Re: Doc to Blame
posted at 12/22/2012 10:50 AM EST
In response to Fierce34's comment:
In response to BirdLewsBias' comment:
So what you pick two plays that they missed baskets. That doesn't mean that they don't keep trying it, Doc should be drilling it in their head. Remember Doc created this monster by using KG at the 5 and he was suppose to bring other C's away from the basket. Now what has happened is it's turned KG into a jump shooter. If he plays the 4 I believe he will go down on the block.
As for Terry, I think he's turning into RA. I like Terry when he's handling the ball and coming off screens to get his shot...not just spotting up and shooting. If that's all we needed we could've kept RA. Remember Doc told us that he liked that Terry was creative and could get his own shot.
No one is saying KG needs to become Shaq or Terry should be hit every shot but it's Doc's job to push buttons, motivate, kick, bench, etc to get the most out of this team and right now that's not happening. Doc is following a script. He's changing the starters but after that the script is the same and the habits are the same.
Like I said, if you have been paying attention, since 2008 Doc has been telling KG to go inside more. KG just can't do it.
And please stop talking about keeping Ray because Ray left. The Celts offered more money and even offered to put a no trade clause on Ray's contract. But Ray left. Celts didn't opt to let Ray go, Ray opted to go to Miami.
There's a reason why KG only has 1 championship and Tim Duncan has 4.
Remember, when KG was in Minny, KG only got past the 1st round of the playoffs once!
Just stop trying to force KG to become an inside player. It's never going to happen.
All your comments on KG and Terry are correct. What complicates it all is the fact that KG is 36 and that last year we knew that KG could not play the minutes he played in the playoffs last year. So what happened we brought in Darko, Collins, and Wilcox to remedy what is 36 year old player at the 5 who is not really a rebounder. Doc and Danny had to be crazy to think the result would be different. Of course we can't rebound, and of course we are not as good as last year.
I don't know what the future holds but if we don't bring in a big man of impact we will have a sub .500 year and possibly see KG retire or ask for a trade. The players of this team look so exhausted and drained at this point they look like it is March not before Christmas. What is most troubling is that the Gortat trade did not happen, the Celtics had to have made an offer and they could not have liked it.