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« on: November 17, 2012, 09:49:00 AM »

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For those that are wondering where Darko is and what Doc plans to do with his big man rotation, he offered some brief insight yesterday.

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Rivers’ policy with Collins and Milicic is evolving. With the exception of Collins’ appearance Thursday, both players have virtually been nonexistent on game night. "Jason kind of stabilized us. We were going to go with Darko in the second half if we continued to struggle rebounding the ball," Rivers said. "Sometimes we’ll go big. There will be times where I just want Kevin (Garnett) at the 4. If we like the matchup at the 4, then we’ll move Jason or Darko over to the 5."

It is interesting that he gave the minutes to the offensively challenged Collins ahead of Darko. Does that mean he's ahead of him in the depth chart or more likely that Doc saw a matchup that he liked better? Will either Darko or Collins see any time against the Raps? Only Doc really knows.
 
Collins only got 1 rebound but his presence did appear to help staunch the flow of offensive boards for the Nets.

So...the speculation that Darko's wrist is at its worst isn't true.  Doc just chose not to play him.  We haven't used him once this season.  I was the most excited about this guy during preseason.  He proved then that he was a man on a mission.  He clogged the paint and considering that we're the worst rebounding team in the league, we could definately use the big boy.  No doubt in my mind we wouldn't have lost to the Nets if Darko was clogging the paint and grabbing those rebounds.  When it comes to stuff like these, I don't get Doc at all

Re: Please Doc, set Darko free!
« Reply #1 on: November 17, 2012, 12:29:52 PM »

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Doc...the only way i can understand him, is to think..he only undersands basketball as a guard......hence he cares little for rebounds and big men type players/plays...! Yes, rondo and kg do alley-oop, but kg runs this team sorta anyway..we know that from the years, when kg was out, what happened.....Darko and kg, at the same time....IF doc understood traditional bball....kg posts on one side, darko goes in and out on the other...for the REBOUND.....before ANYONE shoots, big man under the hoop...THIS is a CLASSIC rule...NEVER SHOOT UNLESS SOMEONE IS UNDER THE HOOP......!!! Darko should be in there...but doc has sat amny a player....why....who yet knows.....!

Re: Please Doc, set Darko free!
« Reply #2 on: November 17, 2012, 12:41:48 PM »

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I have little problem with how Doc is using the big men rotation in the last few games. Problem I had last game was moving Green at the 4 when Humphries was in the floor paired up with another big.

Doc went with Collins instead of Darko when he had the chance, and on that sole regard, I'd have played Darko.

But I'm fine with what he's doing with Bass-Wilcox-Sullinger at the moment, and that's my most important factor.

That said, yes, let's give Darko a run.

Re: Please Doc, set Darko free!
« Reply #3 on: November 17, 2012, 12:47:34 PM »

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Completely on board with all this. Lets get big. We're missing our intimidation factor in the middle. We need the attitude back on the court.
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Re: Please Doc, set Darko free!
« Reply #4 on: November 17, 2012, 01:35:56 PM »

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I would love to see us use him as an enforcer. I don't see him having the skill set for anything else.

Re: Please Doc, set Darko free!
« Reply #5 on: November 17, 2012, 01:45:30 PM »

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YES!

Say what you want against Darko, but that dude has some nasty in him. We could really use some nasty.
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« Reply #6 on: November 17, 2012, 01:46:07 PM »

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Completely on board with all this. Lets get big. We're missing our intimidation factor in the middle. We need the attitude back on the court.

All this !!!

Playing pattsy basketball, taking jump shots with a bunch of  short guys isn't Celtics basketball.  ??? 

Can't win like this ( with out Lebron ) anyway ..... even Kobe had to have Shaq, Bynum and Gasol to get it done....

No decent big men , willing to rebound and play in the paint ....No championship 

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Re: Please Doc, set Darko free!
« Reply #7 on: November 17, 2012, 03:09:36 PM »

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I just dont get it.  He should have played over Collins the other night, but what was the deal today.  Up 20 and Wilcox and Bass still in the game.  This guy gave up more money overseas to help us in the big catagory,  and not playing him tonight was somewhat disrespectful...IMO

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« Reply #8 on: November 17, 2012, 03:19:01 PM »

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I just dont get it.  He should have played over Collins the other night, but what was the deal today.  Up 20 and Wilcox and Bass still in the game.  This guy gave up more money overseas to help us in the big catagory,  and not playing him tonight was somewhat disrespectful...IMO

Of all the things I care about in this world, being "respectful" to Darko is juuuussst about at the bottom.

That said, I would like to see what he's got. Maybe he's still nursing the wrist/ out of shape?
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Re: Please Doc, set Darko free!
« Reply #9 on: November 17, 2012, 03:32:47 PM »

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Maybe Darko Milicic is Serbian for Patrick O'Bryant.
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« Reply #10 on: November 17, 2012, 03:39:01 PM »

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with the way Wilcox has been playing lately, im not too concerned with him getting the nod over Darko to backup KG

hes good for 2-3 rondo alley-oops a game

Re: Please Doc, set Darko free!
« Reply #11 on: November 17, 2012, 05:26:14 PM »

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I just dont get it.  He should have played over Collins the other night, but what was the deal today.  Up 20 and Wilcox and Bass still in the game.  This guy gave up more money overseas to help us in the big catagory,  and not playing him tonight was somewhat disrespectful...IMO
I've run out of ideas why Darko isn't getting any run at all.  Did they just sign him at the last to be their token white guy?  I don't understand. You're being annihilated on the glass and can't protect the rim and here's this giant 7'1 275lb center whose best attributes are rebounding and shot blocking and he sits rotting!
Personally I hope he asks for his release and tells Doc to
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Re: Please Doc, set Darko free!
« Reply #12 on: November 17, 2012, 05:45:50 PM »

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Yeah idk what the deal is with darko.

Re: Please Doc, set Darko free!
« Reply #13 on: November 17, 2012, 05:59:54 PM »

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Yeah idk what the deal is with darko.

Wrist.

Re: Please Doc, set Darko free!
« Reply #14 on: November 17, 2012, 06:07:30 PM »

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I just dont get it.  He should have played over Collins the other night, but what was the deal today.  Up 20 and Wilcox and Bass still in the game.  This guy gave up more money overseas to help us in the big catagory,  and not playing him tonight was somewhat disrespectful...IMO

Doc trying to build chemistry with the 2nd unit is my guess.

I have a feeling we'll have some timely contributions from Darko sooner or later this year, so I'm not too worried about his lack of playing time right now.

 

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