Re: Jeff Green is not good at the 4
posted at 2/26/2013 9:09 AM EST
In response to OneOnOne's comment:
In response to rameakap's comment:
You can't coach a perimeter team to dominate inside.
This team should 100% have 4-5 more wins, the Bulls OT game wasstolen by the refs on that bogus jump ball, the players choked away the Atlanta 25 point lead, they lost 203 simply by being old and tired on playing too many in too many nights.
There is no better coach out there who would have made this team any better... Doc MAYBE messed up 203 games for losses, but so many more can be blamed on age, the players no showing, (esp Rondo) and the officials.
No but you can coach to get more shots inside, backdoor cuts and driving to the basket. Too many time we have had a team in foul trouble with 6 minutes left in a quarter and we shoot jumper after jumper. I would tell our team to take it inside every tiime down to try and take the advantage. Overall even though I don't agree with all of Docs moves, he generally has a reason for it, and more times than not they are right.
Of course some around here thinks he "doesn't get it" or "doesn't have a clue". That is the kind of stuff that bugs me.
In a perfect world you would be correct about going inside, but the NBA is hardly perfect. You're expecting fouls to be called when Celtics players are hit going to the basket, but in reality that's rare. I can't believe that any other "star" gets beaten up and mugged more than Pierce, but in the last four or so years, he's just not getting the calls. Compare Pierce's situation to LaQueen's. Every time he is even looked at a foul is called or he pushes someone out of the way and still gets a blocking foul called on the defender. It's absurd to think that LaQueen doesn't foul for game after game, gets non-existent touch fouls (or he just flops and flops), and Pierce continues to get hammered, clawed, and grabbed without going to the line. If the refs called straight up games it would follow that going to the rim makes sense; however, the League has a agenda that doesn't include fair play.