I seriously believe someone in the front office or coaching staff forced LB not to play Mcguire for extended minutes, like Rufus suggested in his blog.
The way the starting lineup was constructed doesn't look like LB's preference at all. No way LB would play Carroll and Derrick more minutes than Mcguire. I think Derrick played well in this game, despite that -20 +/- value. And also every time I see Mcguire on the court Jax is double teamed pretty badly, no matter where Mcguire stands as long as he's not in the paint. Mcguire has absolutely no range whatsoever, just so bad that I think he should play center. However Derrick is athletic enough to find holes or sneak into the pait and getting himself dunk opportunities.
I just have the feeling that some big change, either player, or LB leaving is about to happen. We might still be able to get that 8th seed if we play .500 the rest of the season.
Last edited by acidbasesalt : 12-22-2010 at 02:17 AM.
i think what we need to do is trade gerald, jackson, diaw and nazr for some young talent. just start over from scratch with a bunch of very young players and see if they can get some chemistry going together a la okc thunder. granted we don't have a durant or a westbrook, but westbrook wasn't always the westbrook we know today. players develop, you never know what you might get.
Durant, Thunder beat reeling Bobcats 99-81 -- The AP reports: Kevin Durant scored 32 points and the Thunder went from a one-point deficit entering the final period to playing their bench and holding down the score at the end in a 99-81 rout over the reeling Bobcats on Tuesday night. How about a 25-3 run to start the period and a 31-12 thrashing over 12 minutes? ... Charlotte couldn’t keep Durant off the free-throw line, where he hit 14 of 16 while adding seven rebounds. Russell Westbrook scored 15 points, James Harden added 13 and Jeff Green scored nine of his 12 points in the decisive fourth... Stephen Jackson scored 20 points and Boris Diaw added 13 points, seven rebounds and eight assists for the Bobcats, who dropped their fourth straight and fell 10 games under .500 as Brown continues to question their effort.