phanman wrote: NyKnicks1714 wrote:
phanman wrote:Right let's conveniently forget that they he also formed an incredible supporting cast with Danny, Morris, Dwight, and Rondo with the latter 3 on minimum contracts.
This season was bad with them letting go of so many key FA's but it just didn't work out with their new bigs, Kuzma failing to take the necessary step forward off his chip, and Schroeder struggling to be an improvement over Rondo.
I don't even care if people want to give him credit for putting together a great championship team. Go for it. The point is that since then he's been awful, and lack of intent on improving the shooting situation is more evidence of that.
Marc is actually a 3pt shooter vs Dwight/McGee, Schroeder just came off a great season in OKC where he shot a career 38.5% on 5 3PA they brought in Wes Matthews who is a career 37.9%3pt shoot on 5.4 3PA and then Morris returned.
So tell me, where did Pelinka go wrong?
Schroder is mediocre for his career, he had one anomalous season from the 3-point line. Gasol and Wes Matthews were/are done, and never going to give you enough minutes to be consistently impactful in terms of shooting and spacing. They were band-aids on the shooting (pun intended?) bullet hole.
What he needs to do is make this his primary focus. Yes, it's important to have a playmaker when LeBron is on the bench, no question, but 21st in %, 25th in makes is just not going to get it done in today's NBA, especially on a LeBron-led team. I mentioned it elsewhere, but CJ McCollum should be a target. Duncan Robinson should be a target. Not Russell Westbrook.