skywalker33 wrote:Mickey8 wrote:Its not just MVP race, he will never gain more respect from the bias refs, if he's going to be passive on the offensive end of the floor, he can score 20 plus points in his sleep yet he's submissive to freaking Barton.
Mickey, I get the disgruntlement in your posts but Jokic is really setting the tone for this team to play together AS A TEAM. Hard to disagree because you never know how Murray will play throughout the game, does he just start the game slow or does he complete bail on the game. In that instance, Jokic should be looking for go for 30-35ppg. Those instances are why he needs to stay aggressive throughout the game, not just try to orchestrate it.
I am fine with him orchestrating the offense in the 1st half. It forces the defense to spread and cover all the players and gives Jokic more room to operate in the 2nd half. My issue with the entire team in the 3rd quarter is that when Jokic and Murray should be taking over the game and putting it away, Barton starts his "bullshitting" as he calls it, and half the team goes iso and tries to make the fancy play instead of the smart play. Jokic, Malone, and to a lesser extent Murray have to put a stop to that ****. We get up we should be pushing the lead, not **** around.
As for the refs, I cannot be the only one that has noticed that Jokic is not nearly as aggressive in the games that Bill Kennedy and Marc Davis are reffing? I think we all know that those 2 as well as a couple of others do not like Jokic and do not even try to hide it. So say that Davis is racist, and considering how he has reffed Jokic and Doncic I believe it.