Hey guys just registered, ergo this is my first post.
I am excited about where the Dubs are now and where they are going given their potential.
As I see it now, Lee is clearly expendable. We are dominating the Spurs, albeit they are old, without him. Also when Lee was in, he didn't really play the post. He is clearly a face up 5, when he is at the 5. But his natural position is more of a 4. In any case, as others have said in the thread, I think Bogut is really the game changer for the W's. He wasn't at full strength the whole year, and its only now that he's playing up to his true potential. His defense is suspect, but he rebounds the ball so I'm a fan of his. Ezeli at the 5 will only improve as well.
I think we need a traditional 4 post-up player who will demand a double team in order to keep defenses honest. Think Zach Randolph. If Curry and co. have a post player demanding double teams, it will create all sorts of open looks with Klay and Curry and Barnes able to spot up as the ball rotates out of the double team.
Obviously there is no way Memphis is letting go of Zach, but perhaps Utah, who is loaded at the 4 spot with Milsap and Al Jefferson and Derrick Favors, would be willing to part with either Millsap or Favors. They are both true 4s IMO.
ANyways, I'm not hating on David, think he's a great player, with a great 18 ft shot, but think that the Dubs with our spread it out offense and great shooting backcourt, need a solid pure rebounder or post player who can eat up some of the space inside. Even a Reggie Evans/ Kenneth Faried type high energy rebounder would be a great addition.
just my 2 cents...
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Excellent first post. JebronLame (needed a double take on the name) lol.
We have had different views concerning how the team needs to be run, some view there is not much need for a low post in/out game since we have such great shooters, myself and others feel we can maximize the shooting talents a low post game that commands a double will benefit the shooters, and our overall play.
At the end I think we stay put with David Lee, he does command doubles, although he is more of face the basket player. It is not out the question that Lee is untouchable, I think we can only say Curry is, possibly Bogut since has become such a difference maker in post defense and players on their rookie contracts since they are playing above it.
And another thing to add, its playoffs, everyone has stepped up major, Lee carried us to this record. I am not doubting one bit he would've done the same.
Good thing to take out of this, Barnes, Green, Ezeli, all rookies really brought it these playoffs in Lee absences.
David Lee should come off the bench.
Bill Simmons on the B.S Report has been talking about how good Harrison Barnes is starting at 4.
Can you imagine David Lee getting 30-35 minutes against 2nd units.
David Lee is ultra efficient but a defensive liability maybe if we alligned his minutes more with the weaker offensive opponent on the opposition bench. Maybe then we might just hide David Lee lack of D.
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More and more teams play small ball. But it's not really small ball. Bogut playing center masks any disadvantages we have there. And Barnes is a better defender than Lee so going smaller doesn't actually hurt us defensively or rebounding (Barnes jumps ****ing high and Bogut gets most of the rebounds.) I'd say this small ball line up is the most viable line up of all the small ball line ups. Especially if it consists of Bogut.
Basketball is about variations, different variables that can create the best outcome. Just because variable (XYZ) is working against (ABC) during a giving night does not mean it will continue against a different team, or during a different night.
Basketball is about adjustment, the more weapons the better, David Lee is a weapon, can be used with a different variables to create a win. Spurs made certain adjustments, so variables that worked before did not net the same result.
The more variables the better, as we saw last night, Curry was shadowed throughout and did not shoot too well, in-fact no one really showed up last night.
Implant Lee on the lineup, even for the few minutes he played he injected life into the team, he was a difference maker, and could've been that edge to defeat the Spurs.
The more elements and talents the better, and Lee is a talent helped carried us here to playoffs.
Harrison Barnes is a little more versatile and better defender then David Lee at the 4.
You know we should maybe see how David Lee goes defending the 3!
Tim K admits.
Like i said previously in basketball there are many variables, many adustments, different matchups, its not like individual sports, or strength sports, or track were the strongest previal. Its about match-ups, its about the rotation of 8-9 players, so many things can be done with that. Truth is Dlee hustle, his offensive game, his rebounding, are all needed aspects for this team to be successful.
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