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Brad Stevens: Is The Mad Scientist back


      Brad Stevens as a coach was known for taking many different pieces and ingredients and making them work as a cohesive unit early on in his Celtics coaching days. It's like a masterful chef who can turn leftovers into an award winning dish. Later in his coaching career he had the top of the line ingredients and some of those meals weren't up to standard. Now as we watch him develop in his new role, what do we think?

     He was able to unload Kemba Walker and his albatross of a contract for basically Al Horford, who in his time, brought a lot of consistency to Boston. This past week he traded away Tristan Thompson who spent a ton of time on the Covid list for Kris Dunn who may, if still on the roster, bring some toughness and defense off the bench.. Following that, he traded for Josh Richardson who always seemed to kill the Celtics. Maybe now that he's wearing Green, he can take it to other opponents as well. 

     Richardson is a tough minded, get-in-your-face defender who can also put up some points. Imagine having him out there with the Jays, causing problems when other teams have to figure out who to guard, making switches on the defense that much harder. Sadly, Moses Brown who Celtics fans thought was gonna be a piece this year, is now off to Dallas. But imagine Richardson and Smart out there when you need a defensive stop! 

     As free agency looms and other possible trades, Celtics fans have their mad scientist back and he's formulating and developing a team that now has some defensive-minded players. Celtics fans can now wonder if there is something big waiting for this roster and team to help the Jays ascend into prominence and the journey to banner 18? 

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