432J wrote:therealdeal wrote:432J wrote:let's just put it this way
i have a scary feeling about this season for 2 reasons. mike brown and the bench. and if at least one of these things doesn't change for the better, this team isn't winning a title. aside from jamison (who had an atrocious preseason) and meeks, there is no bench. blake, duhon, and morris? it's just pathetic. and dont even get me started on mike brown. last time i checked, teams who win titles have REAL coaches and mike brown is not a real coach
1. All you did was name the backup PG rotation. Our bench outside of that is very much solid. Meeks, Ebanks, Jamison, Hill, and even Sacre are all NBA level players and capable bench contributors. Far, far from pathetic. Our bench last season was far, far, worse. Our starters were worse. We've upgraded at every position off and on our bench. We have every bit the chance to win a ring this season as Miami or Oklahoma City.
2. The Heat won last season with Spoelstra as their head coach. There's no significant reason to think that Mike Brown is a lot worse than Spoelstra.
The amount of doom in here is laughable. Not just you, but in general. So many posts in here sound exactly like the kind of posts we make fun of on other sites.
did you seriously just say that sacre is an nba level player and a capable bench contributor?
im sorry sir but i laughed at that part and you lost me there. hill, meeks, and jamison upgraded the bench but beyond that there is no one that can keep the lead while the starters rest. ebanks still needs to prove tons and the rest of the bench is a joke. and this is assuming that jamison steps up his game because if the preseason gave us a glimpse of how he's gonna perform this year, it's not looking too good
i always see the comparison between spoelstra and brown, the point is that neither are great coaches but unless brown can get his rotations straight and play guys at the positions where they can actually make a difference, he's just about as useful as a cardboard cutout of himself. i expect the starters to get used to the offense and gel after about 20 games or so, and obviously this team is a contender but we're just gonna have to see some results
Sacre is clearly a NBA level player. To say otherwise just shows your lack of basketball knowledge. You are acting like we need this great bench to be successful when clearly that isn't the case. In the two championships we won in 2009 & 2010 our bench was mediocre at best. Wildly inconsistent. The reason we were able to win two championships was because our starting unit was so good. Now the starting unit is even better than it was a few years ago when we won those championships and our second unit is as well. You don't need a great bench to win a championship just a serviceable one which we certainly have.
We haven't had a guy on our bench who can score like Antawn Jamison is a long, long time. Who cares if has hasn't played well in pre-season? The games don't mean a damn thing. Like the rest of the veterans he knows the real season is what really matters. No need to go all out and risk injury in exhibition season. As for Brown again he's no worse than Spoelstra who didn't even have a consistent rotation till the Finals. He kept switching different guys in and out.