I have no confidence in Udoka at this point. Felt like the game tonight vs the Nets was doomed from the beginning, starting Grant Williams and asking him cover Durant, Harden, and Mills. Think he gave up half of the Nets points in the first quarter either directly with guys scoring on him or indirectly when the other Cís players had to try to help defensively, leaving the opponent with wide open shots and layups. He should have never been starting considering the players Brooklyn was putting out there. Udoka insists on his ďtwo bigĒ lineup instead of starting Schroder, Smart, Brown, Tatum and Horford which would have been a much better matchup. There were periods early in the game when Tatum, Brown and Horford were all out of the game at the same time. That should never happen in a close game. Nesmith should not have been playing early on. Heís shown that heís just not ready. Romeo should have been getting his minutes as he has been consistent all year. More Mismanagement.
Then we have the endless 3 point shooting. Cís finished the game 11-48 from 3pt. How can that possibly be your strategy considering how few good 3pt shooters are on the roster? It just doesnít make any sense. The coach needs to put the team in a position to win games and it doesnít seem like heís able to do so, especially against quality opponents. I canít see the Cís being much better than a .500 team with Udoka as HC. They have enough talent on the roster, but Ime doesnít know how to put the pieces together and Iím not sure that he ever will.
*Update: 26 NBA teams played tonight and the Cís attempted more 3pt shots than any of them.