Well, this isn't rocket science; the PG & SG position are two of the most athletic positions in basketball. We are starting Blake & Nash...two of the slowest, nonathletic PG & SG combinations in the league. We're going to get eaten up on a nightly basis by bigger, faster, quicker, flat out better guards...just like we did with Monta tonight. It's going to be an uphill battle when the bench comes in and has to fight to get back into the game because our starting backcourt is horrendous.
This needs to change...we need to change personnel by trading or just flat out sitting Nash or Blake and stop playing them together. There needs to be a drastic change in that regard. At the very least, we need some fresh, young, energetic legs that can at least battle defensively. I'm tired of seeing this combinations play together...until MDA adjusts that backcourt, if he ever does, we'll continue to see these blowouts night in and night out because of the defensive ineptitude by the two Steve's.
Another thing; I will say this; Pau needs to be traded...we've seen his best years, and I'm grateful for all that he has done, but the time has come to move the Spaniard...we need defensive rebounding, rim protection, and a lot more athleticism at the 5 position right now...with Pau it's just not working right now. It's been time to part ways; nevertheless, we have been unable to successfully move him after the Paul trade was rescinded by the commissioner.
Either way, we need a change badly; at the PG, SG, and Center position...we'll see how the rest of this trip goes, but it sure doesn't look too good right now....