Dismal, just dismal.
Dismal, just dismal.
Wow...that was ugly!
When you look at the boxscore, the only two areas where we really sucked are shooting and turnovers.
I think West and George had ok games and Gerald Green shot 100%, but didn't shoot much before the last 3 minutes...I don't get that?!
Tyler Hansbrough gave us that energy game...yeah and that's about it...
The reason we lost so bad was the fact that our two centers both really sucked...I get all the Hibbert hate, but I don't feel like he is the one to blame. He didn't gave himself this contract! I don't think that Hibbert does perform so bad by design. He is a hard worker, he played good last year and Portland made him this offer...of course the PD GMs out here wouldn't have made this deal, because back then it was crystal clear that Omer Asik would perform better than our Allstar Center...come on guys. Hibbert is in a big big slump but instead of whining about his contract and making comparissons to the Murphleavy era, we should cool down and talk about how he maybe could get out of his slump. Man we didn't gave up on Stephenson, so why the hell should we give up on Hibbert now???
I blame the coaching staff for giving Hibbert the ball too much today, but I understand that a guy who has no confidence has to shoot and hit to get his confidence back. I think today was just a bit too much feeding Roy...and Mahinmi too!
Hill and Lance both had bad games too...they had decent assist numbers (which is freaking good, when you look at our poor shooting), but both couldn't hit a shot on their own today.
So why didn't we hit a shot? A lot of that has to do with the mentality of shooting stupid 3's, making an entry pass and waiting what happens and giving the wrong guy in the wrong position the ball. Lance made too much 1on1 today.
Oh did I mention DJ Augustine??? WOW...who remembers that this guy was the starter of a NBA team for several years??? He is just not comitted, it is crazy...little Hans has 10000000000000000 times more aggressivenes and passion in his game than Augustine.
Okay...we lost against the Knicks in a game where we played good D again but couldn't hit anything. I hope our coaches and our players come together and regroup some time in the not to distant future, but for now watching them play really reminds me of 2008/09...ugly ball.
Go Pacers...season isn't over yet! GO ROY HIBBERT!!!
I thought we were going to emphasize ball movement and open up the court more. I saw us dumping it in to Roy again today. That is never, ever, EVER going to work. He is not very good and no one ever goes to the boards when he shoots. Not gonna work!
At one point today we trailed 26-21 for about five minutes. We stopped them time after time and what did we do? Come down, shoot a quick jumper or watch Roy miss a jump hook. When you suck at shooting, how about emphasize off. rebounding and getting to the FT line?
High dollar, no swagger.
This team is a joke. It's a bunch of guys out there playing without any cohesion, no concept of what they need to accomplish as a team, and no group intensity.
Personally, I thought we would regress some this year even with Granger, win probably mid to high 40s, obviously still be in the playoffs.
The way our "depth" is paying off for us with DG out, I now think the regression would be more than I anticipated even with Granger. Our offseason additions have added up to a big fat O.
I'd rather die standing up than live on my knees.
AND just who left this team in a mess 3 years ago? Oh yeah, the same person who is in charge of this team now!
I quit watching this game in the 3rd qtr. I'd seen enough of little ball movement and too much 3 pt shooting. Another game of shooting 20 3ptrs. Don't tell me Jimmy Vogel can't reign in the players from relying on shooting 3's. If he can't or won't, then he needs to step down and let someone else who can. I had my fill of stretch 4's and 3 pt shooting under the last coach to last me a life time.
Just how many games into the season does it take to come to the conclusion this team needs fixed? What really P***** me off is I went thru the brawl, the albatross contracts that Walsh brought in, and the JOB years for this crap!
I've always wondered what if, at one point several years ago. Mike Woodson was available... but we extend JOB for another year.
You can't get champagne from a garden hose.
We have got to be the best team in NBA at making horrible losses look reasonable.
But but we installed a new offense in 24 hours...
Tyler's perimeter defense was outstanding.
Man I wish it was last May.
The only time the team plays with any intensity is when Hansbrough's in the game. I was concerned that he wouldn't improve in the offseason, but he has made some adjustments and is actually a net positive on the floor whether he's making shots or not.
think Ryan Grigson can do double duty?
no problem. we'll just install another new offense real fast.
Its starting to feel like I've wasted $150 on the League Pass - the team is not giving an ounce of joy at all...abysmal
I'm blaming Roy Hibbert's poor performance this afternoon on Jim O'Brien.