The Lakers are a sideshow? Man, I wish I could get some of those sideshow titles.
Of course, I mean who would they rather defend Danny Granger or Young/Green? I bet anybody is going to choose Young/Green that does not mean Danny is some kind of superstar, I bet if Paul George,West or Hibbert are hurt instead they would say the same thing.Quote:
In reading Don Cassey's pre game statements he was asked what was different about preparing for Indiana without Danny Granger he said & I'm paraphrasing here that Indiana loses a lot of toughness when Danny is not there and they become easier to defend.
No SF in the NBA is tougher than Lebron or Melo, yes Danny is tough but if you compare him to Lebron/Melo he is not that tough, Deng,Rudy and Wallace are pretty tough too.Quote:
I said that last year, I think the entire Smash Mouth persona of the team was really based on Danny Granger. He is tough as nails and fears no one. The problem is that he plays a position that there are two clearly more physical players (LeBron & Melo) but right after them I don't think there is a tougher small forward in the NBA. In fact I question if Melo really will take or make contact the way Danny does.
Yes I appreciate what he brings to the team I just don't overrated him, hell I was even getting on people when they were telling us that Green was going to replace Danny just fine.Quote:
If nothing else about this season I hope this finally makes fans who took him for granted all of these years appreciate what Danny has meant to this franchise.
The board is pretty much split between "make some type of change before it's too late" and "let the change/growth come from within" camps.
I hate that the trend that our bench scoring/defense sucks since Game 3....but keep in mind....there has been a SIGNIFICANT change to the lineup......we've lost Granger for 3-4 months and we have replaced the bench ( minus Hansbrough ) with new Players and are utilizing a Player that hasn't been used before this season ( Lance ). Add in that Hibbert is sucking it up.....I am not surprised that we are doing terribly. It's not like we are playing with the same 8 to 9 Players from last season and we are getting different results.
Why continue to rearrange the deck-chairs on the Titanic when we have to ( at some point ) settle for what we have and simply let the lineup mature and get used to each other?
Even if we were to go down the path of "trading anyone outside of the Starting 5" route....what can we get for the remaining bench Players? Not much....at worst..I could see it as a lateral move. IMHO....I don't want to make a panic move ( that will likely cost us something ) cuz the Team is doing terribly now considering the above concerns and changes to the Team.
Not picking on Roy, just pointing out that we would be 7 and 1 if roy just had an average game, every game for the last 8. We still wouldn't look great, but we would be 7 and 1. So come on Roy have just an average game. Not a great game just average. While were at it maybe someone else could also play a decent game, then we would have a blow out.
Not going to worry yet. Once we lose to a team badly twice I will start to worry. We should get tape on teams and be able to make adjustments. Right now they are trying to figure things out as a group. Lance and Hansbrough look like our best all around players in my book up to this point. The rest of the team should catch up and we will be okay. Hopefully it starts tonight. Lance should end games, not Green.
I'm still waiting for some actual basketball reasons from you that makes you so confident this team will turn things around.
It is hard to believe that we have shot as badly as we have the last couple of games! It's equally hard to believe that we have come close to winning after shooting like that! I'm sure it will change. Go Pacers, Beat the BUCKS!!!
Anyone know much about Roy's offseason routine (Area 55ers)? From his Twitter feed, all I know is that he did a bunch of MMA. I didn't read anything about him working on his post game or shot... Not to say that he didn't, I just wonder if he's focused so much on his body that other areas were a bit neglected. Especially since he is or at least should be stronger in the upper body, I wonder if that may be affecting his shot a bit.
Once that seed of doubt got into his head... Well then we get no confidence Roy again.
If Hibbert was able to step up and we could run the offense through him like before......would we be doing as bad?
At least it was easy to ignore the game and concentrate on studying. Have a test today. Not much to say about the game:-(
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