Is it too soon to talk about defensive rating?

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  1. Tince

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    I thought you were saying he was playing bad this year, I didn't think you were only referencing his 3pt shooting percentage tonight. My bad.

    But yes, the team as a whole is turnover it over way more than they used to. I preferred the more simplistic offense that produced better results.
     
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    No legs to make late game shots playing our starters 40+ minutes focused on defense.
     
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    So is he having a bad year or is he just not as good late in games and taking care of the ball as he has been in the past?
     
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    This can be looked at from another angle. If the Blazers come out against the Magic and shoot well from the beginning they don't fall behind early in the game and have to fight to get back into it. If they make some shots in the third after a long halftime rest and don't fall behind again they don't have to fight and claw back into the game again and play 40 minutes.
    The tired part i believe has everything to do with schedule but yes playing 40 minutes a night is not helping at all.
     
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    My bet is not having to catch a plane after this game and getting to relax just a bit more in their own practice facility and work on the little bumps and bruises will drastically improve their shooting on offense and that will allow them to play a bit better defense because they will not have to work quite so hard on both ends of the court.
    I obviously could be wrong but my bet is the numbers on defense and offense will get better over the next 20 games.
     
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    I haven't been tracking on where we've been at, though I see we're 8th. I believe we were 13th a while ago.

    What probably makes the most sense it to track the net difference between the two.
     
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    That GP2 bump is kicking in.
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    Our best defender is back. Still confident in your stance that this is a signficantly better defense than in the past?
     
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    He will parlay that into Nurk and Winslow being out coupled with the few games Hart and GP missed.
    Essentially he will blame injuries but of course that never was the problem 2-3 years ago.
     
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    Not to mention the roster imbalance and Winslow's/Nurk's injury history were to factors that were known back in December. None of this should be a surprise to anyone who has been paying attention. Blaming previous below average defenses on a lack of adjustments or drop schemes was always an unfounded attempt to put far too much weight on the previous coaching staff, despite that clearly never being the main issue.
     
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    It’s becoming painfully obvious that Terry Stotts was right in the way he coached and the schemes he used with the players he was given to coach.
    Sorry to all involved but this simply needs to be said.
    There I said it!
     
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    Making change for the sake of change, without correctly identifying and addressing the root of the problem first was all the confirmation I needed that ownership (Jody & Bert) can't lead this franchise.
     
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    Disagree. Just because Chauncey isn't the answer doesn't mean that stotts, then, was the answer. Both could be not ideal choices.
     
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    God I got sick of the,”Wait til GP returns!” talk.
     
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    But there was TONS of ,”Anyone is better than Stotts!” Which is an absolutely foolish take.
     
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    It was obvious to anyone that was willing to pay attention when the team continuously made it to the playoffs with some really questionable rosters. But, there are a lot of armchair coaches on the internets, so there's that.
     
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