Don't get it, but Casey is always able to get his troops to play well in the 2nd game of the back to back. However they seem to always suck in that first game.
Good win today... they needed it.
also, can we get JV some more looks? calderon just fucking ignores him like the plague. always passes to bargs who's shots rim off way outside of the paint so JV cant even get that rebound.
the faster jv can learn the ropes of nba style play, the more lethal an option he becomes. right now so much wasted potential.
i mean, so what if he fouls out? casey benches him for the rest of the game with even just 4 fouls. raps go over the team limit by 4 minutes into the quarter anyways.
can i get some lowry-derozan-jv love ?!
Phez, I agree Val needs to be given more looks, but they double him quick, cause pressure on the rookie, and usually force a turnover! Since he is our 4th option on the field most of the time, Calderon looks for derozan on the cut, or bargnani on the high post as Val attracts defenders with his rolling.
Once he starts scoring as well though, he will attract more attention every time he rolls, thus opening more space for bargs/DD to operate
If Casey were to enforce better shot selection what do you think Lucas would bring to the team as the main pg off the bench?
But I think Lucas is capable of penetrating a half-court defense (when our offense stalls), pushing the ball in transition, and defending the pick n roll.
A "no shots with greater than 10 seconds on the clock (unless wide open)" rule would work for me ;)
EDIT: His job would be to hold down the fort while Lowry takes a breather. Nothing more.
2nd EDIT: Definitely no more nonsensical 2-PG lineups
Lucas is the ultimate streaker. Though apparently in Chicago his 40% Fg was touted as amazing instant offense off the bench (according to fans). Id say he does some miraculous things (Utah 3pter!), and thats why his 40% FG looks amazing to fans.
Actually I find that Calderone only passes to Bargs when he is completely open; always looking for Derozan or Amir...Just my observations...
I'll admit to being a lil PG spoiled after all these years. If Jose leaves via trade it had better be as a key component that nets the raps something very valuable.