Our defense is as bad as I remember the last few years. We continue to do the same thing over and over again. IMO Doc has not adjusted to what we need to be doing. Its pretty obvious what were doing is not working. Here are some things I would like to see start happening.
When our guards are playing their men, they constantly try to fight over and thru a pick and there is usually a switch off, the offensive player goes right around our big and takes it to the rim. Why not have our guards go under the pick? Let them shoot some outside shots and see if they can make them? Looking thru the shot chart last night, the first quarter the Bucks made one shot outside of 8 foot. All their scoring was free throws and layups except on 3 pt shot. There inside killed us.
I want Sullinger starting and playing as much as possible. He is the one guy that can help solve our rebounding wows. Yes he makes mistakes. He will learn and this will speed up the learning curve. Maybe he would quit getting the rookie calls he now gets if he was on the floor more. He is not going to make us a worse team than we already are. We HAVE to get him playing more.
Rondo has to look to score and quit dribbling so much. If he isn't making something happen, get rid of the ball. I am sick of walking the ball up and standing there until 8 seconds are left on the clock.
Garnett needs to play more. If we are saving him for the playoffs we are screwed. This 5 5 5 crap needs to stop. Not saying he needs to play 40 minutes. Do like Pop does, give him a game off periodically to keep the minutes the same for the year. Thats the ultimate goal isn't it? This will also make someone else take up the slack when KG is not playing.
I would still like to see Melo play with our current team. I can't imagine that he can't do what Collins does. Tell him to not worry about scoring, just block every shot, get as many rebounds as he can.
If Doc thinks we are going to keep doing what were doing and magically something is going to change, well he is simply off his rocker.
I am not so sure I wouldn't want to see Joseph getting the leftover PP minutes. Green can play more 4. I don't care what the plus minus crap is.
I am just ready for some big time change and it isn't putting Collins, who has been in the league forever and has never done anything into the starting lineup. Collins is better than Bass in the lineup but he is far from the answer.
One other thing, Terry needs to come off the bench from now on. This is where he has made his mark thru the years, it is also where he is most comfortable.
There you go, tear it apart.