MrSparkle wrote:Not considering this an over-reaction but rather a consolidation of last year’s thoughts... this team is going to have to make a lot of 3Ps to win games, because there are going to be 2-3 swiss cheese defensive holes per line-up.
Otto and Carter can defend with the best of them, along with Thad and Sato being respectable, but otherwise, the collective defensive IQ and lateral athleticism is going to be lacking. Teams are gonna kill the Bulls off-the-dribble and 3P line. I’ve said it before, but Carter’s size is also going to be an issue when the other team has very big centers.
Just a couple of “season hasn’t started” red flags. The team will need incredible offense to compensate, in order to win games at a high rate.
Also, why are they bothering with Dunn starting? All i watched are highlights and even in a few minutes of reel I couldn’t stand his style of basketball.
You´ll likely see Dunn starting against the Hornets,White isn´t ready(as expected) and Sato played t from the bench showing the skills for a good role player (but not for a starter).I don´t know where that incredible offense they need will come from,Lauri,Zach and Otto played their usual games in limited minutes ,solid but not great,maybe Wendell will spark a better offense,we´ll see.If only Dunn could step up his game showing a better chemistry playing along Zach we could win more games but I didn´t watch that happening.
My sentiment is just let Coby play point and groom him into the role. He’s got the speed to take it up floor in 3 seconds and make a play. I think it’s gonna be a developmental waste of time having him try to fight for minutes off the bench and out of position, against the likes of Arci, Dunn and Sato, neither of whom have +.500 winning percentages as starting PGs.
The way Boylen frames it, this position-less basketball stuff kinda worries me. It’s not supposed to be a “plug my guy anywhere and he’s a baller” — it should simply mean that you’ve got 5 guys who can make plays, and 5 guys who can defend different positions on the floor. But ultimately, Curry was a 1, Klay was a 2, Barnes/Iguodala/Durant were 3s who slid to 4, Dray was a 4 who slid 5, and Bogut/Zaza/McGee were 5s who played limited roles.
See the problem with our roster? Who the hell is going to be the 1? Already nervous about how we’re gonna have this magic PG rotation while Lauri, Zach and Otto somehow all play the roles of playmakers.
It’s asking a lot. I’ve never seen a good basketball team that didn’t have a stable starting PG who could start and finish the game. Could be a Derek Fisher or a Darrell Armstrong. Or Ron Harper. But it’s concerning when our 2 best PG options are discussed trying out SG (Coby) or SF (in Sato’s case). If these two “point guards” are playing wing, we’re gonna lose games - period.
If Coby can run the ball fast, defend, score off the dribble... he’s already ticked 3 out of 5 boxes for starting PG compared to the rest of this hodge podge. Let’s see if he can manage a clock and create for Lauri and Zach.
And I don’t mean to throw Sato under the bus. He’s very solid but I don’t know if he has the speed to give this starting 5 a knife’s edge. Coby might. If not, he was the wrong pick.
But let’s be honest — Dunn and Arci are not NBA players. They’re end of bench guys. The 48 PG minutes should be split between Coby and Sato, and Boylen needs to simply evaluate who runs better with Zach. My money is on Coby. Two runners.