Re: Game Thread: Celtics vs Spurs
posted at 11/22/2012 8:38 AM EST
In response to darkman20's comment:
Sorry, but this whole:"the team is still new thing" being the main reason to why the Celts are struggle just doesn't hold up in my opinion. Most of the new guys that are suppose to play a vital role in the Celts success are veteran players...on top of that they had pre season and plenty of games under their belt by now to alteast show better chemistry, but it hasn't happen, in fact, it's regressing the other way, and Doc seems to be pulling at straws to try to fix it.
NoT only that, but the starting five, with the supposingly upgrade on defense at off guard (not), should atleast be playing better defense, they gave up more points than the bench tonight...WAS'UP with THAT!!! That's just inexcusable.
Besides, look at 2008; that group was completely a new team all together, and they rocketed out of the starting line; how come no one called that a rebuilding year? Let's face it, this team is letting us down because we all picked them to be the only true contender to the Heats; now the celtics will be lucky if they make the playoffs the way this is going.
First off i agree with a lot of your post. NY doesn't seem to be having problems. They are playing defense for one. New players not gelling is not a good excuse for me either. I wish we would play a zone, at least then they would have to hit jump shots. I am tired of watching layup lines. Doc needs to go big and start giving Wilcox more time. Actually I would start him. The lineups and minutes alloted now, our rebounding will not get better. As well as Rondo played on offense last night he played just as bad on defense. Twice I watched him allow Parker to go in for a uncontested layup and Rondo didn't even have a pick set on him. He then looked at KG, like "why didn't you stop him?"
I have often ragged on Kome being on the all defensive team because he wasn't that good on defense, yet he makes the team. Rondo is the same. He is our worst on the ball defender game in and game out. He forces our other guys to help out and then their guy scores. We need Bradley back in the worst way.