Re: Big Baby is a Must Sign
posted at 5/24/2011 5:14 PM EDT
In Response to Re: Big Baby is a Must Sign
[QUOTE]In Response to Re: Big Baby is a Must Sign : Tony can't shoot or dribble,and he has been in the league longerthen Rondo and is 3 or 4 years older. Memphis lost to Okc ,because they didn't have any outside shooters,beside Mayo who could hit an open jump shot.
Posted by notrade[/QUOTE]
Memphis lost to OKC not because of what Memphis didn't do but because OKC was extremely hot and hitting on all cylinders down to their 8th or 9th man (very deep team). Even then, memphis provided a tougher opponent for them that many anticipated. So, they didn't lose because of TA. I contend that PART of the reason they went as far as they did is because TA and Battier showed them all how to play D and truly made it tough on Ginobli and Durant and others.
As for BBD, I agree with the original poster. However, I recognize that the fans don't support BBD and he should leave for that reason. Fans are fickle and look at "what did you do for me yesterday (literally)". They forget what you did last week and forget that teams like the Spurs and Jazz and Lakers are built off consistency. Having players who know the system (offense and defense), delivered over time, do the dirty work, etc. are invaluable but not famous. BBD is one of those guys. Many of us cannot see that a big part of what caused the C's to fall apart in the 2nd half of the year was our changes......and how that affected the running of plays, the defensive rotations, etc more change is not going to help that and eventually, we will start to say about BBD what we say about TA and what we said the years before about Posey. If you keep losing your 6th and 7th man, it hurts the team.
once again this year, we'll lose a valuable "down and dirty player" and we'll all forget that it was BBD who came in when folks were injured, who took the charges, who hits shots when the others were double teamed, who guarded bigs when Shaq and perk were out.
Shaq didn't take us to the 2nd best record - he missed too many games. It was Rondo, KG, Ray, PP, and yes - BBD as the 5th until all of the changes started.
But, i know I'm arguing against sentiment. You want someone to blame and you'll blame BBD but Danny's changes and injuries hurt more than everyone thinks and that's what Doc was saying in his interviews!