Wed Nov 18th, 2009, 11:15 PM
Wed Nov 18th, 2009, 11:39 PM
My only problem with him starting is that we would lose bench offensive firepower which is equally important. If Jack was playing well I'd have no issue with Belinelli starting but you need your bench to score and if he's starting, that leaves the bench very thin for scorers.
Thu Nov 19th, 2009, 12:55 AM
Raptors Republic Rookie
You need a spark off the bench. Marco's supplyimg it. Off the bench, no question.
Thu Nov 19th, 2009, 01:13 AM
Raptors Republic All-Star
Bellini off the bench
i say keep him coming off the bench just increase his minutes played if he's on fire.
Thu Nov 19th, 2009, 01:18 AM
Definitely keep him on the bench but make him a vital part of the team. We really really need somebody like him off the bench. I don't get why he's not on the floor in closing minutes when it's obvious that Jack shouldn't be? They really need to ditch that dumb idea of having 2 PG's on the floor. It gives little benefit to us, and just creates a glaring weakness on the D.
That, and Jack just isn't playing well enough to be getting minutes when it matters.
Thu Nov 19th, 2009, 06:58 AM
He has to come of the Bench. The issue is not with our bench play its our starters. Our bench gives us that spark. Our starters are the ones that are inept defensivley and are not willing to do the little things that win games. Your next forum question should be which player would you move from the starting lineup to the bench.
Thu Nov 19th, 2009, 07:10 AM
I think DeRozan is the team's best two guard and I'd like to see him stay in the starting lineup.
Belinelli is best served off the bench. He's ball happy + trigger happy. If he was in the starting unit he'd be taking touches/shots away from better offensive players. It's better for him to come off the bench and have more of a starring role while he's on the floor.
Thu Nov 19th, 2009, 08:25 AM
Oakley made a somewhat obvious but still great point on the broadcast the other day:
How good your team becomes is decided by your starters, the bench is only there to give the starters a break.
Simple quote which is more or less true, and by that rationale a team has to put out its strongest five out there to start the game. Right now that means Belinelli's in, even though he seems like an ideal bench player give the standards we've come to expect of the second unit.
I think there's enough offensive in the starting lineup and the team suffers a big drop off when we got to the bench and Jarrett Jack's play is the main reason. If he ever finds his way and provides half the punch he was expected to provide we'd be fine.
Thu Nov 19th, 2009, 08:32 AM