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Useful and subtle moves for the Celtics | NBA

The day after the “trade deadline”, it was time to take stock for almost all of the league’s franchises. In Massachusetts, Brad Stevens held a press conference in the morning, to take stock of the movements made by the Celtics.

Celtics who have seen Derrick White (Spurs), Daniel Theis (Rockets) and a 2nd round Draft (Magic) arrive in their ranks. In return, the C’s had to get rid of Dennis Schröder, Josh Richardson, Enes Freedom, Romeo Langford, Bruno Fernando, PJ Dozier, Bol Bol, a 1st draft round, a 2nd draft round and a “swap”.

Suffice to say that the president of Boston did not remain inactive, for his first “trade deadline” lived within the offices of the Celtic franchise.

We focused on getting players who can contribute immediately and make the right decisions, who know each other well, who know how to fit into a specific role and showcase our best players. “, he declared, concerning his objective upstream of this period synonymous with the end of the transfer market. ” We’ve also built a nice defensive identity, so we didn’t want to stray from that. I’ve seen a lot of teams play, but I’ve never seen such a dynamic defense when it’s concentrated. Get players who are under contract [pour plusieurs saisons]and who can grow together, was also really important.

Derrick White and Daniel Theis on the bench

The Celtics’ main rookie is obviously Derrick White. A 27-year-old fullback, renowned for his versatility on both sides of the court, who averages almost 14 points, 4 rebounds and 6 assists this season and who has already been able to rub shoulders with Ime Udoka in San Antonio, when he is not was still only an assistant to Gregg Popovich. He also crossed Jayson Tatum and Jaylen Brown in selection.

We thought for years that Derrick’s profile [White] would fit really well with that of our best players “, explained Brad Stevens, who still had to drop a 1st TDD 2022 (protected 1-4), in addition to Josh Richardson and Romeo Langford, to recover the 29th choice of the 2017 Draft. ” He is an excellent defender, who knows how to pull off the right actions in attack and who only cares about winning. We feel really lucky to be able to get such a player, over the long term [avec les Spurs, il avait signé une prolongation jusqu’en 2025, et pour 73 millions de dollars, ndlr], alongside our best players.

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Another newcomer to Boston: Daniel Theis. A 29-year-old pivot who knows the Celtic house well, having already spent three and a half seasons in Massachusetts, before being traded at the 2021 trade deadline. In order to make room for Robert Williams , which today forms the racket of the franchise with Al Horford.

[Daniel] Theis knows how to make our players better “, estimated Brad Stevens, about this late transaction, because carried out at the buzzer, at 8:59 p.m. (in France). ” It’s what he knows how to do best, he has a sense of the game and the ability to make others better around him. […] We were keeping an eye on him and we took action because, if [Robert Williams] et al [Horford] happen to be absent, Daniel can replace them. He knows how and what role to play to help us win.

Do not disturb the new balance in place

By parting ways with Dennis Schröder, Enes Freedom and Bruno Fernando to bring in Daniel Theis, the Celtics president has unburdened Ime Udoka’s rotation (and his payroll) somewhat, in addition to opening up opportunities for young Payton Pritchard and Aaron Nesmith, in terms of minutes.

All without touching the backbone of the C’s, which have finally been fueled since the start of 2022 (14 wins, 6 losses) and which have risen to 7th place in the East (31 wins, 25 losses). With an iron defense.

We were satisfied with our team, and especially with our starters, before the deadline, but we really wanted to get players who could showcase them. “, insisted Brad Stevens. ” Nothing was done with a short-term perspective. We traded two really good outside players [Dennis Schröder et Josh Richardson, ndlr], so we had to fill these departures perfectly, with players who stick to our team. We want to continue our momentum [collectivement] and we thought about our decisions in the long term. We know that [nos recrues] can play in the playoffs, in a seven-game series. […] I look forward to moving forward with this group.

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The former Boston coach added, however, that further moves were to be expected in Massachusetts, with players ” gifted ball in hand“, since the franchise with 17 NBA titles now only has 10 players in its workforce, not counting its two “two-way contracts”. The Celtics can therefore sign five players, and there will be bargains in the soon-to-be-released players. Why not Goran Dragic…

Shots Bounces
Players GM Minimum Shots 3 points LF Off Def Early pd bp Int CT party Points
Jayson Tatum 52 36.0 43.1 32.8 84.0 1.2 7.2 8.4 4.1 2.9 1.0 0.7 2.4 25.5
Jaylen Brown 42 34.2 46.1 34.9 78.3 0.8 5.7 6.5 3.2 2.9 1.1 0.4 2.6 23.9
Dennis Schroder 49 29.2 44.0 34.9 84.8 0.6 2.8 3.3 4.2 2.1 0.8 0.1 2.4 14.4
Marcus Smart 47 33.0 41.4 31.6 79.1 0.6 3.3 4.0 5.4 2.1 1.8 0.3 2.5 11.5
Al Horford 47 28.4 43.5 29.3 84.0 1.6 5.9 7.5 3.4 1.0 0.6 1.3 1.9 10.0
Robert Williams 45 29.7 73.7 0.0 70.8 3.8 5.6 9.5 2.0 1.2 0.9 2.2 2.1 9.8
Josh Richardson 44 24.7 44.3 39.7 85.9 0.6 2.2 2.8 1.5 0.9 0.8 0.5 1.9 9.7
Grant Williams 51 22.8 48.3 42.9 89.6 0.8 2.5 3.3 1.1 0.8 0.5 0.7 2.2 7.2
Payton Pritchard 45 12.2 38.5 37.1 100.0 0.3 1.3 1.6 1.7 0.6 0.2 0.1 0.9 4.8
Romeo Langford 44 16.6 42.9 34.9 58.8 0.7 1.7 2.4 0.4 0.4 0.5 0.4 1.0 4.7
Jabari Parker 12 9.4 47.4 50.0 100.0 0.4 1.9 2.3 0.5 0.7 0.3 0.1 1.1 4.4
Enes Kanter 35 11.8 52.6 40.0 85.7 1.7 2.8 4.6 0.2 0.6 0.1 0.4 1.2 3.7
Aaron Nesmith 39 10.2 35.4 20.7 81.2 0.3 1.4 1.6 0.3 0.5 0.3 0.1 1.2 3.1
Joe Johnson 1 1.9 100.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 2.0
justin jackson 1 1.9 0.0 0.0 100.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 2.0
Sam Hauser 10 4.1 28.6 28.6 0.0 0.1 0.5 0.6 0.1 0.0 0.1 0.1 0.4 1.2
Juancho Hernangomez 18 5.3 18.5 16.7 66.7 0.5 0.9 1.4 0.2 0.3 0.2 0.1 0.4 1.1
Bruno Fernando 20 2.9 50.0 100.0 80.0 0.3 0.4 0.8 0.2 0.2 0.0 0.1 0.3 0.9
Brodric Thomas 7 3.9 11.1 0.0 100.0 0.3 0.4 0.7 0.7 0.4 0.0 0.0 0.1 0.6
cj miles 1 1.9 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 1.0 0.0

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