i posted this in the Knick game thread a little while back:
Originally Posted by Knowledge
over/under: 10 more Turner starts before being benched?
Turner played 23 minutes today. I think someone (besides Lavoy) is going to get benched soon and Turner is going to be candidate numero uno.
Originally Posted by Sam Hinkie
"I'm probably pretty boring to watch a game with because I''m all about expected values. I don''t even care if it goes in or not, I'm all about, '‘Should it go in?'' I can live with randomness. I mean, if it''s a close game in the end, yeah, I''m just like anyone else. But I just want us to play the odds all the time."
huge problem with our rebounding is the lack of ability to stop guard penetration. jrue is the only player i see who can do that. turner at times too. when a guard penetrates our bigs have to rotate which give offensive rebounding opportunities and open jumpshots on kick outs.
isnt that what ivey is supposed to do? well hes getting blown by so why in the world is he getting so many minutes?
Listening to DC postgame. Now he says we lack size and physicality after bragging about the team's size prior to the regular season even without Bynum. Spence, Kwame, and Lavoy are big, but none of them are good enough to be 30 minute a night big men consistently.
Honestly, this may be a healthy experience for the organization. Now they can see why your coach shouldn't be making personnel decisions. Its 7 games into the season and he is already seeing that the guys he brought in aren't as good as he thought.
Bynum would hide a lot of these problems, but without him, they become clearer with each game. Heck, the importance of the roles EB and Iggy played last year become clearer with each game too.
I used to chuckle inwardly every time someone commented last year and even this one about how we had a good defensive scheme....and that maybe Brand and Iggy's loss wouldn't be felt much as a result. That sentiment was not based on reality, apparently.
Our players tend to for the most part be somewhat disciplined defensively compared to the pre-Collins teams we've had to watch(except for getting back on defense lately) but the schemes are not impressive, and the personnel not so much either. Even if Brand was only playing 25 minutes in a Reggie Evans-type role, our team would be potentially much better. We couldn't defend a pick and roll last night. And we couldn't defend a 2nd year spot up shooter on the wing. How anyone could believe EB and Iggy don't dramatically improve our chances of defeating that team last night, I don't know what game is being watched.
Last edited by wannabGM; 11-15-2012 at 07:23 PM.
Originally Posted by RickyPrior
When you go out of the way just to hate...no one takes you seriously.