IggieCC wrote: AirP. wrote:
RexBoyWonder wrote:how bout this depressing thought I had last night :
Harkless + Bradley > PJ Tucker + M.Morris
PF spot will kill this team.
Save us KZ.
A guy who was a starter for the NBA champions is worse then Harkless and Bradley? Although limited, Tucker's also pretty consistent for what he brings so that's one less variable Spoelstra has to worry about on the court allowing him to make better play calls. This team desperately needed some toughness and Tucker will help in that category.
FWIW those are back to back starting PF from most recent two champions
some "fans" are just plain ungrateful and can never be pleased P.
What is interesting about the 2 PFs is that both are known for their toughness, ability to guard multiple positions and the ability to hit 3s if left wide open, it's almost like Spoelstra and the Miami FO see this as a position they can go cheap with as long as you get that archetype which they did not get last year, Ariza was able to do the defense and 3pt shooting, he didn't bring the toughness though.
Miami isn't a favorite for the title, but they are at least a legitimate contender. Not many teams have the personnel to defend Brooklyn in the playoffs, but Miami has Bam, Tucker and Butler who can take turns on KD, Tucker, Butler, Oladipo and Lowry to guard Harden and Kyrie, the question is who does Brooklyn have to guard Miami's players in the playoffs? KD on Bam I get, B.Brown on Butler... but who can defend Lowry, Oladipo and Herro? People please remember, the playoffs are different then the regular season, talent wins in the regular season, talent and effort wins in the playoffs.
Baring injuries, the next 3 seasons should be fun and who knows, maybe a couple of young guys "pop" in that timeframe to become core players long term to satisfy the rebuilding fans.