Re: Dunleavy come to his senses?
just because we're making shots now that we werent earlier in the season, doesnt mean the pace has changed. it looks the same to me.
it seems like whenever teams are struggling, fans always blame the coach for not letting the team run n gun the way the warriors or suns or knicks nuggets or grizzlies do. what has that ever gotten those teams? the spurs, celtics, lakers, cavs all play at a halfcourt pace. i'll play at whatever pace wins ballgames. and from here it looks like thats still a halfcourt game.
the problem was never that we werent running, it was that we werent executing. it doesnt matter what style you play if you dont do that. baron, gordon, and randolph all should be favorable players in the halfcourt because of their physical strength on offense and (except for randolph) defense. thornton is more of an open court player because his athleticism > his IQ but thornton isnt really ideal for this team anyway as a starter and if we had something to replace him with we would. camby can play either way but honestly i think we're a lot better off playing like the spurs do with a post-player, a couple penetrators, and the rest stationary shooters. and with a core of baron, gordon, randolph, camby (to clean the garbage) and dare i say novak we could actually be a very imposing basketball team if everyone is healthy and playing to potential. yes we need to upgrade thorntons spot and we need a stronger bench (our bench is deep, but not strong) and we could be a legit team. we have some good pieces in place. we could REALLY use that high lottery pick and a decent free agent signing like my guy brandon bass. as much as i would like to see things come together in the second half this year, i also wouldnt mind if they dont because we need that lottery. but this team has things to build on, definitely.