My question is can we afford to cut JOb after extending his contract? This is a struggling organization. There isn't much money to spend, so I guess we'll have to suffer along.
I have forever defended JOb. Mostly for the reason that he seems to get the best out of his players, but that is exactly what is killing me and you all. He hasn't made any adjustments to his philosphy to cater to the needs of our current roster. These guys can't play well offensively in the this so called "freelance offense". For most of the season I have been quietly impressed with our defensive improvments, but what in the name of God happened to our offense. It almost seems that the team has given up on Jim too. Maybe for good reason, who knows.
Hibbert and Rush seem to be struggling too much. In fact, I sometimes wonder if they are indeed that bad or if this system is flattening their play. Hibbert might do better if we consistantly played half court. The whole current starting line-up might benefit from that particular change. Watson, Dun, Jones, Murphy and Hibbert have one thing in common and that's the fact that they cannot create their own shots unless it's a jump shot. We need an isolation motion offense to put some life in these guys. Hibbert doesn't have many NBA qualities, but he can play post as well as pass from the post. If he must actually get playing time, we need to post him regularly as long as this starting line-up exists. I could at least enjoy the 45% that he seems to shoot. It's a far cry from the plain sadness that we've been shooting lately, or perhaps, we should start the bench. TJ, DJ, Head, Hans, McBob. Yes, I said McBob. At least he plays with confidence and passion. Solo is just as sad as Hibbert and should never ever play unless there is Hibbert(foul) trouble.
The biggest problem with this team in reality is how untalented we really are. Name one player that is currently active that you would choose to start your playoff caliber team. Murphy, Dun, Jones', Ole' Roy, Solo(shoot me now), you get the point. JOb certainly has his shortcomings, but who do we really have. I'm feeling like the team now and almost agree to give up like they apparently seem to have done themselves. I can't wait any longer until these burdensome contracts expire. Sadly, this years draft is pathetic. So, like Uncle Buck essentially said, who would come here in the middle of this season to put out this dumpster fire. Nobody that's who. Sad but true we're stuck with JOb's job poorly done.