Well, Nuntius. See what I mean?
Good win on a night where West couldn't hit anything.
"Freedom is nothing else but a chance to be better." - Albert Camus
"Appreciation is a wonderful thing. It makes what is excellent in others belong to us as well." - Voltaire
"Everyone's values are defined by what they will tolerate when it is done to others." - William Greider
If we want to go deep in the playoffs, we need Danny.
Lance and PG will be a great tandem in the future. I believe that Lance's offensive game will grow. I believe that PG can improve even more.
But for the time being, we need Danny.
Danny still has quite a few years in him. Only thing I'm ever worried about as possibly adding a little size, shotblocking and defense in place of our single 10m expiring contract.
That's a pretty good way of summarizing it.
And folks, including his teammates, need to quit excusing/consoling/cajoling him. It gets old. He can leave his sensitivity off the court and out of the locker room. It's time to put on his big boy pants and grow a pair.
And by the way, he should actually learn how to shoot the hook. It should be released high above/behind the head where it can and should be a very accurate shot, not from an extended position out in front of the body, where it is more like a prayer being sent towards a dart board.
Hopefully a few good games can get DJ going. But I think his good play is likely a product of playing with the better players (as he's not a score first PG.) Ben on the other hand was terrible. And he was playing against 3rd stringers and D-League players.
Lance is so lost on offense it's hilarious. It's a typical young player move to just stand in a corner at the three point line when you don't know what to do. I think for right now he's better off if he plays more like Tyler (as in, on instinct..not as in not passing and missing layups). It's hard to make the transition to more of a fundamentally sound/team game, but he's doing a good job. This just wasn't one of his better games.
Paul George...good lord. The funny thing about the game tonight was, as good as he played, his game was filled with mistakes that a more polished player wouldn't make. He's really got the potential to be special. And it is looking more and more like he'll end up the best player in his draft class.
Roy looked better, but offensively he's not good. That being said, I watched Dwight Howard and Pau Gasol struggle like Roy does last night. And they do it pretty often themselves. It makes me think that perhaps big men just don't shoot as well as we expect them too. (Sort of like how we expect all players to make all of their layups.) Roy, when healthy, is much better offensively than he's shown; but I wonder if people do expect a little much from him.
DWest played like he was Daddy Hansbrough tonight. Tyler is Tyler..the rest of the bench, I'm not sure I want to talk about. (Other than Ian, who has been pretty good.)
Overall, pretty good game. It's pretty inevitable that the bench is going to lose the lead, particularly against Washington (whose bench tends to score quite well.) But I can't wait for Danny to come back. Hopefully Frank will figure out a way to use them both in the offense. I don't want PG to go invisible again.
Last edited by Sookie; 01-02-2013 at 11:21 PM.
If games are won and lost on a calculator and piece of paper, then why do we bother to play them?
So, I guess I'll just apologize for my backhanded compliment.
Roy actually had a pretty decent stat line. But good Lord was he getting pushed around like a little girl by a smaller Seraphin. Great interior passing by Roy tonight though!
Let's just say I'm a game or so late or a game or so early, depending on your perspective.
The observation regarding the form of his hook, however, is pretty much accurate for the vast majority of his games. Whether he is fortunate enough to hit the shot or not.
I can also understand the frustration about Roy's play. I was just curious about why you posted it today as he had a quite efficient game
I missed the game, but I was wondering about the Roy comments as well. If he'd been hitting 6 of 11 all season long he wouldn't be getting any flak. Of course, 4 rebounds ain't gonna cut it, but overall his rebounding hasn't been a problem.
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I don't really understand why people get upset over Roy getting pushed around. He routinely does get pushed around, yes. But he literally routinely gets pushed around. As in, his undersized defender puts two hands on his back and pushes him away from the basket. Because he's so big, referees assume that he should take more contact before calling a foul. He probably would havee had 16-18 points tonight if he had gotten the foul calls he should have earned tonight.
It's the Shaq/Dwight complaint that they get hit hard a lot more often. Only in this case, Roy isn't quite as strong as them so it affects his offense even more. But you also notice he doesn't complain about it like other well paid centers. Those who think he needs to "put on his big boy pants" need to consider that.
Roy made some really strong post moves in the first half, but then the second half he was back to playing kinda weak.
Typical Green tonight. The last two games we've got nothing from our backup wings. Something needs to be done with the rotation. If it were up to me, Green and Young would never be on the court together at the same time. It's just doing a disservice to the rest of the players on the court with them.
DJ played good D tonight, I was impressed. If he keeps playing well, I'm hoping he takes some of Green or Young's minutes. We could take out Hill early and put him back in for Paul or Lance at the end of the quarter, that way there would always be someone on the wing that can play offense. It'd also allow DJ to play with the starters more. He seems to have good chemistry those guys, especially D. West. He got him several good shots today out of the PnR, D. West just missed them.
Oh yea, I forgot, during the post game Roy basically called out the bench. Good for him.
question - do you guys think Orlando Johnson can *eventually* be somewhat of a Jordan Crawford type player?