Defense is a problem because collectively the Hornets are slow and frail bodied. They also lack basketball instincts. Rivers, and Davis are young, Lopez, Smith, and Anderson play hard, but everyone else, including Aminu, and especially Roberts, who is just terrible on defense, are inept. I know coaching plays a role, but some players are just not very bright and require simple sets, and easy assignments on both ends of the floor. Monty may want to play like the Spurs, but his players lack the aptitude, collectively, to do so.
Hornets traded for Devin Harris in my My Player, made them a playoff team.
'course they also traded and got Darrell Wright somehow too.
I haven't watched the game yet but can someone please explain how a 7 foot person only manages 1 rebound?
Was Lopez boxing out all night for his team mates or is he that bad?
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Tanking each year for unproven college players with the hope of becoming contenders in a few years
I would be happier if Gravy would just drive sometimes. He's so slow and doesn't drive to the hoop at all! That is why everybody is so hard on him on the board. It's not that he's a bad player or PG its just that he's not quick and doesn't handle and drive that well.
Bill Simmons just complimented Monty as the "best young coach in the league" and again commended us on how hard we play, how we've gotten absolutely nothing from the most talented guy on our roster, and how our future is bright.
...rooting for the long-term interests of our Hornets/Pelicans/Voodoo/Brass since 2003
I was thinking trade for Devin Harris too, i mean his a solid PG still young and his on the bench atm
People are so riding the T-word like there's another Anthony Davis to be had this year.
e: and Devin Harris is not someone we need. He would be an improvement, but not enough of one and he will be falling off a cliff by the time we expect to contend.
I'm not marching along side the tank this year, like Eman said, there is no A.D. in this draft. The best thing we can do is try to win while moving the chess pieces around the board, see who establishes themselves individually as a key piece or potential piece of the puzzle.
I want to WIN! Tanking is not what we are supposed to do this draft. After McNamara mentioned his idea of Dell possibly trading the pick for a young vet, I find that more likely. We have 4 rookies right now. I think we do everything possible to avoid any more raw 19-20 year old rookies.
Monty was extremely frustrated after last nights game. He is tired of using the "we are young" excuse. Monty does not deal well with young players who play like this is college.
I think Monty and Dell will be looking for someone who can come in day 1 and improve the team, not another project 19 year old.
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