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ChicagoJ
10-05-2004, 09:22 PM
I've never figured out why Montieth believes Bender can play on the perimeter. :rolleyes:

:bunny:

I suspect JB's minutes will look like Al's from last season, a few token minutes per game at SF when Ron sits down, and most of his time at PF when Foster isn't on the court. :twocents:

Kstat
10-05-2004, 09:32 PM
I have to disagree with Montieth.

Bender has average ballhanding skills AT BEST for a SF. As a Power Forward, he'd be able to take people off the dribble. AT small forward, he just an average dribbler. He's not going to blow by any SF not named Peja Stojakovic.

Not to mention, if you play out on the perimeter and shoot threes, it wont matter if youre 7 feet tall or five feet tall.

Its a collassal waste of Bender's skills.

You could have gotten a 3-point specialist with the 25th pick in the draft, not the 5th pick.

ChicagoJ
10-05-2004, 09:43 PM
Kstat, you probably knew this, but for years a constant theme of Montieth's Q&A consisted of him trying to sell everyone on the idea that Bender's "natural" position was SG. :unimpressed:

I think Btown and the bunny are onto something, but somebody may have to explain to me just what it means.

Until then...

:bunny:

ChicagoJ
10-05-2004, 09:47 PM
:devil:

sweabs
10-05-2004, 09:48 PM
Okay...the smilie was sad enough to begin with...

But now that picture!?!? :laugh:

Kstat
10-05-2004, 09:52 PM
Kstat, you probably knew this, but for years a constant theme of Montieth's Q&A consisted of him trying to sell everyone on the idea that Bender's "natural" position was SG. :unimpressed:

I think Btown and the bunny are onto something, but somebody may have to explain to me just what it means.

Until then...

:bunny:


Actually Jay, I try to read as little of the IndyStar as possible. The only hard part is trying to decipher which columnist is more idiotic, montieth or Kravitz.......

Someday, I'm going to take one of their jobs. It just feels like karma.

Ultimate Frisbee
10-05-2004, 10:07 PM
IT'S A BUNNY WITH A PANCAKE ON IT'S HEAD. What else do you need?!?!

http://www-scf.usc.edu/~mrubenst/mikerubenstein.jpg

Maybe its must me, but it looks like that bunny has 2 pancakes on its head!!! :laugh::laugh::laugh:

Anthem
10-05-2004, 10:38 PM
At 7'1, 236, I think we're all hoping that Bender spends time in the paint rather than at the 3.

Heck, I'd be thrilled if Bender got NO time at the 3 this year. Artest plays ~40, and SJax picks up the rest. It leaves the possibility of more minutes in the backcourt for Freddy.

If we can legitimately go for long stretches with JO/Bender/Artest, that's got to be an improvement.

Here's a different way to look at the depth chart:

C: JO / Pollard / Harrison
F: Foster / Bender / Croshere
F: Artest / SJax / J.Jones
G: Miller / SJax / F.Jones
G: Tinsley / AJ / Gill

That leaves one extra bench spot, which I'm hoping Wright will get.

ChicagoJ
10-05-2004, 10:52 PM
Here's a different way to look at the depth chart:

C: JO / Pollard / Harrison
F: Foster / Bender / Croshere
F: Artest / SJax / J.Jones
G: Miller / SJax / F.Jones
G: Tinsley / AJ / Gill

That leaves one extra bench spot, which I'm hoping Wright will get.

Other than the fact that I think Harrison will outplay Pollard for the backup C minutes (and again, that's only eight minutes per game so why can't the rookie do it?) - your rotation looks perfect.

Anthem
10-05-2004, 10:55 PM
Well, yeah, I'd trade Pollard for picks in heartbeat. I'm not sure Croshere wouldn't be a better backup center.

I'll have to see Harrison before thinking he's ready to contribute this year. I like the fact that he's working hard, but I don't know if he's mentally ready to be on the court.

Bball
10-05-2004, 11:16 PM
I've never figured out why Montieth believes Bender can play on the perimeter. :rolleyes:

:bunny:



Maybe that is what DW envisioned him to be when he drafted him and is stubbornly holding onto his vision (so Montieth has no choice but to go with that)?

Now, where's that rabbit?
:bunny:

-Bball