Re: AVERY or RAY to start?
posted at 4/6/2012 2:47 PM EDT
In Response to Re: AVERY or RAY to start?
[QUOTE]In Response to Re: AVERY or RAY to start? : By Ray making the call, it's better for the team's unity and Bradley's comfort over the situation. Doc allowing it to happen in a more organic (better for the big picture) way shows me that he is the leader of a great team culture. It couldn't happen in a better way than for Ray to shift his own role and point to AB saying "go on young man, I got your back".
Posted by passfirst[/QUOTE]
you know, you are correct, in the spirit of the KC Jones modus operandi of "hands off"... but then again, this is a different league now. and KC Jones didn't relate to younger players. he parked a ready-to-go reggie lewis for years before he was allowed to contribute.
this "team culture" you talk about expires at the end of this season when 1 or 2 of the old 3 go away. it's a bygone coaching method in a league full of sycophants and as you see with KC Jones, he didn't last long once the pieces started aging and difficult decisions needed to be made with younger players contributing more. not even difficult decisions at that.
i stand behind what i say, when i say firmly that ray-as-3rd-man is a 2009 concept that is just now coming to fruition. forget about avery bradley per se. you could have started paris hilton at the 2 or whatever we had at the time (TONY ALLEN, another DEFENSIVE STALWART) and had a more effective team starting in 2009.
instead, ray, for better or worse has been run over 35 minutes a night since we've had him. that's the wrong decision, the wrong coaching, the wrong results in the playoffs when ray curls up and dies because he's been over-used.
so what seems like great "team culture" is 3 years late and now you have to rely on doc to work out the dynamics of minutes flow and rotations- who does ray play with? he came into the game and played with four starters when he came in. conventional basic wisdom would say get pierce or garnett out of there when ray comes in, no?
all in all, it's more than just a change in starting lineup, it's a difference of who plays with who and WHEN. doc hasnt' shown me a lot of ability to work through things like this. unless he was given only one answer, then you just have to pick and go with it like when kg got hurt, the powe got hurt and davis had to play the 4, period. no decision there, just attrition.
this is different.... more complicated