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I saw your comment where you want to address the my draft.
But let me I'm gonna finish breaking down this Boston Celtics thing real quick.
And then and then we could jump right into it.
You call that? All right.
All right, so So the Celtics have e think they're glaring.
Need what turns them into the kings of the East.
And every time I say kings of the East, I know that Boston Celtics, I mean, other other fans of other teams are gonna be like, Well, my Raptor won a championship in such a sensitive OK, I got you.
Y'all wanna chip? Congrats.
Y'all want a good chip to y'all Beat the champs and y'all did it going to them and winning.
And I'm coming to you in winning.
It's not like this bubble chip that I don't really have respect for, but that's a topic, You know, Maybe we could address later.
Um, and I know the Milwaukee Bucks fans are gonna be like, You know, we have Yonas, bro, We have Yonas.
We dominated the East all season long, man.
So what? And and and I know Philly fans to be like, Well, we just hired dot Rivers and we have second sight.
So what? I think the Boston Celtics are one Aneka Congo away from being the kings of the East Right one Anelka, Congo If they If the Boston Celtics are able to move up in the draft and drafts Ayaka Congo, and maybe get them a backup like Nerlens Noel back up to the like Nerlens Noel, who should have been the number one pick in his draft.
But he towards a c l could probably win 55 60 games for the next five years and potentially and potentially win some championships and then one or two championships, especially if they're able to get additional scoring out of their backcourt.
Um, like tradesmen waters And is not they're not gonna do it.
Romeo link for, um it's not gonna do it.
Brad Wanamaker is not Brad wanna make it? Sounds like a golfer's name.
Heard the name Brad Wanamaker because I was like, Are we on the 18th hole at Augusta? Yeah.
Like like Dana 30 though.
Yeah, but But that's But that's the point that I'm getting that man is those guys are not gonna cut it.
I think upgrading their center position, um, is more of a need than upgrading their backcourt scoring and defense.
But at the same time, um, if they get a guy like a condo who all he has to do a Z do natural stuff for center, um, protected ram be switch, double grab defensive rebounds, Thio end possessions for for the other team's offense.
Um hit, hit, score, download at a decent clip, like 60%.
Um, maybe present a some type of threat of a jumper, um, to keep defense's from sagging onto Kimba.
Uh, Jayson Tatum.
Um, going Hayward on those type of guys makes the Celtics potentially the kings of the East. Right.
But here's the thing I know other fans in the East are going to rebut what I said because, for instance, the Toronto Records are gonna say, Hey, listen, this kid Pascal CIA come is the truth, right? And the only thing that that hurt him is teams went to trick defense's against him and Yonas.
And so they'll have a whole intern offseason to figure out how to, Um um beating these gim****y defense's and they'll be back next year.
You know what I'm saying? Because the team, because teams had about four months to prepare for they had four months to prepare their defense, is against Yannis.
And that usually doesn't happen.
Usually at the end of the season, you wrote right into the playoffs.
Teams don't have that much time to put tape together to to defend superstars.
But this year, with the international pandemic, the season stops for what, three months or so, And they gave all the playoff coaches time to, um, put together defensive strategies against people like LeBron against people like Yanis.
Young people like Pascal Seaq, Um um and things of that sort.
And I'm with you because it makes sense as an NBA fan as an NBA fan, Um, you would say you give any coach about three months to game plan for the playoffs.
They should come with new, innovative offense and new, innovative defense and outside the box, thinking to come that NBA stars.
So I understand where you're coming from.
You'll figure it out right? And Milwaukee Bucks? You'll figure it out.
Philadelphia 70 Sixers With that, Rivers, y'all, y'all will figure out a way in order to get have offense.
Be seamless between Ben Simmons and Joel, and B is just that.
Teams had three months to game plan form, and it showed right, But so here is the other thing, too.
You have to give Boston credit for having requisite pieces in place.
Already, they have cornerstones in place there, straight at the two with Jalen Brown, their stated three with Jason Tatum there straight before with going hey, with all vice versa.
Whether Tatum plays the before or Heywood whichever, basically what they wanna put out is they have the thing that I say you need to win a check, right? And and so my way of when we talked about this building a championship contender, the thing I stressed Moses, you need tohave a point guard, 33 and D guys on the wing at the center, so the Boston Celtics have a point guard, 33 and D guys, but no center.
Once they get a center, I think Boston will be, um, the young princes.
The young king's off the east.
Unless somebody put something together that can combat, right? Just the energy for a second.
How fine do you think Jason Tatum? Seven years? Oh, man, I think he could be nbp good.
Yeah, e And you know, I have a I have a twisted thing for you to I think Jalen Brown can be multiple, All star good, based off based off of what you saw the last few weeks in the bubble, Jalen Brown Jalen Brown actually put his foot on the brake to allow Jayson Tatum Thio eat.
And I believe if Jalen Brown had just went ahead and just flat out had taken over, I think Jalen Brown and and the Celtics movie would have played the Lakers, in my opinion, um, because there was some games.
There were some games against Miami where Jason Tatum took bad shots because he know he has m v p type potential.
You know what I mean? And and so Hey, what's up, Rick? Okay.
And so is is one of if one of those deals where, um, when you look at those Boston Celtics teams like the Boston Celtics teen when you have ah potential.
Or I would even go as far as to say, maybe eventual M v.
P and Jason Tatum, league M v.
P and Jason Tatum.
Um, and you have Jalen Brown with so much upside his skills, his skills developed every year every year.
You see Jason Tatum.
Jalen Brown brings something back to the table, and I think he's gonna be the quintessential three and D type player.
Um, in Let me ask you this.
You know what Danny age is willing to really deal at some point.
Do you think he's gonna call Milwaukee and try to have a conversation around Johannes and Kimberlin Brown? Um, E O.
To be honest with you, when you and I have been Knicks fans long enough to understand that Danny Ainge is capable of anything, you know what I mean? Any age is capable of anything toe win, anything, anything Manto win.
They kind of like the Lakers and regarding just going to the conference problems.
That's not gonna make a move, and you know he's a Celtic through and through.
He was there for the eight championships in the eighties.
Dynasty runs played with Larry Bird, Kevin McHale and parents. No voice.
So he knows that the standard, it's hot.
And if you hang advantage eventually it's gonna get hot and a long time I just don't I don't see camera as a thick long time.
I just don't I don't think that they need you know, that type of Let me put it this way If they put smart right is as the start of one basically and bring and brought Let's say they had a Chris militant caliber guy.
I think that that would be, ah better fit for this change than kill me.
You know, I thought him will be somebody get him over the hunt.
But with Jalen Brown stepping up on me like I'm a guaranteed 22.
I mean, they really that those two dudes, right? They're gonna give him combine at minimum 50 points a night.
So then you could put your assets and your knees and other places instead of having to have a team you know, full of stars.
So I just think that eventually that they're going to try to make, like, like a really big boat like a car.
Anthony Towns that started saying he went out of Minnesota.
Sauce has a piece.
They had the pieces they have drafted.
They had a proven talent.
But as they just leave it as it is, they'll they'll be continue for a championship within the next 23 years.
Yep, so and so So So Rick said.
And what Rick said Mean? Rick said they should be active in the draft.
They draft three first rounders.
You're absolutely like and what I'm thinking is this.
And I said, I've been saying it since, Um, since the night we found out the next Big eight, I think the Celtics are going to trade up to eight.
If the Congo is on the board and offer the next those three first round picks and for a condo that solves their problem, then what happens with the necklace? No ticks over.
Nick's are not going to draft for a first round picks.
We know that teams generally don't do that right, But what it does, though, is it gives the next ammunition toe also make more play at at 14 At 14 you may see the next draft a eso Who do you Who do you want the next to draft at 14.
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Little man says, Oh, I gotta have anyone Gotta have him, dawg.
That was intentional.
But I agree that that this roster they had second froth because they're only if you look at it on people that only with a three d d.
Oh, you're from type of point guards they got.
Still, if you could get a bucket, get paid in the brown.
The only thing missing is a certified five man like that.
That's really all of them mentioned.
And if they get that, they're gonna be a tough off e will be trying toe talk to Brooklyn about trying to get Jared Allen, that it would be a good fit for what they do.
You know what? It doesn't have the ball.
He could protect the rim.
Something's gonna rebound.
And, you know, he's, you know, he's a he's a hardworking dio.
But if I agree, it's no way a team is ready to contend right now it was just challenging for the Eastern Conference Championship is gonna bring in three first round draft.
You know that's not gonna happen.
You can't waste Tatum's window.
No, not while he's on the rookie deal.
Because once you get to that Supermax, it's a problem because they start thinking, Okay, how can I fit this guy? That guy, Because they're run.
It needs toe happen.
Like, look, in the next 2 to 3 years, right? And so they get out of the East.
But I don't know about championship, Right.
Well, I'm gonna say this, man.
I think the Celtics are I think they were the better team than than Miami.
I think there's Miami thing that are scaling.
I think we're prisoner of the moment with the heat.
You know, I'm saying I and I'm not saying and I'm not saying that heat aren't good.
I'm just saying, on paper, the Celtics look like a better team to me, on paper, like Like is Kendrick Nunn and Duncan Robinson really that much of a threat? You know, I'm saying, I mean, you can't e can can Can Jae Crowder can jae Crowder hit 50% from three, like he did against the Celtics.
I mean, the dude shot 50% from three, I think, against the Celtics.
I mean, all right.
I mean, that's that's crazy.
Can Iguodala continue to play that role at his age? I don't know.
And then and then Jimmy and then Jimmy Butler's shooting number.
Jimmy Butler looked like a potential superstar against these, the Celtics and the Lakers.
But when you look at his raw numbers there average, they're you know they're not impressive.
You know what I mean? Eso in my mind When I look at it, I'm like it Spoelstra that much of a better coach than Brad Stevens.
You have to give.
You have to give them the advantage because he's champion.
He's one championship, Yeah, I think I think supposed to might be.
I really think that because when he first went when he went on, the first championship will be like, okay, he got Brown, he got wait, he got by.
But I think he may have been two years after the Browns gone.
Miami starting the season 11 and 30 right? They started seeing 11 and 30 everybody was like, Oh, man supposes on the high street.
This dude finished this 30 and 11.
Remember that thing? Not a single superstar team.
The closest thing we have a signed white sauce.
This dude finished the season 30 and 11 on.
Is that right? There is.
When I said okay, this dude is legit.
And that was the season he had to talk Thio d wade about coming off the bench.
Remember? You can that z I can't imagine conversation would have been like I'm taking, like, the way I know you wanted the greatest ever.
But I might ask you to come off the bench.
Yeah, we're 11 and 30 with you starting.
You know what I'm saying? We need to do some, you know, do some other things.
So but it worked.
But the thing is, on a key might be e might be that, but, I mean, I'm looking at coaches in the NBA.
I can't take a five guys that are They're betting help, right? But I mean, honestly, if you took culture right now and gave him the same roster the public has right now, they were being continued z bold.
I'm not saying Probably watch, but I really believe that you gave culture that same roster when the John Murray Derek White uh, you got you got Rudy it before you got Martin Rosen got all you got some players.
They would have won what they want.
Sprays on 29 games.
It wasn't great.
It all Yeah, yeah, yeah.
So he might be He might be that much better then then brasses.
And I think I keep saying this in the threat all the time.
When is Brad Stevens free? Smoked Bad is gonna expire, right? One of you got started to smoke.
We're not finding how many years is gonna take like he could.
It's no way he could be in New York with all that talent.
Or you still can't make the finals like we brought in Kemba Walker.
You know you still can't make the finals, but it's it's no way.
But I don't know, maybe he gets it for another year.
But even getting a pass for the last few years.
So I was writing down the top five coaches like? Like you said he He's top five.
So right now I have Stephen Spoelstra Popovich.
So who Who else do you think goes in that category? Yeah.
I can't say no money.
Williams. You think Money? Williams's time five.
Already ready a e e was going to say Malone from from Denver.
Yeah, you gotta give it to him.
Gotta get you gotta give it to him because he took them.
So two straight contention.
I mean, here's one thing that I like that kind of thinking about sometime.
Malone is Malone.
Is he good? A great, Because when I look at what this roster and I look at Portland's roster, Okay, Okay.
Harry Stocks has a bona fide superstar, and he got a good player boiling also on C j.
He got some good big man.
He got three d wings, but he's not.
He's not seriously continued.
When you look at Denver, I mean, we can say we can say you are a superstar.
Murray kind of turning the one this year, but they have been on the cusp of, you know, making the championship runs, you know, minus that bona fide no superstar e think we gotta put Malone? You gotta be top five. Yeah.
You Okay? So if you put him top five, that means you bump Steve Kerr.
What? Oh, God, man, I'm not trying to deceive Curl.
Let me just say that this season it showed people a lot.
And I'm not saying from a win loss perspective because I didn't expect him to win with the injuries, But they look bad, like they didn't execute.
Dudes want hustling like nobody was playing fundamentals and a great coach.
Even though the Spurs lost a lot of games, They still play with fundamentals.
Dude, still hustle.
They still boxing.
Like I didn't see that with Golden State.
Like it was basically all that from them, like all that.
So you got the rings, You have to resume.
But I don't know, man.
I'm gonna throw somebody out there, right? And I want to get back to the Celtics thing real quick.
Just put a bow on it, but I watched the Atlanta Hawks, bro.
If man coming out of time outs the stuff that Lloyd piece is drawing up, if we had I built.
I feel like if we had Lloyd Pits, we don't want 35 games.
Just out of time.
I was just just getting trade.
Young open Looks just getting man.
It's just getting John Collins lobs out of time outs like John Collins would legit.
Just be like a 15 point of night guy if it wasn't for Lloyd pins drawing him up stuff coming out of time outs.
And to me, I think that's the knock on Fizdale with Kevin Knox. Like here.
I believe that Fizdale was drawing up stuff for Kevin Knots coming out of dead ball situations, anything, just anything. Just get him open.
Look, not even the shot.
Just just get him open.
Look where he could do something with the plane make or something.
I think Knox would be would be better at this point.
And I know a lot of people will disagree, but but no, let's see.
Rick is just like Rick hating bad Reagan's hating bad right now, like they have all the young talent.
Like How do you say, How do you say Lord Pearce sucks And their offense is excellent and their defense is not, you know, how do you I mean, how do you legit say, Lord, your parents is