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drza44

  • joined Oct 27, 2008
  • last login Mar 19, 2014
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Division of Labor

In 2007 when I followed Kevin Garnett to the Celtics, there were several reasons why I fully expected a championship right off the bat.  One of those reasons is that Garnett, Pierce and Allen did...

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Shaq and Garnett...I'll be the one to say it

OK, I'll be the one to say it.I know Shaq and KG will be a combined 74 years old before the season ends.  I know both have shown wear-and-tear in recent years.  I know Shaq has had arguably a...

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Key: Travel disadvantage?

The Celtics were blown out in game 3 against the Cavs, only to come back and win game 4 (both games in Boston).  We were also blown out in game 5 against the Magic in Orlando, only to come back...

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Ticket vs Gasol: Key to Closing Out

I wrote a post right before the Finals began, detailing how Kevin Garnett had shut out every power forward that he had faced in the playoffs this season.  At the time there was some uncertainty...

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Fan's Eye View: Where we are now...

. . . and why #18 is a reality (We promoted drza44's previews against Cleveland and Orlando, and it seemed like things worked out okay.  Let's hope he can bring us luck one last time. -RH) This...

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Garnett's Shutouts

I've been surprised that nobody is really talking much about what Garnett has been doing on defense this postseason.  I've been watching basketball a lot of years, and frankly...I'm not sure I've...

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The Difference Between 2009 and 2010

We are 14 games into the 2010 postseason.  The 2009 postseason also lasted exactly 14 games.  Thus, this seems like a good time to take a look at what the difference has been between the two...

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Fan's Eye View: ECF Edition

Where we are now, and why the Magic are in trouble... (Promoted from our Fanposts.  We ran drza44's article before the Cleveland series and it worked out, so let's see how this goes...) Every...

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Postmortem of game 1: Good and Bad

This was a very interesting game, with both good and bad news in the outcome. Let's do the bad first: The first is the worst...the bad, awful, burns in my guts news is that we should have won this...

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Fan's Eye View: Where Are We Now?

. . . and what can we expect against the Cavs? (Promoted to the front page from one of our Fanposts.  It's always nice to see well-written and thoughtful articles. -RH) All season long I’ve...

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To Kelly Dwyer: Why KG is really hated

As many of you know, I've never hidden the fact that Kevin Garnett is my favorite player and has been since the last millenium.  Thus, it's not surprising that I didn't particularly enjoy Dwyer's ...

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Sanity Check: The elephant(s) in the Room

We often overthink things.We often want so much for our team to be good that we convince ourselves that they're bad to soften the blow just in case.And sometimes we just want to be the contrarian...

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3 phases of KG's recovery and implications for #18

I had started this analysis last week, but I didn't finish it and after KG started showing signs of life last weekend and the level of hope around here picked up (Plus Greg wrote a nice article...

Where is KG in Kobe's Milestone Monday?

On Monday two of the greatest players of All Time were passed on the scoring list by two of the greatest players of this generation that happen to play on their same teams. So how come as you’re reading this sentence, you only know one of these stories?

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Garnett Nonboxscore Effect

I engaged in a big debate the other day with a couple of Celts bloggers that insisted that it was a travesty for KG to make the All Star team this year.  They went so far as to call him a role...

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Remember Who We Are!

I have been reading all of these posts about what this team needs to do to keep the championship window open.  While some calmer heads are preaching patience and health, I am seeing many saying...

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Reports of our demise have been GREATLY exaggerated

I understand that KG missed the last part of last season due to injury, and the team was mysterious about the extent of the injury so there are now trust issues in the fan base.I understand that...

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Back-up PG: More security blanket than need

Outside of the status of Kevin Garnett's knee, the most talked about Celtics matter of the last several weeks has been the second string point guard.  To whit...do we have one?  Why don't we have...

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Age vs career minutes debate

One of the new theories that has been making its way into NBA analyst and media reports is the concept that perhaps it is minutes played, and not age, that determines a player's career arc.  This...

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The under-reporting of Kevin Garnett

In 2008 Kevin Garnett finished 3rd in the MVP vote, was voted 1st team All NBA, and was the Defensive Player of the Year.  He measured out as the best player in the entire NBA across a series of 7...

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Achilles and William Wallace

Bear with me, because this will be long and will be comparing players to movie characters (which always requires some suspense of disbelief).  That said, I like watching epic movies and obviously...

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A statistical look at Larry Legend vs King James

Once you get past the blasphemy of comparing anyone to the Legend, the similarity in the statistical impacts of Larry Bird and LeBron James through their first six seasons is pretty interesting. ...

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Appreciating GPA part 3: Kevin Garnett

Intro:  As any who have read my posts here know, Garnett is the one that brought me to this table.  He has been my favorite player for a decade, so I am both more biased and more informed than...

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Appreciating GPA part 2: Paul Pierce

Intro: Next up is the Captain, aaaaaaaaaaaannnnnnnddddd the Truth, Paul Pierce.  Pierce is the member of the current team that has paid the most Celtic dues, and thus gets the most Celtic love. ...

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Appreciating GPA part 1: Ray Allen

    Intro: As I hang around the various Celtics boards, I think that we all are guilty of taking for granted just how amazing Ray Allen, Paul Pierce and Kevin Garnett are as basketball...

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Garnett's Head Games: childish tantrum or intentional vet move?

I was reading the comments in the game recap for the Mavs game, when I saw this quote from TheAncientRivalry: "Was anyone else unimpressed by KG picking up a cheap foul and tech and pretty much...

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Big Al and Bosh over Duncan and KG?

When the All Star starters were revealed, TNT hosted a show on the subject with hosts Ernie Johnson, Chris Webber, Gary Payton and Kenny Smith.  Payton disagreed with Tim Duncan and Kevin Garnett...

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