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Re: Why Is It So Different This Year?
« Reply #15 on: December 21, 2012, 10:37:02 PM »

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this year is different bc it is a different team

Re: Why Is It So Different This Year?
« Reply #16 on: December 21, 2012, 10:37:34 PM »

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tonight KG and Jet - 7of37 from the field.  20% isn't going to get it done, against anyone.

plenty of blame to go around, coach should play someone else if they are that cold, players should know if they are 1 for 12 that maybe I should at least take it to the rim instead of launching another bad jumpshot.  at least if you are aggressive and take it to the hole you have a chance to pick up a foul.

for the whole season-   1) too much dribble penetration by the opposing teams is killing our interior defense.  2) the new players who weren't here last year still trying to find their roles jet, jg, C Lee...
3) KG and PP are just a year older and have lost a bit of a step.  still great players, but when on a normal night you can only get 28 min out of kg, it leaves too many minutes as a free for all on D.


Re: Why Is It So Different This Year?
« Reply #17 on: December 21, 2012, 10:37:50 PM »

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I thought the Celtics  looked pretty good tonight.  When Kevin Garnett and Jason Terry shoot like that, it's going to be tough to win. 

I like that Bucks teams.  They'll be a fun eighth seed.

The Bucks are 3-1 against the Celtics for the season. Just saying. Right now they are better than the Celtics.

we are terrible right now. I am truly disgusted and fed up with docs dumb coaching. keep smashing that square peg into a round hole doc. keep shooting those jumpers when your boys cannot throw it in the ocean. SMH

Re: Why Is It So Different This Year?
« Reply #18 on: December 21, 2012, 10:41:07 PM »

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I am truly disgusted and fed up with docs dumb coaching. keep smashing that square peg into a round hole doc. keep shooting those jumpers when your boys cannot throw it in the ocean.

I dont know if its dumb or careless
but its bad
AS much to blame on Veterans nodelivering and poor kids lost because theyre not ready
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Re: Why Is It So Different This Year?
« Reply #19 on: December 21, 2012, 10:42:18 PM »

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Age

New parts

KG is that much of a post guy anymore (Due to age)

Bass lost his jumper, Lee did too

Green and Pietrus are totally different, So are Jet and Ray

well then we had best make a trade for a big who can score down low also then. or we are history.

That pretty much sums it up folks .

I imagine tonight was the last straw . 

Re: Why Is It So Different This Year?
« Reply #20 on: December 21, 2012, 11:02:55 PM »

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this year is different bc it is a different team

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Parker isn't going to score 30 ppg and rebuilds generally take longer than 1 year. Relax.

Re: Why Is It So Different This Year?
« Reply #21 on: December 21, 2012, 11:03:32 PM »

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Re: Why Is It So Different This Year?
« Reply #22 on: December 21, 2012, 11:13:47 PM »

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Sure, they miss Avery Bradley.  But Courtney Lee and Jason Terry should have been able to fill in more than adequately.
Neither player can replace what Bradley did for the team last year.

Re: Why Is It So Different This Year?
« Reply #23 on: December 22, 2012, 12:06:10 AM »

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KG is the only legit big man.

Pierce is really showing his age. On defense particularly.

Most of the roster turned over.

Terry and Lee have been way below their normal level of play.

Green has been mediocre to awful.

Need more reasons?

Re: Why Is It So Different This Year?
« Reply #24 on: December 22, 2012, 12:12:05 AM »

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Yeah we expected more for guys like Bass Green Lee and JET. If we could get 75% of what we thought of these guys we would be singing a much different tune. But thats not the case. I think we need to move Bass in paticular. We need to get a legit Center back next to KG. If we had a Gortat or Varajeo we would be very good. I am not worried to much about Jet or Jeff to be honest. Jeff is coming off being out for a year and is still getting into the thick of things. I will say if something doesn't change from him though by game 40 or so then i will get worried.

Jet his shooting will come around. I think he is getting used to running of screens and what not which I don't think is best for him but eventually they will start falling. But the C's need to get a legit Center in there.



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Re: Why Is It So Different This Year?
« Reply #25 on: December 22, 2012, 01:12:49 AM »

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Sure, they miss Avery Bradley.  But Courtney Lee and Jason Terry should have been able to fill in more than adequately.
Neither player can replace what Bradley did for the team last year.

Replace?  Absolutely not.  But adequately approximate the role and production that Bradley gave them?  I don't think that's asking too much.

I didn't necessarily expect this team to play .700 ball to start the season like they did at the end of last season.  But barely staying afloat above .500?  I'm completely at a loss.
« Last Edit: December 22, 2012, 04:08:28 AM by PhoSita »
Quote from: BBallTim
Parker isn't going to score 30 ppg and rebuilds generally take longer than 1 year. Relax.

Re: Why Is It So Different This Year?
« Reply #26 on: December 22, 2012, 01:47:34 AM »

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tonight was garbage coaching and then we were just snakebit.

why does doc let them take jumpers when we could not throw the ball in the ocean?

why do we not dribble drive and/or dish or post up KG when it matters?

pure luck got us to OT. then when we get to OT KG misses two baby shots from 3 feet out. unbelievable. should have never gotten to that situation.

we need a big guy now to post up and be the go to guy when we suck at jumpers. nah nevermind doc would not allow it. *banging head against wall*

I wonder, do you realize that it is the players themselves that are deciding to take the shots that you are complaining about.  KG and Jet had a LOT of good looks tonight.  They were just off with the shooting.  KG had a number of shots inside.  These are shots Doc probably wants them to take.  I mean, what do you expect Doc to do?  KG is our best player.  Are you going to sit KG and watch our D fall apart at the seams? 

This blaming everything on Doc has gotten way out of hand.  The players are the ones that make the plays on the court, be it good or bad.  If Doc had more options with his lineup maybe he would sit KG / Jet more who knows.  Doc has taken responsibility for the team, again and again after bad losses.  But it is the players who ultimately have to step up. 

Re: Why Is It So Different This Year?
« Reply #27 on: December 22, 2012, 07:35:55 AM »

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I'm really just at a loss right now.

They were 23-21 after 44 games last year.

Re: Why Is It So Different This Year?
« Reply #28 on: December 22, 2012, 08:07:57 AM »

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I'm really just at a loss right now.

They were 23-21 after 44 games last year.

 i doubt that is his point. he is looking at performance and coaching.our coach is slamming a square peg into a round hole. it is suicide. it is masochism at its finest. Tommy Heinsohn is screaming it from the rooftops every game. We have 3( 4 if you count barbosa) dribble drivers and a couple guys who can post up(KG and Green)....yet we settle for brick after brick after brick. SMH.

Re: Why Is It So Different This Year?
« Reply #29 on: December 22, 2012, 12:16:24 PM »

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Why do we look different at the start of this year compared to the end of last year?

1. Interior defense - Last year KG went on overdrive after the all-star break. He played well for long stretches of games and covered up for Bass. Steamer and Hollins were much better defensive options off the bench than anyone we have right now and could spell KG or handle some of the load.

2. Exterior defense - Bradley was a pest. He would force teams into turnovers, and allow Rondo to roam and conserve energy. His presence probably also helped our bigs because our opponents felt more pressure. Even Ray was a much better option on D than Terry.

3. Confidence - Teams that are playing well find ways to win games. Shots go in, guys hustle a little bit more, there's better communication, etc.

4. Continuity - Our talent level looks better on paper this year, but guys knew the system last year. Everyone had a role (except Ray who lost his and struggled to adapt). Things haven't clicked yet. I think this is part of why Bass has played so poorly (he's looking over his shoulder more) and guys like Green and Lee haven't settled down (they don't know how they are supposed to play).

5. Production - A lot of guys haven't played up to the level expected of them. Jet, Green, Bass, and Lee have all been worse than expected. KG is being rested. Pierce isn't bringing it every night. Rondo has never brought it every night. Sully is a rookie who is hit or miss whenever he's in.

We're a jump shooting team that isn't hitting jump shots.

6. Attacking the basket - We didn't do this a ton last year, but before he got hurt Bradley would cut to the rim without the ball. When he got hurt it was already the playoffs and Rondo generally steps up his game. Pierce was also in good form towards the end of last year. And as much as people hated on Hollins, he was really active.

 

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