karacha wrote:He was a 10/2/3 guy for NJN few years ago. He can produce in the NBA, no question. CDR is a good wing player and -- if Brown gives him a chance -- I believe he can be a very productive member of our bench. Him, Meeks, Jamison, Hill... those are all good players.
Yeah, that's why I'm not so concerned about our bench. They aren't producing well because when have we seen extended minutes of the kind of bench we can expect? When have we seen Blake/Meeks/Ebanks (or CDR)/Jamison/Hill (or Pau or Dwight or Sacre) out there? We haven't seen that much of this kind of team.
Not to mention bench units are going to take longer to develop because they need consistent minutes and they aren't going to get that for the most part (and that's true for any bench). They'll take longer to figure out the offense and to figure out each other's tendencies.
But a bench of Blake/Meeks/Ebanks/Douglas-Roberts/Jamison/Hill/Sacre isn't bad. Add in a few more like Johnson-Odom, Clark, and Duhon and you've got the solid bench we thought we'd have. We just have to be patient.