Am I the only one who likes it when Josh & Tyler are on the floor together?
Jim sometimes just baffles me with his ideas. We must bench a big now every game because we are going small? Really? There is a law that you can not play four wing players a game?
How much you wanna bet that James Posey is one of those that never see's street clothes?
Anyway as Seth pointed out there is an easy way to play the four wings and still have a backup center & power forward.
But if O'Brien can't bring himself to do that then why not use Josh who can play both spots.
I don't mind a player being benched and sometimes when you are losing you throw things against the wall to see if they stick, this I don't blame Jim for per say.
But to take a guy who started all season and now make him DNP-CD for no real reason is just another in a long line of baffeling things.
BTW I don't hate that Tyler played well. I hate the fact that O'Brien has waited 32 games to see that he could play well.
I'm sorry but I'm going to disagree with the usuals here (again) but you won't convince me that this is some miracle of two days of practice that Jim decided that Tyler had earned a spot.
This is Tylers game, nothing different from the Spurs game that we haven't seen from his first game in the NBA other than his jump shot was falling.
To try and pretend that he was so bad that he could not find a single min. of play vs. the N.Y. Knicks to all of a sudden his practice was so good that he should not only start but play extended min. is just insulting to all of our intellegence.
My opinion is that this is Jim just once again being a mad scientist and throwing things together and over coaching again.
However there is a very slight possibility that the Knicks game may have been a breaking point for some of the upper ups in management.
There is no secret that Jim talks to Larry Bird every day, this his by his own words, about the direction of the team. While Larry is probably never going to tell him what players to play or use he certainly would tell him the direction he wants the team to go. Notice as well that at the same time this happened Brunner put out a p.r. piece about going younger and trying to improve?
Let's just say it is a possiblity that we weren't the only ones who watched that Knick game shaking our heads that James Posey played every single min. of the 4th quarter.
While I don't think my latter scenario is out of the question I still believe that Jim is just mixing and matching.
But to be honest I don't know anymore, that is if I ever did.