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The 15th roster spot: Immediate fit or future investment?

 In today's game we look at what Brad Stevens had to say about the final roster spot and your Celtic Knight tries something a little different. 

“You’ll look at it and you will decide, okay, is there somebody that fits that need and who’s really excited to be here if that’s the case,” Stevens explained. “Or is it do you feel like you’ve got that all filled and maybe invest in a younger player. And so we’re going to assess all that over the next few days and try to figure it out.”

There is a lot to absorb in this quote. It ultimately makes sense. Is there a real true fit left in the buyout market that wants to play in a limited role? Does winning a ring matter to them? We have already witnessed a few bigger names sign elsewhere. Will.... Will Barton want to come here?  Does veteran Tony Snell fit that role?

Now on to the game. As we focus on some of our other players.... 

Payton Pritchard 

He always ready to show he belongs in the league. Let's see what he has tonight! PP from way downtown! Bing Bang Boom! His defense has been solid tonight. If he had regular consistent minutes he carve out a very nice career. Unfortunately he didn't play his best and was taken advantage of on defense. 

Luke Kornet

The Unicorn of all centers in the NBA, is playing as well as expected. Let's see what he offers tonight! His defense has been fundamentally sound! Didn't play enough to make an impact tonight. 

Mike Tikka Muscala

This dude has shown that he has the range to be a key player for the C's. Mike has the size to get down low and score. Mike has been coming off screens well and knocking down his shots tonight. Tikka has a push shot?! Give me some of that! He dunks! Ladies and gentlemen Tikka DUNKS! Give him a Tommy point for the fire he's playing with. Mike is showing me that maybe we don't need a buyout guy. Dude played as well as you could have asked for. Except for his last shot, come on man... 

Sam Hauser 

Coming off screens and hitting threes with ease. He works very hard off the ball to get to his spot. His defense is suspect, but the effort is there. Need to see more out of him offensively tonight being short handed. Haus Money with the biggest shot of the game! 

Other Thoughts, Blake Griffin giving up the body for the charge. Hitting threes and driving to the rack. Hes been an asset off the bench, and is really a quality teammate. Mark these words, Blake Griffin will get key minutes in the playoffs vs the Giannis. Blake has held his own tonight on both ends. 

C's ball movement has been spectacular tonight. 

C's have given everything they have tonight, forcing the Bucks into OT. 

GWill doing what he does! Solid D, and hitting threes! 

C's D is giving Giannis the three point shot. Which he does not do well. 

C's D has been very solid overall. Forcing the Bucks into a lot of turnovers. 

MB has been as smooth as R and B music out there. 

Cs played their butts off but came up short. I used to worry about the Bucks but after tonight I'm not. 

Celtic Pride! Bleed Green! 


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