The Celtics’ season has been phenomenal this year as we head into the all star break. The whole team has been clicking with each other and it’s been great to watch.
If you were to tell me that the Celtics would be the owner of the 2nd seed in the Eastern Conference, just 3 games behind the Cavaliers going into the All Star break then I’d most likely ask you what kind of drugs you’ve been on. We all knew that Isaiah Thomas was good but averaging almost 30 points a game and breaking John Halvichek’s record of 40 straight games having 20 points or more is absolutely nuts. The King of the Fourth is the definition of consistency and has proved everyone wrong. Everyone who said Thomas would be a “6th man at best” has eaten their words.
Marcus Smart is an unsung hero in the Celtics’ backcourt, his defense is freaking ridiculous and has stepped up tremendously after the absence of Avery Bradley who was injured back in the early part of January missing 18 of the last 19 games. Smart is averaging 10 points, 4 assists, 4 rebounds and almost 2 steals a night. He got called up and as Bill would say, Marcus “did his job” so far.
The last player I’d like to talk about is rookie Jaylen Brown, the kid is a wrecking ball and I’m honestly sad to see him decline the invitation to this years’ Slam Dunk Contest. I understand why he did, he’s a rookie and adjusting to the NBA schedule which is very demanding just like any professional sport.
Anyways, Brown has put OK numbers with about 6 points per game and almost 3 boards a game. He’s made it into Brad Steven’s starting 5 and does his part. When this kid dunks, it’s always something over the top and I love every single second of watching him posterize someone.
Now, there have been a mess of trade rumors as the trade deadline is coming up, especially since every team is wanting to talk trades with us with those Net picks we have, one being a top 3 this year. If I were to take any trades then it’d be along the lines of something like, Butler or George for the Brooklyn pick and either Crowder and Bradley depending on which player would come to us. I’d love to see Gordon Hayward come to the Celtics as well because he has respect for Brad Stevens, since he played under him at Butler, and isn’t an egotistic douche like a lot of superstars in the NBA.
If we’re discussing trades then the Celtics need to make a serious push for a big man to pick up the slack in the rebounding game which needs some serious work since they’re ranked 28th in the league when it comes to rebounding. I was listening to Felger and Mazz on 98.5 FM the Sports Hub, and they were yapping up about the big men around the league who the Celtics could pick up like, Tyson Chandler, or Nikola Vucevic. I just wish they made a bigger effort to pick up Serge Ibaka from Orlando, if they tossed them James Young or Rozier along with one of those overseas guys and a future pick whether it’s first round or second round I think they’d [Orlando] take that. I just hope Danny makes a move though, I want to see the Celtics make a serious run this year.
– Ferm, Entourage Sports Admin.