Mediocrity Fatigue

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  1. BonesJones

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    He got them to the 2nd round because they got lucky enough to get the 5th seed with 4e wins and play against a team that lost 2 superstars.

    The logic you used can also apply the opposite way: he got them to the 2nd round once out of three years with a top 3 backcourt.

    I've been saying hes regressed as a coach, and that last statement is definitely true.
     
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    Please tell us more about how you would coach this roster to a title almighty one... how have the Blazers not hired you as coach already?.. do they not know you played in a rec league??!
     
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    Useless passes and hand offs more than the army football team. The running in circles 25-30 feet away from the basket too...
     
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    Yup. Itd be fine if used sparingly to give a different look. But not as the base for the offense. Even their Horns plays usually just dissolve or filter into the same type of movement.

    And dont get me started on us guarding the pick n roll the same way against Steph Curry as we do against Rajon Rondo.
     
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    So goddamn stupid. Using your argument:

    Tell us how you would be better than CJ... Why haven't the Blazers signed you aLl-mIgHtY oNe Do they know your a forum keyboard warrior?!?!?!
     
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    Does it matter they had / have like a bottom 3 starting forward combo and no bench really to speak of? It may not be that bad but comparing their 3 and 4 spots with most teams and they’re at a disadvantage.

    Im not saying he went Dr. Jack or anything. I just thought for a year or so after LMA left I believe he did a good job. Yes having Dame and CJ helped a whole heck of a lot. No coach wins with bad players.

    Then its like he just hasnt done much since then, its like that was all he had he doesnt seem to have any new ideas.
     
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    Playing basketball at the highest level doesnt make a coach bro. What about Spoelstra?.. But you usually have to play some sort of organized basketball to truly understand certain things a out the sport. Therefore, you shouldn't be posting like a know-it-all telling others they have shit to learn.

    It's not bragging bro (why would I brag about a rec league when I've played college ball?) you're going to try to construde the point into something else because you cant comprehend anything said to you.

    I'm saying you dont even know enough basketball to keep up in a Rec League bro!! I simply imagined your know-it-all ass being in a rec league and being absolutely clueless. It was quite funny. It was mainly a dig at your posting style, combined with your obvious lack of knowledge.
     
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    They were a .500 team that got lucky enough to make the 2nd round because of injuries, due in part to their lack of depth up front. That's not a credit to Stotts.

    We've also upgraded our frontcourt and our bench is no worse, possibly better, yet we've made zero progress. What does that say? Maybe that the 2nd round was a fluke, and we've had a 1st round exit team for years with a top 3 backcourt and a vastly improved frontcourt..
     
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    I dont really believe in the *’s by accomplishments. I dont do it to GS for playing injured teams. Yes facts are facts they beat an injured Clipper team but they still did it. Also They literally took Dame and CJ and threw a bunch of guys around them that were 2nd or third stringers on bad teams and were a .500 team. The upgrade of Nurk in the front court did help their defense a lot last year and they did win 49 games. Though it all meant very little after being destroyed by the pelicans. I thought Stotts did a good job that 1st year after LMA left of figuring out what roles a lot of those guys could play. You dont and thats fine I suppose.
    I agree with you about the last couple years, and I have said for a long time Id like to see this group with someone else at the helm.
    I think roster moves may not to come in play too, but I definitely think a change of coaches will show us alot about this team.
     
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    One problem with the Indy comparison - their best player has missed 8 games. Can you imagine our record with Dame out for 8 games?
     
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    I for one am done with the team-Terry-v-team-Neil argument.

    The roster has obvious holes and a lack of balance. That's on Neil. Earlier in the season, the team proved they could play good basketball despite the roster flaws. Now they have regressed to crap. That's on the coaching staff.

    Stotts and Olshey both need to go - along with several members of the roster. Why are we even arguing about this? We are bickering about whether to hit the iceberg with the port side or the starboard side when the actual answer is DON'T HIT THE DAMN ICEBERG!
     
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    I would definitely take the option that had the highest ceiling even if it was a lesser chance. Nothing ventured nothing gained, but I'll take a chance at greatness over being mired in mediocrity any day.
     
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    Yup and that is why I think despite winning the trade the Pacers should've gotten draft picks in the 2017 loaded draft and built their team that way.

    I'm not talking about just this season. Oladipo is only 8 months younger than CJ. I just don't get praising another team for making a trade that keeps them in mediocrity.
     
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    That's literally the only coaching Stotts has done in his tenure with the Blazers. One thing that worked briefly in a Playoff series and then got sniffed out the following season.
     
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    You're talking about how well Terry coached because he won a playoff series... my point is he didn't have to coach well to win that playoff series.

    I've always said Stotts is a better regular season coach than a playoff coach, because teams dont game plan as much for us during the regular season. Now, however, were too easy to gameplan against and/or the book is out on us and every team now knows how to defend/attack us.

    Bottom line is Stotts should've been fired this summer. Even Paul wanted to fire him...
     
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    I'm not sure if it's because of how I feel about the Bones guy or not, but this post is VERY FUNNY! One thing, you have to end it with though is, #BAM!
     
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    Maybe you have spousal roles confused.

    It's not your job to orientate him.

    #BAM
     
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    Coaches get too much credit and too much blame. There main job is not the Xs and Os, but handling and managing team chemistry.
     
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    The basketball knowledge thing always go me. I have heard players call out writers about not having played the game, so you don't know what you are talking about. There is some truth to that, but not totally. I think you can be a student of the game and know quite a lot.
    I for one grew up playing with 3 guys who made it to the NBA.......and 25 or so that went on to play college ball at all levels. My HS was a hoops factory, so there was no way I was going to make it there. But I could handle my own at the parks. Do I know more about basketball because I played with future NBA players than a kid who grew up in LaPine and was a first team all state hoops player playing against slow short garbage players?
     
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    Im not saying because they won a playoff series I think he did a good job. I think he did a good job because he had a completely new roster and figured out their roles, learned what they could do and did a good job implementing something they could do. I think he did a good job that year drawing up plays from timeouts, and overall I think that was his best year of coaching, even had they not beat the clippers I still believe he did a good job that year. You can say he just rolled the ball out to Dame, but other stars have missed the playoffs before. I dont believe his coaching that year was just give dame the ball and move out of the way. He connected with his players and gave them a gameplan they could accomplish, he made adjustments.

    My problem with Stotts has been mostly after that in my opinion he’s regressed to a coach that his best qualities are just being likeable, and a players coach.

    I mean who knows maybe a new coach comes and does worse, or does the same. Maybe it doesnt matter who coaches this team the talent just “is what it is”. Thats not how I see it, I think they could get more from this roster. Id like to find out.
     
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