41Dirk41 wrote:What a bunch of mediocre player, at least they are all FA this Summer.
J-Rich and Powell were terrible. I don't think that the rookies can plays worse than thems, it's impossible.
Unfortunately stats say they can. https://www.nba.com/stats/team/1610612742/onoffcourt-summary/
But it's small sample size and I agree Mavs have nothing to lose in games like that. So they should play. Problem with benching Richardson is that you admit trade was a mistake.
Mavs have Luka, KP, THJ and Brunson. Then you have few role players, who can be in the court only with Luka, because they can shoot only totally open shots.
And RC doesn't have any other options defensively...especially after moving Iwundu.
Green might be a better option but the lack of involvement throughout the first half of the year makes him virtually impossible to play in the second half.
I don't blame Donnie for making that trade but we are basically in the same boat as last season in terms of defense now.
One of the biggest needs going into the off-season was getting better defensively so we substituted O for D with the Curry/JRich trade, traded Wright/Jackson for Johnson, signed Iwundu, and drafted Green and Bey.
JRich and Wright basically cancel each other out, Iwundu and Johnson get dealt for more offense, and Rick refuses to develop the others. We are basically back to where we were a year ago in terms of defense.