What if MU came to DC and demanded that he give minimum minutes to certain players? This could be for the development of young players (ie: JV & TR), or to showcase trade candidates (ie: Novak), or to maintain/grow the value of possible trade candidates (ie: Gay). Having a GM dictate playing time is not uncommon in sports. In that instance, by having his hands tied even a little bit, DC would essentially be coaching a tank even when coaching to win each and every game.
That's the sort of stealth tank that I could see going on, which DC would be well aware of, despite doing his best to try and actually coach to a victory.
It certainly looks as if Dc is on the tank brigade given some of the questionable decisions he has made. But it does sound way too absurd, given the last year of his contract as was pointed out above. Unless MU told him he has a guaranteed job next year as an assistant or something, Casey is coaching to prove he can coach in this league...he just isn't doing a very good job of it.
I'm wondering whether it is in the opposite fashion as above, whether he is dictating max minutes/touches to DC. JV's trade value is still extremely high (arguably highest on Raptors) despite him not being involved in the offense and not contributing to wins or stat stuffing. Perhaps MU has decided that JV isn't going to be the player that everyone thinks has pegged him as. Instead of giving him heavy minutes, lots of touches, and exposing him to double teams that he can't navigate or offense responsibility he can't fulfil. He is keeping trade value high by limiting minutes until this December 15th date.
Surely there is a reason for the blatant disregard to JV by the raptors.
Even if we are tanking derozan definitely Isnt. If the was trying to tank he would publicly be asking for a trade. So I don't know why u guys are saying Casey is riding this tank
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Coaches and management work together in many franchises. I have no idea why so many are so up in arms. Do NONE or you guys actually pay attention to what MU says???
He's in rebuild mode, they are looking at players in certain scenario's right now, and they are taking notes, and guess what, Dec 15 is a real number for them.
Casey is sitting just fine right now. He's towing the line and thats what he has likely been asked to do.
None of us knows for certain, but I am completely comfortable with my own opinion on this one, I don't get this stuff too wrong that often.
Guys, your memories are kind of short, go back to the interviews Masai gave earlier this November. He said Casey won't be judged on wins and losses, but on his ability to develop players and to form a system that is effective and have the players buy in.
Unfortunately, and this is from someone who defends coaches from some of the mouth-breathers of this particular fandom, but under this criteria he hasn't done too well yet. He got his players to play hard and we have a respectable defense, but among the players that need developing its been slow. And obviously, this team is still trying to figure things out on offense and still gets lost too often on defense.
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At this point I think Casey is either the Tank Commander or just an awful coach... or maybe he's just been pounding the rock, as it were.
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