I'm a Danny fan, but he is having a hell of a time getting quality shots the way he is used to. The dude looks like he has forgot how to play. Too many forearm shimmies and bull dozing his way into the lane. I can call an offensive foul on him almost every time he drives. Just like I can call it when DJones wants to try and go in and dunk the ball.
Apparently Granger benefits greatly from a real training camp, cause his game does not look very polished.
You can't get champagne from a garden hose.
So, that's what a colonoscopy feels like.
Detroit didn't blow us out. We lost. This is the NBA, not college. The talent levels are not so drastically different that it's a shock that any team should lose to any other. Especially a division rival, on their home court, when the players were working on probably about 4 hours of sleep.
I'll continue to be the freakout police when you are leading the charge in freaking out after every loss on the schedule. Someone has to balance things out.
Let's just say that Danny should never be driving to the bucket. The team just needs to learn how to pass the ball. You could see they were trying it at the beginning of the second half and it helped a bit. They just don't have it down yet. Guys who should be driving include GHill, Collison, Lance, DJ (when he's in), Price and maybe Paul at times. Danny really should be used to stretch the floor. I feel dirty saying that since I hate JOb ball.
Really, I think Vogel is trying to go to the rack as much as possible but some players don't have that skill. Unlike Jim, I expect Frank to learn from that.
[QUOTE=BlueNGold;1337537]I'm not even worried. This isn't the same team you will see later this season. It just isn't. I'm not one to put blinders on either. We have more talent on this team than we've had in years. Granger, who was supposedly an all-star scored 6 points on 2-13 or something. It was a bad game and bad games happen. Granger, as bad as he is, isn't that bad...[/QUOTE
FG5 Stats seem to indicate a downward trend. Dosn't really give me hope that he is going to miraculously turn it around any time soon.
Is it illogical to expect a power forward to shoot better than 35% from the field?
Is it illogical to expect a point guard to get his teammates involved in the offense, and at least pretend to give a damn on the defensive end?
Is it illogical to expect a guy who as been overpaid multiple times by the same team to suit up for a game every now and then?
I really wish we'd play Hill exclusively at off guard, at least for a while. The Hill at PG experiment is not working. Play AJ, trade for another point guard, sign someone from the D-League, I don't know. But we badly need another playmaker.
1) No. But you clearly have it out for Granger, and have for a long time. You slam him every chance you get, and that isn't only saved for stinkers like tonight.
2) No, we both know he won't continue to shoot that poorly, and supposedly he is playing with an injured hand. May have something to do with it, I don't know, but the sample size is small and he will get better.
3) No, but DC has been much better this season, on both sides of the ball. Probably been our most consistent player, which you wouldn't know, because evidently tonight was the first game you have watched all season.
4) If the guy is hurt, he's hurt. He's a valuable rotation player when he's not, and why throw him out there early in the season if he's not 100%? Are players not allowed to rest or nurse injuries? The guy has been a pro for his entire career with the team and is very valuable when he plays.
wasn't able to watch the game tonight but saw the score....what the HELL happened???
And the walls came tumbling down.....
FWIW, I agree that these are valid criticisms.
Collison is much improved this season (to my surprise). Certainly he shouldn't be lumped with Granger or Hans right now.
As for Foster, well injuries happen. Surely management knew he had a bad back when they re-signed him. Are you saying he's milking his injury?
"He's a strong physical presence out there on both ends of the court. He's a man. There's a reason he was an All-Star." -- Vogel on David West