Almost every time I look at him he is standing in one place. Just standing there. Never cutting, never moving hard off the ball. He needs a fire lit under him. He just doesn't play with any fire at all. In fact, this whole team plays without fire. It's really sickening. I hate to keep bringing up the Knicks but it's like night and day watching the two teams. The Knicks just play inspired ball and they just get after it. You never see them standing around waiting for something to happen. They make it happen.
I thought LaVine being out was supposed to make everyone one better?
I have had my share of criticizing Zach but I never said that. What I have said is that he doesn't make anyone around him better and I stand by that. He doesn't make much of a difference and doesn't really move the needle and that is one of this team's problems. I think Vuc suffers from the same issue. I didn't know it and was very pro-trade but I'm not sure if a team with both Zach and Vuc as it's two all star's is ever going to be a team where the sum is greater than it's parts. I'm seriously worried about the construct of this team right now going into the off season and likely not having a draft pick this year. Our two best players and all stars both are defensive liabilities neither of them seem to have the leadership qualities that this team really needs. I'm willing to give it a chance...
at least more of a chance than we have seen to this point which hasn't been much. I just think what this team needs is a fiery two way player who inspires his teammates and makes everyone around him better. Like a J Randle does in NYC or Jimmy does for all his teams. Like Chris Paul is doing in PHX right now.
"All-Stars". What an inflated definition, based on pure scoring prowess. And when Vuc's shot is off, in this game embarrassingly off, he has really nothing else to offer. That's like Lavine's game in a nutshell, too.
I agree, what you see on the court is so badly constructed that you really do need to be worried going ahead. Williams looks completely overwhelmed out there, yet he keeps getting free pass. Markkanen is being smoked out of the team, WTF... The key position in every team, PG, has been tried but yet to be filled by anyone. Um, IS there a plan to fill that void? We have couple of good vets who seem to be misused by the coach.
But the two core pieces, WineCola, are something to build around some think. When in fact, both of those guys should be viewed as complementary pieces in any team that wants to win.
Hate that kind of chuck fests that Vucevic produced. Frightening that we have two similar players viewed as keepers and once every problem around them is fixed we're competitive again.