Jeff Van Gully wrote: mpharris36 wrote:
Jeff Van Gully wrote:
you think they're being coached to stand around on defense?
i think they not being held accountable for standing around, so yes in a round about way that is coaching. If Timmy is standing around he should be benched. Same with Beasley or any player for that matter. The accountability is the issue...Jokic was benched for a 4th qtr by mike malone and he is better than anyone on the knicks roster outside of KP. If Jokic can be benched for poor defense...why can't our guys?
i'd do it. was curious about your correction methods in mind. makes sense to me, especially if it's known that's why.
i mean I don't know if that is the only reason but from watching the team all year I hear jeff talk about the lack of effort on the defensive end yet nothing gets done about...no lineup changes no minute cuts. If a player isn't held a accountable (especially mediocre to poor defenders) they will regress to a point where it is very difficult to be a productive player.
Defense is a skill...but effort isn't a skill. Standing around is unacceptable but i'll bet you THjr is starting today...that right there is a big issue for me.