methodnred wrote:WHY the HELL is COOK in the game in the 4th over MIHM.
I dont care if Mihm played the worst game of his career prior to the 4th quarter, a horrible and unfocused Mihm is much much better than an on-fire Cook, want proof?
How did the Spurs end the Lakers surge? How?
Parker making LAYUPS (remember cook is playing center), an UNDERSIZED power forward named Malik Rose taking it to the rack and scoring/getting fouled (remember cook is playing center), and Malik and the Spurs getting 67 offensive rebounds in a row (remember cook is playing center)
I firmy believe the Lakers could have won that game if Hamblen threw Cook out of the way and put Mihm in there.
Parker might have made easy lay-ins over Mihm, but Mihm might have blocked em, and Mihm sure as hell wouldnt have let Malik Rose play like Ben Wallace in the closing minutes.
Some people may say that I'm being picky, but its the little things like PUTTING IN UR BEST INTERIOR DEFENDER that win close games, not Brian Cook.
Eh, I'm over it. There has to be something wrong with Mihm if Rudy AND Hamblen wont play him in key situations.
I think your last statement says it all. If Rudy & Hamblen aren't playing him late in games, he's definitely doing something wrong, and more so more harm than good. The Lakers interior defense is awful, and Cook doesn't make it better, but its clear Mihm isn't the answer either.
Mihm as it is right now, is a decent backup center in this league. He isn't a starting center, period. He has a lot of work to do to get that roll.