Someone please wake me when we field a top 10 defensive team, and have a coach who know's wtf they're doing. I'm done.
I can no longer watch and support this kind of garbage. Granted, I did see fight and intensity. Its what I didn't see that bothers me.
Que the Players -vs- Coach debate...
How many times will we see our team in a position to take control of and win a game and blow it?
Need more players... with a 9pt lead and 7mins to play? Really? You need more players? For what?
OK so let's get this straight. The only justifiable way to explain why more or different players are needed is to assume the opponent played possum. That they knew all they had to do was "turn it on", and we would fold.
They were just waitng for the opportune time.
If this is what you subscribe to, there's a bridge in Brooklyn for sale! Teams might pace themselves, they might not click in the 1st qtr, I'll say that, but...
EVERY TEAM would rather click early and hold the lead if given the choice. Point being, we can assume the Celtics tried as hard a usual and were LOSING to us 3/4's of the game.
WITH OUR CURRENT PLAYERS, I REPEAT WE HAD THE LEAD THE MAJORITY OF THE GAME (as was the case in many games) and BLEW IT... WE BLEW IT!!!!!!
Who wants to f*cking sell me on the idea a lack of players or size contributed to this loss MORE than coaching decisions and lack of proper motivation to achieve the small things that add up to big things and victories? Who? Don't f*cking bother!
Case in point...
WHY IS NO ONE WONDERING WHY WE COME DOWN AND IN ABOUT 5 SECONDS SHOOT THREES AND MANY OTHER TERRIBLE BAD SHOTS AND SELECTIONS.....
WITHOUT ANY RAMIFICATIONS FROM THE COACH????
Almost as if D'Antoni encourages this... really?
F*ck this motherf*cker. I don't give a flying f*ck about italy or his meaningless italian point guard career. Go back to Europe or ButtF*ck VA. Get the f*ck outta here with that sh*t.
Who recalls, from way back... Team up, Team down don't matter...
Crawford chucking threes
Gallo chucking threes
Douglas chucking threes
Recently I even seen Melo and Billups chuck a few.
This approach is wrong. I can't say it any clearer. I don't know a coach NBA or otherwise who would stand for that.
We are shooting ourselves out of games, constantly.
If you are of the "Billups is one of the best three pt shooters, he usually makes the pull up" mind...
Understand the only time a PG should be taking threes is within the FLOW of the game OR if he is left wide open and can hit it. Besides this or drawn up, game situations, this should not be encouraged!
Here it is simply...
A good offense WORKS FOR QUALITY SHOTS. A GOOD OFFENSE EXPLOITS MISMATCHES and by virtue of player and ball movement, get in position to do so even when the match up doesn't favor them!!!!
Which genius hasn't figured this out yet? Go home.
What coach encourages, and just sits by as their AllStar power forward refuses to pass, and instead chooses to take another big off the dribble and rise for a jumper or bowl him over? Seriously? This late, time after time, offensive fouls out the a$$, and this coach hasn't canged this. N!gga Please!
When evaluating a coach there's much more than X's & O's, which for that matter D'Antoni is waaaaayyyy over-rated...
Ability to communicate
Adaptability and game plan
Offense and defensive sets, strategy
Reducing mistakes. Promoting quality ball!!!!!!!
I know why Melo was sulking....
HE WAS SAYING DAMN EVERYONE WAS RIGHT... D'ANTONI DOESN'T KNOW WHAT HE'S DOING! HE THINKS I (A TOP TIER PLAYER) am JUST GOING TO CAMP OUT BEHIND THE ARC. PLUS THEY WERE RIGHT, HE DOESN'T HAVE A COMPTITIVE DEFENSE, NOR AN ABILITY to INCORPORATE ONE. NO WONDER I USED TO BEAT THEM LIKE I DID. HE DOESN'T KNOW WHAT HE'S DOING!
That's what Melo was saying, in response Amare wants him to buy in (offensively). But I know Melo knows better.
Any coach who rotates and uses the players WITH THE SKILLS WE KNOW THEY Have as this coach does, is limited at best!
Douglas running the point down the stretch with Billups here? GTFOH! He's a vet you f*cking dummy!
Roger Mason another vet, who actually plays D, getting limited minutes? He's making D'Antoni look as dumb as we thought every game.... and he's on the bench most of the game... please fire yourself MDA!
Starting Sheldon Williams... listen you stupid f*ck... your defensive approach, philosophy, strategy, and motives won't work with anyone. Change it now. That's the best I can do. Change it or leave.
You know why we won that 1st game after the trade? We went out and just played like we know how to, regardless of this dumba$$'s Italian Euroleague Ideas of how to play.
I'll rant and repeat...
GOOD TEAMS WORK FOR GOOD QUALITY SHOTS ON OFFENSE, THEY EXPLOIT THE WEAKNESS OF THE DEFENSE.
This schmuck and his spread the floor, move the ball til an open shot is a misnomer.
AND VOIDS THE TEAM OF HAVING 2 DOMINATE PLAYERS!
IT SAYS go ahead Douglas, go ahead Billups go ahead and chuck a low percentage shots whenever you get open. Forget the 2 HOF's we have!!!
OFFENSE/DEFENSE IS COMPREHENSIVE. One compliments the other. Chuck quick, miss the rebounds due to poor positioning, the opponent runs and gets quick easy shots (something we should be doing).
Amare shooting elbow jumpers = no quality big near the hoop for rebounds.
Shooting futher away from the hoop more than closer shots is a recipe for disaster. Winning when doing this = a false sense of security. A coach who can't hold the lead IS WEAK!! How many blown leads or blow outs are needed to convince people.... f*ck him, I been convinced. No more patience, wait til bullsh*t, get it done or else is my approach. If he can't...
I'm sure we can find someone who will gladly coach 2 to 3 HOF's, and the deep pockets of our fan base to really compete, easily!!!!
That's why EVEN WHEN WE WON BY DOING THINGS THE WRONG WAY, I Recognized AND COMPLAINED...
Don't let a win with poor fundamentals and play that went against conventional wisdom fool you!!!!!!!! I wasn't, you shouldn't be.
I DEMAND BETTER. UNTIL I SEE IT, I WILL NEVER SUPPORT THIS KIND OF GARBAGE.
F*CK MIKE D'ANTONI! F*cking Faggot!