Eyeamok wrote:Eyeamok wrote:76ciology wrote:
Actually i think Brown’s plan is what you just mentioned. Let Ben play point for the first 3 quarters then let Jimmy take over in the fourth. It’s sort of how you see Wade-Bron or PG-Kawhi where both guys would take turn in being primary perimeter playmaker.
Ego aside, the best way to do it is let Ben run the offense with Butler conserving his energy for the 4th quarter. Then on crunch time, you let Butler run the offense where Ben can focus on playing defense.
This is what we’ve done for the most part until the Raps series. And Ive posted here how clunky it is and how you can make it tough to work when opponents can play a big SF like Raps and Bucks can.
Agree with everything you said including Biid-Ben is already tough to fit then its harder to add Butler in the equation.
A part of me goes philosophical and thinks this is probably why most superteams are consolidated into one team after a star has an awakening that he can’t do it alone. Like KG, Bron, Wade and so forth. The problem is, Butler is a different type of player while Ben still thinks he is larger than life.
It’s also quite ironic when Jimmy Butler said how some of our team (yes, our team) are not playing for the championship but for fame and fortune. I mean.. why is he not willing to sacrifice his game to fit with Ben then?
No matter what era you play in, You can’t have two guys who are not good shooters or won’t shoot that also want to play point guard on the court at the same time.
Anyway, whether you guys agree with me or not. we can all agree that Ben has to improve on offense.
Next season, no excuses. No more blaming on Brett or with the roster. He better be a better offensive player or I can see him on the trading block heading for 2021-2022 season.
I’m not saying he has to pay. I wish him well (like everyone on this team). But I hope seeing Butler in the finals would drive him into a better player.
Who knows what motivates Ben, he has fame and a fat new contract all without learning how to shoot as a basketball player. Which is his primary mode of income. How crazy is that! It's just disappointing to see how little he has developed, the one area of his game, that has been pinpointed season after season as his most pressing weakness.
I would like to think that Ben would rise to the challenge after seeing Jimmy having such a great finals run. But he is probably not even watching the games.
I have it on good authority that Ben watched the game tonight and saw the stat line Jimmy put up and said "if the fans want me to play more like Jimmt, this stat line I can duplicate".
He’s being blanketed with the fanbase angry at the FO and his, quite honestly, empty “All NBA” team award. I’d imagine him being asked why he hasn’t improved and replying “why would i want to change my game when I’m an all NBA and all defensive team member”.
If you guys are angry at the FO, please also don’t forget to blame Ben.
Because even if you put Presti as our GM and Bill Gates as our owner, nothing will change if Normal Powell is still a better scorer than Ben.
Just think about it.. you have to decide between going to Norman Powell or Ben Simmons on who to go to for the winning basket
Ben should play the game for the championship and should have the mental toughness of Embiid and Jimmy. Ben should also be willing to listen other credible people’s (i.e Butler) criticism on his game.
The missing piece in this team is Ben. He can only be the one who can save this team.