Paul Georges D prior to Sunday Defensive Rating was at 88.. That is GOAT status, I don't know how he's back up to 98.. His D on manu was ferocious.
He shut him down, Blocked the crap out of Green..
We are panicking way too early. We have had one home game and 3 road games, Everybody needs to chill. We'll be fine.
Why all the hate all of a sudden is focused on Frank? What did he do that year in a half that does not warrant him a break?
After all he led us to the playoffs after we were toasted with JOB, Gave us the 3rd seed after a full season. Now we want him
gone after 4 games???????? Do the Celtics want Doc gone as well?????
Makes zero sense, Who was coaching the team under Frank? How has he not shown that he could lead this team. The team is just playing sloppy.
Cut them some slack. This is why Success as a franchise is so poisonous, Now that we have high standards after making
the playoffs all of a sudden we are a power house team? I mean the Thunder are 2-2 as well.
To the people that wanted DC, Lou, Barbosa and Dhante! It's just too early. Some of you forget how bad DC was at times, How
Imcopentant he was at passing the ball. He simply didn't have what it took to run our offense. I mean how soon do we all forget??
How bad Lou was and his 5-8 missed dunks per game. How every time Lou shot the ball we all cringed. I applaud the team
for making a gamble this offseason. We would not have grown out them, We really would have been a treadmill team with
those players aboard. Boy is Leandro lighting the world on fire with the Celtics. On paper the additions we made>>>>
last years players. I feel very confident in us making the playoffs. We'll catch our groove soon. It's a 82 game season people
relax. You can't hit the abort button and break the team up after 4 games. We'll have a good feel for this team once
were close to the All-Star break. We are missing our best player and were at .500 I'll take that to bank all day.
If anything this is a great lesson for you get rid of Danny cult leaders, The man means too much for this organiztion.
He and Dwest are the only ones in the team you know can create for themselves. Once Danny comes back!
Paul and Green urgency of scoring should vanquish, Making them play their own game. We all have to come to the realization
that Paul George at this state cannot and will not lead the team in scoring, It's just not his mindset. It's in the Nature of the
beast.... Paul shies away from the ball, That's why Danny is so good... The dude has a killer alpha dawg mentality. To me the whole
2-2 ordeal isn't huge. But the way Paul is playing is just shocking. I mean he starts off the 1st half great then completely goes MIA in the
second half. That is not franchise esque! His tendencies are just shoccccccking, he isn't attacking the Rim and is shooting contested shots.
If the Pacers HAD the players the Heat does, no one would be complaining about losing ONE game. The Pacers DON'T have the Heat players, and they could just as easily be 0-4 instead of 2-2.
Tonights game should be interesting to say the least. Lets see how the team plays against the Hawks, and who shows up and who doesn't. I'm personally not in the camp that Granger's injury is why the Pacers are moving around the court like a blind man, and playing poorly against poor teams.
I understand, not happy though, the shellacing the Pacers took against the Spurs. The Spurs are a premier team. Lets see if the Pacers come to meet the challange of the Hawks.
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I see a guy with good size for the position who is a decent catch and shoot guy but not much else on that end of the floor. For a guy with his size and athleticsm, he's a relatively poor finisher around the basketball. Despite his summer tutoring, he still looks like a really poor ball handler. He doesn't move very well without the ball. He seems to be working a bit on his post game but hasn't really developed it any way. He has not shown an ability to get his own shot with ease.
And I'm not sure a guy scoring 16-18 ppg as the lead option on a bad team in the WAC proves that one has huge offensive potential.
This may help some of you that need a primer.
The former player that would have really made a difference right now is BRush.
Let me take my other post back, that group isn't necessarily better, across the board, but they are more defined and would provide some continuity in a situation that is a messed up jigsaw right now.
Mike Wells @MikeWellsNBA
Vogel: "no motivational speech will replace Danny, we just have to play"
Pretty sure it's tendinosis. This diagnosis actually better matches the natural history of what we know of Granger's knee issues as well.
I think some of you guys need to read the press release and then go look up tendinosis.
It's tendinosis, not tendinitis. Apparently there's a huge difference. And a bad one. Tendinitis is a generic inflammation that generally goes away with rest. Tendinosis is not an inflamation, but a degenerative condition that's often mistaken for tendinitis.
@ Mike, @doc, thanks. The words are very close, even though the meaning has some similarities, the actual diagnosis and treatment is not. Thanks for clarifying, as I'm sure I wasn't the only one to misread or fail to appreciate the differences.
I see a guy who's trying to figure out how to play at both ends of the floor and have enough energy to do so. He looks like he takes puffers on offense so that he can dominate on defense. At least to me, that's why he doesn't move so well off the ball.
I see improved handles from last offseason, but goes back to old bad habits under pressured circumstances.
I don't think he has the size/bulk to really move his post game forward meaningfully... but clearly has changes in his body over when he was drafted (he's added about 15 lbs since his college days).
That's the fun of being a spectator. We can see different things. :)
My concern is that George seems to be the kind of player that needs the coaches to really push him hard. IMO, he needs someone to hold him accountable to live up to his potential. Vogel doesn't seem like that kind of coach.
Well, this just means that PG has to grow up much sooner than we thought. He may not want it...but he's going to have to be "The Man" now.
Frankly, I don't think that PG is ready nor willing to be "The Man".
Can someone give him the same stuff that West and GH takes before the start of each game so that he's more aggressive?
Time to hit the cellar for Zeller!!
Pietrus is a solid wind defender and 3pt shooter....but the guy has a low basketball IQ and poor shot selection.Quote:
The Pacers have already reached out to the agent of free agent swingman Mickael Pietrus as a possible replacement in the lineup
Are there other FA options?
Guys, Paul isn't the one that has to step up his game. Hill and Roy are the 2 making the big bucks. Time to start playing like you are worth the $$