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Re: Not Van Damme: The James Borrego Thread 

Post#481 » by yosemiteben » Mon Mar 22, 2021 12:55 am

DY_nasty wrote:usage is a metric. its not a turn of phrase

No ****, I'm pretty aware of what usage means. What's your point? You were the one that introduced usage into the conversation by saying Devonte is high usage, despite the fact that he talks 5th in usage on this team.
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Post#482 » by DY_nasty » Mon Mar 22, 2021 1:05 am

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DY_nasty wrote:usage is a metric. its not a turn of phrase

No ****, I'm pretty aware of what usage means. What's your point? You were the one that introduced usage into the conversation by saying Devonte is high usage, despite the fact that he talks 5th in usage on this team.

if you're referring to it as a metric, then its not some 'interpretation' like you're implying

devonte's is notably higher than what it should be compared to other guys in similar roles around the league. it is what it is.

and im starting to think that a lot of the opinions here are really exactly that - opinions specific to just here. graham's usage is higher than guys like haliburton and josh hart when he isn't playing better than either. and its a constant, there's been no adjustment really.

if you're upset say as much instead of blowing a lid bro
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Re: Not Van Damme: The James Borrego Thread 

Post#483 » by euphorbus » Mon Mar 22, 2021 1:10 am

euphorbus wrote:Coach Borrego needs to go now. Tonight.

Too many basketball, soccer, and especially football coaches, at all levels, care more about winning one stupid game than taking care of their players. Coach Borrego is one. Freaking idiot.


Thanks for taking care of the future of the franchise and one hell of a great young man, coach. If you prefer business terms instead of personal, you just blew up $1.5 billion.
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Post#484 » by DY_nasty » Mon Mar 22, 2021 1:16 am

wild how jb talks all this lovely stuff about keeping guys rested and managing minutes throughout the year but he somehow reinserts lamelo several times in a game that's out of reach when the kid is holding his wrist all night

dont even know what to say anymore
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Re: Not Van Damme: The James Borrego Thread 

Post#485 » by yosemiteben » Mon Mar 22, 2021 1:18 am

It just feels like setting up a false narrative - Graham's just a poor shooting chucker with unreasonably high usage.

The reality is that this season Devonte ranks 157th in the league in usage https://www.nba.com/stats/players/advanced/?sort=USG_PCT&dir=-1&Season=2020-21&SeasonType=Regular%20Season, and 95th among guards (link).

No player with a USG % below 20% can reasonably be called high usage player.

Haliburton does have a surprisingly low usage given his efficiency, but that makes sense as a non-primary scoring rookie. I'm sure Kings fans wish he shot more.
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Post#486 » by euphorbus » Fri Apr 2, 2021 6:39 pm

I asked this in the game thread, but it still bothers me. If the Hornets scored a season-low 11 points in the first quarter, and did not score their fourth basket until 4:36 was left, why was Malik Monk sitting on the bench? He's the best bench scorer and was fourth man in, near the beginning of the second quarter. A coach has to adjust faster than that. And why did the coach only call one timeout, halfway through the quarter, while the team was being embarrassed on national television? The announcers were making fun of the Hornets' defense all the while.
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Re: Not Van Damme: The James Borrego Thread 

Post#487 » by Rich4114 » Fri Apr 2, 2021 8:52 pm

euphorbus wrote:I asked this in the game thread, but it still bothers me. If the Hornets scored a season-low 11 points in the first quarter, and did not score their fourth basket until 4:36 was left, why was Malik Monk sitting on the bench? He's the best bench scorer and was fourth man in, near the beginning of the second quarter. A coach has to adjust faster than that. And why did the coach only call one timeout, halfway through the quarter, while the team was being embarrassed on national television? The announcers were making fun of the Hornets' defense all the while.


All very legit questions that I think we'd all appreciate some insight around. Why did we feel like it made sense to double Lamarcus Aldridge like it was 2010 while BKN has elite 3pt shooters waiting on the perimeter? JB's up tempo pass a lot offense is really nice, but why do we include guys like Biz and Cody Martin in such an offense? Why do we setup Cody Zeller for open threes he won't hit? Run the offense, fine but don't stick guys who can't execute those positions in the game if you're going to run it. Yesterday we just flat out **** our pants. I hope they bounce back today, but they're missing a huge amount of offense and playmaking which means it's going to be the Martins show and I don't really look forward to that.
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Post#488 » by GoBobs » Fri Apr 2, 2021 10:59 pm

I am happy he was trying some different looks on defense, to bad all of them looked like ****. The defense has been terrible all year and I don’t have confidence JB can fix it. If it can’t be better than this we might as well get M Dantoni for offense.
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Post#489 » by Roll Tide 09 » Sat Apr 10, 2021 4:11 am

A lot might have been due to injuries, but the rotations are much better now. McDaniels and Washington starting is actually a very good call. Bringing Zeller off the bench is also a really good call.
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Post#490 » by DY_nasty » Sat Apr 10, 2021 12:37 pm

can't hate on the results. keeping the ship afloat with all these injuries is amazing
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Post#491 » by Braggins » Sat Apr 10, 2021 12:56 pm

Roll Tide 09 wrote:A lot might have been due to injuries, but the rotations are much better now. McDaniels and Washington starting is actually a very good call. Bringing Zeller off the bench is also a really good call.

He pretty consistently seems to figure things out. It often takes him a little time, but hes willing to make big changes and he doesn't really take that much time to make the right adjustment when you consider the circumstances of this season and how little time the team has to practice and implement new strategies.

I wonder if the plan is to finish the year with PJ at center with McD starting? I could even see him considering PJ as the long term center if they don't find a better solution.

Rozier/Graham
Melo/Monk
Hayward/Martin?
McD/Miles
PJ/Cody

Once you accept that we just don't have any kind of answer for the few really dangerous giants in the league and we are better off just playing to our strengths, this rotation actually makes quite a bit of sense.
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Post#492 » by BigSlam » Sat Apr 10, 2021 2:31 pm

Amazing how much the narrative changes when we’re winning!!!
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Post#493 » by DY_nasty » Sat Apr 10, 2021 8:54 pm

BigSlam wrote:Amazing how much the narrative changes when we’re winning!!!

we've been winning all year

doesn't make starting biyombo over cody any smarter :lol:
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Post#494 » by BigSlam » Sat Apr 10, 2021 9:52 pm

DY_nasty wrote:
BigSlam wrote:Amazing how much the narrative changes when we’re winning!!!

we've been winning all year

doesn't make starting biyombo over cody any smarter :lol:

I mean, we've won just a sniff over 50% of the time all year.

There had been a lot of posters saying JB should be fired during times like Jan when we lost 9 games out of 14.
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Re: Not Van Damme: The James Borrego Thread 

Post#495 » by luciano-davidwesley » Sat Apr 10, 2021 10:29 pm

JB's done some good things this year and he's done some dumb things as well. I'm still on the fence.

But credit where credit is due inserting McDaniels into the starting lineup has been a master-stroke so far.
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Re: Not Van Damme: The James Borrego Thread 

Post#496 » by DY_nasty » Sun Apr 11, 2021 12:22 am

BigSlam wrote:
DY_nasty wrote:
BigSlam wrote:Amazing how much the narrative changes when we’re winning!!!

we've been winning all year

doesn't make starting biyombo over cody any smarter :lol:

I mean, we've won just a sniff over 50% of the time all year.

There had been a lot of posters saying JB should be fired during times like Jan when we lost 9 games out of 14.

keeping the ship afloat and overall positive while missing some of the most dynamic guys on the team (even when he didn't believe in giving significant time to two of those guys at *multiple* points this season :roll: ) is significant. the team could've checked out and they wouldn't have been wrong too either.

but coaching isn't just win/loss. some things are dumb and its okay to say as much. they don't stop being dumb just because you lose later rather than sooner. playing down to both OKC and the Milwaukee Stunt Doubles is concerning as hell, but a wins a win. and winning ugly is important when you're trying to build consistency.

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