Re: Lineup Changes
posted at 4/20/2011 11:44 PM EDT
In Response to Re: Lineup Changes
[QUOTE]In Response to Re: Lineup Changes : Really? what did I say in my post about any of what you just mentioned. I said Doc better not go coach the Heat next year, and I said he doesnt have to make us happy as a joke, but c'mon...dont lump me in with the doomers, Im just being real...I know injuries have taken their toll, but what about the last month, when you had capable backups and he was running the starters in the dirt trying to beat inferior teams and still losing cuz guys were tired. I still have high expectations, but Doc has his hand, now he needs to play it.
Posted by JayShizzle45[/QUOTE]
If you're not one of the haters, I apologize. your statements sounded like "hate" (he doesnt have to keep us happy I guess, since he is gone anyway after this year!....his a ss better not sell out) and I couldn't see that you were joking so all of the stuff I mentioned was to explain why Doc is not the center of our problems, injuries are.
And, the backups you mention? They lost the games - that's why Doc played the starters. Starters got leads, bench came in and lost it, starters have to come back and fight to get back in the game. I think that's where we see it differently - you think we lost because the starters were tired. I think we lost because we had NO bench players playing well, except maybe West and Green on offense, only. Doc wanted (as I did) to get home court advantage. I think that is important as it won't be as easy as last year to win on the road and we lost game 7 on the road in large part because the refs just yielded to the LA environment.
Also, Doc knew he'd have the last two games + time before the playoffs to rest the starters so why not go for winning HCA? When he took the starters out, Green, Krstic, Murphy, Arroyo, Bradley, etc all lost leads and made us look terrible. So, I can't agree that we have capable backups. Outside of BBD, West, and Green, our backups stink! And BBD and Green aren't playing great themselves. JON was just coming back so for the most part, we played without a center. In that situation, we HAD to play the starters more. Add another injury to Delonte and who was Doc going to play? That's still a point of disagreement. I think our bench just has stunk it up and i see folks just begging for them to play more.....when they stink!!!! I just don't understand the sentiment on this board when folks are asking TROY MURPHY and SASHA PAVLOVIC and CARLOS ARROYO to get more minutes - the guys who couldn't even get minutes in New Jersey, Cleveland, or Miami. How can they be considered 'capable backups'?
Jay - I like most of your posts, but on the point of the bench, I just have a hard time supporting the argument that we should play them more. I want to win and those guys keep stinking it up! Please show me some stats that show I'm wrong! Heck, at the end of the season they played the Wizards who had Wall on bad knees, 2 of the top 3 scorers out, their starting center in foul trouble all game, and 2 d league guys playing....and our subs lost! I think we should play 8, maybe 9 guys and that's it. Let the rest of them be insurance policies, only!