Absinthe wrote:I think the front office deserves some credit. I have been critical, but this team has great chemistry and recent drafting has been very good. Brunson is turning into a solid rotational player. Finney-Smith and Powell have been very smart pick ups too.
It sucked to have missed out on the chance at getting some picks (Memphis-Iguodala, Clippers-Harkless), but I appreciated the 'no dumb contracts' and especially when they zoned in on Delon Wright. (hated waiting on danny green though).
The coaching staff deserves a ton of credit. Some guys have had their struggles (THJ, Powell, Brunson, Curry), but we've seen how everyone pitches in and contributes when others aren't and now you are at a point where you legitimately feel like all these guys actually deserve to play.
Carlisle has also been adapting and being more flexibile with his rotations. He seemingly has been able to read the games well to the point of not bringing Luka back in at all or bringing him in when the bench guys are actually doing well, but you feel a run coming from the other team.
Also, some tidbits of game preparation.
Some D vs Houson
Zone D vs Wolves (also used the same vs LAL)
The work in progress is getting KP in better spots, get him better shots on offense. Everything else seems to be on point right now --- you can make a case that the bench would have beaten the Wolves and Pels. On a back to back. That says it all right now.