Claud wrote:Difficult to extract anything important from scrimmage #1.
We were only able to use 9 bodies while the Pels had their entire roster minus Zion and Favs(14 players).
Not even Joe Harris suited up. We looked super gassed and severely outmatched throughout the game.
With that being said, I feel like this bubble tournament isn't really about winning for us at this point.
It's just about developing our players and seeing who is worthy of a spot next season once the cavalry returns.
One of the few positives for me was that Rodi played aggressive and looked locked in both ways. Hopefully his off the court troubles are a thing of the past. PF is his natural spot IMO. Looked a bit lost on D at times when playing center.
Musa looked solid driving to the rim and getting fouled or finishing. Still no confidence on his J though.
Lance Thomas looked heavy and slow AF. Not sure why we didn't sign a true C instead of him. No way he'll play over Rodi/TLC/Anderson.
The Martin kid looked very average to me. Yeah he looked aggressive on D but nothing special.
Chiozza looked solid but also looked over his head. We were asking too much of him to be a top contributor. Not ready for that yet.
Caris as expected looked like crap except for a few flashes. We are going to need him to shake off the rust real quick.
Fro looked the exact same as last seen for better or worse.
TLC was trash all night long both ways. Couldn't hit any shots and did not look good on D playing PF position.
Temple had a solid game. Hit the shots and played some good D. We will need his steadiness in this bubble.
Like I said earlier, hard to take much from this scrimmage.
These guys haven't played real basketball since March plus we are undermaned so this was expected.
I hope Crawford, Joe, TJ and Hall can suit up for next game becasue we NEED bodies.
yeah, I definitely agree with all of this. Thomas doesn't even look like he kept himself in shape.
I really question why Marks didn't try to get another big body once Jordan opted out. Having to play guys like Rodi at center is complete crap.