get someone who can. doc looks like a good ole boy coach. scared to make changes. scared to criticize vets. scared to bench vets. smashing square pegs into round holes over and over and over with his suicidal offensive schemes and styles. if we would pass the ball like other teams we would not even need rondo. i never thought i would say this but not only am i up for trading bass, lee, green etc. i am even up for trading rondo now. gasol? look, we are blowing this thing up in two years or shorter anyways. let's give it one last go. we really have nothing to lose. once PP and KG are gone rondo will be what? 30? are we really going to start from scratch with him at that age?
That's exciting. But your imaginary picture of Doc just isn't true.
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wait, wait, you are right, he put in collins. great change. fabulous. That definitely got us to attack the basket more right? instead of shooting bricks?
He works with what he's got. And right now, he's got Collins, Garnett, Bass, and Sullinger to work with.
So you envision the problem being us not attacking the basket enough? How do you envision this happening? Benching Pierce (still our best offensive player at this point, sadly)? Playing Fab Melo? Not taking Rondo out of the game?
The problem of this team is that none of the new players (+ Bass) are performing at a level which their career numbers suggest they can, and that after Darko's departure our depth at center suddenly vanished in thin air.
Add to this the fact that Melo is clearly not ready, and Sullinger has been progressing slower than expected, and you got a team with issues.
"Passing the ball like other teams do"? This team is averaging 23 assist per game, which is good for second
in the NBA (and shooting 47% from the floor in the process, fifth in the NBA).
The offense is clearly not the issue here. The inability to play any form of interior defense is. The really good Celtics teams from previous seasons thrived on solid interior rotations, stuffing penetration, and forcing other teams take long jumpers. This meant that we didn't have to doperforuble, trap, and engage in other funky business that left you ultimately exposed to easy baskets. Right now it's an easy basket galore against the Celtics. We're decidedly mediocre when it comes to opponent FG% and assists -- two things we've been good in preventing.
So no, it's not time for Doc to go. It's time for the personnel at hand to either perform, or brace for a trade.