I noticed even back in the second preseason game how bad our defense was. Of course I was like everyone else, I thought Doc would get it straightened out. (I still believe that) Bottom line though is we give up way to many baskets point blank, especially when it is from a half court set. We won't win many games if this continues. If we can't do any better than that, then we need to be running a zone. I would rather take my chances with teams shooting from the outside than to just give up layups.
I do believe it takes time to gel but these guys play basketball everyday, their profession. Is it really that hard to know where your suppose to be? These guys must not be that smart or I had their athletic ability way over rated. Again I would rather run a zone until these guys "learn" how to play our extremely difficult defensive sets.
Same with our offense. I know it takes time to gel but how hard can it be to learn a offense. Same for the Laker team. If these guys can't learn this offense then they are going to have a tough time in the real world.
Again if its this hard, Doc needs to simplify some things. I have doubts about some NBA players if they could even be a operator at my chemical plant. It may be too difficult too actually get the product out, put in a bag, and stack it.
Another subject- running. I was expecting to see this team running. We saw a small spurt in the Miami game. Please don't tell me they don't know how to run. We flat out don't push the ball. That is on Doc. He have a guard oriented team, have speed, Doc elects to play small ball, yet we don't run. You don't have to get a steal to run. You get the ball out of the basket and push it. Its very easy. If you don't get a layup or good shot, you have a extra 6-8 seconds to get a good shot.
OK I am through venting. I know, be patient.