Last night was the night that the Bobcats Planet UPS Faithful have all been waiting for...
And he let us all down . We've been complaining about his lack of PT all year... and not only was he Outplayed by not only McGuire... but Najera as well. Being a Xavier fan converted into a Bobcats fan... it hurts even more for me. This was his chance to put together a good performance and prove he deserves PT, even with Jack & Wallace in the mix.
Seems like he is on a short leash with Silas as well. If the team isn't running, he isn't very helpful. It's like 4 on 5 in the half court. Sure, his put-back dunks are nice... but at this point his slashing or just shooting aren't very effective. Not asking him to turn into a LeBron like driver for Durant like shooter.... but he needs to show the ability to do at least one of them somewhat well.
Let's hope for a rebound performance in our next game.
One game is all Derrick Brown has ever had - against Indiana earlier this season. Henderson has done more with less.
Dude can't rebound, defend, shoot, pass, move with intelligence/purpose... if he's not dunking, he's bringing NOTHING to the game. At least Henderson looks like he belongs on one end of the floor and seems to look like he has an idea of what he should be doing on the other. Derrick Brown played some of the ugliest NBA ball I've ever seen for the first few minutes of his game against Minnesota last night. He needs to wake up and realize that he's not going to make a living on nothing but putback slams - tip the ball yourself and get the rebound instead of trying to throw it down on Darko, put two hands on the ball and stop letting people clown you, move your feet on defense if nothing else, shoot with some confidence... Diop is more ready to take shots than he is.
Summer league doesn't mean anything - ask Quincy Douby and Tierre Brown.
He sucks and he's taken a step backwards since last season.
As soon as i saw DY's name on this thread, i knew the exact tone it was going to be in....i was right.
derrick brown is not very good right now, maybe ever, and should not be considered a "core" player.
And now you know why I said LB was right for playing Dom over UPS, as much as I got screamed at for that...
Both Derrick Brown and Gerald Henderson are just works in progress. Don't expect much from them at this point. These guys have lost a lot of time and are just now starting to get a chance under Silas. So while all of you bitch and complain just know that by the end of the season both players will be playing a whole lot better. They may not live up to your expectations but I doubt that matters to the Bobcats front office. Does either of these guys deserve our praise? NO!! They don't deserve our derision and venom at this point either. McGuire may not have been known to most of us prior to this season but he was an NBA veteran and logged his fair share of minutes. Najera is actually a better player than most of you realize. As a Nuggets fan I watched Najera play more than solid for the Nuggets and the guy hustles his ass off when he is given the freedom to do so.
At the end of the day I will reserve judgment on our two young players till at least after the All Star break. When they have played some solid minutes for more than a half dozen games I will feel they will be worthy of some ridicule or praise. NOT NOW!!! I am done defending them after this. Have at them boys. I know that the struggles of our two young players are far from the problem for the Bobcats. Silas has not had enough time to instill his personality or coaching skills onto the players. I reserve my judgment for the whole team and Silas for a while longer. Regardless I think the stink of losing will be hard to overcome. I don't think we are the talentless hacks most of you think we are but I realize that chemistry is a problem. If you are frustrated that there have been no trades I can understand but MJ and Silas are not ready to pull the trigger. I am sure that if things look back leading up to the trade deadline there will be a trade or trades.
Last edited by BobCatsFanInTx; 01-06-2011 at 08:45 PM.
^My sentiments exactly. It's one game as a starter for crying out loud, GEEEEZ some people are quick on the trigger. UPS has played some brilliant basketball in his short career here as a Bobcat, one lousy game from him as a starter y'all nail him to the cross.
I aslo think Najera should definitely be getting regular minutes from here on out, i've watched him play when he was in Denver coming off the bench. Good IQ, hustles hard, plays hard, rebounds well, makes good decisions.