trodgers wrote:What would make one think Sacre could be a serviceable backup big? He has consumed a total of 7 possessions in garbage time. In those possessions, he has done the following:
3 times missed FG
2 times turned it over
1 times handed out an assist (a 2pt shot)
1 time hit a FG
That's four points produced in seven possessions. That's 0.57 points per possession. Only Clark and DJO are worse. By comparison, the team average is 1.14 points per possession. So, he's 1/2 as productive as the average Laker.
His Individual Efficiency Ratings:
Position Rating: 37.0
Jamison's hustle, rebounding, and defense has actually shocked the hell out of me.
@Audel_DelToro: @jordanchill43 man D'Antoni is coaching n now all of a sudden ur on the pine just like in NY! Wtf! Smh!
@jordanchill43: @Audel_DelToro lol u notice it too huh?
ADT wrote:I tweeted Jordan Hil about not getting PT all of a sudden with Dantoni as coach n it seems he agrees...@Audel_DelToro: @jordanchill43 man D'Antoni is coaching n now all of a sudden ur on the pine just like in NY! Wtf! Smh!@jordanchill43: @Audel_DelToro lol u notice it too huh?
karacha wrote:If Jamison can play like this, he is clearly better than Hill. I do think that Hill should get at least 10 mpg, with Pau at C if possible, and whatever garbage minutes are available to save Gasol's knees. Since he is not a shooter (like, say, Meeks who needs minutes to hit some threes), Hill can use his energy to play defense and grab some boards. That's his primary role. If we suddenly have to rely on Hill to win games, that's not good.
But I generally like what he does so -- whenever MDA slides Pau to the 5, Hill should be playing the 4. Or whenever we have a big lead in the 4th -- Hill should be playing, period. And if a big, god forbid, goes down, Hill can jump in and play some serious minutes. He's pretty solid.
My hope is that Pau can get enough rest this season, so he does not seem apathetic on the court and his knees can heal faster, while fully recovered Dwight generally does not miss games at all. Hill can play a vital role of saving other guys for the big stage IMO.
karacha wrote:Well, that's why I would like to "reserve" a limited amount of playtime for Hill and use him in the 4th whenever we have a big lead. There's no reason to use Pau much in that case. Hill might even be able to play some (undersized) 5 with Jamison stretching the floor from the wing. This gives both Pau and Howard a chance to rest. 10 minutes is 10 minutes.
Rooscooter wrote:he's done nothing in particular to warrant benching other than be in the wrong place at the right time.
Center Court wrote:there is just not enough mins to go around for everyone to be maximized...
Dwight needs 38. Pau needs 34 total. Jamison needs bigger mins which cuts Pau down to 26-28 at PF and then 10 at C. Jamison gets all the back up four mins and he deserves it if he can play the way he did last 2 games.
That means J Hill is the odd man out.
Only option to give Hill mins is to make him the primary back up C and not give Pau mins at the 5 or cut Jamison's mins at the 4. Under MDA, that's not happening.
Im not sure if Jamison being at the 4 has freed him up a bit or if his improvement just has to do with being more aggressive. Hopefully MDA will try it out somemore with Antwan at the 3 and see if he can still be just as effective. IMO the answer is no.
the best situation is to trade Pau for a very good SF in a trade that wouldn't bring anyone else back. Otherwise, Hill is going to be limited to about 4-8 mins a game.
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