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Yeah I'd rather Terry be in that role than Barbossa.
Doc is Doc. Those who remember 2007 remember a coach that has a hard time settling on a rotation when the talent on the roster doesn't dictate it. In 2007 only when injuries destroyed the depth chart did the team ever get a stable rotation. I'm of the belief that guys need run to play well. Yes KG and PP need to be managed to stay fresh, but other guys need more minutes to play well.In 2008 this was an obvious decision for him (starters were obvious, Posey as 6th man - obvious, once they had brown as first big - obvious.) The more difficult decisions (Powe or BBD, House or Cassel) he struggled with all year.One idea that might help this team is to use Pierce off the bench (granted I have no idea if Pierce would be willing to do this). It would help get Green more minutes with Rondo (Green is not a primary creator) and give the first unit a better ability to run: Rondo, Lee, Green, Bass, KG could get up and down the floor. It would give the bench two creators in Terry and Pierce backing up the guard/wing spots - ensuring when Rondo is out the offense doesn't become stagnant. It would keep Pierce fresh by reducing his minutes.Most importantly it might stabilize the minutes rotation as Pierce off the bench can play wing behind Lee & Green. Terry can play combo guard behind Lee / Rondo.That's a solid 5 man rotation for those spots. Last step is that Doc needs to get his big man rotation in order. I'm against more than 5-10 minutes of small ball a game. I think Sullinger, Bass, and Wilcox are all serviceable at PF. Wilcox is not terrible at C, but not a great option either. The real problem with this team is a lack of depth behind KG at C. Hopefully Darko gets healthy and can play, but absent that the C's need to consider moving some of their superflous depth to get a C.The rest of the depth behind the top 9 needs to be relegated to a real bench role.
Quote from: Yoki_IsTheName on November 18, 2012, 10:14:02 PMThere is no shot blocking presence. AT ALL.He should start from that.This is a problem but I dont think its THE problem tonight.This team should be able to allow 90-95 points on "lazy" defensive nights and still score 100-110 points to get the W. They have enough offensive talent.We scored 75 points tonight when we have guys like Kevin Garnett, Paul Pierce, Jason Terry, Rajon Rondo, Courtney Lee and Leandro Barbosa. That is a huge issue when these guys have all shown that they can fill it up consistently on a nightly basis for their respective teams in the past.
There is no shot blocking presence. AT ALL.He should start from that.
Quote from: Fafnir on November 19, 2012, 10:34:45 AMYeah I'd rather Terry be in that role than Barbossa.I don't completely get Doc's insistence of not playing Terry on the ball. But I will give him the benefit of the doubt at this point in the season. I think part of it might be to try to prevent him from getting into the bad habit nearly every other shoot first PG they have brought in has gotten into early in their tenure, of overpassing, and losing their shot....at least thats what I hope it is. And he plans on putting the ball in his hands more, as the season progresses.But anyways, I expect when Bradley returns, that Terry will be taking most of Barbosa's minutes, and Barbosa will be kind of a secret weapon, in case no one can score, rather than a regular rotation player.
We need to remove the ball from Rondo, Pierce, and Barbosa's hands. Once that happens, I think we'll see our offense improve. Not that these 3 haven't been productive, but the ball is sticking too much when they grab the ball.
We need to remove the ball from Rondo, Pierce, and Barbosa's hands. Once that happens, I think we'll see our offense improve. Not that these 3 haven't been productive, but the ball is sticking too much when they grab the ball.Same can be said for Bass, but for the most part, he's there to shoot the open jumper.
Quote from: BudweiserCeltic on November 20, 2012, 02:06:07 PMWe need to remove the ball from Rondo, Pierce, and Barbosa's hands. Once that happens, I think we'll see our offense improve. Not that these 3 haven't been productive, but the ball is sticking too much when they grab the ball.So you want Bass, KG, Terry, Lee, Sullinger, and Wilcox to be our playmakers?Good luck with that.We're 6th in TS%, 11th in TOV%, 4th in FT per FGA, and 30th in offensive rebounding. I struggle to see how removing the ball from our playmakers hands will help the one category that could really use a boost.While we haven't been playing the toughest schedule defensively to start the season it hasn't been our offense that's the issue.
Rondo having the ball less so that Terry, Lee, Green get more chances with it doesn't strike me as a great formula.Lee and Green aren't playmakers, they just aren't. Lee is a shooter and cutter and Green is just mediocre unless he's got a clear offensive mismatch.I'm all for Terry getting more chances to create, but I understand why he hasn't as he hasn't done much with the chances we've given him.In the end Rondo is our best playmaker by a huge margin right now, that's why he has the ball.Again none of this strikes to the core of our issues, which is defense and rebounding.
Our perimeter offense has been putrid because we're not making the defense work. If Rondo is going to hold the ball for as long as he is in our offense, then he needs to carry a bigger burden of our offense.
Quote from: BudweiserCeltic on November 20, 2012, 02:31:08 PMOur perimeter offense has been putrid because we're not making the defense work. If Rondo is going to hold the ball for as long as he is in our offense, then he needs to carry a bigger burden of our offense.Here's the problem you think our offense is putrid because you don't enjoy watching it. Unfortunately the results don't bare out that our offense is putrid currently.I do agree that there isn't enough off the ball movement consistently for the C's. But the answer to that isn't to pass the ball around the perimeter without a purpose.If you want to see putrid offense, give it to even worse playmakers than Rondo and watch them try to break down the defense with players sagging off of Rondo.