Re: We already had a BIG
posted at 2/2/2013 1:33 PM EST
I'm starting to wonder about Doc Rivers too.
He does seem to have difficulty developing young players and integrating new guys acquired via trade or free agency.
Gotta wonder where he fits here going forward.
He's made a lot of money and I like how Danny didn't dump him when they got Ray and KG - I like how Doc Rivers was given the opportunity to coach a talented veteran team after 4 seasons of coaching high school guys.
But going forward ?
I'm starting to question whether Doc is the right guy to rebuild this team.
Darko did look awfully good in preseason. What could have possibly went wrong giving Darko 20 minutes every night for the first 25 games or so, just to see what skills he does have ?
Then Barbosa comes in and tears it up his first week and then gets buried for the next 2 months. It's like Doc & Danny realized Barbosa was a better fit than Jason Terry but since they paid big bucks for Terry, they had to use him instead. I hope Terry is getting the playing time only to showcase him so another team will make the mistake of thinking he's still an impact player.
And lets not forget the biggest botched roster move of the entire Doc Rivers era - the way he buried and insulted Nened Krystic. That guy was plenty good and Doc buried him so bad the guy went back to Russia. He didn't even want to re-sign with Boston and get treated like that and given the silent treatment by his teammates.
We win the NBA Championship last season if Krystic is on the roster.
Now there's a young buck named Fab Melo who needs as much playing time as his 6 fouls will allow - can anyone think of any reson why Fab Melo does not get 20+ minutes every game left this season ?
I keep thinking Jerry Sloan is out there and could be the perfect guy , Doc seems like he's out of ideas.
Give Doc an ultimatum to play Fab Melo , if he doesn't like it, tell him to walk and leave the money on the table like Jim O'Brien did.