No idea. I’d love to use him at the 2 in back up but he can’t shoot. Rose plays him as a ‘stetch 4’ but he can’t hit anything. I’m at a loss there. He made some nice hustle plays but other than that, I’m done with that guy for the season. pay for a shooting coach and make these guys put in the work. It’s a moot point until then.
Yup. Run any system you want and it will fall apart if you can’t hit threes. They’ll just collapse to the paint and drape themselves over Yo.
The same way you guard anyone else who can do that. You press them with an athelitic 6’6" long wing who can move his feet. A lot of teams have players like that, we don’t. I want three of them. To be able to really switch on the perimeter would be gold. We just don’t have a player who can do that. Eli is the closest. Possibly bergerson if he grows into his body but we haven’t seen him enough.
Looks like they’re forcing the play instead of going to a counter. That’s a coaching issue, need to add in a few tweaks. The offense is good but simplistic. Spacing also helps here.
I watched him exclusively tonight when he came in. Didn’t watch the ball at all. His positioning tonight was excellent. He missed a three but it was open and looked good, and I’m more than happy with that. He put in a lot more energy rebounding as well. Sometimes our other bigs forget they need to box out and just try to outjump everybody. And this on a night where Yo, Nixon, even worthington looked disinterested on the defensive end or just covered the wrong guy. Yo put in good work on the offensive end, but he looked lazy in stretches. Dissappointing.
To be fair, Yo is not a center, He’s a four even if he did great work tonight. (likewise with zach. Not a 4)
I get your point, but zach is a huge issue. Spacing collapses if he can’t hit. If bryant hits, maybe it doesn’t matter but we felt it tonight.
Defensive aspects need to be on that list.
All in all, we need more long athletic wings going forward to contend with a team like this. You can get lucky from three but to really do what needs to be done we need a guy who can sit on perkins and melson etc.
They had 6 guys in double figures. We need that.