jbk1234 wrote: JonFromVA wrote:
I'll say this and leave it alone, if you find yourself getting rid of promising players, in year three of a rebuild, because your organization can't run offenses as sophisticated as good high schools programs, it's time to start asking some hard questions.
There's a lot of reasons we are where we are and one of our problems is that we haven't been pro-active enough in addressing let alone predicting problems.
Maybe they want to tank the season as hard as you do, but it's still inexcusable to let obvious problems rot and fester for as long as they do.
Even if they're trying to actively tank, they should still have a plan to teach and improve. Maybe the coaching staff needs to communicate more? I'm just not sure what they've done beyond tinkering with a zone defense and increasing their 3pt attempts as their 3pt% plummets to the 29th in the league.
Here's an interesting mystery.
The team's 3pt% is currently 33.8%, yet we have 9 players on the roster all shooting above that.
It's Osman, Okoro, and Dotson primarily dragging down the team average.
And the way our rotations work, that means there's almost always a perimeter player the other team can cheat off on the floor at all times.
Fedor, like you, is blaming a lack of practice.
But this is all happening coming out of the all star break and the stuff we're talking about isn't advanced calculus. Not having an NBA caliber backup PG stings. The injuries are taking their toll for sure. But I'm increasingly concerned there's a more fundamental problem.
Yep, I agree they need to treat games like practice, but maybe the bigger problem is they don't know how to teach in-game with anything beyond broad strokes and NBA'ism's ("shoot more", "be more aggressive", etc).
I mean it's not hard to point fingers.
We have an inexperienced GM and an inexperienced head coach, and that's all on Dan. The pandemic? Not so much, but true brilliance isn't just repeating the things you've learned, it's an ability to adapt quickly to new circumstances and find solutions to problems.
Which isn't to say the problems JBB is being asked to solve are easy; but there should be a plan, he should be communicating the plan, and we should be able to see evidence of it being carried out and moving through phases.
For example, why hasn't Allen scored more than 10pts for 3 straight games? Why can't we get him the ball?
Is it possible opponents have scouted out the one or two plays we run for him?
Maybe it's time to add a 3rd ...