Originally Posted by B-Low
To bump this thread back up from October, my #1 concern that i had before the season is still haunting us. We just CAN'T close out games at all. Thank god we had such a big lead over the Grizzlies last night or they would've completed their comeback and beat us. I don't know what it is but in the 4th quarter we just fall apart
Most people have disagreed with me, but I think unless we see something new from the rookies, this team is actually worse than last years. The Eastern Conference is so horrid this year that the Cavs and Orlando are capitalizing on it, but I think losing Flip Murray was a mistake, and I think the new 'motion' offense is a bigger mistake. Sasha has shown sparks, but he's still no flip murray.
Zydrunas looks lost in the new offense, and Drew Gooden's taking even more jumpers than last year (and that's a bad thing).
We've got a 7 foot near all-star center, and they just signed Gooden to a new 3 year deal. We've also got a bunch of guys like Marshall, Jones, Sasha, and Hughes who just love to huck three pointers all day long. So why do we never play a more traditional inside-outside game and take advantage of our strengths? Lebron is going to get his no matter what offense we run.