Only 7 wins and 5 losses, what is the NBA Celtics want to become the Eastern hegemon?

1. Claude, who was abandoned by the Celtics, and Hayward, who gave up the Jazz

The Celtics and the Jazz have started a contest today. Both NBA teams are part of the playoffs, and they are based on the defense. Although they are not swords, they are between the two big shields. Game, but it can also spark. Only the strength is better, the Celtics who should have won the Jazz, but was defeated by the Jazz at home, it is a big upset. It is worth mentioning that today’s game, for both sides, is not only a simple game of the regular season, but also enough grievances, need to be released and resolved in the game.

Today, this is the first time that Hayward has faced his old club jazz after moving to the Celtics. The Jazz was the place where Hayward’s dream began. Before he became a member of the Celtics, he played here for seven seasons. Hayward is here to become a top small forward and also here. A little bit handsome, but last season, he moved to the Celtics but was injured in the opener, directly reimbursed the entire season, so today he waited for his old revisit. It was only in this old revisiting tour that the Jazz didn’t give face and did not play a tribute video, but Hayward did not show any good performance – only 13 points in the game.

If Hayward is the darling of the Celtics, then Claude is the abandonment of the Celtics. In order to exchange for Irving, the Celtics sent the “good value and cheap” Claude to the Cavaliers as a bargaining chip, but after the Cavaliers didn’t work for a long time, they traded him and Ross in a three-way deal to the Jazz, and they landed here. root. In today’s game, Claude became the key jazz of the Jazz. He scored 20 points, 6 rebounds and 4 assists in the game and hit the key three points that directly ruined the Celtics’ hopes. After the game, the reporter asked Crowder whether he wanted to prove to the Celtics that he was a mistake. Crowder said: “They know, stop here.”

One is to join the Celtics to abandon their own mother team, one is abandoned by the Celtics and eventually rushed to the Jazz. This game is more story-telling as the identity of the two changes. However, Hayward’s play today is indeed a bit of a match with his billion-dollar contract. The team also gave him enough time to look for status, but it was never a very ideal feeling. It is also worth mentioning that the Celtics’ proud defense is really terrible in this game. As Smart said:

“Our performance is playing the coach’s face.”

2, today belongs to the center! Embry and Downs gave everyone a feast

It is said that now is the “small ball era”, the defender is the protagonist on the court. Shooting and passing are the mainstream. Once the big man picked up his ass, the era of rebounding in the interior card has gone. Returned. However, this sport of basketball will not cancel the position of the center anymore – only the selection of the best lineup and the starting position of the All-Star will be cancelled. As long as the center is not dead, there will still be top talents in this position, and eventually conquer their opponents. Today, the two top players in this position, the most promising, use today’s game to tell everyone the importance of the center player.

Today, the 76ers are on the Hornets, although it is said that the 76ers won the game, but this is an uncompromising “Scented Ice Cream” – the 76ers who should have crushed the Hornets, and only The opponent took one more. But even so, it still did not cover up the performance of EmbiD, he scored 42 points and 18 rebounds and gave the opponent 4 blocks, one of which is the key to help the team to seal the victory. The Cameroonians have dominated the overall situation on both offense and defense. If the team does not have him, it is impossible to defeat the Hornets. After the game, Embiid’s data was also selected as the NBA’s official best data today.

Compared with the victory of Embiid, Towns is not so good luck – the Timberwolves face the king with the same strength and their own, and finally lost the game, but had no choice but to eat the bitter fruit of the five-game losing streak. Downs handed in a 39 points and 19 rebounds in the game, and 39 points is his season high. But even if he lost the game, he showed the dominance of the young potential inside. Unfortunately, when playing this data, the Timberwolves are in an extremely depressed environment. If it was at this time of last season, the situation may not be a congratulation – but unfortunately, there is no such thing.

I remember that the coach of the Warriors, Cole, once said that in the future, the traditional center will gradually decline. Although such a statement is too arbitrary, there is also his reason. However, the position of the center has never withdrawn from the historical stage with the small ball trend blowing the entire league and even the world basketball world. After all, these big men, but still want to make a big fuss in the future. Now the season has just been a quarter of the time, the big guys in the league have enough time and possibility to continue to incite the alliance’s inherent impression of them, as fans, we can wait and see.

3. Two Asian guys are fighting, but the final result is a bit embarrassing.

It used to be “Thirty years of Hedong, thirty years of Hexi”. Now the Rockets tell you that the words passed down by this ancestor are not useful at all – they have become another appearance in just one year. The poor record made the team’s management unable to do anything. Under such circumstances, some role players will not get a chance to play. For example, our great demon Zhou Qi, there is no way to appear in the rocket’s race now, so far he only played a game. Under such circumstances, he can only continue to find status in the Development League. It’s just that even if it’s a development alliance, it seems that some of them are not very well mixed.

In today’s development league game, the Rockets’ subordinate team Viper 111-124 lost to the Grizzlies’ subordinate team of beaters, Zhou Qi played 20 minutes in this game, and scored 12 points on 5 of 6 shots. 6 rebounds, the data is not calculated, can only say that the shooting star is not bad, the most embarrassing thing is that he left the field with 6 minutes left in the fourth quarter and directly ate six fouls. Zhou Qi’s ability to control fouls has always been a big problem for his progress and growth, but for now, it is obviously not overcome, even in the first-level league.

On the side of the fight, there is also an Asian player who plays here. He is the Japanese striker Watanabe Watanabe who signed the two-way contract with the Grizzlies. Watanabe participated in the draft this year, but in the end he regretted losing. I don’t know if the Grizzlies want to open up the market in Japan and even in Asia. (It was also the case that Wang Zhelin was selected in the 2016 NBA Draft.) Finally, he signed a contract with Watanabe Watanabe who played for the Nets in the summer league. Two-way contract, while Watanabe actually helped the Grizzlies in the previous preseason. So what is his performance today? He scored 25 points and 8 rebounds and played quite stable. He is the biggest contributor to helping the team beat the viper.

Although Zhou Qi, who is only 22 years old this year, is still very young, and it is indeed a less exercise opportunity and time, we should give him patience and wait for him to grow into a reliable player, but we have not given no weeks. Qi time to grow and progress, he can hardly make any contribution to the team during the regular time of the Rockets, and he can’t play the game in the development league. He even went out later than himself and was older than himself. The starting point is also pressed by the Japanese players who are worse than themselves. Zhou Qi is also a time to work harder, we are willing to wait, you have to be worth waiting for.

Basketball story:

How does a man named James, with the help of a man named James?

The Lakers signed Chandler, who had completed the buyout contract with the Suns, and when he played the first game for the Lakers and faced the Timberwolves, he told the fans all over the world what the swords are. Defending Downs succeeded and grabbed a crucial rebound in the final tens of seconds to help the team win. In the aftermath, there was news that Chandler’s joining was the result of two James plots. According to B/R, the Sun bought Tyson Chandler early, and the latter signed the Lakers. This is because LeBron James turned to the temporary general manager of the Sun James Jones for help, and the latter readily promised and directly “assist”.

The management of the Sun had a major earthquake not long ago. The original general manager of the team was directly fired, and Jones, who entered the Sun management team, did not have much time to win the trust of the boss and succeeded him. It is worth mentioning that James Jones chose to retire and join the Sun management team in 2017, that is, in just over a year, he became the helm of a team, his ability can be seen A spot. According to the news, the Sun has long hoped to buy Chandler, and Chandler knows what is waiting for himself, but James’s involvement has contributed to what we have seen so far.

In the player era, James Jones followed LeBron in the finals for seven consecutive years and won the NBA championship three times, so many fans also laughed that he was the real “first person in the league.” But many people don’t know that James was the leader on the Cavaliers at the time, and Jones was the leader in the locker room. He doesn’t play much, whether it’s the playoffs or the regular season, but the morale of the team needs to be uplifted. When you need to motivate, no one can do it without him. That’s why LeBron always takes him around, whether it’s the Heat or the Cavaliers. In the 2016 Finals speech, Jones’s talk was quite good. Obviously this was a politician or corporate executive who was delayed by basketball.

Not only as a leader, Jones is quite good, and there is nothing wrong with getting along with others. James once called him “the favorite teammate.” He also told ESPN that he would have a position in the management team if he had an NBA team at any time in the future. James is clearly interested in saying that he will buy an NBA team, but after he retires, and Jones does so, there may be a sense of first planning for his future boss. Now Chandler’s help to the Lakers is quite obvious. If he really helps the Lakers to make breakthroughs in future games, then the Lakers really want to thank the Sun executives.