Recorded before the Celtics loss to Indiana, the CelticsPod team dive into the individual player improvements we have seen throughout the opening week of the NBA. From Jaylen Brown’s increased aggression and improve mid-range game, to Grant Williams operating as baby Al Horford on offense, there’s a lot to like from an individual standpoint.
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Early improvement observations
Brown's growth offensive growth
Pritchard earning his minutes
Does Brad not trust Nesmith?
Pro's & Con's of the two-big lineup
The guys also question if Brad Stevens trusts Aaron Nesmith, because the Celtics have enough versatility to find him minutes if the coaching staff felt he was ready. Then there’s Payton Pritchard, the rookie guard who has shown no fear in driving the lane or pulling up from the parking lot - Brenden is slowly coming around to Pritchard, despite being totally against his pick on Draft Day.
To wrap the show up, the CelticsPod team discuss the current Danny Ainge and Brad Stevens discourse that’s floating around multiple social media outlets - is the criticism fair? Or should we take a look around the league to realize how lucky we are to have a stable coaching staff and front office? Brenden gives his opinion from a Sacramento Kings perspective, and explains how he’s seen players regress when coming into a bad situation, whereas in Boston its the complete opposite.
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