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Post by dboss on Sun Jan 07, 2018 1:23 pm

Big mouth Embid

https://www.thesun.co.uk/sport/5192518/nba-london-2018-joel-embiid-philadelphia-76ers-boston-celtics/

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Post by RosalieTCeltics on Sun Jan 07, 2018 5:47 pm

He is fast becoming one player I can't root for after injury!!! This guy has already touted that he is the best player in the NBA, and is trying hard to create a rivalry with the Celtics.

Someone tell him he has to play a whole season without days off for ???? reasons, rest, INJURY, etc before he can start yapping away. This will be interesting Here's hoping the Celtic defense frustrates Simmons again. That will be a big plus
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Post by dboss on Sun Jan 07, 2018 7:44 pm

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3 PM start on Thursday.  Would take a 1/2 day off work but I'm retired.

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Post by RosalieTCeltics on Sun Jan 07, 2018 8:08 pm

So am I but the Heart Specialist calls and. I go. 1:30 in Boston, I will tell him no fooling around , the Celtics are onl. He always gives me a hard time about them (mostly because he knows nothing about it)

My bet is I make it home for tip off!!!
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Post by Phil Pressey on Sun Jan 07, 2018 9:32 pm

RosalieTCeltics wrote:He is fast becoming one player I can't root  for after injury!!!  This guy has already touted that he is the best player in the NBA, and is trying hard to create a rivalry with the Celtics.

Someone tell him he has to play a whole season without days off for ???? reasons, rest, INJURY, etc before he can start yapping away. This will be interesting Here's hoping the Celtic defense frustrates Simmons again. That will be a big plus

Embiid is good, but you're right. He's played in only 29 of 38 games. There are some flaws to his game too at least according to stats. He is a turnover machine at 4 per game. He is bad at shooting threes and averages about 1 out of 3 each night. He is solid for rebounding, but doesn't seem spectacular. His 2 point fg % doesn't impress. Last year he was .495, this year up to .530. Those are good numbers, but he is not at the clip a lot of great centers used to reach including Parish. So Embiid seems to be more of a scorer than a dominating Shaq type for points.

He's good, perhaps great, but so was Bill Walton. Oden would have probably been a great center if he stayed healthy.

Philadelphia wasted too many tank years and high picks. There was Noel, Okafor, and now Embiid seems to be damaged goods and possibly overrated. Philly could become cursed by Jayson Tatum the way the C's were always haunted by not getting Tim Duncan. If Danny gets lucky with the Lakers pick and adds another stud phenom, Philly can't look any more stupid than they were in making the trade as Tatum is better than Fultz anyway. Danny had already proven himself as a GM swindler, and even then, he was still able to pilfer chump teams such as Philly and Cleveland. Go Brooklyn! Ha ha. Philly got taken to the cleaners by Danny Ainge.
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Post by RosalieTCeltics on Sun Jan 07, 2018 9:45 pm

This break is coming at the right time as far as I am concerned. They have played a lot of games. Kyrie was front and back rimming his shots last night. You could tell he was tired. Even Tommy Heinsohn said that Kyrie looked tired. So this break is coming at a good time.
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Post by Phil Pressey on Sun Jan 07, 2018 10:04 pm

A mental fatigue has been building. Even Brad has seemed to be spent for energy towards the end of this first half. He's usually very level-headed.

Rozier and Smart kicked in just in time. Theis had given the team a big boost. Every player has worked out as good as possible except for the raw rookies getting the leftover minutes.

There were so many question marks that came through or seem to be like Rozier. Irving is fitting in in terms of team and not diva ball. Cowens should email Danny to bring back Perk as Baynes' backup.
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Post by dboss on Tue Jan 09, 2018 3:19 pm

Interesting that the British get to watch teams from Boston and Philadelphia, two cities that were focal points for the American Revolution.

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Post by Phil Pressey on Tue Jan 09, 2018 4:02 pm

I think someone mentioned this, but Jaylen Brown should take his free throws as jump shots. Just don't cross the line.
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Post by RosalieTCeltics on Tue Jan 09, 2018 4:08 pm

Jaylen Brown should serve detention and have to shoot one hour each day of free throw shooting. I be joking but, as the year goes on, he will find himself off the floor at the end of important games as teams will look to foul him (ala:hackadrummond) This is really important for him to work on in the second half of the season.
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Post by Sandpd on Tue Jan 09, 2018 4:24 pm

Phil Pressey wrote:I think someone mentioned this, but Jaylen Brown should take his free throws as jump shots. Just don't cross the line.

That was probably moi. Hal Greer shot his FT's with a jump-shot. Brown could move a step back from the FT line - he would then be able to step into his (jump) shot, and also attain a rhythm. I think it'd be worth a try as nothing else has remedied his FT shooting woes. Even Andre Drummond's FT % (62.3) is better than Brown's (56.5).
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Post by dboss on Tue Jan 09, 2018 4:26 pm

Jaylen needs to work on this part of his game big time. He needs more reps. He has a nice stroke but needs to work on his touch.

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Post by bobheckler on Tue Jan 09, 2018 5:48 pm

http://www.nba.com/celtics/news/sidebar/prac-010918-travel-fatigue-not-for-these-celtics?sf178717187=1




Travel Fatigue? Not for These Celtics



Posted: Jan 09, 2018



By Marc D'Amico |  @Marc_DAmico
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January 9, 2018



LONDON – The Boston Celtics refuse to comply with expectations.

Nearly every pundit expected Boston to crumble after Gordon Hayward went down on Opening Night. All the team has done since is battle against all odds to dominate the first 43 games of its season and become the first team in the league to reach 33 wins.

Now, ahead of their 44th game of the season, which will be played Thursday against the Philadelphia 76ers in London, pundits expected the team to operate with great fatigue after traveling Monday across the Atlantic Ocean.

Nope. Instead, the Celtics, who practiced Tuesday afternoon at CitySport in London, are energized.

“We wanted to practice early-afternoon,” Brad Stevens said of his overseas practice plan, “and guys had a good vibe about them. We ended up going pretty hard and cutting a little bit of the back-end of the practice off because I thought we got a lot accomplished.”

Stevens made this comment just moments after hundreds of media members watched the Celtics work through shooting competitions for a half hour. Throughout the competitions, players were jovial, energetic, full of life.

How, after a travel day like this?!

Well, the answer to that question may lie in the little-known details about sleep schedules in the NBA.

In short, there is nothing typical about those schedules at all.

Take, for instance, a standard Monday night game. Boston would tip off at 7:30 p.m. at TD Garden. The contest would end at 10 p.m. and viewers at home would then simply flip to another channel, or turn the television off all together, before falling asleep. The players’ schedule is quite different.

Following the game, they have to shower down, meet with the media, eat a post-game meal, drive home, then allow their bodies to settle down from an all-out athletic effort. It wouldn’t be out of bounds to say that some players fall asleep at the same time as some morning commuters are waking up to travel into Boston.

And game nights aren’t the only quirk that cause players to have irregular sleep schedules.

“Our sleep patterns are all over the place,” Marcus Smart said this afternoon in London, “going coast-to-coast, different time zones, late games, early games, back-to-back games, and things like that.”

For better or for worse, players’ bodies are programmed to sleep whenever they have the time to do so, rather than whenever the typical sleep zone that most 9-to-5ers fall into rolls around. Smart admits that fact is helping the Celtics adjust to London’s time zone, which is five hours ahead of Boston’s time zone.

“We were already prepared for this coming into this season before we even found out we were coming,” he said. “Being able to withstand that (irregular sleep schedule) back home, it helps us a lot here.”

Some players, like Aron Baynes, fell asleep at a relatively normal hour Monday night, after the team arrived at its hotel at about 11:15 p.m. local time. Others, like Terry Rozier, didn’t fall asleep until 4 a.m. or later, thanks in large part to the College Football Playoff championship game, which didn’t end until about 5:30 a.m. in London.

Still, nearly all of the players got a quality amount of sleep. Rozier, for instance, slept until nearly 11 a.m., which gave him about six to seven hours of rest, which is close to his norm.

And after today’s practice, and likely some touring of the city, the players will get even more rest tonight.

“That’s usually the way it is,” said Baynes. “First night not so much, but the second night you get that good rest and that’s what it’s about.”

Even without a perfect night of sleep, the Celtics appeared to have endless amounts of energy Tuesday afternoon. They’re genuinely excited to be here, and they’re going to enjoy every minute this trip has to offer.

And they’ll do so while continuing to rebuff outside expectations.



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The weirdest thing about living in London would be almost never being awake for weeknight U.S. sports. Respect for the night owls in Europe you guys are real ones.

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Game Time is 3:00 PM EST (12 NOON for us left-coasters)



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