We may see more of a Nits Baker backcourt, both playing excellent D and are a +41 combined this game
Horn is not tanking, I still say a team of THJ, KP, Beas, Kanter and CLee can win you some games. We may have found a new 2nd unit backcourt with Baker/Nits also, both played good defense today and Frank hit some shots and was even aggressive enough to attempt a dunk off penetration.1st of 4 straight road games against teams with bad records. Memphis, Utah, and the Lakers may also all roll over for us, even at home, if they are thinking as much about tanking as Mafra and Broadway.
Horn is not tanking, I still say a team of THJ, KP, Beas, Kanter and CLee can win you some games. We may have found a new 2nd unit backcourt with Baker/Nits also, both played good defense today and Frank hit some shots and was even aggressive enough to attempt a dunk off penetration.
Yuck that backcourt is doing nothing great going forward. I appreciate their efforts but only one may qualify as starter material
You may be right htr10, looking at the teams ahead of us PHI MIL DET IND you can argue have competitive rosters to ours. We may be not good enough and not bad enough like an article I read that said the worst thing that could happen this season is to get the 13th pick in the draft and not the high lottery pick Broadway and Mafra want. Have to leave it to the gods though because Horn and Perry I don't think tank based on what they're on record saying. Sixers are the only team in my memory with Hinkies PROCESS that had a strategy of losing to build a team with. Horn doesn't work for a guy like Hinkie so he's going to try to win to keep his job. I agree that our young guys esp Frank has to be good and that's pretty nice what Beas said about him. I'm on record that I have some doubts about him but I've also said you might have to wait a few years with him to see if he's better than DSJ. I hope Beas is right and not just being nice because its important that hes not a waste of a pick like so many before him like Hill, Ante, Early etc.It's funny. This team has the most on the fence record in the NBA being currently at 4 games below 0.500. Every team in the NBA with a record better than ours is 0.500 or better and every team with a record worse than ours is at least 8 games below 0.500. With our current roster, I think we will float along indefinitely as the "best" below 0.500 team in the league. Not useful for making the playoffs and not useful for the draft lottery. The only brightside will be if some of our young guys can really get it together over the rest of the season.
The irony of telling Hornacek his job is safe if he tanks when his bad coaching is a big part of the reason we?re sliding out of the playoff race is not lost on me.
I think a lot is getting lost in translation or is being taken out of context. Tanking simply means not arming the coach and roster with the requisite tools necessary for success. Tanking is resting KP today; tanking isn?t coaching during a contest to sway outcome towards defeat. It?s not drawing up bad plays to make sure a shot isn?t made. At least, this is what?s i mean when I talk about tanking. When ball goes up the coach and players must do anything and everything to win... they must battle with everything in their arsenal. Nothing less should be acceptable.
Michael Beasley said post-game that Ntilikina is an ?amazing player? and that he will be an ?easy triple double? player once he figures out the pace he wants to play. Whose assessment are we supposed to trust, you or Beasley?