But yeah, I'm aware Monty wouldn't like what I said.
George had 9 threes?
Gordon for George, straight up.
R. Anderson is not top 30. He's a 7 foot jump shooter that can't create his own shot. Far from top 30. The Hornets have too many guys that need to be set-up and not enough guys to set them up. Also, perimeter defense is horrendous. We need E. Gordon back in the line-up. AD & EG make this a different team. I hope Dell is trying to upgrade us at the PG position so that Vasquez can go back to being the back-up. I still don't understand why we drafted Rivers. We need players that can help us now. Everyone hates Aminu but he had a double double. Rivers gives us nothing night in night out and he's a fan favorite. I know he's 19 but so is AD and a bunch of other players that are contributing or contributed when they were 19. Last part of the rant. Monty needs help with implementing an offense. That's not his forte. Some of the issues may be personnel but scheme also has a lot to do with how bad the o is.
Funny how people are criticizing Anderson by saying he can't create his own shot yet he averages 16 ppg on 46% shooting and 37% from the arc while playing with the worst offensive backcourt/wing players in this league. These people need to get a clue.
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Rivers is just fine and he plays the most difficult position on the floor. He's getting better and he needs to add weight. The Hornets are missing their big money people playing against teams who aren't.
If that guy ever comes back, and Davis is healthy, you're looking at a 2nd unit that brings in Anderson, Rivers, and Smith. Roberts remains the backup pg so Rivers backs up a the 2. If not, Rivers backs up the 1 and Mason comes in at 2. At this point Rivers will do MUCH better against a 2nd unit and it makes the Hornets bench top 10.
You would think after receiving a few very large game checks any animosity towards the franchise would vanish. Unless that guy is the greatest d-bag in the history of the sport, I will try to remain optimistic for the near future if they can just keep it together right now.
Yeah I believe a starting line-up of Gravy, Gordon, Aminu, Davis, and Lopez with the bench of Rivers (swing guard), Anderson ( mismatch forward/ 3pt specialist), Smith (back-up big), and Miller (back-up 3/2) is a pretty good play-off team. They just need to get healthy and gel.
At this point, I'd rather see Rivers start at the point over Vasquez if Gordon ever comes back. I like Rivers foot speed on both ends of the floor and he won't have to create as much playing next to Gordon.
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Rivers has just turned 20 and is one of the youngest guys in the league. Is also a runt.
How can people even start to form opinions of the guy's ceiling yet?
For everyone complaining about how we need to win now. Would it be nice if we were talented enough to do that? Sure. Fact is, with Gordon out and an inconsistent lineup, we're not talented enough to 'win now'. You know what's worse than sucking for a year? Getting good too quickly, not accumulating any assets, and being in the same position we were in last year 5-7 years down the road.
We want to see our team be competitive right now, and there is no doubt we are being competitive. We've not been outclassed too often this season, some may argue only once by the Knicks, although the Thunder did a pretty good job making us look foolish too. We have to improve, and not a single person is saying we don't need to improve, but let it happen naturally. What would you have this team do to win now? What improvement would you make that is realistic? I'd love to hear anyone's ideas, because I assure you there is nothing we can do with the pieces we have now that would improve us significantly. We, regardless of who we draft at the 10th spot, would not be any more competitive than we are now.
I think we need to get rid of lopez at the end of the year, he aint a starting Centre, really solid backup but he aint a starter.
Why get rid of Lopez? You just said it yourself, he is a solid backup. I think he is more than a solid backup center, and we will see his value as the season goes on, but why rid ourselves of a low priced asset? You won't get equall talent in return.
If it is to take our pick and Lopez and move into the top 3, then go ahead by all means. But I doubt any lotto team will do that.
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If he needed to stay in college then that means he obviously has some growing and learning to do. He didn't stay so he's going to have to do his growing and learning in the NBA now. He didn't stay in college so that's a moot point. I don't think I've ever seen anyone leave college for the NBA and then once there say, "oh, I should've stayed in college, I think I'll go back". Moot point. I just pointed out the other day that adjustment is the key word for rookies. The adjustment for some is sometimes bigger than it is for others. As a rookie, there will be many nights of inconsistencies. He had what was probably the best game of his early career against the Knicks as far as scoring efficiently goes but I don't think his criticizers were anywhere to be found. Most of the team is young so there will be inconsistence along the way. I say as long as you keep seeing some kind of progress, then that's a good thing. That says you're headed in the right direction.
There is this thought that your bigs aren't go to guys if they can't create their own shot, and that just isn't true.
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I do agree with you on Rivers. He just isn't very good right now, especially offensively. Huge liability on the floor and probably needs more time in college or in the D-league especially since he needs to mature physically.
Disagree on Aminu. He's inconsistent offensively because he doesn't do anything well outside of dunking. He's very good defensively, but below average offensively and that won't change anytime soon because he's limited with his shooting and ball-handling. Probably should be a backup on most teams.
They sign and traded him btw. Remember that Gustava Ayon guy? He didn't just magically bamf onto their roster when we got Anderson. No one thinks he's more of a go-to guy than any other elite 3pt shooter in this league.
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