TrueLAfan wrote:Roscoe Sheed wrote:Quake Griffin wrote:I say traditional lineup plus a point that has any chance at all of guarding Mitchell.
We can't be switching everything knowing that some of the stuff out there switching on to Mitchell is BBQ.
Just a thought. I doubt the sports gods will give us another 1st half like he did yesterday.
I agree- after it was clear that Kennard was toast against Mitchell, some type of adjustment should have been made- like putting Mann in the game
Wasn't just Luke. FFS, Rondo should be playing on him. If Donovan Mitchell has a big quarter, he gets 15-20 points. If Royce O'Neal or Ingles has a big quarter, they get half of that, maybe. Put your best defender on Mitchell. It's not rocket science. In the fourth. Mitchell got 16. We ran a lineup of Rondo, Luke, PG, Kawhi, and Morris. Shouldn't be hard to figure out defensive assignments.
Luke was never the primary defender though, they'd just pick and roll until they got the switch they wanted down the stretch in the 4th. But yeah- it's still a team defense thing too. Luke got abused though, I would have subbed him out at the end of the game.