Hopefully some of y'all can quit dogging Terry MF Stotts now

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  1. kjironman1

    kjironman1 Hoops didn't like my other Slogan!

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    I'm guessing we have a pretty good idea of what he won't say. That answer (or lack thereof) and that laugh says a lot.
     
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    I was thinking during the game I wish Dame and CJ got defended that way.
     
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    kjironman1 Hoops didn't like my other Slogan!

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    Other teams don't have to guard them that way. The SF and PF positions are not a threat to score. Just lock down Dame and CJ and let the rest have shots. If the Blazers get one player other than CJ or Dame scoring game one is very very different.
     
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    Terry was the laughing stock on all the national shows yesterday. Kinda sorta feel for the guy.
     
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    The loss in game 1 sucked to be sure but the silver lining is that there is finally some national attention on how absolutely fucking incompetent Terry Stotts is, how stubborn he is, and how unwilling he is to make any adjustments, even the most basic that any casual fan can see are needed.

    I do hope that we win this series but, if we don’t, I hope that with every loss there’s increasing scrutiny on Stotts and his game plans. Maybe, just maybe, Olshey will take notice and after next season Terry will be gone for good.

    #noadjustments #firestotts
     
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    Are you suggesting that Draymond and Iguodala are significantly more dangerous scoring threats than Moe and Chief?

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    scoring, no. but look at the asts. Their two are a lot more comfortable with the ball than our guys.
     
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    With Aminu in the equation, that is almost impossible to argue.
     
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    Sure--but that's not what KJ said. He said because our SF & PF aren't threats to score, teams can defend our PG/SG tight on the PnR, implying that teams can't do the same with GSW, presumably because their SF/PF aren't the same kind of scoring liability.

    The fact that Green and Iggy are good passers doesn't change my point, which is that the threat of them scoring does not justify not defending Steph/Klay the same way teams defend Dame/CJ.

    As a matter of fact, the fact that Dray and Iggy are so much better passing the ball should cause our guys to defend Steph and Klay even more tightly, not less.
     
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    It's arguing semantics, no? Because the main point here is that we unfortunately can't guard their guards like they guard ours.

    We can't trap as aggressively on Steph because he'll pass to Draymond on the short roll where he is an absolutely ELITE playmaker at his size. While he doesn't finish those plays he himself, he makes perfect decisions to pass to shooters on the weakside, or lob passes to the rim, or patiently re-position to Steph after running him through some action for a wide open 3.

    While if you have Aminu being the release valve for Dame, you're just asking for a clanked three or a futile attempt to the rim resulting in a turnover.

    All this said, I'd still like to get the ball out of Steph's hands, stay home on shooters and let Draymond take a one legged floater all day. It's what we did when we killed em at home in Feb. Not sure why we decided against it last night. And fwiw, that was with Collins at C-- not Nurk. This was the game when we announced that we signed Kanter. Zach balled out.
     
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    Not arguing semantics--I'm actually responding to the statements he made. "Just lock down Dame and CJ and let the rest have shots. If the Blazers get one player other than CJ or Dame scoring game one is very very different." If it's as simple as "locking down" the opposition's best two scorers, we should be able to do the same. My contention would be that it's not actually that simple. Either we should be able to defend them similarly, or we should be able to respond to the defense similarly.

    Maybe we need to us GSW's defense on them so Stotts can watch how a Kerr-coached team responds to it, so that he can then attempt to replicate the same technique.
     
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    BonesJones We got shooters.

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    I'm so sick of this excuse. Their forwards are worse shooters than ours!

    They have Iggy and Draymond, who shot a combined 30.8% from 3 this year.

    Harkless and Aminu shot a combined 32.2%.

    Why do people always make up false excuses for Stotts? It was a terrible defense gameplan. Even you questioned it. The commentators questioned it. The media questioned it. NBA fans across the country questioned it.

    And it goes back to the same complaint that Ive been saying for years that some people refuse to listen to.
     
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    OK I admit I chuckled. This is the kinda shade we need more of in this place.
     
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    I know- not the one you intended. Lol
     
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    There's a lot more to the game of basketball than just shooting 3 pointers. Both Green and Iggy are very good passers and ball handlers and superior to any small or power forward we have
     
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    Where Draymond and Iggy are playing a different game then the Blazer forwards is that they are comfortable handling the ball and initiating the offense and passing. They pass and get so many more assists than the Blazer forwards who never look comfortable with the ball.
     
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    Advantage GS has is that they can put size on our guards without suffering as much by putting Curry on someone taller, where as if we put size on Curry and Thompson that means Lillard and McCollum will face guarding taller players and face the possibility of being posted up.
     
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    Have you ever watched Dame defend in the post? He's one of the best post defenders on the team. Iggy posting up Dame is not an advantage for GSW.

    And Klay doesn't really require someone with size/length defending him since he's a mediocre ball-handler. He simply needs someone to stay with him.
     
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    Can't say I agree with much of that as we will just have to agree to disagree.
     

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