Posted: Fri Feb 09, 2007 7:29 pm
Like many other fans, I had the hope we might improve on defense, rebounding and fast break points with the disappearance of Jr. and Murphy, but I had found their replacements, with the exception of Jackson to be completely underwhelming. We have no perimeter defense and Nellie has yet to adjust to the fact that teams are preventing any fast break opportunities for the G-men on the road. Our team chemistry seems out of whack, Barnes, Pietrus and company have played worse with the absence of Dunleavy and the arrival of ball hog Harrington and Bdiddy is wearing down as our only true PG, our leading scorer, our only player able to create off the dribble and involve teammates. Ironically, we need a player like Webber who can command a double team and get team-mates good looks with crisp passing but Nellie is too arrogant to move away from his half court offense of iso's. The next time we trade for a big ... I would look into a player that can pass effectively out of a double team (Webber, Shaq, Duncan, Yao, Wallace, Garnet) and not a black hole (Diogu, Murphy, Harrington, Randolph, Jamison)... Gee isn't it coicidence that we have not made the playoffs since we had a front court player that could both score and pass.