Re: blow it up. don't spend another dime. it was not meant to be. not this year.
posted at 12/21/2011 8:33 AM EST
In Response to Re: blow it up. don't spend another dime. it was not meant to be. not this year.
[QUOTE]In Response to Re: blow it up. don't spend another dime. it was not meant to be. not this year. : I could swear your post said "Play the youngins" but I could be wrong. Many others have also said "Doc doesn't give Rookies a chance". I was reacting to both your and other's statements about that. I have mixed emotions about the way substituting was done. I wanted to win and get better home court advantage because I thought it was critical. In fact, I believe its a very large part of why we didn't win game 7 in LA in 2009. So, I bet Doc was fighting for every win and I found it hard to argue with that. I also found that the injuries and poor performance of our bench was an issue. That said, i agree that Wafer could make a difference. I don't agree on Quis as he was injured for the entire second half of the season so he pulling him from games in the first half of the year was a non-factor to me. As far as him shutting up, I think he really INTENDS to play the other players but his desire to win a game gets the best of him and he doesn't give the bench a long enough leash for fear of losing without his Big 4 in there. But, I can see why you say he should either do it or shut up about it. We'll see if he plays more bench this year. Should be interesting!
Posted by Celtsfan4life[/QUOTE]
"Play the youngins" does sound like something I would say... maybe I stand corrected..
About Doc and substituting... I still find it hard to understand ... and Im thinking about one particular game early in season. Quis was playing great, posting & scoring etc in the first half... his best game of the season. Doc sits him and Quis doesnt see the floor until it doesnt matter anymore.
My point being this scenario had occured in more than 1 or 2 instances last year.. and not just Quis. Ive always felt if a player is having his way in a game, let him run. Builds confidence, rests your starters and rewards the player.
Instead, Doc sticks to the script.. and deserves criticism when his older guys run out of gas later in the year.. These are perfect opportunities to follow through on Docs self imposed mandate to lower minutes for the Big 3.
Also, hows the morale of some of these guys on the bench. When they are getting it done, to be yanked and treated with indifference by the coach. They all want playing time...when they perform & it can help give the old timers rest, what goes through their minds when they sit the bench for the rest of the game?