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Post#1 JS: Skiles Comments on Tobias
Fri Nov 16, 2012 8:53 am by Thunder Muscle

Wasn't sure where to put this, but since Tobias is a highly talked about player I'll create a new thread. Here are some Skiles comments on Tobias' ups and downs from MJS.

Second-year forward Tobias Harris has struggled at times in his new starting role.

But he had 11 points, four rebounds and two assists Wednesday and contributed to the Bucks' solid start against the Pacers. He scored the first five points of the game as the Bucks got off to a 7-0 lead and never trailed.

"Tobias' issue is not on the offensive end," Skiles said. "His issue is on the other end of the floor with his rebounding or lack thereof in certain games and just his individual defense.

"He's learning that position. He spent a lot of time in college just standing around and watching the ball. Now he's got people screening him, guys running off staggers and pick-and-roll defense. There's a whole bunch of things he has to learn and process. We're watching him and he's getting better.

"We also know Mike (Dunleavy) is there and Marquis is there as well. So we feel comfortable at that position."
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Post#2 Re: JS: Skiles Comments on Tobias
Fri Nov 16, 2012 8:54 am by Thunder Muscle

Also no mention of Mbah a Moute for that position so that leads me to think he is not coming back anytime soon.
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Post#3 Re: JS: Skiles Comments on Tobias
Fri Nov 16, 2012 9:06 am by unklchuk

N8Frog wrote:Also no mention of Mbah a Moute for that position so that leads me to think he is not coming back anytime soon.


Seems a reasonable inference.

I might suspect that when he does come back that he may be unable or perhaps unwilling (to avoid blowing his career) to practice the same frenetic defense that made him so effective.

I'm beginning to think about him as probably a different (and lesser) player. As a regret.
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Post#4 Re: JS: Skiles Comments on Tobias
Fri Nov 16, 2012 9:12 am by EastSideBucksFan

N8Frog wrote:Also no mention of Mbah a Moute for that position so that leads me to think he is not coming back anytime soon.



Last piece of information that came out said he was supposed to start practicing next week.

I'm going to infer that Skiles is just talking about the players he has had available for the season so far.
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Post#5 Re: JS: Skiles Comments on Tobias
Fri Nov 16, 2012 9:37 am by carmelbrownqueen

I like Tobias a lot but I agree that his defense has been horrible. I want to see him get minutes but I'm not sure he should get them as a starter. I would love to see him get some mentoring from Luc Richard
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Post#6 Re: JS: Skiles Comments on Tobias
Fri Nov 16, 2012 9:38 am by carmelbrownqueen

EastSideBucksFan wrote:
N8Frog wrote:Also no mention of Mbah a Moute for that position so that leads me to think he is not coming back anytime soon.



Last piece of information that came out said he was supposed to start practicing next week.

I'm going to infer that Skiles is just talking about the players he has had available for the season so far.

I agree. They aren't speculating on who will be available yet
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Post#7 Re: JS: Skiles Comments on Tobias
Fri Nov 16, 2012 9:50 am by A Diddy2231

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Post#8 Re: JS: Skiles Comments on Tobias
Fri Nov 16, 2012 9:56 am by Newz

Where is Moute even going to fit in our rotation at this point? I'm not sure you want to give up the offense that Tobes and Dunleavy give... they have both been excellent on that end this year.
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Post#9 Re: JS: Skiles Comments on Tobias
Fri Nov 16, 2012 9:59 am by europa

Newz wrote:Where is Moute even going to fit in our rotation at this point?


If Ilyasova continues to play like ass, I'd start Moute at PF. Bucks need to get his defense on the court somehow.
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Post#10 Re: JS: Skiles Comments on Tobias
Fri Nov 16, 2012 10:10 am by emunney

Our defense has been fine without him. I'd be comfortable playing him if he's healthy, but there's no need there.
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Post#11 Re: JS: Skiles Comments on Tobias
Fri Nov 16, 2012 10:11 am by JayMKE

Luc, Udoh, Sanders would be a ridiculous frontcourt

I so want to see it
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Post#12 Re: JS: Skiles Comments on Tobias
Fri Nov 16, 2012 10:12 am by europa

I think the perimeter defense is a major area of concern. I love Tobes but he's not a good defender. Dunleavy's terrible. Whenever Ellis is on the court he sucks defensively. I think the Bucks need Moute's perimeter defense.
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Post#13 Re: JS: Skiles Comments on Tobias
Fri Nov 16, 2012 10:16 am by emunney

I think the Bucks need Dunleavy's and Harris's offense much more than they need Moute's defense. Team defense has been very good thus far.
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Post#14 Re: JS: Skiles Comments on Tobias
Fri Nov 16, 2012 10:21 am by LUKE23

We are 5th in defense right now. 17th in offense. We cannot afford to sacrifice O for D with how the team is currently playing. Moute should not be playing over either Harris or Dunleavy at the moment. To me, Moute is a matchup player off the bench on this roster. I wouldn't start him over either Harris or Ilyasova.
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Post#15 Re: JS: Skiles Comments on Tobias
Fri Nov 16, 2012 10:21 am by europa

carmelbrownqueen wrote:I like Tobias a lot but I agree that his defense has been horrible. I want to see him get minutes but I'm not sure he should get them as a starter. I would love to see him get some mentoring from Luc Richard


I'd like to see that too. If he picked up anything defensively from Moute that would be an enormous addition to his game. I agree Harris' defense is a major issue. Problem is Dunleavy's D also stinks. That's an issue at the position without a doubt.

ETA - I wouldn't start Moute over Harris. I would absolutely consider starting him over Ilyasova if Ersan keeps playing like garbage.
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Post#16 Re: JS: Skiles Comments on Tobias
Fri Nov 16, 2012 10:22 am by JimmyTheKid

LUKE23 wrote:We are 5th in defense right now. 17th in offense. We cannot afford to sacrifice O for D with how the team is currently playing. Moute should not be playing over either Harris or Dunleavy at the moment. To me, Moute is a matchup player off the bench on this roster. I wouldn't start him over either Harris or Ilyasova.


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Post#17 Re: JS: Skiles Comments on Tobias
Fri Nov 16, 2012 10:35 am by Newz

emunney wrote:I think the Bucks need Dunleavy's and Harris's offense much more than they need Moute's defense. Team defense has been very good thus far.


Yup.

Moute/Udoh/Sanders is fun to think about defensively... but unless you are trotting out Chris Paul and Kevin Durant at the 1 and 2 you aren't scoring any points.
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Post#18 Re: JS: Skiles Comments on Tobias
Fri Nov 16, 2012 10:37 am by carmelbrownqueen

europa wrote:I think the perimeter defense is a major area of concern. I love Tobes but he's not a good defender. Dunleavy's terrible. Whenever Ellis is on the court he sucks defensively. I think the Bucks need Moute's perimeter defense.

Absolutely agree with this
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Post#19 Re: JS: Skiles Comments on Tobias
Fri Nov 16, 2012 10:38 am by Newz

carmelbrownqueen wrote:
europa wrote:I think the perimeter defense is a major area of concern. I love Tobes but he's not a good defender. Dunleavy's terrible. Whenever Ellis is on the court he sucks defensively. I think the Bucks need Moute's perimeter defense.

Absolutely agree with this


So where do you play him and how do you score points with him on the floor?
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Post#20 Re: JS: Skiles Comments on Tobias
Fri Nov 16, 2012 10:40 am by A Diddy2231

I think Moute and Daniels should serve the same purpose..come in only when there's a good wing player or in Moute's case a PF who is lighting us up on the perimeter
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