DayofMourning wrote:Giannis a -7.
Khris a +18...!
Khris has been a high impact player for them all year.
The Heat are game planning against Giannis and basically have everyone on the court watching him, not so much Middleton.
The issue, Bud isn't making many adjustments, at least ones that work. I get the idea of creating an offense that over 82 games can win you a lot of game when you have superior talent, but the playoffs are different, it's overall much higher talent then the regular season and with no back to backs, you can play your top talent on the roster more minutes. It's why the best player in the series is way more important in the playoffs. Giannis played 35 minutes and Middleton only played 33 in a game which came down to the last seconds of the game. I'm sorry but you can't be managing minutes in the playoffs, it's the time you push your players to their limits.
The way Giannis is talking in the interviews, he's not going to overstep his coach which means, he needs a franchise who's coach will demand the best from him, that would be a team like Miami, Golden State, San Antonio, LA(while LeBron is there), and quite possibly New York with Thibodeau as their coach(and sounding like management will be behind him too).