What this team also needs beyond the obvious is an offensive minded coach to run a Pops type scheme. Movement, screens everywhere, and passing.
If I say anymore I'll have to say that name. I ain't gonna do it.
The only consolation I have is that the Hornets are in good position right now for another top draft pick. NBADraft.net has the Hornets taking Shabazz Muhammed at #4. Imagine if they get him and play him at SF alongside the other players already on this team.
With that said, I still hope they can turn this around and at least have an entertaining season. The injuries have made a lot of the recent games almost unbearable to watch and the guard play for the most part has been absolutely atrocious.
The 4th quarter has been quite unkind. Against the Wiz, there was a lid on the basket. Tonight, the Thunder seemed to have 7 players on the court in the 4th. The Hornets keep inventing ways to lose. *sigh*
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For the love of everything holy, Benson, please stuff Sir Derpington back into the nightmare from which you plucked him.
Can someone tell me if Anthony Davis is really the best pick in the draft right now, because atm he doesnt look like that impact player on the get go like we thought, but i see a bright future.
i also believe that rivers also needs some time but they both did spend only one year at college so give em time man.
Lillard is doing great but in a couple of years Davis could be one of the greatest.
2 thoughts. First, can we stop with the he's only 19 excuse? AD is good now and will be much better as his career progresses. If these 19 year olds aren't ready to play, stay in college. This same logic applies to Rivers as well. Secondly, Monty is taking AD out of his comfort zone. I read on hear all the time that traditional positions don't matter. Guess what they do. AD needs to be in the lane doing what he does best and not guarding Durant on the perimeter and taking jumpers. AD has good hands and great footwork. Get him the ball in the post. We have no post presence outside of Lopez. We have the tallest roster of dudes that only want to shoot jumpers. Finally, we need a guard (**cough** EG **cough**) that can run the pick and roll with AD. That will make Ryno more valuable. lately, Ryno has been ineffective in 2nd halves because he's playing a role that's not what he does best. He's a shooter not a playmaker. AD will help with that but Monty as to change his philosophy. I don't understand why none of our guards even attempt to get AD the ball on pnr or low post entry passes
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AD is going to be a great NBA player. We need to cater to his strengths though. I'm ok with some jumpers but his bread and butter should be in the post. I think he's surprised us with how well he can shoot it but at the end of the day, he's great around the basket and should get more touches there.
That's an impact player, and couple that with the other things he does? He's the best, by far. He is somewhat struggling against OKC, but with guys like Ibaka, Perkins, and Collison that should be expected.
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This is what I see too. It's up to coaches to put a player in his best position to use his best strengths. I really hope that one day, we will see this team at full strength. I'd like starters that can start at least half a season with each other. I'm tired of the in and out shuffling of the lineups. We never seem to get any good chemistry because of the injuries and the lineup shufflings.
We have had 34 different starting lineups since Monty and Dell took over. It's time for some consistency.
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