Stauskas?

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  1. TorturedBlazerFan

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    As a team they have got to figure out how to get Stops, that goes to the whole team, I'm not saying Stauskus is playing good defense because he isn't, but they've really sucked on defense and it appears like Stotts decided being top 10 last year meant they didn't need to work on defense anymore...
     
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    You're not getting this. Our Defense would have been the same had we played him. You can't sit there and say "well, if we had played him, they would have scored more". That's horseshit, because NOBODY outside of Collins was playing good Defense tonight.
     
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    You're not getting this. He was worse than the rest of them. Theres different levels of ineptitude.
     
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    Dame plays NO Defense. By your logic, we should keep him out of the game too, huh?
     
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    This is how I know you weren't paying enough attention to this game...

    You're better than comments like this.
     
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    I'm not comparing Stauskas to Dame. I'm saying: neither of them play Defense. Arguing that putting Stauskas in over someone else would have ensured a victory for Miami is asinine.

    You don't know if Stauskas would have scored 4 points or 24. But THUS FAR, he's been more reliable than most shooters on this team. Not all, MOST.
     
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    I actually think Dame's defense while it will never be elite, has gotten much better. Of our guards he at least puts forth the most effort to stay in front of his guy.
     
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    I'll agree with that to a point. I think he stands around and gives up a lot more plays, particularly driving plays into the paint, than he should though.
     
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    When he gets beat though, he doesn't quit on the play. When other guys on this team get beat they end up in no mans lands.
     
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    Agreed.
     
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    Dame.

    He is glued to his guys for the most part this year. His foot movement has never looked bettdr.
     
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    Dame plays much better defense than Stauskas, and I shouldn't have to explain that.
     
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    And even if his defense was just as bad or worse, well He'd still be the best player on the team by miles and miles.
     
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    It's the team defense we are not playing good this year. Last year we was good because of good team defense. This year teams are taken the ball to the rim more while Nurk is in. I am not all on Nurk either our perimeter defense must at least slow down there player there guarding to help too.
     
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    Mcorrect me if im wrong but our defense didnt get good until half way through last year?

    I think that davis gone and harkless out has stunted the smooth transition of our team d.
    We arent gelled.

    I think getting harkless into the starting lineup aill help that. But they said last night he is still having knee issues so who knows when he will be back at full strength.

    Harkless And cj for butler.
     
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    Which is still a mill less than we are paying meyers. Kaman was a good pickup and mo was a good pick up out of need.
     
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    Whether it is individual defense (very poor across most of the roster) or team defense (sometimes non-existent), it will continue to be an issue as long as Stotts is the coach. Yes, they were better last year with a full year of Nurkic, but there are still massive fundamental lapses that you wouldn't see in some well coach high school teams. That comes from the top.

    As for Stauskas, take away the fireworks show against the Lakers and he is 10-25 from the field since then (.400) and 4-11 (.363) from 3-pt range.
    Curry has been more consistent and is shooting better (.480) and (.500) but is only getting up 5 shots per game.
     
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    Harkless and Davis was good defender but some of defense I have seen this year has been terrible. The one thing makes Zach a decent defender is that he takes angles away from opponent and he got good feet. But a good team defense is the guards has to direct the guy he is guarding into your 7' behind you so he has a chance to help you. That doesn't really don't happen on this team.
     
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    Small sample size I know...

    But, I'm ready to eat a lil crow now...

    SAUCE is WAY better than Pat and has been a great addition to the team!
     
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    I think he's way better than Curry too!
    I got chastised in here when we picked him up as I said he's a versatile player and has heart. Plays well of the dribble and moves well without he ball, decent handle and D.
    I know Curry is coming back after year off so I hope he show continued progress. I do like him as a hired gun slinger for sure.
     

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