Originally Posted by Jay
Yes, he's a high energy player.
He needs to be a high-energy player to make up for all the mistakes HE makes.
I'm not sure he's still a good enough high-energy player at his age to cover up for all of his own mistakes.
I'd bring him back as the fifteenth-man and leave him inactive except for whenever one of our top-three PGs is hurt.
I'm missing something.
Originally Posted by Naptown_Seth
I admit that I spent most of last season working in New Jersey and Pennsylvania (lucky me, huh?), but I don't understand your thinking.
I've seen you guys post these kind of things about Armstrong, but it just doesn't agree with the perception that I have of him.
He is old and certainly cannot play heavy minutes throughout a season. That much is a certainty.
But I've always thought of him as a very decent on-the-ball defender, applying pressure to his opponent over the entire length of the court. I've certainly thought of DJ as a significantly better defender than Tinsley, for example. Since I didn't attend many games at all, and the east coast did not carry many games, I can only rely on statistics... but DJ's assist-to-turnover ratio was 2.55 compared to Tinsley's 2.48... about equal.
So, I assume the comment made by Jay pertaining to DJ regarding "the mistakes HE makes" should by default extend to Tinsley as well? Consequently, should we just chuck all of our PGs and "start over"?
Just a thought. Perhaps Banks, Rush and Owens, with McLeod sprinkled in as well. Could they as a group be any worse than what we are relying on now? A little variety in style amongst the four, with the defensive end of the floor definitely covered.