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Nah, being british helps with dealing with dissapointment lol
he hasn't got much to work wth to be far but i don't know why Hendo and MKG arn't playing more minutes
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Apparantly, some coaches are trying to ease young players in because of burn out leading to worse injuries. I can see the theory in it. Hasnt stopped other teams though
BTW, over-stress leads to imbalanced muscle compensation, which can be just as bad as a sport injury.
Not to go completely on a tangent, but as someone who had to deal with years of shoulder pain in weight room, I learned a few things hear and there...more power to Dunlap if he sees things similarly. MKG could very well have something going on we don't know about..."stress" alone is significant enough to be rationing is minutes...at least it should be.
Last edited by BobcatsOverBaghdad; 03-04-2013 at 08:20 PM.
So I know me and several other posters have no problem being completely patient with the team this year, from the front office, to the coach, to the players. Its a painful growing process that requires several steps, so I'm not getting angry from moment to moment. I just like to see a plan and see how it is executed. Right now the team has a plan, but its in the beginning stages of being executed. Losing sucks, but I'm just watching player development right now
But I have a question to those that are always ready to move on to the next thing. There's all these threads saying how Biz is a replaceable stiff, MKG can't ever improve, Mully is a 7 foot Ben Gordon without the shooting, Gordon is a 6'3 Tyrus Thomas with a shot, Tyrus needs to be returned to a padded room wearing a shirt with extra long sleeves that tie in the back, Haywood is garbage, Diop is double garbage, Hendo is a tremendously, superbly, incredibly average player, etc....
But then you blame Dunlap for not turning them into a great team. I mean which is it, is it a terrible coach holding down great players from becoming a good team, or is it terrible players that can't learn or execute the coaches plan, holding them from becoming a good team? Because if it is a ragtag group of players that collectively are incredibly inexperienced, have low basketball skills, or have low basketball IQ, then why is it so shocking that the team will play bad. Stan Van Gundy or Jerry Sloan would do all the yelling and media manipulating that they can, and the players would still get lost on defense, make dumb passes, and not be able to execute a post move.
It is incredibly easy for one player to completely mess up an offensive or defensive set, causing bad rotations or inefficiencies with the ball that lead to a bad result. When you have that many members who are inexperienced, low skilled, or basketball retarded, then the chances of screwing up per possession are extremely high.
Also, everyone is stating that our team is badly coached, but have you considered how incredibly easy it is to coach and game plan against the Bobcats? Well:
1) There is no post presence, so you don't need to double and can stay at home on all the shooters and penetrators. Let them try to make a move down low, and you can make it incredibly tough on the guards
2) Kemba and Sessions are the only players that can create shots off a dribble. Trap or double them to get the ball out of their hands, or make it extremely tough to get a shot off. If they struggle, the team is done.
3) MKG is not a threat outside 10 feet, and Hendo doesn't look for his shot enough, so sag in the lane to make them take their hesitant jumpers; there will be a lot more rebounds, and you'll also have more rebounders in the lane.
4) Gordon is hot 1 out of 5 games, but if he is hot, he'll turn the ball over 5 times and won't get others involved, so don't have to worry about him. Plus he's easy to score against.
5) Mully voluntarily takes himself out of the paint, and shoots inefficiently enough where the risk of letting him launch 3s is worth it.
6) Bobcat defenders are so young and inexperienced, compound plays will confuse them, leading to bad rotations and wide open 3s
7) Bobcat big men bite on every ball fake. Enjoy the feast down low
It's tough to play poker when everyone knows 3 out of 5 of your cards every hand. Even with the best of game plans, the deck is stacked against us every game. We're just hoping a player has an incredible wild card hot hand to squeak out a win, but this isn't reliable.
Let Dunlap get a good hand, and then we can see how good he really is. Until then, just chill.
If you think about it, how many coaches in the NBA have 40% of their payroll tied up in a combo like Ben Gordon, Tyrus Thomas & Gana Diop? In reality, we start a team with an average age of 22 and with an average of 1.6 years of NBA experience and a coach with less than one year of NBA head coaching experience. Two of our key starters on this years team only played a partial season last year and had no summer experience to head into that - we are the epitome of inexperienced at the top.
But if anyone that truly follows this team thinks that Biz, Mully and Kemba are not way beyond what they were last year and that MKG & Taylor have acquitted themselves far better than our rookies did in year's past, then I don't know we are seeing the same product. These guys are losing just as much yes, but they are a significantly improved group of guys and I don't think that's without the coach and staff. Some things are going to take more time than 60 games for Dunlap to improve himself and it's not as if he's without flaws. But I think he needs a year or two to be able to do that and I think the "fire Dunlap" stuff at this point is completely without merit.