Put scorers on the floor to create some kind of threat. Our starting lineup cannot be fixed per my suggestions. You can't strategize for or against lack of heart (Hill), lack of speed (Hibbert), and father time (West). Lance however needs to become a better shooter. I think he also needs a go to move. Like dribble behind a screen and pull up from 14. The same kind of shot you see from Rose or Dragic. Simple. Lance seems to get to 13 feet near the basket easily. Just get there and pull up. He should make that his B&B shot.
Now the bench is a whole different scenario. When Turner was here, we should've supplied him with people who could run with him and could score in transition. That would be.......
Considering CJ, Cope, and Rasual can all shoot the three. And LaVoy is decent at it. You stretch the defense. By giving them multiple targets to focus on. This line up though.....
Has holes. Lance isn't a terrific shooter. And teams know he'd prefer to get to the rim. So they will take a chance and leave him open. Ian? Definitely. They won't even bother coming out on him. Scola same thing. Especially when he fell into his funk and his elbow injury. That means they can crowd CJ and Turner. Thus our benches two best passers and most fluent scorers, have to work 3 times as hard to get anything done. That would make any teams life difficult. You need at least 4 of your 5 bench players to be floor threats from deep. Copeland alone changed the complex of the Atlanta series.
By just being on the floor. If you add Butler to that. Plus CJ's shooting. They wouldn't be able to crowd Turner. Not to mention, if you add LaVoy, you can run pnr, pnp, etc. Atlanta's bench had Shelvin Mack, Mike Scott, and Lou Williams. You could throw those three out there with anyone because all 3 can shoot the 3. That kind of strategy stretches the defense.
I'm not saying we should've tried to score 30+ points in a quarter... but to not notice that LaVoy is a better shooter than Ian. And to not notice Copeland as a stretch 4, presents a bigger threat than a slow, slumping Scola. Is just basic stuff. I thought some of the lineups we used in the Milwaukee and Orlando late season wins. Were two of our best bench units offensively.
he missed like 28 games this year. i figure he will miss a similar number give or take 3-4 games.
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A bird in the hand is worth two in the bush.
Or throw in a first-round pick and flip it for a max-level point guard...
Ash from Army of Darkness: Good...Bad...I'm the guy with the gun.
jameer nelson cut.
in my opinion, slow, short, injury-prone, can't shoot.
This Lance movie deal reminds me of what the Cavs did with Lebron and he bolted anyways(of course Lance at least won't host a Decision special)
NBA free agency begins at 12:01 a.m. Larry Bird plans to reach out to Lance Stephensonís agent. http://t.co/PMcisn8UKj— Scott Agness (@ScottAgness) July 1, 2014
Lance's agent, Al Ebanks: We know weíre in a really good situation right now in Indiana. If a deal is there to be done, weíre going to do it— Scott Agness (@ScottAgness) July 1, 2014
Lance on free agency: "Iím excited-nervous. I know Iím going to be alright but Iím just nervous. I just want to know whatís going to happen"— Scott Agness (@ScottAgness) July 1, 2014
There's a rumor the Heat are interested in Vince Carter I hope he goes there like his cousin Tracy he is also a curse everywhere he goes.
The Heat will never win with him around.
If we don't resign Lance I will be extremely disappointed...
talk about over paying.... I'm fine with it as long as the Heat have no chance
Raptors plan to offer their free agent PG Kyle Lowry a contract starting at $14.5 million at 12:15 AM meeting in Toronto, Yahoo source said.— Marc J. Spears (@SpearsNBAYahoo) July 1, 2014