Re: 2:55 in the fourth- Bass becomes invisible man on D and allows Josh Smith DUNK for Hawks lead!
posted at 5/11/2012 12:05 AM EDT
In Response to Re: 2:55 in the fourth- Bass becomes invisible man on D and allows Josh Smith DUNK for Hawks lead!
[QUOTE]bass is a good offensive player and gets some rebounds....obviously he didnt play much defense on that play....but based on your logic, everyone on the team besides KG should be sent to the D-league because they were all sloppy and played poor D
Posted by redsoxfan94[/QUOTE]
oh please. there's only one guy on the celts this series who has played 30+ mins every night and vastly given away his matchup.
yeah, other people made some mistakes, but BB keeps making the same ones over and over and over. it's a variety of defensive mistakes, not just one.
listen, we have this guy for a number of years now. as soon as the gong goes off and this season is over, he needs to get with a special defensive coach and get his crap together.
i have read many articles on the internet from BEFORE this year about Bass' trademark move on D being "turning his head" the WRONG way to enable easy scores. If he only did that once in a while then it'd be okay.
But he gets lost and doesn't fight through screens, he makes inexplicable switching decisions and then doesn't get back to either block a shot or take a charge. I realize he looks a lot more pleasant cosmetically, nice muscley arms, etc, gives the appearance of a "great athlete" but at least davis was willing to plug holes with his body, and it worked for us. Bass is repeatedly doing neither.
Obviously Bass is not alone as far as playing poorly. I don't know how much to expect from Avery Bradley (separated shoulder), Ray Allen (bad crankles again) and I thought Pierce's mobility tonight was miraculous considering a strained MCL (puts a lump in yer troat), even though he wasn't much good down the stretch.
I don't just have issues with Bass's play. But he's been consistently sub-par.
I want him to improve on D. And he will need some intensive help to do so. I hope they get it for him. who to call? I've been trying to think of who. A guy like Bobby Jones I suppose.