Take a closer look at the first preseason game of the new era – NBA Sports

NS Boston Celtics On Monday night, we played the first match of the preseason against Orlando Magic. Most people are unaware of pre-season matches, but there are some things to watch out for as the Celtics pre-season progresses.With New coaching staff on parquet floorsIt will be interesting to see how they rotate and set the lineup.

To start the game, first-year head coach Ime Udoka rolled out Marcus Smart, Jaylen Brown, Jayson Tatum, Juancho Hernangomez and Robert Williams. In almost half of the quarter, Udoka was replaced by Al Horford, Josh Richardson and Dennis Schröder. Udoka’s coaching decision showed that he values ​​veterans and wants to get the most out of those guys this year.

The Boston Celtics won their first preseason game of the year. With the new coaching staff, the pre-season becomes even more important.

The big surprise in the lineup was that Hernangomez was another player who started after Tatam. It’s no exaggeration to say that Udoka hasn’t seen much of him up close and wants to evaluate how he runs with the Celtics’ first core group. He adds the size he needs very much to that position and steers around the court very quickly, delivering a 6’9 inch, 214 lbs ranky. Forward.

Udoka is interested in what Hernangomez can offer to the Boston Celtics. Here’s what he said before the match at the pre-match press conference:

“Fancho, like Grant Williams, is a guy who fits that role with some of the young wings we have. As I said the other day, we’re playing around with some lineups and seeing different combinations. To go.”- Ime Udoka by Brian Robb of MassLive

Hernangomez’s first addition, for better or for worse, automatically affected rotation. This affects finding minutes (to some extent) throughout the game for people like Al Horford, Grant Williams, Romeo Langford, and Aaron Nesmith. By doing so, Langford patiently waited 38 minutes before getting his first chance. Langford is trying to prove to the Celtics that he can be their rotation player, but when given 10 minutes at the end of the game, it’s hard to do so.

Speaking of the end of the game, it was thanks to the young players that they made a big step up when it was most important. Payton Pritchard, Aaron Nesmith and Langford all struck the big names to lead the Boston Celtics to victory. It’s worth mentioning that Langford was able to connect with a 3-point shot that won the game at the end of the game, even though he didn’t play for minutes.

Of the few newcomers to the team, Dennis Schröder was the most impressed. He produced only 6 points on a bad shooting night. However, he also experienced three rebounds and finished second in the team with four assists. Schroeder enjoyed throwing Alley-oop lobs at his big names Williams and Horford.

The biggest point I’ve collected from this first preseason game is that I’m still feeling the aftermath of Brown’s left wrist surgery in May. Like Langford, Brown tore his scapular ligament, but Brown’s recovery time was much shorter than that of Langford. Despite the pain, Brown scored the best 25 points in the game and shot 50% out of the arc.

The prolonged pain in Brown’s wrist was obvious. He caused some turnovers by trying to cross over his opponents and trying simple dribbling movements from right to left. If you try to use Brown’s left hand, you can try Brown’s face during the game. Brown admitted that he could feel pain during the match.

“It held up quite a bit. Sometimes it bothered me a bit. But I’m heading in the right direction. I’m still 80-85%, but as the season progresses, on my routine It will be better. It was a good test today. ”– After Jaylen Brown’s match

The rest of the preseason will continue to be a great test for Brown. He needs to evaluate himself to see if he can move himself without feeling pain or causing turnover and damaging the team. Brown is a huge component that rises to the top of the Boston Celtics.

The Celtics can’t do that without Brown. They need him to be as close to 100 percent as possible while he is confident in himself in court.

The Boston Celtics will host the Toronto Raptors in their second pre-season game on Saturday.

– NBA Sports

Take a closer look at the first preseason game of the new era Take a closer look at the first preseason game of the new era

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