Re: Still not impressed
posted at 1/24/2011 6:37 PM EST
In Response to Re: Still not impressed
[QUOTE]one on one and dudder, you guys need to go to pats forum....sinus, siesta and chief: what I'm saying is that the bench could be MUCH better. C's will @ least lose to Spurs cause C's haven't built their bench over past 3yrs. Drafting same position as C's, Spurs are thru draft and C's thru extended care facilities. And, that can be ok. But, none of those old guys can rebound! KP can't rebound. With KG weak on the boards, C's gonna lose this yr same as last...ON THE BOARDS! KP is only a 7 boards/gm player at his best. After BB, RR is the 2nd best rebounder on the team! All those bigs. Right. C's still below average on team rebounding. With the talent of the Bost3, DA shoulda obtained rebounders, not names.... "But they can shoot". Yea, right. BB is the best shooter off the bench (lol)! NR can't shoot. JON can't. MD. I don't know what Wafer does (but he doesn't seem selfish). Ahhh, who is left? In my opinion, the C's chances are big time dependent on DWest (I know, you think I'm more crazy). What has he played, ? 6 games. The team never established any chemistry w/ him before he got hurt. Should he play point? What shot should he take (Create like RR or for himself)? Take a three? I'm not impressed w/ DA/Papile. Not at all. All those 'names', all those old timers and none can shoot nor board (minus Shaqs 20 minutes. But he might not be on the court at end of games).
Posted by docc[/QUOTE]
The Cs embarrassed the Spurs off the floor without Perk and D West and the Spurs viewed the game as an outside shooting contest and lost that contest and were really not all that competitive.
So in the playoffs when the benches get shorter you want to somehow suggest that the Cs bench will not be good enough.
Ummmmmm.... if the starters are already good enough to beat the Spurs and the starters will play more minutes in the playoffs and the two guys that will come off the bench before just about anyone else have not played this season... you can somehow deduce that the Cs won't beat the Spurs........
dam n it another depends change..... good thing I can still do it myself.... I would really hate for somone else to have to change my depends just because people on Boston.com have absolutely no clue what they are talking about.
Seems kind of crazy and most cannot even begin to analyze stats they just hear them and run with it and interpret it however they want......
The worst rebounding team in the league makes a higher percentage of shots than anyone else in the league - not really as many rebounds available..... wow.
If there was any way to misinterpret the bad rebounding stat more poorly I think you may have found it......
Being analytical is fine, being able to assemble and interpret stats and couple them with the big picture is a completely different animal..... for example, if the Cs were the worst rebounding team in the league and were 10 and 33 that may be an indicator however....
You have the worst rebounding team that makes a much higher percentage of their shots than any other team in the league by a large margin and oh by the way they are 33 and 10.... what that would suggest is that perhaps rebounding is probably not a stat that applies to this team.........
The stats that are concerning to me is that they Cs have 3 starters (Perk, Shaq, Rondo) that are very simply the worst free throw shooters in the league and it puts tons of pressure on the team in crunch time.
Delonte West, assuming he is healthy, will eliminate this issue when they get to the playoffs. The Cs will only have one player (either center) on the floor that is a distinct liability on the floor at crunch time. This will match the same weakness that most teams have.
We will see in the playoffs that D West will be running the team most of the time in the second half of tight games. When West passes the ball, he will at least be an option to pass the ball back to and at least an option to make a shot and or drive to the hole and finish and if he does not make the shot, he will go to the line and make 85%. So that problem will be solved.
That leaves Rondo, Wafer, Nate, and Daniels as guys that can come off the bench and waste fouls and eat minutes if necessary.
Assuming Jermaine is close to healthy the Cs have 30 fouls between Semih, Perk, Shaq, Jermaine, and Baby in the paint. There is no way the Spurs can deal with that.
At this stage give me KG, Ray, and Paul against the rest of their starters and there is simply no contest as far as I am concerned.
The Spurs may well be the 1 seed but are one and done because they do not have the size to deal with the half court offense that is required in the playoffs.