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NetsPaint
05-27-2011, 02:06 AM
He isn't a great player, but man, the Bulls sure could have used another ball handler. Is he not good at defense? At a point it should haven't have even mattered.

redwhitenblue
05-27-2011, 02:16 AM
Where do you play him. He's tiny, he has to play PG when on the court, when Miami has a bigger lineup in, whoever he's matched up against will have a height advantage. They've tried Rose and Watson on the court at the same time, but that's a major mismatch.


Watson had a decent series, but he was flat out awful against Indy and ATL, and most of the second half of the year.

NetsPaint
05-27-2011, 02:19 AM
Where do you play him. He's tiny, he has to play PG when on the court, when Miami has a bigger lineup in, whoever he's matched up against will have a height advantage. They've tried Rose and Watson on the court at the same time, but that's a major mismatch.


Watson had a decent series, but he was flat out awful against Indy and ATL, and most of the second half of the year.
I know you mean, but Rose was alone out there, and Watson was doing good.

cubswin25
05-27-2011, 02:20 AM
He isn't a great player, but man, the Bulls sure could have used another ball handler. Is he not good at defense? At a point it should haven't have even mattered.

He's not very good at handling the ball or creating offense. When Rose is out of game, and CJ is at PG the offense often looks lost. Thibs tried playing both Rose and Watson. So Watson could try to create stuff for Rose and to take pressure off him. But CJ was getting killed guarding 2 guards on defense and didn't create much either. So that plan ended pretty quick. CJ is a solid defender on PG, but can't guard SG. Anyways everybody knows the Bulls offense was pretty average and they needed another guy who could create his own shot. But the Bulls weren't gonna be able to address that need until the off season. We were just hoping that they could still win it all this year despite that problem. But for that to happen Noah/Boozer had to play better then they did and Korver/Bogans shooting really well. Well neither happen and it allowed the Heat to win 3 close games in the 4th quarter, when the Bulls just couldn't find any offense. Because nobody could hit shots or give the team consistent points and it allowed the Heats good defense to put all their attention on Rose. It was still a great season for the Bulls. They will improve this off season and be better next year.

NetsPaint
05-27-2011, 02:27 AM
He's not very good at handling the ball or creating offense. When Rose is out of game, and CJ is at PG the offense often looks lost. Thibs tried playing both Rose and Watson. So Watson could try to create stuff for Rose and to take pressure off him. But CJ was getting killed guarding 2 guards on defense and didn't create much either. So that plan ended pretty quick. CJ is a solid defender on PG, but can't guard SG. Anyways everybody knows the Bulls offense was pretty average and they needed another guy who could create his own shot. But the Bulls weren't gonna be able to address that need until the off season. We were just hoping that they could still win it all this year despite that problem. But for that to happen Noah/Boozer had to play better then they did and Korver/Bogans shooting really well. Well neither happen and it allowed the Heat to win 3 close games in the 4th quarter, when the Bulls just couldn't find any offense. Because nobody could hit shots or give the team consistent points and it allowed the Heats good defense to put all their attention on Rose. It was still a great season for the Bulls. They will improve this off season and be better next year.
Well you and redwhitenblue know about the Bulls more than me. I thought he had good enough handles, but maybe not. Overall the team did well though. Would be nice if Korver could gain moves to create his own shots.

MelkyNYY
05-27-2011, 02:28 AM
CJ Watson had the Bulls at +12 when he was on the floor.

heyman321
05-27-2011, 02:33 AM
who?

redwhitenblue
05-27-2011, 01:27 PM
CJ Watson had the Bulls at +12 when he was on the floor.
Which had to do with the defense creating TO's and fast breaks, not his ability at PG.

MrfadeawayJB
05-27-2011, 03:02 PM
Because Rose>Watson. Also he would have a nightmare defensivly guarding Wade, LeBron, or Mike Miller

justinnum1
05-27-2011, 03:04 PM
rose getting tired at end of games was certainly an issue