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.
No problem, sir, laugh all you'd like. But if you think otherwise you haven't watched the pre-season at all. The man filled in quite ably for Dwight Howard for the 60th pick in the draft. He's a legit 7 footer, he has a fairly consistent short range jump shot. He's not very athletic, but he challenges shots. And he works hard out there on the glass and defensively. Offensively he's very cerebral, often finding the right spot on the floor which is rare for a rookie.
If you DON'T see that, the jokes on you. The man is a keeper. There's a reason the team waived Douglas-Roberts and Goudelock before they waived him.
432J wrote: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
1. Do you realize how rare it is for a team to be legitimately 10 deep and be a Championship caliber team. Please name me the Championship caliber team that has a starting five that is competitive with ours and bench deeper. I'd love to hear it.
2. Ebanks has plenty to prove, but he's averaged more than 7 points through this pre-season and shown great strides in his game. He is able to read a defense better, his jump shot has shown extension, and he's making better decisions with the ball.
3. Who's bench in this league AFTER their 8-9 player ISN'T A JOKE? You expect this team to pay Kobe Bryant 30 million, Pau 20, Howard 20, Nash 10, and Artest 7 and still have money to have a great 10th man? That's ludicrous.
Our bench doesn't have to be great, they have to be good. They have to be able to hold a lead and there's no significant reason to think that once our team has chemistry and the offense down that the bench isn't capable of doing that.
432J wrote: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
If Spoelstra can win a Championship riding the coattails of a well built team, there's absolutely zero reason to think that Brown cannot do the same with a more soundly constructed team, a more soundly constructed coaching staff, and a more soundly constructed front office.
We have not played a SINGLE game with this team. What results would you like to see between now and Tuesday? Did you watch the pre-season? Did you not see how painfully obvious it was that the team was more concerned with practicing than it was with wins? Nash hardly played, Kobe missed two games, Dwight missed 6, and Pau was playing himself into game shape. Along with a new offense and a total of 4 new rotation players. Should they have won a game? Sure, but there was a ton of reasons to lose in the pre-season. Is that any indication of how they'll play in the regular season? No. Not even close.