Celtics Talk TV: Who's the Celtics best matchup in the Playoffs?
Wed, 27 Feb 2013|
Kyle Draper, Rich Levine, and A. Sherrod Blakely bring you another episode of 'Celtics Talk TV' where they discuss all Celtics and NBA topics including, who will be the best matchup for the Celtics in the Playoffs?
Hello I could every well welcome to the latest edition of celtics' all TV on Kyle Draper joined by the Celtics insider Asia -- lately. And rich Levine of CS NNE dot com he's the columnists and finally fellas we're all very well been a while we know that I mean yeah for you got to those are two weeks ago -- doesn't just answer about myself as he was -- top boggles had in mind enjoyed ourselves out my contract -- -- A major you had us out on Twitter aspect Celtics thought he could follow us as well. -- BCS -- underscore Levine and Kyle are Draper and those. We're gonna get right to the questions from Twitter hers -- so the eighty sports wants to know why the team will sit in only five minutes for Crawford is doc not stressing to new guys just yet he's talk about the Utah and I don't talk about it. You know there I was there it. -- athlete pray he doesn't trust in you guys have because remember. You've got to go accordingly who has been training camp in through the season and there's still -- little bit of a non trust going on right there so for certain for -- will have put Crawford coming here. Couple days on the job. Is not gonna click like that they have to go out there improve himself and you have to be consistent with and I think that's why you're gonna see their minutes frankly not being there because -- well he looked -- First game and then he looked like. Someone completely different have to think Crawford is just you know he's for the -- Arsenal -- shots and that is. Any shot whether it's a good or bad shot is this out or take an -- -- -- got a little bit getting used. That what do you think -- give -- these guys and have an impact. Now I -- they had I think ideally you'd like to think a best case scenario yes but and there's a reason Terrence Williams -- time. There's a reason that the Wizards were really did give up on proper -- Collins -- and Barbosa I mean these are guys that a -- just don't show up and just trust -- dad they got to earn it and judging from their recent history and it's it's hard to think that they're gonna earn that trust our right Nick Taylor she wants to know rich quick which happens birds D. J. White signs officially. For the Red Sox regular season starts this I did not have actually -- email will we see D. J. White in this altitude. I think so I mean it's a little weird because they need him right now it doesn't mean you. You you think that they do do anything they tend to get this information how hard is it. I mean there's there's there's as a -- else going on May be someone else came up Julio maybe you wanna pursue this guy instead of tires so D. J. White right now but. It's a little sketchy. What Robert had it there they're probably that are going first law. They're close the shop on weekends in China so that knocks out a couple of days we're the Celtics couldn't theoretically. Got something done and the other thing it does require a lot of paperwork in that they've -- takes time. And -- the third factor is timing if you're the Celtics you're not gonna sign him like Monday knowing -- -- again until Friday. So really they won as she -- we signed him so that when they do have him in the fold. You can actually get a chance to see him play that's why he's not gonna see him sign until it's early before they start losing in practice or this are playing games. And mismanagement actually wore -- and our time and an -- by the hole. Who is an exciting thing narrative of the Chinese basketball association isn't awful school there did you build it had everything all the I's are dotted t.s are crossed that you know it's it's. Exactly they're voted out the paperwork in the city I'm serious I -- a lot. Get the guy can't lift -- -- and out of modern medicine on hand to sign it and I. Actually need this on on the week for a US. I here's what about pet peeve when it comes NBA basketball -- 55 points and appears all of those in the game isolation please just awful. Any random player would be three times better why not drive to the round. Jerod is is is it Doc Rivers calling that play as Paul Pierce getting up there in age. She always taken a ball away 1718 footer to hold dropped out I think we'll see that one last thing in the games there's a reason why most teams settle for jump shots could -- not gonna get a call even if you get to the basket either give -- we've seen a couple of games where guys went to the hole and they thought they were going to bobbled it it doesn't get the call. I don't like that play. Either what I prefer to see is Jimmie Kevin Garnett and high pick and roll action and force the defense to either play Paul and -- -- -- better chance to drive or Paul there's his ticket back to Kevin for the fifteenth -- -- Johnson that he -- He's not don't quite a few thousand times but he's like one of tendon in the game situations it sure -- played a hero -- -- down one rich but so many times he comes up short and we -- in overtime like we did that you -- Yeah I am happy with that is that all right so this is the first time -- -- a plan about this play and -- complain but -- -- almost -- -- upgrade -- here and doc knows that the Celtics know that I mean basing this that that this place battling so there must be something more to it. I mean maybe maybe -- his name is and our best and tries to have appears to think that -- -- -- I know this year hasn't been great. He's done his entire career he's been pretty bad Bears and probably the most anyone in the league. That's still the success rate on those sides relatively low even if you're the best at doing it. It's still relatively well this is ridiculous and yet I haven't changed that it's really that he's. What upset. Let's go around the association decent NBA talk guys write about. -- just went up to you Kobe Bryant guaranteeing a playoff run what do you think of is guaranteed and you see them making this amazing that. -- my -- out of the playoffs I can talk about here Gary if he gets up and a plus. You know -- Hope you didn't do it I don't think they're gonna do I I look at this Houston team and a look at some of the the things they've done and I'm I'll tell you they're young. They understand they did they know that they are that team that the Lakers are after on and it got three game cushion the rest of the way I think uses and hold on for a spot. Receivers I think have -- stays healthy. He hasn't been revenues is is getting better playing better news is that it has been all year if they can keep that up. And in turn I think if he's healthy there's -- better than the present an image Kobe might be a little better this'll be better on the court I think and I think they've played Houston the last game of the season. Lakers Rockets I think that might emphasize. -- and -- Milan -- Parsons yeah the second -- that you gotta -- -- Kobe Bryant focused deep pass. -- -- hightower. Talking to Steve -- this year or five years ago that you know five years ago was really really good you know what I've said that the Lakers -- done a few weeks ago I still think I really don't think they'll make it they're playing better basketball. But it might be too little too late for that. If they do make it. No one wants to play collectors though let's OKC. He did match -- well OK let's say hey I -- -- -- a bit make it -- Hokies is that are giving them for the Lakers in the first not I don't think Oklahoma City is that. I think anybody who gets the Lakers in the playoffs is going to be happy Denver and it's wild it's like what because the -- is gonna work so damn hard to get -- About a time they get they're gonna hit that -- -- as none of the Sacramento and not get any soon coming human it is going to the playoffs and he's gonna go to another level. -- I didn't perhaps because I don't -- I hope they see if you play San Antonio. You need somebody political Kobe is great he's I think if there's one -- because they can put a team is back and carried him is Kobe. But to be okay see. To beat San Antonio. Did he did it right down there -- -- the Rockets and the Lakers and pass rusher yet absolutely. -- guys moving on rich in activity of the trade deadline which teams missed an opportunity to get players were you surprised. By the lack of moves really nothing out there yes. And we haven't you looked and it's like that any team that you should think they really have a chance to put a deal that was gonna make them better than Miami this year I think that's the question asking -- there's probably no -- days. I don't think they're -- they're really miss an opportunity and everything they need they took a step back and when not to do anything stupid in this moment to to chase a dream that probably is real announcer rod Celtics. Sure they got Crawford but they get into any. And now and there's really no hole out there for them to do you know one of the things -- and just in talking with different people don't believe that was clear. The value that Danny Ainge has on his core group is much higher then the way they're perceived by the team that's why they couldn't really get a deal done I mean they they try. -- mean they really try but it just wasn't anything that was remotely close to fair market value and when you look around the the NBA I thought. Out west there was more I'll probably be more moving out west or because I think it's a little bit more. Open for a team that really elevate themselves and I was disappointed Dallas Mavericks. -- for them not really be able to pull off the -- to get a branding Jennings they need a point guard not just for this or we're going forward and knowing that he's going to be one of those guys that's going to be available. I really thought you was gonna put something together that would've been. Ties you know the -- dissolved and and speaking of the box and keep the job. They had the big problem the biggest move of -- yeah it is JJ Redick which tells you. How sweet it was he -- he's coming off the bench there yeah I mean it or that any camp with regard right to talk about three undersized guards that he has to come off the bench in. It is a good player but I mean if that's like the biggest. You know mid season trade. It says it's a little -- about how weak it was rich out playoff matchups where the top horse he's in the east was Boston's best match up -- taken. I've Rizzo go Miami number one. Indiana. Brooklyn no got Brooklyn winning the Atlantic Division and thinks area I would I would not be surprised so it's -- and an appropriate -- and I I I'll give it to Brooklyn. And I think the necks of the best matchup for the Celtics I think that there is something I mean nobody's perfect. -- about the mentality when it comes to Carmelo and the Celtics and I know you beat them the last time night and I and I chose him ask him whatever that was my Brothers and make the same. The same mental block that LeBron had Brothers years when he was plan against the Celtics which is officially over ten years ago. I think -- husband does have an ability to take him out of his game and I think and and and that's series I think the Celtics -- about shootaround. Miami has instilled in all the rest that has given number two I'd I'd go to Indiana I think they're that good I think they're ready to be. You know that that next team in the waning. After that is a crapshoot -- -- crap is the operative word I think New York has by the fall is number three. And after that you go to Chicago. I like I cannot say I like Chicago moved up to that fourth spot and I'll tell you why. Derrick Rose. Vick if they don't they anyway yeah I would have let you know -- about Chicago they've already managed to be pretty damn good team without him. Didn't really need to do anything at the trade deadline because they're already got a -- -- of the season visit and he -- that's going to be really good. That's the team I would not want if I wanted to if I'm any team because you. -- had a former MVP. Mid season and not become. Significantly better team particularly one who was difficult we're moving -- -- Because he's seen how they perform -- and you believe he's -- I'll probably look it doesn't that I. But there's a number of heroes and -- and how does it house. Doesn't play the whole season against all these teams and you you build -- -- over -- -- figure out what they do. And now you're facing Derrick Rose and have you played them once the review season immediate plan at all and all of a sudden they're still a difference in you. We know how he's gonna you really don't know how to -- -- matchup with him because if you go by what you used to do you know whether he may have developed a better jump shot and doesn't have to drive as much and all of a sudden you game plan has to be changed somewhat in. Again you'll have anything to fall back on other than just play any game saw Chicago won. Are right sure rat has an outside I'm gonna start with you because you -- insider. This gives -- -- -- to shoot down whatever you wrapped things that go out and that was good and bad night and that you know we're gonna talk about doctors' orders you know I was on Rondo went out for the season there was a lot of confusion like chaos as to how the Celtics would manage. Doc Rivers has stepped up not only in terms of x.s and no but also getting these guys -- -- today. Season it over with little final with a magnitude it's not our big winning championships I don't think so. What are they good enough to get to the playoffs and read a few teams out along the way absolutely I hated putting on a freak out really that's -- -- who. I don't know if anybody any they've adjusted my NFL invited to our team and in -- -- is there a team other than my family that they don't feel we can match up with -- and automatically automatically they do you think -- Indiana right now as mentally tough enough to -- full seven game series -- -- all of 2% fine them money or out of -- and by the way this will be his first go round in the heat of being that do all the time all of dog has been an up -- up. He's there now. It's a completely different game when you -- and the people at target as -- been one of the peace. That's why it's your hash it out and now my I really punch a gap where tiger already had a -- had fact is Jeff Jeff. And -- and as I'm going to defend look at because I think the difference between the Celtics competing with the Indiana. Is Jeff Green at the top of -- -- and we don't know. I think maybe the guys just have those classes. It out of the question that we see are real and it's spectacular and he's doing things that hurt you guys in the league can do in those moments. See them test lightning in the bottle. It comes with it becomes ways that. But I think -- yeah I mean what you have to do though what is the obvious with what's enough for you generally I don't 31 against B well I think -- Pennington like. You know. Fifteen to 22. Every single night and some capacity -- affect again ticket to the -- drop I mean those plays when it gets a rebound turns in dribbles the length of the court. I mean it's almost sort of out of the -- Rondo but like -- -- the game and that -- and when you can puts puts the ball and make the Timo and no one else in that. He has to be better rebound mean that that's to me that's the one thing about his game that if you start seeing progress in that area he becomes I think an all star. Because if you ever do that -- tell you why if he's able to start rebound he can start his own where you can finish on his own and at the end of the night you're probably looking at a guy with 78 rebounds. 151617. Points is gonna get one -- two blocks just because you he's active defensively and now the sudden you're looking at a guy. That you can not necessarily build around to talking about a very solid number two option and that frankly that's what if you're the Celtics you look at their roster. It because to have that -- Say I want to yeah no way to. Let me add that Phoenix game sure he went off the left and whatnot. He saw that you talk -- down the stretch he had an open look failed to shoot pass the ball I think they need to see more consistency from jet. And I'll say this with Paul Pierce Kevin Garnett I don't think Jeff will ever be that eighteen point game scorer with those guys go until those guys are -- he has I disagree -- -- he has potential to be that -- right now because he's getting enough -- I got potential to -- six you know I don't know -- I don't. Managerial decision that we definitely got to see him do in the playoffs and get ready in time where where -- the editor and defense and an in and speaking of applause this is where. And we talked about as of what this is where you're gonna find now how much you miss one. Because he's only got on this team that come playoff time you feel good about it gonna step in his mind -- An -- -- only got it yeah put a straight face really don't. The different every single year in the event for three years the veterans and the veterans stepped up yet yet has that taken off the the last time and plus I still think you got limited depth throughout that he does I don't know -- -- little -- and I think he's going to be good the club but they need someone to take it to that next next level right -- run a dozen heads up we may be that guy may not be played in again. You look at the Rossi he's probably got the best chance of being sold and -- -- -- -- run as well I quickly guys my hash it out it's just help one at the Celtics. Needed bodies they would out there and got a Mike give them that -- Jordan Crawford Terrence Williams I think -- solid players. Will they be the difference I don't think so you're counting on them. To put you over the hump -- -- championship contenders you're in trouble no doubt about -- signing for a torn marketing pros I don't remember. -- -- -- Eight they're -- for the days of Greg steams me now and you know this game. He's big and that he will be out he outperformed his contract and so now he's he's been he's he's -- Goodman are better -- -- Celtics thought the B everyone make sure you have to step on Twitter at stake Celtics talk. Follows -- BCS and -- underscore Levine and Kyle are Draper we'll see you next week on Celtics thought -- --