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

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  1. hoopsjock

    hoopsjock Well-Known Member

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    How do you explain the announcers after Curry's 1st wide open 3 (both former coaches) saying that an immediate adjustment needed to be made and them being befuddled that no adjustment was made late in the 2nd half.

    We just gave away a game against the Warriors. A game in which Durant didn't play. They are tough enough to beat without being stupid.
     
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    James lamphear Well-Known Member

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    Maybe why there former coaches and Stotts still coaching. I never was a big believer in Stotts idea how to play that end of the floor. But here 2 guys haven't sniff a coaching job since they was let go from last coaching gig.
     
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    hoopsjock Well-Known Member

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    So what you're saying is that Stotts game plan was effective? I don't get how those announcers could be discredited. Anyone who watched that game felt the same way about how stupid it was to leave Curry wide open.
     
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  4. Wade Garrett

    Wade Garrett Exactly right.

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    Stotts had a shitty game.
    He wasn't alone nor immuned.
    Get over it.
     
  5. bodyman5000 and 1

    bodyman5000 and 1 Lions, Tigers, Me, Bears

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    Too late meanie
     
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    Natebishop3 Don't tread on me!

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    Dude..... how can you attribute this to one game?

    Aminu has been sucking ass all playoffs.

    Dame has been trapped for.... what...... six different playoff series? This isn't one bad game. These are recurring issues.
     
  7. James lamphear

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    No I am not saying that but you got 2 guys that was coaches that was know more successful then Stotts has been. I already said I don't like Stotts defense strategy especially with Thompson and Curry. But there was a lot of other problems out there that cost us the game. Jackson the same team that Kerr coach. Kerr wins the championship. Van gundy his biggest highlight as coach is grabbing Alonzo Mourning leg in a fight. Now both of those trying sit on TV trying tell audience that watching how it should be. Now in this case I would probably have to agree with them. But Stotts have got his team farther then both those guys did when they was coaching.
     
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    I have two problems with this.

    1) Stotts seemed to indicate in his answer (the whole point of this thread) that there was nothing wrong with what he did.

    2) We've had the same predictable PnR defense for 7 years. It's one of the main reasons for his playoff failures (McMillan too!). The only reason it hasn't burnt us this year is both Denver and OKC had atrocious games shooting the threes.

    If he tweaked it at halftime then fine, I'd still question why he thought it would work but at least today I could say he adapted. Instead not only did he not change it but he got defensive about it afterwards.

    We can still win Game 2. Heck we can still win the series. Why throw away a game that would've made it way easier to accomplish that though?
     
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    Stotts doesnt get a pass. Hes coached against this team for years and to have that bad of a defensive scheme is glaring.

    We win in spite of stotts. Not because of him.
     
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    oldmangrouch persona non grata

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    You act like this is some isolated incident.
     
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    BonesJones We got shooters.

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    It's funny how the same people have been complaining about his rigid defensive flexibility for years.

    Me, @hoopsjock, @TBpup...
     
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    BonesJones We got shooters.

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    Take out the "ego" part and you're good.
     
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    I like your version better

     
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  16. Wade Garrett

    Wade Garrett Exactly right.

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    Fellas..
    Stotts fucked up last night. Not disagreeing.
    If Steph is still nailing wide open "shot porn" tomorrow, then we have a problem.
    But shit, give your coach a Game 2, see what happens. We saw the defensive adjustments against Denver in game 2, won 'em the game.
    Personally, I'm more concerned with Dame. He was very lazy on defense last night and lazy with his decision making he needs to play like a 1st team all NBA and he hasn't been.
    I'm in no way a "homer," but Terry and Damian have earned enough credits with me not to bail out after one game.
    I don't feel "homery" I feel its a appropriate and knowledgeable approach.
     
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    What would be knowledgeable is knowing that its not one game. Its a pattern.

    Stotts doesnt get passes. Dame does. Stotts is a beloe averagr coach that gets carried by his stars.

    Dare I say the tyrone lue of the western conference? About the same coach.
     
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    Despite my online persona and maybe sometimes on the court, I really don't have much of an ego.
     
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    Heres my list of random thoughts, been busy!

    Stotts defensive scheme on Pick plays has never worked without a versatile big that can cover space. Nurkic, Lopez are really the only two that thrived defensively. Zachs been good but the scheme lends itself to guys coming downhill at him and he struggles to stay out of foul trouble.

    Draymond, and Iggy do for GS what the Blazers wish ET or there forwards would do pass well, initiate offense (so Steph and Klay cant be trapped as easily), and play defense. Blazers are going to have to trust that Hood, or ET could take that role. - I wish Stotts wouldve given Simons more floor time in the regular season to see if he could play that role, but in that regard Stotts see’s him in practice more than I do...

    GS runs a lot of two man game on one side of the court with Steph and a big, but if you notice theres a lot of action on the other side of the court. Players on GS move very well without the ball and all of them set good moving screens away from the ball that leads to good shots. Would like to see the Blazers run Meyers or Zach in a two man game with Dame or CJ no one else on that side of the court so the only help defender has to come from the weak side meaning a good cut and you’ll get a lay up and maybe an open 3 out of it. Problem is the Blazers cant afford to play 2-3 shooters they are willing to leave.

    Leads me to this point, Ive said for years Aminu and Harkless are role players, and while they have good moments, sometimes good strethes they’re both awful in long stretches as well. The excuse has always been defense but if they arent going to guard Klay and Steph (or KD if healthy) their usefulness goes down a lot, and they should play offensive weapons in their stead Hood comes to mind, but so does Curry, or heck Trent / Simons can hit open shots...

    I said quite frequently this year I still have trepidation about Zach's game at times, but if they wont start someone new at SF, then they should start Zach, even if they get smoked he needs the experience if he’s going to be the long term guy.

    Blazers Guards have to work so hard to get shots when their playing with 2-3 guys who on offense may as well not be there...

    Anyways, I dont think this series is over, and I expect the Blazers will play better tomorrow.
    I think both ends of the floor and transition GS was playing chess and the Blazers were playing a very boring game of checkers.

    Also if I had one wish for Dame this offseason practice keeping the dribble, probing inside and he could demoralize defenses in there, you cant pick up your dribble jump and have no where to go and he doesn't just do that a here or there he does it a lot.


    edit: forgot layman as another offensive threat.
     
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    LMAO

    Stotts asked if that reporter was there today and said he wanted to apologize.
     
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