Discussion in 'Portland Trail Blazers' started by KingSpeed, Dec 12, 2017.
My Lakers are KILLING them right now! 12-8!
So now Aldridge runs the team? The Spurs use the Aldridge system?
This happened when Bill Fitch stopped coaching the Rockets. Don Chaney failed, then rookie head coach Rudy Tomjanovich just let Olajuwon decide the system. The Hakeem system was the Fitch system. They won 2 championships. The stupid Lakers were impressed, so they hired Tomjanovich and he lasted half a season.
Is the Aldridge system the McMillan system, or the Stotts system?
Ingram is so inconsistent.
This is reminiscent of AI being the first Georgetown player to leave early to go pro. That was the beginning of the end for John Thompson, IMO.
Guys like 20 years old. These are just kids, no matter what number they were drafted at.
Would love opinions about these rookie season numbers. As much hate Ball gets around here, he isn’t looking that bad. I respect his game, I just ignore all the family drama.
I picked JKidd as a comparison. Only because since he burst onto the scene, he is the one whose game most reminds me of. Hadn’t ever looked at the numbers before, pretty damn close.
I dont understand this. Because Jason Kidd had a historically bad rookie season for someone that grew into a HOFer, it means that Lonzo is... fine? Not having an awful year too?
I was thinking he was older. You were right as usual.
I like his potential, but then again that's one of our favorite words around here.
Jason Kidd averaged 12/8/5 in the NBA 18 months out of HS. I’ll take that from my PG at ANY age.
So you can see my posts! The fish is on the hook!
Some more on Pop and Aldridge:
Spurs coach Gregg Popovich was asked what helped to bring about LaMarcus Aldridge's resurgence: "When he said, ‘I want to be traded.' It's as simple as that. I said, ‘Woah, nobody's ever said that to me before.' It's my 20-whatever year, and nobody's ever said that like, ‘I'm not enjoying this. I'm not confident. I'm not sure you want me here. I want to be traded.'" Popovich was asked if that conversation took place after the season. "Yes, yes. I thought that's already been public? So, we had some dinners and meetings and laughed. I was very candid with him. I told him, ‘I'd be happy to trade you. You get me a talent like Kevin Durant, and I'll drive you to the airport. I'll pack your bags. And I will drive you there, get you on the plane, and get you seated.' He laughed you know, that kind of thing. I said, ‘But short of that, I'm your best buddy because you're here for another year, and you ain't going nowhere. Because we're not gonna get for you talent-wise what we would want. So, let's figure this thing out.' And we did. That's what we came to. As discussions went on, it became apparent to me that it really was me. He's been playing in the league for nine years. I'm not going to turn him into some other player. I could do some things defensively or rebounding-wise. But on offense, I was going to move him everywhere. That was just silly on my part. Total overcoaching. So, we took care of it, and he's been fantastic."
I was joking.....I don’t people on IGNORE. I just ignore their ignore their posts.
Lakers on a 3 game winning streak. Ball with a nice night against the injured plagued Spurs. 18/10/6/4 on 64% shooting. Not a bad night for the rookie.
until it starts becoming about the coach....then it's on!!!
The Portland Trail Blazers currently have the same +/- (+1.1) as the championship contending Cleveland Cavaliers.
Made some changes to your statement. This year, I wouldn't be surprised if the Cavaliers don't make the Finals or even lost in the second-round. I know that's been said before, but it feels like both James and the franchise are just marking time til he blows town.
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