JonFromVA wrote:The Cavs had 3 serious scoring droughts in the game, JBB needs to think how we can get buckets when the pressure ratchets up.
Hopefully there are better days for Stevens ability to put the ball in the bucket.
It's hard to design a system when so few of the people on the court can hit an open 3 point shot. All it takes is for Lauri, Love, or Garland to go cold, and in this case all three did in the second half, and you're in trouble. He might have to find a way to work Windler or even Valentine into the rotation when that starts happening (I personally think the Steven experiment should be over).
But between this game and the Hornets game, I'm pretty sure the opposing team's scouting report is going to eventually read *get rough with them, junk up the game, and dare them to shoot over top of you.*
Well, I'm sure JBB would prefer to use Okoro over Stevens, and he should have that option soon; but there's no reason to believe Stevens will be completely incapable of putting the ball in the basket in the future.
There always seems to be a price to pay to exert the energy necessary to play high level defense; but if they stick with it, maybe they'll adapt? I mean it wouldn't hurt if Garland wasn't so quick to start taking more difficult shots the moment he gets a couple to go in, and at some point Collin will start knocking down 3's. It's kind of like nobody in their life taught them how to go about getting to a favorite spot and shooting from there.
Let's face it, the offense so far this season simply has not been scoring enough points. We're pretty luck to have 3 wins out of the past 4 games when we haven't broken 101 pts in any of them.
JBB seems content with trying to plug up our defensive holes rather than our offensive ones, but he said he's going to evaluate and adjust ... so we shall see.