Reason we'll seldom beat a team like the Bucs+it's time to blow up this team
Posted 28 November 2010 - 12:16 AM
One, we'll seldom beat a team like the Bucks. Why? Because we play absolutely ZERO perimeter defense. The word is out on our team, we get crushed by 3 pointers and Larry Brown WILL NOT make a change to his defense to start guarding out there. Because of this, we're ALWAYS playing from behind. We're making 2's and they are draining 3's. It's statistically hard to compete with that. We have hardly any 3 shooters. Our white guy comes in and can't even make 3's. DJ is decent, Boris is OK, and Jax takes 15 seconds to set up a shot.
Then I see Jax get ejected. Way to come through for your team. If Wallace is out for an extended period of time, and I'm pretty sure he is from that fall, we are going to have to depend on Jax? Not happening. It's seriously time to trade Jax for whatever we can get at this point. The refs hate him, will not call fouls on him, and he's not a good enough shooter to live on that.
And after seeing Wallace this year, I don't know what his deal is, he's either showing age or just doesn't want to play here anymore. I love Wallace, and I love the way he plays and the heart he shows (usually), but we have too many slashers on this team already and he's older than them and more expensive. I think we should try to deal him while we can for someone that can possibly put up more points.
It's time to deal what we can, and let expire what we can after this year. Build on DJ/Thomas/UPS/McGuire, etc.
It's also time to get a new coach. It's obvious Brown doesn't like coaching in game time, and I think we're getting beat by bad coaching pretty often. He's great in practice, or developing players, etc, but it's time to find someone to replace him after this year. We're not going to beat teams playing like he plays. He was successful in Detroit but had some great guys on that team. It's just not going to happen here.
I don't want us to get stuck in a rut, with year after year of mediocrity like our Panthers. I don't think MJ will allow this though.
Posted 28 November 2010 - 12:25 AM
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Posted 28 November 2010 - 01:35 AM
If we waltzed in thinking easy win because of the missing players, that's on LB. Thumbs up for Livingston and McGuire - they've been getting better each game. DJ - you need defense to become a great PG. A-TO ratio alone won't get it done. Thomas and Brown pulled a disappearing act tonight.
And Jack - just smfh
Posted 28 November 2010 - 02:42 AM
I don't think LB cares that much. I don't think he wants to be here, he's just completing his contractual obligation. No way a coach watches his team get ROCKED 3 games in a row by 3 point shooters and not change up.
Posted 28 November 2010 - 12:52 PM
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Posted 28 November 2010 - 02:09 PM
I think yall are being a little too hard on LB, and trading Jax isnt smart. Who is gonna replace his scoring? Gerald Wallace? Yeah right, he's the one who looks disinterested to me this season. The Bobcats will figure this thing out, I just cant for the life of me understand why people in Charlotte think their sports teams will get better if they get rid of their best players. When does that ever work?
Because we've been down the road with old vets that need to be let go years before (Jake). Also, most of us can realize that we aren't going far with this team. Also, it's just a matter of time before Jax does what he does, implode a locker-room. There's a reason hardly any teams have interest in Jax despite what he brings. Jax would be great on a team like the Spurs or something, but we won't get what we need out of him here, unless that is horrible shots that end up in bricks/air balls or dumb turnovers, or getting Technicals for whining (cause refs hate him).
LB even admitted he doesn't like coaching in games. Really?