Well they must be, considering the tendencies around here, most of them are neigh on opposite so henceforth: Weird speak:
All the talk about Saras starting is sad to read, sad because IMO it is all so void of reality that it becomes that.
Saras has shown flashes of being real good, at shooting the ball.
He has shown that he is not a good "ball handler".
He has shown that he has a loud mouth, but premature, prove yourself 1st over the course of a season, then see if you earned the right to call out collegues in an already volatile situation.
It has become clear that Tins and Saras on the court together can be done and works, if anything Saras is as someone correctly noted far more a 2/1 then a 1/2 so playing WITH Tins is probably the ideal situation and that would be agreed upon by all on this forum had he had that last 3 on the pass from Tins, (I believe it was against Atl) had it hit, we would be singing the combo instead of kicking Tins of the team.
Tins, I am sure of, is the starting PG for this team, everything Rick says points to that and the stats demand it, let's not forget that without Tins starting or playing this team is 1- 4 against 9-3 with him at the rudder.
Did anyone notice that Ron's sump coincides wit hTins being out ? well I did.
Tins is pouting, something I can not phatom, how do you know this, I mean observation is one, but can you be sure? was there something else on his mind, like a very sick kid? Or was he simply feeling lie a dog himself?
Or maybe he is p'd of by the attitude of another player(s) on the team, but not speaking about it in public?
Things that do bother me point in directions of one (1) player, someone we can all easy see "misbehaving".
Perhaps that upsets other players like Tins, it certainly does upset JO and perhaps most likely it also upsets Cro, so why not Tins and Ron?
My conlcusions from that make it even weirder.... They leave questions:
Why does Rick not bench Jax, it is clearly not working WITH him in the line-up, so let's go without him for a while and see what happens.
(And yes i understand that with Tins and Ron out that is hard)
Hearing how much Rick wants Tins back in the line-up means that most likely Tins is not one of the problems of this team, which is also very hard to imagine seeing as what he has overcome in previous seasons and how for instance JO talks about him, so the main problem is with Jax.
Now could Saras be another one?
Not in a sense of "competition" with Tins, Tins is to me at least known to "pick up hte glove" in situations like that. and play his heart out.
Also since they were together on the field to close out the last game Tins was there, I think that the two of them could be a great combo.
But in speaking publically about what he thinks of the games and his collegues (not so flattering on occasion) he might be rubbing a few feathers left and right the wrong way.
It goes without saying IMO that despite what we have seen Saras still needs to prove himself in the NBA, 82 games is a minimum for that, until then he remains a rook, and they are not well served by giving opinions on seasoned pro's.
Keypart is that I do not understand Rick in not benching Jax, let's face it we have little to lose here, except for Jax misbehaving on court, getting T's up and breaking the offense while slacking on defense.
I prefer to have someone on the court perhaps less talented but working his butt of and I am sure that Saras can fill in quite a few minutes as SG more then adequately.
It does however mean that Tins has to play, because AJ..well uh it's AJ
One bad apple can ruin a basket, one out of synch player can ruin a team, seems to me that after this board has taken apart JO, Tins, and other assorted players while hyping the rookies (what else is new) we are only slowly becomming sick and tired of Jax, who we now for the first time see in a role that he was hired for, 3rd option on offense, and defensive presence.
It is clear to me that he can not (does not want) accept that role.
Players who do not accept their "role" should be benched; JO did not yesterday all of a sudden come up with "you are either with us or gone" he sid that earlier in the season, when everyone was laughing at it, I am sure he is serious and I am pretty sure he means Jax.
When KA came here, Tins was benched in favor of, got a chance from Mike and never looked back, who says benching Jax for a few weeks would not have the same effect?