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Re: Time to change the starters
« Reply #45 on: November 12, 2018, 12:47:54 AM »

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I'm sorry but if Kyrie is going to run this offense, he's responsible for getting the team good shots down the stretch, not chuck it up every chance he gets. When he's hot, he should be the closer, but tonight Tatum had it going and barely touched it down the stretch.
That is just as much on CBS not running literally any plays for him. You can’t seriously blame one player for the majority of our guys having the inability to hit the side of a barn

Re: Time to change the starters
« Reply #46 on: November 12, 2018, 12:48:56 AM »

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I’d start Baynes over Brown.

Irving/ Tatum/ Hayward/ Horford/ Baynes is a handful in the half court and won’t get bullied down low. Clearer pecking order for shots.

Smart/ Rozier/ Brown/ Morris/ Theis/ Williams become the athletic running bench.

Swap full lineups to keep things simpler.

Re: Time to change the starters
« Reply #47 on: November 12, 2018, 11:52:19 AM »

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Forget going more offense, if that was the case there shouldn't be a change. We need more defense to establish and dictate the game. The objective is to get Kyrie and Hayward back to being relied upon and have defense to stay in early. Shots will eventually fall and it helps our bench.
We held a team that was averaging 117 points per game to 100 points. Defense in the starting lineup isn't the problem, hitting shots is.

Re: Time to change the starters
« Reply #48 on: November 12, 2018, 12:06:29 PM »

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Morris deserve to be a starter. Maybe over brown.

Re: Time to change the starters
« Reply #49 on: November 12, 2018, 12:13:12 PM »

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I would love to start Baynes. I haven’t checked the stats but it wouldn’t surprise me if:
A. Bigs are absolutely feasting on us
B. We’re losing the rebounding battle consistently

Bring Brown or Hayward off the bench. Better floor balance in the second unit too.
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Re: Time to change the starters
« Reply #50 on: November 12, 2018, 12:14:07 PM »

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Morris deserve to be a starter. Maybe over brown.
Why? So that Morris can sit in a corner on offense being used as a fifth offensive option and not even touch the ball on offense for 8-10 minutes at a time like Brown? Morris is exceptional in his current role. Wouldn't change a thing about Morris.

Re: Time to change the starters
« Reply #51 on: November 12, 2018, 12:30:34 PM »

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I would love to start Baynes. I haven’t checked the stats but it wouldn’t surprise me if:
A. Bigs are absolutely feasting on us
B. We’re losing the rebounding battle consistently

Bring Brown or Hayward off the bench. Better floor balance in the second unit too.

Boston is currently 7th in the league in DRb% and 23rd in ORb%.

The rebounding isn't great but it's not near the top of the lists of worries for this team right now.
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Re: Time to change the starters
« Reply #52 on: November 12, 2018, 12:36:30 PM »

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You wonder if we started:

Kyrie
Smart
Tatum
Horford
Baynes

And had Hayward and Brown on the second unit, that might be a better distribution of our players plus better defense and rebounding on the first unit. Plus right now I don't think Brown has the slightest clue where he fits in with the starting 5, it's def a struggle.
« Last Edit: November 12, 2018, 01:17:25 PM by CF033 »

Re: Time to change the starters
« Reply #53 on: November 12, 2018, 12:50:47 PM »

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Morris deserve to be a starter. Maybe over brown.
Why? So that Morris can sit in a corner on offense being used as a fifth offensive option and not even touch the ball on offense for 8-10 minutes at a time like Brown? Morris is exceptional in his current role. Wouldn't change a thing about Morris.
So we don't start a game 2-15.

Re: Time to change the starters
« Reply #54 on: November 12, 2018, 01:43:50 PM »

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Brown plays well sporadically, he'll have a nice 7-8 minutes then he loses energy or concentration and he's gone. I just don't see him becoming what some of you people envision. He should come off the bench IMO. I hate to lose his defense.

It's difficult for a PG to be a facilitator and be the main go-to scorer. Add Smart to the lineup and have him help with distributing the ball. He's a very good passer in the paint and a good defender. Kyrie can, at times, slide to the 2 guard position.

Tatum at the 3. If he shows poor defense, sit him and put Hayward in.

Al at the PF position, another good passer. Let Morris back him up.

Start Baynes... while you look for his replacement. He plays solid positional defense, but little else.

 

Re: Time to change the starters
« Reply #55 on: November 12, 2018, 03:09:41 PM »

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I think for Brown it's mostly just not understanding what his role is in this starting 5. I just look to last year's playoffs to know what he can do when he is definitively one of the top dogs. He was a beast out there at times.

This year he's maybe the 4th option in this starting 5 and is struggling to get into any kind of rhythm.

 

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