"I thought part of Ante's struggles in the first few games were because we were putting him in bad spots", Stevens said. Jaylen Brown will compete for plenty of minutes in his second season, but won't have the ball in his hands almost so often when games really matter.
The former UNLV guard also put the finishing touches on the game with a three-pointer followed by a tough paint-finish in the final two minutes. Brown is expected to be fine with the move being precautionary with there being no reason to have him in the game. And if you think about the previous bigs that Stevens has coached, he must be pretty excited about this young man.
Besides Tatum, I truly believe Ojeleye has looked the most impressive out of all the Celtics rookies.
Other news hot off the press includes the National Basketball Association limiting the number of timeouts that can be taken during crunch time (thank the maker), limiting the number of timeouts available to be taken in general (a preemptive move to avoid the 4 hour epics that baseball games have become), and Adam Silver announcing that the National Basketball Association regular season will begin on October 17.
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Paul was also sensational in the Orlando Summer League as well. Stevens credits the long season in Europe and travel to the United States as the reason for Zizic's slowness. Has Jaylen Brown's game progressed?
Now one to Ojeleye. "His flexibility defensively is going to be enormous". Ojeleye is an excellent three point shooter, and a much better defender than he gets credit for.
Ball will have an impact in the league with his passing and feel for the game alone, but to be the kind of player the Lakers are hoping he can be, he'll need to improve in other areas - and that's not even getting into his defence.
Green posted a near-five-by-five outing against the Memphis Grizzlies during the regular season, putting up an unusual triple-double line of four points, 11 rebounds, 10 assists, 10 steals, and five blocks back in February 10 - but it was the rookie who ultimately got it done during his third game with the team.