Mike and mike made a very valid point at the end of the Dallas game.
Looking at who we played, can anyone honestly say they are disappointed in a 2-2 start with who we played?! Especially with Houston and Dallas being much better than they look on paper.
And while our losses...
As of right now our bench is full of defensive stoppers and young guys. They need to get some confidence on the offensive end.
This is where the wait and see approach has to be taken. We are young, and very unproven. We need to give our young guys run and the chance to make or break it ...
It's called the big city bias. Get used to it. Go pick up the Oregonian or look on Oregon live if you want a mention about how our team did other than the general stat lines.
It sucks, but tis how it goes.
Hickson will likely move to the sixth man role eventually, once Leonard can show consistency at the 5. The biggest part there is avoiding foul trouble, which he did impressively vs the lakers big front line last night.
Leonard is obviously stotts' pick as the first big off the bench, however it is likely that he will be in foul trouble often which will lend itself to freeland taking those minutes when Leonard is sent back to the bench early.
I agree that a changing of the guard is coming soon for some of these guys. Unfortunately with the older stars retiring in the near future that still doesn't take care of the young guns who have already come up. I agree in that Idk if the lakers can keep healthy all year, and idk how San Antonio or...
Morrison will be cut,he's a non garunteed contract vs guys we have to pay no matter what. He'd have to play outa his mind to get picked up. That said, here's my 12:
sg: Matthews/smith/ Barton
sf: batum/ babbitt/ claver
pf: LA/ hickson
Foul weather: Williams isn't getting ripped as much as oden because he was not the first overall pick in a draft that includes one of the best of this era.
To the main topic, basically we have a pack of unproven guys, including 5 rookies this year. This roster is full of question marks...
MoZgov from Denver for Babbitt and gadzuric?
Lopez is going to be to spendy without a trade. I love Pryz but i am tryin to tell you guys that his starting days are over, and with our youth push i really dont feel comfortable giving reserve minutes to him that could be given to our youngsters.