Same as all the other crap the Hornets have had since being in New Orleans?
Monty is a good coach.....a little too defensive minded but he had one A grader player tonight on the floor and that's it.
No coach could do much better with what he has out there.
Demps has done a good job. If he would have let Gordon walk and instead add more mediocre players this
team would be just as bad as Orlando.
I think everyone will agree that rivers is playing the worst basketball he probably will ever play in his career, and he still has been better these first 17 games than X has his whole career. X has shown no improvement ever and is on his 3rd season in the NBA. C' mon man
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Rivers doesn't need D-League. He needs to start taking what's there instead of forcing everything. He had a wide open 3 then a wide open jumper and passed no them both. Game still isn't coming natural too him. But then he does a ball fake, drives, and kicks to a wide open shooter in Vasquez that has knocked down 3s before. Hard for me to say he doesn't belong. But he is VERY, VERY, VERY inconsistent.
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If you are expecting drastic changes next season, prepare to be disappointed. The only big move left is what to do with cap space next season. Everything after that is going to be small steps while our team matures and improves. If that doesn't happen as expected, then there will be drastic moves again three years from now.
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As bad as he seems sometimes i've seen enough good things to know the future can be/will be bright for him. Dudes 19 years old. I still believe he'll be fine.
If in 2 years i'm wrong i'll eat my crow with a smile.
Well he's 20 now but I agree with your post.
So, I really have to ask you guys. Do you not expect us to be at least an 8 seed next year?? With all the cap space and fa's becoming available??
I don't think you understand how player development or franchise development works in the nba. Rivers will not be James harden 1 month from now. It is going to take time.just like building this team I to a contender is going to take years of time, it will not happen in 1 or 2 years.
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I'm moving past the "it's only 16 games" thing. If Austin gets better, excellent, I'm excited. I'm not giving up on him in anyway, I'm not calling him a bust, I'm not even saying he needs to ride the bench and not get any minutes. What I am saying is that Xavier Henry, at this very minute, is a better basketball player. Maybe a month from now that's not true, maybe two weeks from now that isn't true, but right now it is. Advanced statistics back this up, sadly.
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Last edited by RaisingTheBar; 12-05-2012 at 10:08 PM.
Also, hindsight is 20/20. Real easy to say right now who we should've drafted to get more production at this point. But that's what a project player is. You select now for dividends down the line. No telling when or even if we'll reap the benefits. Just gotta keep watching.
To be honest if we make trades next season to just make the 8 and sacrifice youth then I hope not.
I would rather suck next season and grow as a team for another year and be successful for longer periods.
I don't want to gamble with signing FA's who come here for money and then decide they want to chase a ring when they hit their 30's.
I expect the team to go deep into the playoff in 2014/15.
Up until then I don't care as long as we are seeing improvements in our core players.
Making the 8 or just missing the playoffs makes little difference.
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