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    Default Re: Kemba "better than Kyrie" Walker with 5 points on 2/11 shooting in 52 minutes

    5 more points than Kyrie gave his team these playoffs

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    Default Re: Kemba "better than Kyrie" Walker with 5 points on 2/11 shooting in 52 minutes

    Kyrie was absolutely awful last year in the ECSF against Milwaukee.

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    Default Re: Kemba "better than Kyrie" Walker with 5 points on 2/11 shooting in 52 minutes

    Boston better not lose in the 2nd round again... what's the excuse then? Does Tatum throw a fit & have Kemba traded?

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    Default Re: Kemba "better than Kyrie" Walker with 5 points on 2/11 shooting in 52 minutes

    Quote Originally Posted by BigtimeNBAFan View Post
    Kyrie was absolutely awful last year in the ECSF against Milwaukee.
    Much different situations. Kemba is playing with a Tatum who has become a two-way, playmaking All-NBA wing and an all-star level two-way wing and a healthy Marcus Smart who's averaging 16/5/7 on very good efficiency. For reference, Kemba is now averaging 17.5/6/4. Last year, Tatum and Brown were much worse players and Smart was only available, in an obviously diminished way, for two games.

    Kyrie definitely played bad outside of game 1 and maybe game 3 last year, but make no mistake, these are not similar situations at all. 2/11 in a closeout game in a role where you can even be the 3rd option and you there are multiple playmakers and scorers is pretty bad. Kyrie I don't think even had a game like that, and when he was playing he was the unambiguous No. 1 option.


    Anyways, Kemba was never a better player, but his demeanor and attitude and frankly make him kind of an upgrade. I'll take a healthy Kyrie over him anyday regardless of attitude stuff though.

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    Default Re: Kemba "better than Kyrie" Walker with 5 points on 2/11 shooting in 52 minutes

    Kyrie didn’t get to a game 7 in the 2nd round when he did play for the Celtics. Kemba has already made it further in his first post season

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    Default Re: Kemba "better than Kyrie" Walker with 5 points on 2/11 shooting in 52 minutes

    Kemba doesn't have anywhere near the basketball skillset of kyrie... long shooting, midrange, post, finishing in every different way tear drops, and reverses from every angle. He's a poor mans Irving, but less of a headcase, better leader.

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    Default Re: Kemba "better than Kyrie" Walker with 5 points on 2/11 shooting in 52 minutes

    Quote Originally Posted by tpols View Post
    Kemba doesn't have anywhere near the basketball skillset of kyrie... long shooting, midrange, post, finishing in every different way tear drops, and reverses from every angle. He's a poor mans Irving, but less of a headcase, better leader.
    He doesn’t over dribble like Kyrie. Unlike Kyrie Celtics still have a chance to win when Kemba puts up a shit game.

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    Default Re: Kemba "better than Kyrie" Walker with 5 points on 2/11 shooting in 52 minutes

    Quote Originally Posted by ImKobe View Post
    Boston better not lose in the 2nd round again... what's the excuse then? Does Tatum throw a fit & have Kemba traded?
    I mean, Tatum is 22 and Brown is 23. Their future is still extremely bright. 2nd round was probably about what should have been expected for them this year tbh.

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    Default Re: Kemba "better than Kyrie" Walker with 5 points on 2/11 shooting in 52 minutes

    Quote Originally Posted by CTbasketball92 View Post
    Much different situations. Kemba is playing with a Tatum who has become a two-way, playmaking All-NBA wing and an all-star level two-way wing and a healthy Marcus Smart who's averaging 16/5/7 on very good efficiency. For reference, Kemba is now averaging 17.5/6/4. Last year, Tatum and Brown were much worse players and Smart was only available, in an obviously diminished way, for two games.
    That is the trend: players magically improving when Kyrie is removed from the equation. Now Kyrie being a cancer is being used as an argument against Kemba?

    Kyrie didn’t get to a game 7 in the 2nd round when he did play for the Celtics. Kemba has already made it further in his first post season
    With a team that made it to Game 7 of the ECF the year before without Kyrie. ECF in 17', 18', and probably 20'. I wonder what was different about 19'?

    5 more points than Kyrie gave his team these playoffs
    Or the Celtics in the 18' playoffs. He hasn't played at all in 2 of the 3 most recent playoffs and in 15' missed almost all the finals. He is hurt every single year--you just have to hope it happens in December and not in April-June. The one good thing about him being hurt every year is every year we get significant sample sizes of his team's performance without him. At best you get something like 16', where the Cavs record stayed the same with or without him. We know the story of the last 3 years.

    Kemba is 20/4/5 on 60% TS for the playoffs.
    Kyrie was 21/4/7 on 49% TS in the 19' PO and worse in the ECSF.

    Kema is giving equal or better production without crushing the play of teammates like Tatum, Brown. It is easy to see why Boston improved so much.

    This shouldn't be a surprise. Boston played better with Terry Rozier and Brooklyn with Dinwiddie. Walker is an all-NBA caliber player and perennial all-star and much better than either.

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    Default Re: Kemba "better than Kyrie" Walker with 5 points on 2/11 shooting in 52 minutes

    What’s are Celtics excuse? How about losing a valuable playmaker and a 20ppg scorer in Hayward? Celtics are a lot more predictable

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    Default Re: Kemba "better than Kyrie" Walker with 5 points on 2/11 shooting in 52 minutes

    Better leader doe

    It's an insult to even compare that bum to Godrie

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    Default Re: Kemba "better than Kyrie" Walker with 5 points on 2/11 shooting in 52 minutes

    Quote Originally Posted by KD7 View Post
    Better leader doe

    It's an insult to even compare that bum to Godrie
    Nets made the playoffs without him too

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    Default Re: Kemba "better than Kyrie" Walker with 5 points on 2/11 shooting in 52 minutes

    Quote Originally Posted by KD7 View Post
    Better leader doe

    It's an insult to even compare that bum to Godrie
    If you look up your posts, last year you were saying Kyrie wasn't even as good as Kemba.

    But Kemba does need to be better. % points is unacceptable.

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    Default Re: Kemba "better than Kyrie" Walker with 5 points on 2/11 shooting in 52 minutes

    There's absolutely no excuse for Kemba's poor performance so far. Toronto's playing good D but he should still be better than this.

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