I’ve also just been going off highlights.Anyone watching the games on LivePass this year? (I dont have it this year, so am just relying on highlights).
It's only 6 games in, and at 4-2, it's really hard to tell where we are at.
Very glad to have beaten the Lakers twice, because they are probably a team we will be competing with for those 5-8 playoff spots, but is it too early to worry (yes it is) that we lost comfortably to the 2 teams we've played with winning records.
Derozan has been great, and keeps pulling out the clutch plays. It seems like Pop has really learnt from the LMA experience (or has been forced to given our lineup) and is just giving him free reign from the get go to just take over our offence. I would expect that he continues to be our main playmaker when Walker and eventually Murray are healthy.
It looks like we've also been very quick to move to a small ball lineup, with LMA starting at C for the last 3 games - I think that is very much a good idea against most teams.
I think it is more of fitting into the system. He doesnt have to be the primary scorer anymore and actually has turned more into a playmaker. While with the raps they had lowry as the playmaker. I actually have been very happy with him this season. Rebounding and assists are career highs. He was never going to average 25 a game.I never saw much of derozan at Toronto, has he gone backwards? his last couple of games have been atrocious, sometimes it looks like he doesnt care and that hes still in the shits for being traded.
Couldnt agree more, the depth is terrible. The only player i like out of that group is Poeltl but even he has some flaws. Cunningham is only useful as a defensive matchup against a strong forward. Pau, Pondexter and Eubanks shouldnt be getting minutes. Still dont understand why we gave such a big contract to Pau.Another terrible loss to an average team at home. I can't work this team out.
I tell you one thing that I'm not used to; awful depth. Today, Pau, Poeltl, Pondexter, Cunningham & Eubanks played a total of 41 minutes between them for a grand total of 4 points, 3 rebounds & 1 assist.
I think he’s trying to assist to much, needs to start shooting some of his drives.I think it is more of fitting into the system. He doesnt have to be the primary scorer anymore and actually has turned more into a playmaker. While with the raps they had lowry as the playmaker. I actually have been very happy with him this season. Rebounding and assists are career highs. He was never going to average 25 a game.
Watching the game sounds like it was our home game, always good to win a texas showdown, I think the mavs are building something but they should try and keep Dennis Smith Jr, and try and play him off ball to Luka.Nice come-back win over the Mavs yesterday. Always good to beat them. Especially on their home court.
interesting, he's a relatively skilled big man who had a decent season about 4 to 5 years ago..... defensively he's a bit meh..... but i can see him finding some minutes in the rotation against say the Nuggets and maybe the Jazz in the playoffs as they have a bit of size in their rotations, i struggle to see him getting minutes against the Warriors, Rockets, Blazers or Thunder.What do we think about the Moteijunas signing?
Probably just big man insurance behind Poeltl - both in the playoffs, and potentially for consideration of next year.What do we think about the Moteijunas signing?