TheStig wrote: MrFortune3 wrote:
We have to add defense with the starting PG position
TheStig wrote:I'm wondering if AK doesn't take a chance on him. He only has 2 years left. If he can get right, he'd be really good but I'm worried he's damaged goods.
Hopefully there is a better option available but I think we're that bad at PG that we would seriously consider it.
I'd say it's Ball, Lowry and then him.
. Cannot see Kemba adding enough to warrant that move without multiple picks coming along with him.
I can't see them sending picks. I agree we need more defense
. But if we get to the end of the summer and that's the best vet pg available, I think we take a swing. There is just too much riding on the season to go in with the PG's we have.
The bolded is most certainly the general consensus on this board - but the numbers and AK vehemently disagree.
"Following the All-Star break," Karnisovas added, "we took a significant dip on offense. We stopped making shots. Actually, we finished defensively 12th in the league in efficiency
. A lot of people were indicating that we struggled defensively, but the numbers are saying the last 15 games we were sixth in the league.
And since the All-Star, we were eighth in the league
. Defensively, we were fine
. I thought that our biggest struggles were offensive droughts. You have to make shots to win games. We did not do that.https://www.nba.com/bulls/features/arturas-karnisovas-we-will-not-settle-mediocrity-here
And as I posted in another thread, when Coby - Zach - Vuc were on the floor together, we had a Defensive Rating of 105.0 - the Lakers led the league with a 106.8 Def Rtg.
Apparently, BD runs an awesome defensive scheme - how else could we be 12th in the league in defense playing a bunch of crappy defenders