Re: Put the young guys on the fast track Doc! Win, Lose or Draw!
posted at 12/28/2011 12:34 PM EST
In Response to Re: Put the young guys on the fast track Doc! Win, Lose or Draw!
[QUOTE]In Response to Re: Put the young guys on the fast track Doc! Win, Lose or Draw! : EXACTLY!! When they are ready, he will play them. Last night was not an opportunity to show them off. We were never out of the game. Even down 17, I just felt we had a run, if we shot better. Enter Ray Allen. No way Moore can do that at this stage. And while he may end up as good as Cole, with only a couple of weeks of practice, yes.....Doc knows more about his players than we do. It's been only two games. If you saw Utah last night, all the hype was about Favors and Kanter, and Millsap and Jefferson were trade bait. Who started the game? Millsap and Jefferson......seems Ty Corbin didn't get the memo, either.
Nice try at a cheap shot, Karl, but Doc knows more than you do about his players!!
Posted by Red-16Russ-11[/QUOTE]
Red, good point. First off, Milsap did NOT start although he came off the bench to score 18. Jefferson did start but shot 2-16 from the floor for only 4 points.
I think Corbin made the best coaching decision to PLAY Kanter (Favors is a starter) because the only way to get better in this compressed season is to play. Again Corbin PLAYED Favors and Kanter. Kanter even got 11 rebounds although he shot 1-7. And although Favors was in foul trouble, he still got 8 points and 6 rebounds in 19 minutes. The key here is that they PLAYED.
So, hype or no hype, the only thing that matters is getting guys minutes who can contribute in some way. IMHO, I would bet that Doc doesn't know if these guys are ready yet. Doc is going more with his "philosophy of not playing rookies" rather than having a true evalution that tells him these guys are not ready. Doc doesn't know for sure until he puts them on the court.
If he had that true evaluation of all the players, Avery Bradley would never smell the court.