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    They keep losing to the Heat because Drew keeps trying to beat the league's most explosive team at their own game, and it makes no sense. Atlanta got 51 boards in a win two days ago, yet he goes back to the small lineup last night and not only do they get out-rebounded, but also get 14 fewer points in the paint than Miami. He wants to match up with the opposition and play on their terms, instead of exploit their weaknesses and play to his own team's strengths.

    Morrow deserves a chance to be the starting 2-guard, his skill set complements JT's almost perfectly. Harris has shown nothing, Korver is inconsistent, and Stevenson's defensive impact is overrated. I'd use a 9-man rotation of Pachulia-Horford-Smith-Morrow-Teague starting (all 30+ mins/game)... then Johnson, Korver, Stevenson, Williams off the bench.
    Last edited by Bravo95; 11-10-2012 at 02:45 PM.

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    I love what I'm seeing out of Teague. Not sure what to say of Josh. I'm hoping he will spin things around...

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    ^It's early but Teague is averaging 16.3 points (60 FG%), 7.3 assists, and 2.0 steals... in just 28 minutes per game.

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    ^ Yeah and compare that to top PGs that play 30+ a game. I would be curious to see what his averages could be if he played the same amount of time as Paul, Irving, Williams, etc. In my mind, he is becoming our top player.

    Let's just check Deron Williams for example (being one of the top East PGs and having his ex-teammate Joe, which is interesting in itself.):

    Teague:

    PPG 16.3
    RPG 3.3
    APG 7.3
    SPG 2.0
    BPG 0.5
    FG% 0.600
    FT% 1.000
    3P% 0.600
    MPG 28.3

    Williams:

    PPG 15.8
    RPG 1.0
    APG 7.3
    SPG 0.8
    BPG 0.0
    FG% 0.469
    FT% 0.813
    3P% 0.222
    MPG 34.3

    Less minutes and been more productive in every category so far in the early season (same goes for being more productive than Joe in every category). Just interesting that Drew doesn't play him more.
    Last edited by *Silver&Black*; 11-11-2012 at 03:38 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by *Silver&Black*
    ^ Yeah and compare that to top PGs that play 30+ a game. I would be curious to see what his averages could be if he played the same amount of time as Paul, Irving, Williams, etc. In my mind, he is becoming our top player.
    http://www.basketball-reference.com/...#per_minute::9

    Averages per 36 mins of Teague, Paul, Williams, Irving, Holiday, and Westbrook entering Saturday's games:

    JT: 20.7 pts, 4.1 reb, 9.2 ast, 2.5 stl (60% FG, 60% 3PT)
    CP: 19.0 pts, 4.2 reb, 11.6 ast, 2.4 stl (48% FG, 31% 3PT)
    DW: 16.6 pts, 1.1 reb, 7.6 ast, 0.8 stl (47% FG, 22% 3PT)
    KI: 24.1 pts, 4.3 reb, 6.7 ast, 0.9 stl (46% FG, 43% 3PT)
    JH: 17.0 pts, 3.7 reb, 9.5 ast, 1.5 stl (43% FG, 41% 3PT)
    RW: 19.2 pts, 4.4 reb, 8.1 ast, 0.5 stl (36% FG, 25% 3PT)
    Last edited by Bravo95; 11-11-2012 at 07:25 AM.

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    Thanks.

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    The next step for JT is getting to the line more often. He could learn some things from Lou who is great at getting calls.

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    That and having a coach that actually plays him. Why is it that around the league everyone has young stud PGs who the team revolves around, yet when it comes to us we insist on giving the ball to an overpaid SG (now gone) or sharing time with a PG that is here for his expiring contract and hasn't shown anything yet. We seem to keep our anti-PG ways ever since the passing of CP3 in the draft. He is finally getting an opportunity to prove himself (still with limited minutes) and it's showing.

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    If they just stuck with Pick-n-Roll entirely and gave the keys to Teague, he would really go off..... but right now, the offense (and skill set of his teammates) means he has to share the wealth more than those other point guards. A coach who specializes in running PNR like Sloan could bring out the best in Jeff like he did for Deron, who kinda needed to be broken down as a younger player and built back up.
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    Morrow hasn't played a second in this game, after scoring 17 last game. Oh and Korver has played more than Teague. Drew's coaching.

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    Quote Originally Posted by *Silver&Black* View Post
    Morrow hasn't played a second in this game, after scoring 17 last game. Oh and Korver has played more than Teague. Drew's coaching.
    I saw that. The minutes were spread out among the players and yes, not one for Morrow...

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    Quote Originally Posted by *Silver&Black*
    Morrow hasn't played a second in this game, after scoring 17 last game. Oh and Korver has played more than Teague. Drew's coaching.
    See what I mean? At least he had enough sense to play Zaza more, but once again Tolliver got more playing time than Ivan, and Harris got all of Morrow's minutes but did nothing with it (1-5 FG, missed both his FTs.).

    22 turnovers is just unacceptable, and this has to be one of the worst free throw shooting teams of all-time.
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    Even the Clips' announcers was wondering why Morrow wasn't playing. They must have said his name 5 or 6 times in the 4th.

    Drew either has a player crush on Harris or dislike Teague for some reason (prob wouldn't even be on this team right now if he didn't get his chance when Kirk was out in the playoffs). You already know he has to have a problem with Ivan, so no need to figure that one out.


    The line-up IMO should be:

    Teague (<---30 minutes at the very least)
    Morrow
    Smith
    Horford
    Zaza

    Harris shouldn't be splitting time with Teague right now, Korver should be coming off the bench, and Jenkins should get some time. I think Harris is the odd man out, struggling, expiring contract, maybe a good trade piece.
    Last edited by *Silver&Black*; 11-12-2012 at 12:57 AM.

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    It's probably just the age and "experience" thing. Drew has always favored older players even if they aren't bringing much to the table. Jason Collins, Hinrich, Radmanovic, Stackhouse, and now we've got Stevenson, Korver, and Harris, all of whom won't be in the league much longer.

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    Do you guys like Smith at the 3, Horford at the 4, or would you prefer 4/5? Seems to me that would be better Josh's game seeing as he isn't a shooter and IS a good shot blocker.

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