NippySudz wrote:I see your point but I disagree. You can't get on jamyke but Lou and trezz been playing like crap for a month and a half and somewhat excuse thatesqtvd wrote:NippySudz wrote:
You just dogged jmyke and mcgruder. So there's that. It's okay to be critical dude ..saying Lou played bad defense and you saw it first hand isn't a knock on his offensive abilities. It just means he needs to be used different.
And jamyke cannot guard quicker agile 4s. He's alright against trees but not against people that can move east to west.
Mcgruder is not an NBA player. There's nothing he does well. Nothing.
My problem with J-Myke is inconsistency, not his ability. McGruder, probably the opposite. [McGruder's always crap, LOL.]
My larger point is that because of injuries, Lou has to play more minutes and do things past his optimum, specifically manning the point. For this, I go easier on him. Those defensive lapses the other night were inexcusable, though. Whether they were due to fatigue or mental laziness, I trust they will be addressed.
As for the Trezz/Planet Zubac conundrum, we can say that Doc has been creeping up Zu's minutes whenever possible, by trying to extend his shifts at the beginning of the 1st and 3rd quarters. Getting Zu to the 4- or 3-minute mark instead of just the 6:00 mark is usually a sign he's playing well and we're winning.
Unfortunately, J-Myke has not earned ANY minutes at the 5 to give Trezz a little breather in the 4th. We hope that maybe Morris can, or at least that Morris at the 4 alongside Trezz can solve those doldrums at the beginning of the 4th when Kawhi is getting HIS breather.
I can't blame Trezz for his bad ratings and plus/minuses anytime he's out there dragging around stiffs like McGruder and J-Myke, and then compounding the problem with Lou's bad defense and G Leaguers playing NBA minutes. Those numbers Russo posted are alarming, and Trezz is definitely struggling/slumping, but pointing a finger at him isn't the same as putting your finger on the problem.
Plus, if getting Bev back and playing MM at either the 4 or the 5 can't help, I dunno what they hell we're gonna do.
They both get a ton of credit as the bench unit. So when **** goes bad, they gonna get a lot of the attention. We need those guys to be well.
They are keys to this team winning a Championship
And dude you've been watching Lou will for a long time brother. He's easy to backdoor. He ballwatches a lot. I can find plays earlier in this season of him doing the exact same thing. La clippers film posted about it early in the season. That's him.
Yes, Lou is Lou. But the solution isn't to just point fingers, to bench him [for McGruder LOL?], the answer is to cover for him. But you're not going to do that with G Leaguers, and increasingly not with J-Myke, who is not only sucking, but unlike Lou and Trezz has NEVER done much for us and has earned no benefit of the doubt.
There were 10-12 minutes Lou played vs the Sixers that he wouldn't have had to if Bev were available. I prefer to put my finger on it there. Because we'd rather put our hopes on Bev than J-Myke, eh?