap Hayward replacement.

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Despite Brown and Irvings

Despite Brown and Irvings scoring outputs Smart was probably the best player for the Celtics and the emotional leader as well. He is also still the teams best rebounder which is something I wont ever understand and will likely end up leading the team in blocked shots alot of games this year. Ainge makes all these moves trades the franchise player and the glue guy but cant go find a defensive big...I love what Aron Baynes brings but they still have no interior presence.

But yeah back to Smart Im pretty sure if the Celtics traded him they would be in serious trouble this year. He kind of keeps them all level headed and has matured quite a bit. If he had a consistent jumper he would be one of the best 2 way players in the league. Would love to see him quit the flopping but what can you do.

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Kinda like with Chris Paul in

Kinda like with Chris Paul in Houston, Gordon Hayward obviously played VERY LIMITED minutes but he didn't really look like a great fit. Brown-Tatum on the wing look as good as anything, and Hayward needs the ball (which Kyrie ain't giving up), and it's not like Hayward is some Klay Thompson-esque knockdown 3 point shooter. So, would Hayward be superfluous on the ideal Boston timeline (win later as opposed to win now).

The only other real Win-Now C's guy who is a tradeable asset is Al Horford, so maybe they should think about trading him.

What about to the Sneaky Win-Now Thunder for Steven Adams? Adams is more athletic, younger, better on defense, and on the boards, but Al Horford could be the IDEAL 4th option on an uber-top-heavy Thunder franchise.

If the Thunder don't wanna trade Adams (even for a former nominal All Star), maybe the Celtics can throw in Baynes too... giving the Thunder a LEGIT backup center as well as a versatile big in Horford who can play either big man spot. And, with the top heavy West trotting out smallish bigs like Draymond Green and Clint Capela (along with the Spurs' veteran, finesse Aldridge/Pau combo), Horford might be a pretty good fit as both a fourth option and starting center. Horford has some range, too, which should help on a team primarily led by slashing.

If I am Boston I just wanna complement my Kyrie-Tatum-Brown-Smart core. Even if that means moving Horford, maybe Marcus Morris, and possibly even Gordon Hayward once he recovers from his injury.

The thing is, it is MUCH harder to find a good, young big as it is to find a good, young, perimeter guy.

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Naw man, the beggining of the

Naw man, the beggining of the game you cant really make any judgment especially with the shortened preseason but I would say they were gelling well offensively. That whole 1st half was a write off for the Celtics though they were feeling eachother out.

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Well, before the season

Well, before the season started a lot of people thought that the Harden-CP3 tag team wouldn't work, and those worries are still there. Although you can argue, and probably be right, that CP3 took enough of the work load of Harden for him and the rest of the Rockets to be fresher down the stretch.

Kinda absurd to give up that much for a glorified backup point guard, but hey, a 1-0 Rockets team that just beat the defending champs on the road? Gotta take it. CP3 has to learn to play off the ball more -- and the same with Harden. They have to coexist at least SOME of the time, but if Harden can ratchet down his minutes to around the low 30's then he will be a lot fresher for the playoffs. AND, he has a teammate in CP3, PhD. who can show him even more things that go into being a super high level point guard.

... now back to the Celtics: can they AFFORD to make Gordon Hayward into a 6th man? If Kyrie-Smart-Brown-Tatum-Big Man gives them their best chance to win, can GH become the new Hondo or the new McHale or any of the other great Celtics 6th men? The C's can offload some of their pricier bigs to go even younger inside, then let Hayward run the 2nd unit along with Terry Rozier. I kinda want a springier starting center (or maybe Baynes busts it enough inside to make himself effective), then you can bring a really good 2nd unit led by Hayward, Rozier, Al Horford, and Marcus Morris (plus an MLE shooter).

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good thing

being compared to eric snow shouldnt be a bad thing

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