StopitLeo wrote: HeadtopChunes wrote:
Looks like Nurse isn’t really impressed
So the rotation is basically the 8 man we saw in the first half vs the Nets and McCaw
My only criticism would be that it’s relatively small and rebounding could be a issue
RHJ could help there but Nurse doesn’t seem to be a fan
Nurse was pretty spoiled with the rotation last year. Everyone was a two-way player with at minimum average defense, average 3 pt shooting, or both. We replaced two of our best two-way players with guys who can't shoot 3s, seem slow on the uptake as far as understanding the defensive schemes, and apparently aren't working as hard as needed and expected. That has to be very disappointing.
I'm not too worried about rebounding. We make up for some of the size with the high-level of athleticism guys like Pascal and OG possess. Plus, Gasol does a lot of his work rebounding by boxing out and not necessarily grabbing the board himself. That should help smaller guys like Fred, Norm, and Davis collect some rebounds.
To be honest it seems like the majority of our rotation is still above average defenders with at least average jumpers.
OG and Fred specifically seem have to taken a leap in shooting. OG looking like a better catch and shoot guy. While Fred looks better off the dribble and seems to have added range. I’m buying Powell’s jumper too.
In that case Nurse is still spoiled for the top 7. Davis we need more of a sample size but I think he can be a 2 way player albeit with a high error rate on both ends.
McCaw i have a hard time buying offensively so far but Nurse obviously sees something in him so I guess we will se where that leads.
Now the 9 man is where nurse will probably have to lower his standards. RHJ I think can be a 2 way player but only as a roll man not a shooter. Of course idk what’s going on with his defensive issues as Nurse obviously has a problem with him on that end.
Boucher can maybe a 2 way player and he can certainly shoot. I think but his decision making on both ends is questionable at best and his defensive value mainly comes as a rim protector but against actual NBA players it’s tough to see.
Miller can be a 2 way player with a low error rate on both ends but it’s hard to find him minutes at the wing
Stanley and Thomas project more as specialists on one end.
So yeah it’s hard to see a solid 9th man and situational might be the best way to play it. Although if I had to pick one guy I’d lean towards RHJ