getrichordie wrote:Why isn't it the player's fault that they lost? Why is it Donovan's? When you say Donovan can't win with high-end talent, what runs are you referring to? Because if it's losing to the 73-win Warriors in his first year as a coach, that's a low blow. If OKC wins one more game and get into Finals, does it change your opinion, or are we giving all credit to the players still? Are we expecting Donovan to win with the enigmatic and declining Westbrook (who many feel could never be apart of a championship team) and an up and down George?
It was, Durant and Westbrook didn't close the series either. But that team consistently looked lost that entire season and greatly underachieved their talent level. They had no business looking as poor as they did most of the regular season and right here we were all rightfully calling out the terrible rotations for the entire season.
And your Westbrook statement is wild, he outplayed Durant for 2016. But no, Durant certainly couldn't be part of a championship roster (oh wait until he joined a better roster with a better coach).
The case can easily be made from both sides and you can't fault Donovan for having Chris Paul and you can't fault him for Paul making mid-range shots. What is the point of this? I don't really care how we get our points as long as we get them. I think for you, bondom, it's a stylistic preference. You prefer a different flavor of basketball and that's fine... Outside of Gallo, all of Schroder, Paul, and SGA are better on-ball players. What's wrong with tapping into that?
No, you can't fault him for CP3 being really good. But its not his credit CP3 is really good either. It's not a stylistic preference, its that he was a bad coach. He didn't change anything. His players stayed healthy and performed how they've generally performed when healthy other than Schroder. None of that is his doing.
Also...if all those players are good on ball, you'd probably want to play them all on ball and not in a 3 man lineup together where 2 are forced offball. Oh wait that's been the best lineup they've had.