Just saw this....
Rafael122 wrote:With the exception of Porter Jr who is hurt, and Jerome Robinson who appears to not be playing much, everyone drafted ahead of Brown has been playing regular minutes. The whole 'earn it' crap is bull. You draft a kid that high, the expectations from everyone is for him to play. We're not talking about him replacing Ariza in the starting lineup, but find a way to carve a 12-15 minute role for him.
Just to play devil's advocate here - on draft day wasn't most of this board saying Brown Jr was a project, a reach and that the Wizards already had a logjam at his position?...
No, "most of the board" wasn't saying any of that. I was saying it, & Dat was saying it. "Most of the board" were crowing about what a great pick he was -- as they would have crowed no matter who we'd picked at that spot. Especially given that not one of them had called for us to draft Troy in the run-up to the draft -- not a single one.
Illmatic12 wrote:And is the 15th pick really that high? It's the lowest lottery pick.
Can you find me another #15 pick in the last 10 years who was on his team's roster, played as well as Troy has played, yet played this few minutes? Why no, no you can't.
Illmatic12 wrote:All the players taken ahead of Brown were drafted to young rebuilding teams where they had no competition for minutes. Troy came to a team that had a number of veteran guards/wings. I don't think that comparison is valid because he has a very unique situation.
Like Gilgeous-Alexander on the Clippers? & how about guys taken *after* Brown, taken lower & to much better teams than ours, who have played a ton of minutes?
As to our being a team with veterans, do you mean Austin Rivers who stunk up the joint from day one & with unceasing regularity until he was traded? Or Oubre?
Illmatic12 wrote:I think this is one of those things that you just have to accept when it comes to old school coaches.
Really? Do all "old school coaches" lose as many games as we have lost & don't adjust their rotations?
Illmatic12 wrote:Most would agree that Dave Joerger is doing a great coaching job in Sacramento right? Well early in the season he wasn't giving consistent minutes to Marvin Bagley and that's someone who was a #2 overall pick
What in h#ll does it matter what Dave Joerger was doing? If you see someone p#ss in their soup before sitting down to lunch, do you do the same thing?
Illmatic12 wrote:I would bet that the majority of NBA head coaches in this league , if they were coaching Washington's roster wouldn't have given Brown significant minutes to this point.
We have a good roster? Is that what you mean? That must be why we're 30-43, right?
I mean... it's not like we're a terrible team like the Sixers who played Landry Shamet 21 minutes a game after taking him #26 in the draft. & we're certainly a much better team than the Pels who have played an undrafted rookie almost twice as many minutes as we've played Brown -- right? Or that worthless team the Houston Rockets & their undrafted rookie who has played more minutes than Troy -- right?
Many teams that are better than the Washington Wizards -- some of them *much* better -- have played rookies taken after Troy Brown Jr. -- some of them *much* later -- more than the resident idiots have played Troy Brown -- some of them *a whole lot more.*
In short, sorry, BS.
Remember -- if you don't like the post above: blame Doc not me.