yosemiteben wrote: DY_nasty wrote:
yosemiteben wrote:Not sure how this squares with us posting ungodly clutch numbers.
are we really gonna pretend that borrego is drawing up these late terry buckets?
he's telling lamelo go out there and foul that sac player on the drive so we can get this comeback started? one of the biggest benefits we've seen to our late game changes has been us being able to benefit from the bonus
his crutch graham is the antithesis of that
all these comeback wins are cute but they're not sustainable and more times than not we shouldn't even be down as much as we are going into those stretches. he's taken us out
of winnable situations more than he's put us into them with his rotations and priorities.
I can't think of a better counterpoint to you saying Borrego can't get the ball in the hands of difference makers when it matters than our clutch numbers.
Saying "lol he doesn't get credit for doing the thing I say he sucks at" or "we wouldn't need to do that if he was a better coach" isn't much of a rebuttal.
okay so when we're down all game against one of the worst defenses in the league its just no big deal ie not borrego but when we come back its not a player being lights out and taking matters into his own hands... its all borrego? he's not the one shooting over two defenders in traffic
there was a time when borrego was legit calling full court plays that freed up catch and shoot opportunities off of a full sprint. late game playcalling like devonte's big shot against indiana that we again repeated against NY not long after. these are NOT those kinds of situations at all and trying to lump them together is straight up dishonest. if you can't acknowledge that much, the changes between borrego in previous years and what he's shown this year, then let everyone know lol
again, multiple instances where a guy is on fire or making an impact through the game's 2nd and 3rd stretches only to get benched indefinitely while the team searches for what that player was bringing before and leads get out of hand - then our team makes things as close as they can in the forth yet again. bone headed rotation decisions that hand out double digit runs the other team with no timeouts to even slow their momentum. still happening...
except the lead is 10+ instead of something manageable. this isn't new. the margins are because we weren't irrationally dedicating a dozen shots a night to one of the worst 20+% USG shooters in the league.
and that's something i've been repeating for months now too lol. first people were saying that our defense isn't horrific because of drtg numbers (
) then we're signing off on borrego's 'lack of effort' remarks like that makes any sense.