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Re: Fab Melo anyone?
« Reply #75 on: December 09, 2012, 01:53:14 PM »
I don't mind him being in the D-league for a while, at all. But I also think it wouldn't hurt to throw him into the fire a little with some spot minutes here and there and the NBA either.

Are you ok with those minutes coming at the expense of Sullinger?  Because that is whose playing time will probably decrease if you try to find minutes for Melo.
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Re: Fab Melo anyone?
« Reply #76 on: December 10, 2012, 06:39:06 PM »
That's a good questions LooseCannon and my answer would be no because I like what Sully's doing.

I think he might become a real integral part of the team by year's end; scoring, rebounding and defending at a higher rate than most of us may anticipate right now - that kid is learning "very" quickly. If he learns how to throw his weight around in the lane without getting called for it, which I noticed him do very well several times over the last few games, his game will go to another level for us.

All that being said - if I could find Melo 8-10 minutes a game over a 2-3 game stretch that were taken away from a combination of Bass, Wilcox and Sully - I'd do it in a heartbeat. If we were winning doing this, I would continue it indefinitely.

We desperately need some size and if melo proves he can run the floor hard, work well with KG, throw his weight around and grab a few boards without destroying our defense.

But I really believe in two things:

1. Throw guys into the fire and let them get their noses smacked - good for them, they can gauge where they're and how much they have to learn - good motivation.

2. Give them a taste of what they want - to be in the big leagues, traveling with the big team in the big show. Tease them with a little taste of it, send 'em back to the D-League if needed. But that also should give them motivation to work as hard as possible to get back to the show. I would think young guys could drift sometimes in the D-league, feel forgotten, get down, etc.

I agree with others that them calling up Melo is most likely just for practice. But I would give both him and Joseph some run in a regular game, get 'em juiced. You can always so easily simply yank them, say good job, go back to the D-league and keep working, you'll be coming again soon.     

 

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Re: Fab Melo anyone?
« Reply #77 on: December 10, 2012, 06:42:53 PM »
Will Doc trust him enough to see the floor?  Is this just something pretrade?   Answers next week, same time and same channel....

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Re: Fab Melo anyone?
« Reply #78 on: December 10, 2012, 06:46:21 PM »
I disagree with the concept that giving guys like Melo or Joseph 5-8 minutes in any given game, is going to determine the outcome of that game.

You hide them with the right lineups.

Melo
KG
Pierce
Lee or Jet
Rondo

KG
Bass
Pierce
Joseph
Rondo

They have a better chance to succeed because of the focus on the all stars on the floor and the all stars can help cover "some" of their inevitable mistakes.

I'd particularly try to get Melo some regular minutes if he shows he can be half decent - because 10-12 minutes a game of high energy from him by season's end could be very helpful for us. 

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Re: Fab Melo anyone?
« Reply #79 on: December 10, 2012, 06:49:45 PM »
True, could be a pretrade thing, who knows. I'd actually be suprised if he isn't back in Maine come Thursday night, Friday morning.

I just like the idea of trying new things with the players you have. Maybe he's improved and will play well along side KG in practice and that's it - they get a read on him...

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Re: Fab Melo anyone?
« Reply #80 on: December 10, 2012, 07:28:00 PM »
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I disagree with the concept that giving guys like Melo or Joseph 5-8 minutes in any given game, is going to determine the outcome of that game.

Good luck convincing Doc of that I am sure he values your opinion, NOT!

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Re: Fab Melo anyone?
« Reply #81 on: December 10, 2012, 08:40:46 PM »
I don't mind him being in the D-league for a while, at all. But I also think it wouldn't hurt to throw him into the fire a little with some spot minutes here and there and the NBA either.

I don't see why we can do both. 90% D-League, 10% where their are some opportunities to bring him up for a game and let him run with KG for 5 minutes.
Ya..that is what i mean.....thanks...tp.

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Re: Fab Melo anyone?
« Reply #82 on: December 10, 2012, 08:43:23 PM »
I disagree with the concept that giving guys like Melo or Joseph 5-8 minutes in any given game, is going to determine the outcome of that game.

You hide them with the right lineups.

Melo
KG
Pierce
Lee or Jet
Rondo

KG
Bass
Pierce
Joseph
Rondo

They have a better chance to succeed because of the focus on the all stars on the floor and the all stars can help cover "some" of their inevitable mistakes.

I'd particularly try to get Melo some regular minutes if he shows he can be half decent - because 10-12 minutes a game of high energy from him by season's end could be very helpful for us.
I just saw this..if it is for me, I never meant that melo will change a game this early....i mean he will develop, and it is his best chance at making it..! To play with kg et al...! Learn from the best..!

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Re: Fab Melo anyone?
« Reply #83 on: December 10, 2012, 08:45:40 PM »
I don't mind him being in the D-league for a while, at all. But I also think it wouldn't hurt to throw him into the fire a little with some spot minutes here and there and the NBA either.

Are you ok with those minutes coming at the expense of Sullinger?  Because that is whose playing time will probably decrease if you try to find minutes for Melo.
Can't teach height....melo is still 7'...try lineups that work well for the guy, you drafted him, you use/develop him....or fire your main draft selection guy...!

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Re: Fab Melo anyone?
« Reply #84 on: December 10, 2012, 08:46:14 PM »
You nBET Popovich would play him....!

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Re: Fab Melo anyone?
« Reply #85 on: December 10, 2012, 09:26:20 PM »
You sure about that?

http://basketball.realgm.com/nba/teams/San_Antonio_Spurs/26/DLeague_Transactions

they seem to sign their bigs from elsewhere and play their wings in the DL.  Long stints in the DL are common.  They use Overseas guys a lot something Danny does not do that much.

I do think Pop would intregrate youth better than we do.  At least Doc is playing Sully some.

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Re: Fab Melo anyone?
« Reply #86 on: December 10, 2012, 11:05:49 PM »
I don't mind him being in the D-league for a while, at all. But I also think it wouldn't hurt to throw him into the fire a little with some spot minutes here and there and the NBA either.

I don't see why we can do both. 90% D-League, 10% where their are some opportunities to bring him up for a game and let him run with KG for 5 minutes.

ask and ye shall receive....

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Re: Fab Melo anyone?
« Reply #87 on: December 11, 2012, 11:38:53 AM »
Celtics4ever: True re Doc and convincing him...  :)

Yeah Meadowlark: I just don't see why not give the kid a little run, 90/10 D-League / NBA time.
For example, maybe you have a stretch of 3-4 home games where some of the teams are marginal - great opportunity to give Melo some run against less than the highest grade NBA talent at his position. Bring him up and give him some run.

I think that will keep any ultra competitive guy hungry - it's great motivation. Then you just see how it's working out.

Hwangjini: Thought that was funny as well re this topic and then seeing they called him up. Good connect.

I very much expect he will be back in Maine Thursday night - but I like him begin called up for any reasons to hang with the big boys and get his nose bloodied a little, even if it's in practice. Good stuff for him.   

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Re: Fab Melo anyone?
« Reply #88 on: December 11, 2012, 11:52:19 AM »
You nBET Popovich would play him....!

Popovich would cut him.