Notes from MM over at BBS
I have never agreed with MM more in my life. Monty just does things that are borderline moronic. Who sits their star player the whole 1st half with TWO fouls!? It's not like Davis picks up dumb fouls. Most of his fouls come from playing too aggressive defensively. He uses his athleticism when rebounding instead of raw power, so you won't see him picking up loose ball fouls or charges often. So he has to reign in his defensive aggressiveness ever so slightly? Bench him! He's hardly worth sitting JSmoove if he's got 2! Further, force the refs to call those ever-important 3rd and 6th fouls on your SUPERSTAR. It is widely accepted that it's harder for star players to pick up 3, 5, and 6, and that the refs know how many fouls they have typically. Sitting Davis with 2 like a moron acknowledges you are scared of the zebras, when most coaches will DARE the zebras to call those fouls on their stars. Monty is already setting a terrible precedent.
Rivers holds himself accountable on the court, one thing Roberts quite frankly does not do. That energy and sense of accountability is contagious. The 2nd unit is just more active when he's flying around (hecticly) instead of Roberts dribbling in one spot for 8 seconds.
When I read 1 shot for Smith every 2 minutes, I had to double take. Un-freaking-believable.
Ditto for 23 minutes for Tyreke. This isn't the crap he signed up for, and this isn't the crap we wanted him signed up for as fans.
Beyond over it. Monty makes basketball un-enjoyable. It's one thing to suck. It's one thing to run crappy sets. It's another to consistently
make mistakes that are common sense to even the average
NBA fan. It's frustrating. How can someone that does such stupid things be a head coach of an actual NBA team?