Just be able to finish Roy, thats all I want.
Just be able to finish Roy, thats all I want.
I know the Pacers are set up to be better defensively than the Knicks in general, but our system does play to hibbert's strenghts and allow us to minimize the damage his faults create.
If Roy would seek contact like Tyler I think his points would go way up due to the fact that he has been a good ft shooter.
Just wanted to say, I made my shirt for tonight's game, and wore it down to warm-ups and stood on the Bulls end while Derrick Rose shot around. He glanced over and gave me a dirty look. My week was made when he acknowledged that he didn't like my shirt.
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Chandler is a PnR big. He excels in cutting to the rim and finishing with a dunk. Hibbert is a post-up big. He is asked to generate offense off the post. He is sucking at it right now, though.
But I'll just say this.
Post-up bigs are supposed to shoot worse than PnR bigs!
You cannot throw the ball to Chandler in the post and ask him to generate offense. That's the difference.
Heaven forbid you ask a 7'2 center to dunk or consistently hit two footers.
The thing is, Roy is missing the easy shots too. He is missing absolute gimmies. And thats my biggest gripe with him. He needs to finish with a dunk. He needs to hit his lay ups. We don't ask Roy to generate offense off the post anymore either. We just go through West when we want that now.
And right now we can't throw the ball to Roy in the post and ask him to generate offense. Right now we can't throw the ball to Roy in the post at all. PG and Lance found that out tonight.
Mutombo career shooting percentage is over .500%, make all the excuses you want but Roy is probably the worse starting center on offense in the NBA.
Mutha effing Tyson Chandler doesn't miss point black put backs and bunnies, and he certainly doesn't let anyone move him out of the paint. This type of crap play on the offensive end should not be acceptable to the coaching staff.
Vogel just needs to sit him down and show clips of how effective he was last year, heck show him clips of how he broke Al Horford last year.
I'd like Roy to dunk more of its close shots but I cannot ignore that those shots are heavily contested more often than not.
What I know is that despite a miserable start to the season we are 10 games over .500 and are riding around at a .600 winning percentage. Hibbert is having a miserable offensive year, but we're still winning. There's two things that can happen. Either Hibbert gets better offensively or he doesn't.
If he doesn't, his role on offense continues to shrink. His FG% may stay the same, but since basically all of his FGAs will be shots directly off of passes or on putbacks it won't really affect our offense much.
If he does get better, we get to find soemthing else to talk about lol.
I've said it again. Roy's base seems weaker this season since Roy decided to put on weight in his upper body in order to not be pushed off the block and absorb contact better in the defensive end.
Roy will have to work on his base next off-season. If he had a strong base, he would be able to retain his balance much better and finish through contact. The rest being healed is going to help as well.
That's my opinion at least.
Bulls fans tonight are talking about how they played with half a team and were in the game. I think they have a point, but it's a division rival, in a game for the division lead. And, Thibs has to be Coach of the Year.
The discussion has turned to Roy, so I'll say something really quick on that. His offense sucks this year and something needs done to correct it. Big-man coach or extra practice on the hook shot, or slap him before every game so he can dunk it like he's 7'2". Something. His defense is tremendous, and I can still tell how much different this team is without him on the court. But if he could just score with any regularity, man we'd be impossible to beat.
But, tonight's game was all about excitement.
DWest brought it like he always brings it. But what was awesome for me was to see the fire from Lance and PaulStar, and even Psycho T tonight! The Fieldhouse was rocking, and the Pacers finally gave them a show worth cheering for. Friday's Miami game was a great win, but tonight's highlight fest was a lot of fun. As sad as it is, we really need a handful of the kind of plays Paul, Lance, and George were making in every game to attract the attention of the casual fan.
Plus, how awesome is it to see those three guys (Paul, Lance, Hill), who we've watched develop, mature, and improve make these kinds of plays? For the patience to pay off? The risk? I love it.
Final note tonight: When Rose returns to Chicago and Danny returns to the Pacers, both teams will be good enough to beat Miami in the playoffs. No doubt in my mind.
I think he'll be alright.
Although you have to wonder why Vogel didn't give Lance some rest and put Young on Bellineli or switch Young over to Deng and PG on Bellineli.
Overall though...I think it was an anomaly when it comes to Bellineli's shooting....he was hitting the majority of the shots that he was taking. Sometimes when your hot...your hot....nothing that Lance could have done would have made a difference.