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    Default Re: Mark Montieth Speaks: 10/05/04

    I've never figured out why Montieth believes Bender can play on the perimeter.



    I suspect JB's minutes will look like Al's from last season, a few token minutes per game at SF when Ron sits down, and most of his time at PF when Foster isn't on the court.

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    Default Re: Mark Montieth Speaks: 10/05/04

    I have to disagree with Montieth.

    Bender has average ballhanding skills AT BEST for a SF. As a Power Forward, he'd be able to take people off the dribble. AT small forward, he just an average dribbler. He's not going to blow by any SF not named Peja Stojakovic.

    Not to mention, if you play out on the perimeter and shoot threes, it wont matter if youre 7 feet tall or five feet tall.

    Its a collassal waste of Bender's skills.

    You could have gotten a 3-point specialist with the 25th pick in the draft, not the 5th pick.
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    Default Re: Mark Montieth Speaks: 10/05/04

    Kstat, you probably knew this, but for years a constant theme of Montieth's Q&A consisted of him trying to sell everyone on the idea that Bender's "natural" position was SG. ed:

    I think Btown and the bunny are onto something, but somebody may have to explain to me just what it means.

    Until then...

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    Default Re: Mark Montieth Speaks: 10/05/04

    Why do the things that we treasure most, slip away in time
    Till to the music we grow deaf, to God's beauty blind
    Why do the things that connect us slowly pull us apart?
    Till we fall away in our own darkness, a stranger to our own hearts
    And life itself, rushing over me
    Life itself, the wind in black elms,
    Life itself in your heart and in your eyes, I can't make it without you


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    Default Re: Mark Montieth Speaks: 10/05/04

    Okay...the smilie was sad enough to begin with...

    But now that picture!?!?

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    Default Re: Mark Montieth Speaks: 10/05/04

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    Kstat, you probably knew this, but for years a constant theme of Montieth's Q&A consisted of him trying to sell everyone on the idea that Bender's "natural" position was SG. ed:

    I think Btown and the bunny are onto something, but somebody may have to explain to me just what it means.

    Until then...


    Actually Jay, I try to read as little of the IndyStar as possible. The only hard part is trying to decipher which columnist is more idiotic, montieth or Kravitz.......

    Someday, I'm going to take one of their jobs. It just feels like karma.

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    Default Re: Mark Montieth Speaks: 10/05/04

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    Default Re: Mark Montieth Speaks: 10/05/04

    At 7'1, 236, I think we're all hoping that Bender spends time in the paint rather than at the 3.

    Heck, I'd be thrilled if Bender got NO time at the 3 this year. Artest plays ~40, and SJax picks up the rest. It leaves the possibility of more minutes in the backcourt for Freddy.

    If we can legitimately go for long stretches with JO/Bender/Artest, that's got to be an improvement.

    Here's a different way to look at the depth chart:

    C: JO / Pollard / Harrison
    F: Foster / Bender / Croshere
    F: Artest / SJax / J.Jones
    G: Miller / SJax / F.Jones
    G: Tinsley / AJ / Gill

    That leaves one extra bench spot, which I'm hoping Wright will get.
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    Default Re: Mark Montieth Speaks: 10/05/04

    Quote Originally Posted by Anthem
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    Here's a different way to look at the depth chart:

    C: JO / Pollard / Harrison
    F: Foster / Bender / Croshere
    F: Artest / SJax / J.Jones
    G: Miller / SJax / F.Jones
    G: Tinsley / AJ / Gill

    That leaves one extra bench spot, which I'm hoping Wright will get.
    Other than the fact that I think Harrison will outplay Pollard for the backup C minutes (and again, that's only eight minutes per game so why can't the rookie do it?) - your rotation looks perfect.
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    Default Re: Mark Montieth Speaks: 10/05/04

    Well, yeah, I'd trade Pollard for picks in heartbeat. I'm not sure Croshere wouldn't be a better backup center.

    I'll have to see Harrison before thinking he's ready to contribute this year. I like the fact that he's working hard, but I don't know if he's mentally ready to be on the court.
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    Default Re: Mark Montieth Speaks: 10/05/04

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    I've never figured out why Montieth believes Bender can play on the perimeter.


    Maybe that is what DW envisioned him to be when he drafted him and is stubbornly holding onto his vision (so Montieth has no choice but to go with that)?

    Now, where's that rabbit?


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