Tom White wrote:
Moooose wrote:I truly believe that one good, legit, back-up center might have done some difference for Houston. And I don't know who's directive it was to not have an insurance center in the roster.
You're right. If you look at their roster, the only true center they have is Tyson Chandler, and he should be close to qualifying for Social Security at this point. I have no idea why they allowed that situation to be the case.
I didn't knew Tyson Chandler is still with the team. And he isn't playing.
I just can't seem to imagine how the idea got sold. I am intrigued by whose idea is it, Morey or D'Antoni?
pacers33granger wrote:The problem seemed to be that D'Antoni's style is to play the best guys regardless of position and Houston never got a big that was better than their 10th man. They had Hartenstein earlier, but he wasn't really an NBA player. Over the past few years with Houston he's had Capela, Ryan Anderson, Faried, Nene, and Trez all have legit roles on the team at one point or another. Tyson Chandler was DPOY under him in NY. etc.
If D'Antoni has bigs that are worth playing, he usually does. He just doesn't play bigs for the sake of having someone tall out there.
Hartenstein would've been a big help in their matchup with the Lakers. He was getting solid minutes prior to the trades and was waived for a guy who is sitting the year off. They aren't even using a full 10-man rotation. It's just weird. Bold, but it's weird.
I agree with your take on how D'Antoni plays his bigs. As a matter of fact, I really liked how he designs pick and rolls with a skilled big man. And for that reason, he is still on top of my list. We have a guy here who, I think, could only benefit from that kind of system in Domas. There's no way we're getting an overhaul if the Pacers do hire him, I think. We have some good pieces here.