Re: Preseason: Knicks vs. Celtics
posted at 10/9/2013 10:55 PM EDT
This is going to be a reccuring theme for this team, they will play hard but ultimately lose at the end. The cs are just too undersized and not enough 3 pt shooting to effectively spread the floor in the halfcourt set, which is very important for a team that lacks a tru iso player.
While pressey did some nice things in the 4th, he did it against mostly backups and 3rd stringers, he wont play one minute once rondo gets back.
I did like what i saw from vitor. We finally have a big who sets a pick and ROLLS to the hoop rather than pick and pop, and he also finishes above the rim ( he even had a couple lefty dunks). He should work well with with rondo in the pick and roll similar to the chemistry rondo had with wilcox. I also like vitors defense, while not a shot blocker he simply gets in position and puts his arms up and forces guys to hit shots over him, while not fouling. I think we may have something with fav, you can tell hes played pro for a number of years, he seems to be pretty polished. The complete opposite of his fellow coutryman fab melo.
Sully and gwallace have been our 2 best players. Sully def has a good mid range jumper, but not quiet nba 3 pt range, hes got to stop with the 3pt attmepts.
If im brad stevens i really consider playin j green at some 2 until rondo gets back. I actually like lee's game but im starting to wonder y. Idk what happened to him.
I think our most balanced and complete 5 is
You would have good size, defense and rebounding at every spot. The main concern with this lineup would be lack of 3 pt shooting, but I think thats the case when any combination we could put out there. You could easily play hump instead of sully especially if you want to showcase him.