Stotts just gave one of the worst answers I’ve ever heard in a postgame.

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  1. Orion Bailey

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    Please tell me what are the miracle adjustments that stotts nneds to make that will actually take GSW down?? I am waiting.....
     
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    No more Aminu / Harkless at the same time.
    No more drop coverage on PNR’s.
     
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    For a guy who sees his best player get taken out of every game with traps and double teams, you'd think Terry would atleast TRY changing coverage, but this guy makes adjustments at such a glacial pace. Terry is a fine coach. He runs good sets on offense and empowers players to do their thing.

    But he's a horrific playoff coach. Outside of a couple gems he coached in this year's playoffs, we have evidence to show he is in so far over his head most of the time. We'd get so much shit for firing him this summer, but I'd get on with it. Dame isn't getting younger and this year can't be it for his playoff legacy.
     
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    Agree. You either have Collins/Harkless or Aminu/Jake or Hood start.
     
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    Hood probably deserves it, unless they really want him off the bench. He’s been good.
     
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    Can't shake the feeling he's our Mark Jackson, and our Steve Kerr is out there, somewhere...
     
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    Thing is, they're not "miracle adjustments". The adjustments people are calling for--have been calling for for weeks/months/years--are pretty basic. And there is, of course, no guarantee that they would result in taking GSW down, but they would at least demonstrate an attempt to address the greatest threat posed by GSW's personnel/system.
     
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    This!
     
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    If there center going to pick up by half court why not try to trap him there with your center and also using the half court as another defender. Curry is turnover prone just as much as Dame is when he gets trap.
     
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    Honestly after game 1 this series feel very winnable. We just need to stop letting Klay and Steph walk into wide open 3s. For the love of god Stotts please
     
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    I think so too but I worry how it would affect the bench. If that means Stotts would expand Turner's minutes/role that terrifies me. If it means Layman or Meyers get in the rotatation to open the court(at least try)then Hood in the starting lineup.
     
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    I think the coaching staff will make adjustments for game two and possibly our offense picks up?
    I know that Curry & Thompson will continue to shoot the majority of shots and will just have to see if they can stay hot?
    Those two have proven over and over to be the best shooting tandem ever.
    Game two will be closer and hopefully we can pull out a win?
    Rip City
     
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    I'm just fucking tired of it.

    This is the FOURTH FUCKING YEAR that we have seen this type of defense against Dame. The Clippers, the Warriors, the Pelicans, the Nuggets...... they have all trapped Dame and we have seen our best player greatly diminished because our fucking coach can't figure out how to hurt the other team for trapping.

    We are still running the same ISO hero ball offense. If Dame isn't going HAM and dropping 30+, or CJ isn't going HAM and dropping 30+, we lose the game. It's so frustrating to watch Golden State, who has very similar talent at the guard positions, running an offense that can get them open looks.

    This is our THIRD time facing Golden State in the playoffs. How have we not figured out how to defend them? I understand that Curry and Klay can hit shots that are impossible to defend, but you can't give them wide open looks.

    Terry STILL refuses to change the starting lineup. He stuck with that shitty Aminu/Harkless lineup for most of the first quarter despite getting into another early hole.

    This isn't in-game adjustments. This is Terry Stotts refusing to make adjustments FOR YEARS. These are things we have been seeing FOR YEARS. Teams have been trapping Dame FOR YEARS. We should not be relying on Dame or CJ to go completely unconscious one on one to win us games. That's not a good or sustainable offense. This is the most beatable Warriors team I have ever seen and we could not take advantage. It's extremely frustrating and the entire league is laughing at us right now.
     
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    Kerr said in the post game interview he thought he could play more players in this series and possible go to a 10-11 man rotation.

    That tells me he thinks he can get away with playing players like Jerebko, Cook, even a Jacob Evans or Damian Jones and still win. Doesn't seem too worried.
     
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    This is a HUGE issue. When Dame gets trapped, I see absolutely nothing to make them pay of it on a regular basis. They look lost, indecisive and confused as if it is the first time they have seen this happen. Teams are trapping 30' from the basket leaving the Blazers with a 4-on-3 advantage everywhere inside the 3-point line.....and yet there seems to be absolutely no plan to attack it.

    You KNOW it is coming so how can they be so unprepared? (year after year) This is one of the most frustrating things about Stotts.
     
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    I don't think Golden State looks particularly beatable (at least by Portland). Sure, Portland didn't play a great game, but neither did Golden State. They looked largely uninterested and unthreatened. They weren't flying around like in the Houston series. Portland isn't currently seeing the Warriors at their best (and I mean even without Durant) and still lost by 20+.

    It is frustrating that Stotts is making it easy for Golden State to go half-speed. They may not even bring Durant back this series, even if he's cleared to play, just to give him even more recovery time if Portland doesn't make things tougher on them.
     
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    Their bench looks extremely unimpressive to me. They look beatable to me. We just couldn't hit the ocean from the beach.
     
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    Then maybe we need to only play Kanter when Curry is not on the floor? I don't know; but you do point out what is the crux of the problem. It certainly seems that Hoopsjock's idea of mixing up the defense would partially solve this problem, though. Maybe Collins needs to play more minutes? Maybe he needs to play more with Kanter and then try to hide Kanter somewhere else on defense? Not sure where.....
     
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    So...Dame calling out the coach?
     
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    I'm not impressed by Golden State.

    The Blazers beat themselves.
     

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