"I like our group of people," Ainge told USA Today. "I'm trying to teach them about basketball, and they're trying to teach me about analytics."
Neither he, Jarrett Jack, nor Diener are coming back no matter how much some would like to see it. Hopefully, after this season I can put Price in the same category as Diener... what ever happened to him.
The only thought I have , is that you made a comment on how "AJ gets blasted" on the board yet "Lance can have bad game after bad game and gets nothing"
Therein lies the issue. I feel everytime you defend AJ, its at the expense of taking a shot at Lance. I dont agree with your opinion on him, and felt like he played extreemly well last night. I think this is the problem sove have with you in your feelings towards AJ and Lance
Just my opinion and I like you stick up for the player you like, just dont think it should be at the expense of another player
again just a thought here, right or wrong
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Each team has only got one b2b2b in their schedule or more?
I pointed out what I saw in the game that I felt hurt the Pacers in the game. Maybe I should have said we won even though these things occurred in the game. There is no such thing as a perfect game in BB. There are always things that can be improved upon, and pointing them out doesn't mean one has a bad attitude.
Oh btw, I changed my mood to TINGLY last week, so I believe "my attitude" is just fine.
I wasn't taking a shot at Lance. I was merely pointing out that a majority of Lance's games (and he's not the only one, this applies to Tyler and Lou and half the time West - Who I've said deserves plenty of slack- as well) have been pretty bad. And yet we don't see anyone posting about how they can't wait to get rid of them. (Okay, maybe Lou gets it a bit..)
I made the point in saying that everyone gets a pass, except DC, Danny, and AJ. And that was my problem. And sometimes, when mistakes happen, that aren't completely their fault (or aren't at all, it just appears that way) they still get blamed.
Like last night, when DC was getting "bashed" for not passing. When PG went to the bench with foul trouble, Lance isn't the type of player you pass to for a bucket (he needs to create it himself to score) and besides Hibbert, everyone else was that DC played with was missing. So he was extra aggressive with his scoring. He made a majority of his shots, and we get blown out if he decides to be "pass first."
This game showed me that we still don't know how to close teams out, but that we are learning how to survive an opponent's late surge. The former is something they need to work on, the latter is a good sign. The latter should've never happened though, had they worked on the former. That's about it. Giving up a huge lead like that is frustrating, but at least they won. Utah had no business being in this game late.
There are two types of quarterbacks in the league: Those whom over time, the league figures out ... and those who figure out the league.
By the way, on a team of Collison, Hill, and Stephenson being the best pure PG isn't saying much. Being a game manager doesn't get you much interest in trades as anything more than filler if you aren't putting up nice stats. This isn't a league that appreciates complimentary players much. Foster is a rare exception.
When comes to PG mentality and being a floor general, I'd say AJ's the best.
When it comes to scoring, speed, and quickness, I'd go with Darren.
The other bolded part not sure if I understand correctly. If your saying Lance is not the type to get a pass and launch a 20 footer, then I agree with you, thats not his suit right now. If your saying you dont pass to Lance to create a bucket, then I disagree, becuase after receiving the pass, he can still beat his man off the dribble
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It's just the extent of it. As said, DC or AJ make one mistake, and the criticisms are non stop. Tyler's got to play awful for weeks before it's mentioned. (And I'm not bashing Tyler or anyone else, I'm just pointing out the differences)
I was saying he wasn't the type of player you create a shot for. He's not going to take a jumper, but rather try and score off the dribble. AKA, it's not going to show up in the stat sheet for whoever passed it to him.
Like I said before even I(a Tyler Hansbrough fan) have the cojones to call my favorite player(after PG ) out, why is so hard for you to do the same thing with AJ? you keep just making excuses after excuses and never acknowledge that the guy hasn't been playing good basketball.
But I also look for possible reasons why people are struggling, regardless of who said player is. As I just don't assume players suck for no reason if they've proven to me they are good players.
For example, when mentioning that Tyler isn't good at setting screens, I suggested that it's probably because he's an energetic and somewhat impatient player, and those types of players tend to leave screens early. That's not making an excuse for Tyler, or at least that's not my intention. That's supplying a reason for his behavior.
I just happen to see, and I have since last season, a big difference between the way our point guards are talked about and the way everyone else is, and barely recognized for their good play. (Seriously, was Price's fantastic defense during the stretch Lance was out even mentioned?) DC and AJ aren't making more mistakes than anyone else. AJ hasn't been good since Hill's injury. But there's a huge difference between saying someone is struggling and saying someone sucks or "can't do X" etc.
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This game showed me that we still don't know how to close teams out, but that we are learning how to survive an opponent's late surge. QUOTE]
I agree, and the Pacers wouldn't have won this game under the former coach either. I am so IMPRESSED with Vogel's positiveness with his players. It's such a stark difference from the past. It's just absolutely refreshing!!!!!!!!!!!!!