A lot of our defense involves overcompensating for crappy on ball D on the perimeter.
I thought we did pretty good job on covering opponent 3's. It's just the offensive execution that is poor, and a clearly expect a boost in that end of the floor when Gordon will be back. We really took some bad shots tonight, but it's also Toronto D that made us took those bad shots...
"I go so hard, I go so mean... I'm so NEW ORLEANS" - Lil' Wayne"We not stopping at no stores man ! We staying on the gas !" - Tyreke Evans
All three overtime games this season, Hornets can't get a bucket till they're down multiple possessions.
The decisions on offense in OT tonight were so frustrating. Vasquez driving on Lowry? Davis taking a fadeaway baseline jumper?
The rest of the times it hasn't worked but they are not changing. Same story for the overall offense.
Now we're over helping and hedging to hard on defense. The problem is personnel and it's not a problem you can fix via the scheme. We have two huge defensive holes and guard and small forward. Until the positions are filled with competent players, expect the poor defense.
I don't see any other solution but to hope that Gordon's defense is to form. I've said outlandish things like "On equal footing with Iggy." I was reaching, but I'd LOVE to be proven right. Just one guy that can stick with his man would make a WORLD of difference.
Hopefully that guy is back tomorrow. I won't accept a loss to CHA !!!
The only difference I see is they are trapping more with a big, which leaves the paint open.
AD is averaging 16 points, 10 rebounds, and 2 blocks since coming back as a starter.
Just curious, what do you guys that criticize Monty would say the team's record would be under Gregg Popovich? How much of a difference are we talking?
Some coaches adjust to the type of players they have. Pops is a master at that. Monty obviously has not gotten to that level, so this team is dependent on Eric Gordon type players.
Easy to forget how young Monty is. He's still learning same as everyone else. It's no excuse. But it suggests that he'll learn.
Unfortunately, you won't see how much better he'll be as a coach until he's on the next team...unless he pulls some Jerry Sloan, 20+ years with the same team business.
^ The Knicks still have players older than our team's coach.
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At this point I'd like to know the attitude Eric Gordon has toward the team that needs him so much. Is it:
a.) "Man this team sucks." "It's going to be a drag having to do so much every night with these scrubs....sigh".
b.) "I can't wait until I get out there and close these close games and score." "We could be decent if I play right..."
I really hate this team seems to rely so much on EGO. No telling where his head is at.
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