Boston Celtics Offseason Grade

 

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Added: Terry Rozier, R.J. Hunter, Jordan Mickey, Marcus Thorton, Amir Johnson, Jonas Jerebko (resigned), Jae Crowder (resigned), David Lee

Lost: Brandon Bass, Gerald Wallace

The Celtics, thanks to Doc Rivers, found themselves with two first round picks to burn in the 2015 NBA draft. With the 16th pick, they chose guard Terry Rozier, which raised some head-scratchers. Then, 12 picks later, they drafted R.J. Hunter, a sweet shooting two guard. The Celtics already employ Marcus Smart, Isaiah Thomas, Avery Bradley, Evan Turner and James Young. Did they really need two more guards to add to their collection?

In free agency, the Celtics were smart to lock up Jae Crowder, a true 3-and-D player who at 24, still has his best days ahead of him. They also inked up Jonas Jerebko, who can serve as a stretch 4 who also provides a dash of playmaking. After taking care of their own players, the Celtics ventured out and pursued other teams’ free agents. They landed themselves power forward Amir Johnson on a 2 year $24 million deal. Johnson can toggle between power forward and center, and will be a valuable contributor.

The Celts also struck a trade for David Lee, while only giving up washed up veteran Gerald Wallace. Talent-wise, it was a great trade. Lee will give coach Brad Stevens a true scoring big to count on, and a veteran presence in a reactively young locker room. Money-wise, Lee will make $15 million next year. That’s a nice chunk of cap space.

As the summer nears its conclusion, the Celtics roster seems to be very guard and big man heavy. The only small forward on the roster is Jae Crowder. While players such as Evan Turner and Jerebko can spend time at the 3, the Celtics would be wise to try to acquire another one. This was a relatively quiet summer for Beantown, but the Celtics are undoubtedly more talented than last year. They are still just searching for that superstar.

Grade: B-

The Greatest Of All Time Debate: Tom Brady Or Joe Montana? (VIDEO)

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Now that New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady has captured his fourth Super Bowl championship, the greatest of all time debate with Hall Of Famer Joe Montana is in full bloom. Granted Montana is undefeated in the big game (4-0), but is it more impressive that Brady has played in six Super Bowls (getting the 2011 team there on his arm alone)? If you ask me the answer is yes.

It is better to get there and lose than not get there at all (unless you are the Buffalo Bills) especially in the free agency era.

Regarding surrounding talent, TB12 had no one remotely close to Jerry Rice (aside from Randy Moss for the record breaking season of 2007) to throw the ball to and it could be argued that John Taylor was even better than 85% of Brady’s pass catchers over his career. But don’t let me sway you, watch this incredible video and make your own decision.

Based on what you just saw, what is your choice for the Greatest Quarterback in NFL History? Leave your comments below!

Big Papi & Gronk Do Dunks Auto Tune Style (VIDEO)

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When Gronk is not releasing books or Big Papi is not bitching about playing first base, Rob Gronkowski and David Ortiz are getting their “Dunks” aka Dunkin’ Donuts on! In their latest hip hop summer chill classic, “Turn It Up” they give auto tune king T-Pain a run for his money…so turn it up!

Big Papi and Gronk could be the biggest duo in hip hop since these guys….

kid n play

They aint gonna hurt nobody….

Pot of Baked Beans Goes To SI Hot Mustard!

Celtics Trade for David Lee

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Earlier today, the Boston Celtics completed a trade that will send Gerald Wallace to the Warriors in exchange for former all star David Lee.

Lee, a savvy power forward/center will provide the Celtics with veteran leadership, high IQ passing, and a go to scorer. While still in his early 30’s, he will still be able to contribute, especially since he will not be asked to play much due to the Celtics front court depth.




Ahhh, we hit a little snag with the Celtics front court. It is a mighty talented one, but it is as clogged as a drain. Tyler Zeller, Jared Sullinger, Kelly Olynyk, Amir Johnson and now Lee is just a redundant group of good not great big men.

Sustaining even a 4 man front court rotation is difficult. Just ask the Chicago Bulls, who had major troubles finding suitable minutes for all their talented big men.

This is a good problem to have though. Danny Ainge could go in a million directions with this situation, but the best bet is that he trades one of them for help at other positions.

Another reason that this is a good problem to have is since the Celtics are overflowing with quality big men, they do not have to worry about how much value they are extracting from one of them. For example, if the Celts decide to trade Jared Sullinger for somebody like Anthony Morrow, many would probably think that that would be a bad trade for the Celtics since Sullinger is younger, and has more talent.

But since the Celtics have so much front court depth, they can afford to make a move like that, since it helps them in an area of need (shooting) while it opens up more minutes for their well-deserving bigs.

Once again, this is a good problem to have! One cannot stress that enough, since there is just as high a chance that the Celtics move one of these players than Justin Beiber is arrested again.

Julian Edelman’s Super Bowl Ring Nestled In Cleavage (PHOTOS)

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It DOES NOT suck being Patriots wide receiver, Julian Edelman as of late. He has rivaled Gronk lately for social media dominance, so this may be dubbed “The Summer Of Jules”. This past weekend, Jules got to hangout with some incredible eye candy and his Super Bowl ring found a cozy, new home.

#MERICA #SuperBowl #champions #nepatriots

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Spending the Fourth with our favorite Patriot 😉😘

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What a life for “Mini-tron”. He must be getting more ass than a toilet seat….

The “Summer Of Jules” has just begun….hide your daughters!

Pot Of Baked Beans Goes To Complex!

Fall In Love With The Bruins’ Jimmy Hayes (VIDEO)

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To be quite honest when the Bruins traded Reilly Smith and Marc Savard’s contract to Florida for Jimmy Hayes, I didn’t know much about the kid from Dorchester. I knew he was wicked tall at 6′ 6″ and a big body.

But after watching his goals from last season, he has a relentless nose for the net.

He scores the dirty goals by parking himself out in front of the cage which former Bruin, Milan Lucic failed to do too many times.

I am excited to see how much energy, grit and determination Jimmy Hayes brings each night for the team he great up rooting for.

He seems like the prototype Boston Bruin…..is it October yet?

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