Isn't it funny how everybody's praising the new, Nellyball lineup and system all throughout the season... but as soon as the team hits another slump, we're talking about blowing up the team core again?
This is the same sort of talk that was going on when Murphy and Dunleavy were here. The team's changed, but the arguments coming from non-believers hasn't.
Give this new lineup time to play together. It hasn't even been 10 games yet. Chill out.
i said if we obtain the interior presence we covet, and nellie STILL resorts solely to this small-ball philosophy, he'll need to go.
the caveat with that "give them time" philosophy is simple - THIS STYLE DOESN'T WORK. I'll give them 10 more games, 30 more games, hell, i'll give them 1 year...and you know what, come the end of that period, the same fricken problems will exist...
sure, we'll win more games, bring exciting ball to the Oracle, yada yada yadaa...but this style lacks substance (definitely not flare tho) - always has, always will...- i mean, hey, if you're content with that, i respect that. but this is not how a winning team is built - and by winning, i mean having aspirations to win it all.
when we're hitting from the perimeter, we can beat anyone...when we're off, we can lose to anybody...that's the beauty and danger of being perimeter oriented... this will never change.
no low post threat to give it to, no easy put backs, give up 2nd and 3rd chance points, getting hurt every night by otherwise average big men
so if you think im voicing my concerns now just b/c we've lost two games to two very beatable teams, you are mistaken.
anyone who's knowledgeable should know this style, this team AS IS, will simply not cut it.
i dont know how anyone can argue this. but im sure everyone's gonna try.