Coach Carter wrote:It seems we just picked the best players available and as a result there's no outside shooting. You're not winning without outside shooting. Teams play hard d, giannis is nullified; there's no space and his half court offense is his biggest weakness. Either we put the ball in his hands and surround him with the best shooters we have or just send him home because the way he is being used, is a bad look for him.
The thing is we didnt lose because of shooting.We gave up 50 points in 20 minutes.
Even so, the #1 reason we were cruising during the 1st half was our 3pt%. I mean, we hit 7 out of our 12 threes (58.3%) in the 1st half and 2 out of 14 in the 2nd half (14.3%). The Brazilians were happy to man the paint and let us shoot 3 pointers all night long. No way we make a deep run in the World Cup, unless we somehow hit those open threes with some consistency.
truly wrote:Also Giannis + shooters is not realistic.This isnt a team where you can sign whoever you want and have them play for you.
Vasileiadis over Larentzakis
(38.9% from 3 last season in the Spanish league in 7.9 attempts per game)
Mitoglou over Vasilopoulos
Why on earth is Vasilopoulos a good fit for this team? Heck, I would even consider Sakota over him (6'11'', 41.2% from 3 last season in the Greek League, 40.5% for his career).
Bramos is a great catch & shoot guy as well. He was instrumental during Venezia's title run last season shooting 45.3% from 3 in 4.7 attempts per game. I get that he excluded himself from the national team during the qualifiers (and the WC?), but still, I bet we could have convinced him to change his mind. I mean, he could have played alongside the reigning NBA MVP. That's a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity. Assuming he loves basketball, it doesn't get much better than that.
Anyway, it is what it is. I love this team no matter what. We lost one game. It's not the end of the world. Hopefully we'll bounce back and make it to the quarter finals.