Jeffries has nothing to prove. He will be called upon when needed to play defense its that simple. His role will be defined as DEFENSE DEFENSE DEFENSE.
Everyone talks about winning,,,,,,U can only have a 10 man rotation.
Off the Bench
there is no room for anyone else......
I hated Jeffires in the past because who needed a solid defender when we losing 67% of our games....Now we are an offensive machine and he strictly a 'ROLE PLAYER"
remember we need role players...
If the Heat are picking up CURRY before BREWER does that not say something.....
LOOK HOW FAR WE HAVE COME....
Last 5 years we complained how bad our team was
This year how we needed another superstar
Now we are arguing over who should be our 10th man in the rotation...
We are like a bunch of whiny little girls....
Got to love it
Did you notice what happened tonight? The fans started chanting for Mason Jr. and Antoni put him in. I think Melo and Billups will end up getting their way or else they'll force Antoni right out of a job... and p.s. I'm loving it.
I admit that I hate JJ from the past and even more so because we lost Brewer because Antoni wanted JJ and didn't play him. Brewer is really good and can score but never got a shot. Since when is it o.k. to trade for a guy and then buy him out a week later. I get it if he's the second part of the trade but he was the main attraction SEPARATE from the Melo deal. Where's the sense in that?
IMO Antoni handled that whole situation wrong and I don't think he deserves a pass for it just like he doesn't for not playing AR and forcing him out of town. I wouldn't be surprised if guys like Troy Murphy didn't want to come here because they knew they wouldn't see the court. Don't you see this?
You are giving much too much credit to D'antonio.....Walsh calls the shots not him......The reason we took Brewer was to try and use him as trade bait with Balkman so we can get rid of balkmans 3 years.
we were never supposed to get Brewer. REMEMBER this is Walsh not the coach who makes these decisions....
After watching the Miami game and seeing their bench I like where we stand. Remember we gave up Chandler ( our 6th man ) and Mozgov....Those 2 were a much stronger bench.....
At this time of year the best you could do is find players that can make a difference in a game...
Williams....we know he can shoot and at times plays good D
Douglas ,,,,U saw tonight what he can do.
Walker....great rebounding against heat
Jeffries....Need him to guard Rose, Rondo, Joe Johnson, Wade
On a side note, I thought it was interesting that Jefferies was the only negative in the plus minus portion of the stats. He definitely needs more time to get used to our new lineup. I really wish he'd stop turning the ball over.
meant carter not parker
On a happier note, I was pleased to see Roger Mason get some minutes at the end of the game today, I think he's conducted himself like a true professional ever since he got here when he could have very easily grown frustrated & asked to be bought out instead because he wasn't getting any minutes. It's not like he was some end of the bench scrub where he was playing before either, he was a starter for a championship calibre team not too long ago. My guess is his attitude is what made DW choose to keep him around, maybe he thinks having guys like that around will be good for some of our young guys like Douglas, Walker, Rautins & Fields to emulate. I guess I can understand that kind of reasoning. I don't think we bought Brewer out because of a bad attitude though, he wasn't here long enough for MDA to even get any type of feel for him at all. I just think MDA had it resigned in his brain that the Knicks would bring his boy Jeffries back which pretty much left Brewer out in the cold with no role to play, so Donnie did his agent a solid & waived him so he could catch on with another team like the Mavs where he could have a role in a playoff run, who I've heard are planning on signing him to a multi-year extension when he clears waivers at around the $2 million dollar range per year. At least he's not signing with the Celtics or Heat. That woulda been insult to injury.
]That's obvious to me with all the decent players that got bought out we got the bottom of the barrel guys for the same price the other teams paid for Murphy, Bibby, ect.[/QUOTE]
WHO HATES HIM......
Nate Robinson..now on his 3rd team
Harrington ...being benched for New Knicks....
Larry Hughes...career done