Re: FOR THE LOVE OF GOD, DOC RIVERS, BENCH THE $11 MILLION FRAUD
posted at 3/19/2011 1:11 AM EDT
In Response to Re: FOR THE LOVE OF GOD, DOC RIVERS, BENCH THE $11 MILLION FRAUD
[QUOTE]In Response to Re: FOR THE LOVE OF GOD, DOC RIVERS, BENCH THE $11 MILLION FRAUD : Allen needs to start playing a role of a bench player and let Green start. We need more aggression when starting games!
Posted by CelticFanLA[/QUOTE]
for what it's worth, jeff green picks them up and puts them down as fast as anyone in the league. he has been all alone out front on the break many many times and nobody is even 30 feet away to pass him the ball.
there may be something to be said for bringing ray off the bench and starting green. the bottom, undeniable line with this team is that WE NEED MORE EASIER POINTS STARTING RIGHT NOW, and green starting may be the ticket to that.
the starting five is hitting a wall with this team and the malaise that rondo is in. when you take away the easy buckets that rondo creates on the hurryups before other teams are set, that used to be 6 to 8 easy points a night that other guys didn't have to run for.
and now rondo penetrates less than before in the half court set and nobody is getting the ball where they are used to it. all of this has a big effect on a team that has been doing the same thing with the same core for 3 years now. it makes a big difference if the table setter suddenly changes.
maybe some of that loss in easy points / chemistry can be mitigated by getting green into the starting lineup? i think it's something worth trying.
but doc rivers? this is where doc becomes an awfully ho hum coach. he won't rest rondo or get out of him what's bugging him so it can be put to bed. we just roll on night to night with a disenchanted point guard and eveyrone is supposed to pretend nothing is wrong. so do you REALLY think doc would make a change like starting green and making ray the 6th man in mid stream? i doubt it.
the combined talent level on this team is horribly high to be finishing the season on a wet f@rt like this. at some point you have to make some sort of changes, even if for a couple of games to mix things up and try to get a new spark in there. c'mon doc, get off the african group speak and make some changes to the group already.