dougthonus wrote:coldfish wrote:Just to be super clear: I would take last night's version of Coby, or even a lesser facsimile, every day of the week. Having a 3rd perimeter scorer who can create his own shot would make the Bulls offense absurd and if he plays defense well, not give up much on that end.
I just don't think that a guy who goes 9/10 one night and 1/10 the next night is super helpful for a team trying to win a lot more than 50 games. Those 1/10 nights are team killers.
Coby obviously needs to find consistency, and I'm not some huge Coby believer by any stretch, but I'm willing to give him 10 games to see if he can do it before forming too much of an opinion on him.
He defended well last night too which was nice to see. That said, I think the Magic, especially without Anthony, are not a hard team to defend.
What Iâ€™m most encouraged by is seeing him do the right thing more often than not as of late. Sure, heâ€™ll struggle at times due to lack of burst, or T-Rex wing span, or slower reactions, but at least heâ€™s staying attached and trying to fight over screens. Last year heâ€™d too often get lost, be slow to react, and compound it going underneath. Starting to show the instincts to try to do the right thing is a big step in the right direction.