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Pistons run Wizards ragged, sweep season series

Pistons 101, Wizards 87


What are the Wizards going to have left for Orlando? After sticking with the Atlanta Hawks the night before, they didn't appear to have much stored up for the Detroit Pistons on Friday and they got ran off the court. The Pistons had 28 fastbreak points, taking advantage of the Wizards' sloppy ball movement and inability to get back on defense.

The Wizards looked like their running with weights, while the Pistons looked they were rolling on skates. Once the Pistons built a 12-point lead in the first quarter, the Wizards were forced to play uphill, powered by fumes.

"You can't make any excuses on back-to-backs, because everybody plays them," Mike Miller said. "It's not like it is our first one of the year or anything like that. We just need to continue to play and find ways to win games."

But that is no small task when the Wizards play their third game in consecutive nights against a Magic team that will surely be looking for payback. Orlando has lost its first two games against the Wizards, including 92-91 loss when Caron Butler scored a season-high 31 points and helped them overcome a 21-point lead on Feb. 5. Butler is gone, but what's left of the Wizards will have to contend with the aftermath.

You have to remember the huge snowstorm happened the night of that victory in Orlando, keeping the Wizards from flying back home for their game against the Hawks. The Hawks game was rescheduled for Thursday, allowing the Magic to get a ragged team, playing its third game in three nights, at Verizon Center. Did I mention that the Magic didn't play Friday night, and should be well rested for the game, too?

Yeah, it could get ugly.

I asked Andray Blatche how the team was going to have any energy against the Magic. "We just need our fans to step in and get loud and give us energy so we can feed off of them," he said. "We need everybody off the bench."

They really need some help. JaVale McGee said he should be rested after scoring four points with four rebounds in just 23 relatively ineffective minutes against the Pistons' 6-foot-7 center Jason Maxiell. "McGee has a chance to be very, very special because he's so athletic, so long. And here you have Max, who is 6-7, just uses his strength, footwork and ability to get around him. He did a wonderful job of keeping him off the block."

Well, McGee moves from Maxiell to Men's Health cover boy Dwight Howard. It doesn't get easy for him, no matter he rested he might feel.

Saunders delivered some pointed criticism toward McGee after the game. "JaVale, as good as we thought he was [when he had a career-high 20 points against Atlanta], some would say the guy's got all-star potential. He might've been able to be a CBA all-star, if that [against Detroit]. As good as he was [against the Hawks], he was that bad [against the Pistons]. He had no energy, so we had no presence around the basket and they just outworked us."

The Wizards really were outworked and outhustled, but Saunders backed off destroying his entire team. "We don't have a big margin for error with our guys," he said.

"We just got to dig deep and take it as a challenge," Al Thornton said. "We're being asked to do something that really hasn't been done before. We just have to find a way. Go home, rest up and be ready to play."

By Michael Lee  |  March 13, 2010; 12:31 AM ET
 
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Comments

Ouch...he was pathetic. I thought the team would play like this tomorrow night and not tonight. Typical young players though. Very inconsistent. And, I don't think he is close to being in the kind of shape he needs to be in for an entire season.

Posted by: rphilli721 | March 13, 2010 1:44 AM | Report abuse

Sad JM is not in good enough shape to play well in back to backs particularly against the extremely short Piston's squad. He should at least have had 3/4 blocks with double digit rebounds and 10 pts. But, a good game here and there is about all your going to get for now.

Tomorrow is going to get ugly. JM will have two fouls within the first 5/6 mins of the game guaranteed and probably at least 3 by the half.

Posted by: rphilli721 | March 13, 2010 1:56 AM | Report abuse

Agreed. But it's not like it was just him. They all looked lifeless and lackadasical through most of the game.

Posted by: ts35 | March 13, 2010 1:56 AM | Report abuse

That being said, I don't know why Flip didn't empty the bench at the latest mid-way through the 4th when it was obvious there was no comeback in the offing. At least get the key guys some rest for tomorrow.

Posted by: ts35 | March 13, 2010 2:01 AM | Report abuse

Can't wait until Ted's the new owner and he cleans house.

Posted by: Poopy_McPoop | March 13, 2010 2:32 AM | Report abuse

The Wizards are one of the youngest teams in the NBA and they are so bad the NBA refuses to have them play very many back to back games. So with this being said, How are they so tired? The first excuse was we never get to pratice, we are always playing . When, When do they play? I think someone really needs to talk to Javalle, Nick and Randy. The 3 along with AB have the chance to be a fixture for years to come. These guys don't realize that they are trying out for next year. If the wizards can get a pure point guard in the draft (.. ie Fisher who plays at Villinova) as a late first early second round pick.

Posted by: specialg7master | March 13, 2010 2:47 AM | Report abuse

Man we have by far the worst PG play in the league. I think we have the worst PG play in even the D-Leauge or College. In there defense though, I will say that I think Flip's O looks horrible alot of times and all the plays are too long, too drawn out, phases guys out the Offense, and limits others espically the PG's. Its just a bad combination of poor PG play and a poorly designed Offense on alot of occasions. Even the Pistons fans say that Flip is the complete opposite of an Offensive Genuis that people make him out to be. I guess we will have to wait until next year when we get Gil and some others to find out for sure but I also hope that he either makes some changes or adds a little more to the Offense because its so predictable at times. In his defense though, Foye & Boykins suck

Posted by: dlts20 | March 13, 2010 5:37 AM | Report abuse

@dlts20,

Funny, you say we have the worst PG play in the league and then pan FS's offense. Well, perhaps the offense looks terrible for that very reason. Or, that and the fact the team has very little talent left after the trade and JH's injury.

Just enjoy the effort in games and the play/development of AB/JM. There is really not much else to analyze or parse at this point. Perhaps, Thornton as well. Those are the only players that are currently playing that will have any effect on our future.

And, divi3, if you bring up NY, I might die of laughter. Dude is on his way out of the NBA. No heart, no brains, no work ethic = see ya!

Posted by: rphilli721 | March 13, 2010 7:35 AM | Report abuse

I did not see a tired team. I saw a tired strategy that did not use our strengths against Detroit.

In this game last night we needed 4 tough minded big guys runnung the floor. Singleton should have been subbed for Miller and not McGee.

Livingston should have been subbed for Foye and Boykins should have received a DNP.

McGee was exposed because Miller was horrible last night and he could not check anyone.

It threw everthing off, but McGee gets blamed for ineffective play. Miller's man was roaming at will and it killed our defense. It made McGee look bad but it was because with Miller on the floor last night we were playing 4 against 5.

Singleton should have replaced Miller and Livingston for Foye would have turned that whole game around.

We need to stop making excuses, the team is undermanned, back to back, yadayadayada.

This team might be tired, but it ain't from playing too much, it probably is from tired, flawed, ineffectural, just downright, clueless coaching.

LarryInClintonMD.

Posted by: LarryInClintonMD | March 13, 2010 7:41 AM | Report abuse

I did not see a tired team. I saw a tired strategy that did not use our strengths against Detroit.

In this game last night we needed 4 tough minded big guys runnung the floor. Singleton should have been subbed for Miller and not McGee.

Livingston should have been subbed for Foye and Boykins should have received a DNP.

McGee was exposed because Miller was horrible last night and he could not check anyone.

It threw everthing off, but McGee gets blamed for ineffective play. Miller's man was roaming at will and it killed our defense. It made McGee look bad but it was because with Miller on the floor last night we were playing 4 against 5.

Singleton should have replaced Miller and Livingston for Foye would have turned that whole game around.

We need to stop making excuses, the team is undermanned, back to back, yadayadayada.

This team might be tired, but it ain't from playing too much, it probably is from tired, flawed, ineffectural, just downright, clueless coaching.

LarryInClintonMD.

Posted by: LarryInClintonMD | March 13, 2010 7:46 AM | Report abuse

Miller was totally ineffective in that game last night, but he got and continues to get major minutes.

Miller is self check and he wasn't guarding anybody. But somehow he gets a complete pass, gets major minutes and everybodyelse gets blamed.

How can Miller play so bad and Flip doesn't replace or make him sit the pine?

Self check golden boy. He is as ineffective as Fabulous is right now.

Oh, smack my forehead, he plays based upon his what he can do and not what he actually does, yeah, you know, like Flip is a good coach based upon his past accomplichments and not what he is doing now.

I be off.

LarryInClintonMD.

Posted by: LarryInClintonMD | March 13, 2010 7:57 AM | Report abuse

If Miller is not hitting jumpers and hitting threes, why is he playing major minutes?

It is a flawed stategy.

Watch the game people, the whole game.

Some of you are not seeing The Forest For The Trees.

LarryInClintonMD.

Posted by: LarryInClintonMD | March 13, 2010 8:17 AM | Report abuse

I'm not sure how the Livingston experiment is going to end after the second 10-day, but if he isn't signed for the rest of the season, for a pg there's Will Conroy in the D League, just back from the Rockets. Conroy has been called up twice this season already.

Also, with these back to back games, they've got to play Alonzo Gee for at least a half.

Posted by: PostSubscriber | March 13, 2010 8:34 AM | Report abuse

Conroy is currently the NBA Development League's all-time leader in assists (1,460), minutes played (6,498), field goals made (1,059), free throws made (738) and free throws attempted (1,049). He is second all-time in points (3,075) and field goals attempted (2,208), third all-time in steals (270) and games played (171), fifth all-time in three-pointers made (219) and three-pointers attempted (611) and fifteenth all-time in rebounds (831).

Posted by: PostSubscriber | March 13, 2010 8:36 AM | Report abuse

Blatche and McGee look to me like your typical NBA player struggling to assume a whole bunch of new responsibilities. They're doing way better than many, and not as well as some.

Blatche is generally more productive than we had a right to expect, but he's making a lot of mistakes. McGee looks dominant some nights, absent others. Jason Maxiell is a tough matchup for a young big man because he's both quicker and stronger than most of them, and knows how to use footwork to offset their height advantage. Takes discipline to play somebody like that, and discipline is not yet McGee's forte.

Really, these two guys are both ahead of where they should be. It's just there's still a long way to go.

Posted by: Samson151 | March 13, 2010 8:39 AM | Report abuse

"for a pg there's Will Conroy in the D League, just back from the Rockets. Conroy has been called up twice this season already."

Seems to me we already have seven or eight d-league players on this club.

Posted by: Samson151 | March 13, 2010 8:43 AM | Report abuse

rphilli721, did you read my whole post? I basically say that its working hand & hand. I think you could argue that one is not looking good because of the other or that neither are looking good because of eachother. I said in my post that what you said might be true but I also said that the PG's may look bad due to his system.

Alot of the Pistons fans think his O is so overrated and that any good D can take it away. Plays are ran for 1 specific player while the others are mostly phased out and the play takes so long that if they take it away, then there is no time for a plan B.

Thats why I say that we have to wait until next year until we know for sure but I honestly have doubts that Gil can have big nights in that system because I think it limits what PG's can do but I also think if ran the right way with some good PG's then it can be very efficent. I just think its fair to be critical of both the PG's and Flip's system right now.

Dont keep giving Flip a pass just because he's Flip. Some of his stuff looks like crap alot of times. Even Ivan Carter has said it

Posted by: dlts20 | March 13, 2010 8:55 AM | Report abuse

Saunders delivered some pointed criticism toward McGee after the game. "JaVale, as good as we thought he was [when he had a career-high 20 points against Atlanta], some would say the guy's got all-star potential. He might've been able to be a CBA all-star, if that [against Detroit]. As good as he was [against the Hawks], he was that bad [against the Pistons]. He had no energy, so we had no presence around the basket and they just outworked us."

Didn't see the game but how could a good coach expect a guy who could barley get 5 mins a game before the trades step up now and play starter minutes?

Does anyone other than me think a player needs to get playing time to get into playing shape?

In baseball why aren't pitchers throwing 9 innings their first spring training game?

Why is it most 1st year players out of college hit a brick wall about mid season in the NBA?

Maybe it's because they only play 40 games a year in college?

Flip one the great Motivators in history?

I told you when he was giving out Ipod and saying it's "OUR TIME" he was a cheap man's Phil Jackson.

Posted by: bulletsfan78 | March 13, 2010 9:03 AM | Report abuse

true,flip for the 1st time said he is
pushing hard on AB &JM to see more improvment, please tell him that he has to do the same on NY and JS.No need to waste time on AF, he should play at 2 from the bench.Tell him to minimize MM's minute so that he is not going to hurt us more.

Posted by: gtefferra | March 13, 2010 9:09 AM | Report abuse

Typical Flip comments, throw your best players under the bus and totally ignore the rest of your no-talent team.

Posted by: rickgonz | March 13, 2010 10:26 AM | Report abuse

...the Wizards ... didn't appear to have much stored up for the Detroit Pistons on Friday and they got RAN off the court.
The Wizards looked like THEIR running with weights, ... the Wizards were forced to play uphill, powered by fumes. (Michael Lee; March 13, 2010; 12:31 a.m.)

What's your excuse, Michael Lee? Too many words in too many days? Conjugation of the verb, "ran" is Run/ran/run. Their? The word/contraction you want is "they're."

How critical you are of the young Wizards. In your haste to be negative, debatably clever, and snide, you abandon simple grammar and usage. Or is that providing you the benefit of doubt?

Posted by: Fief1 | March 13, 2010 10:30 AM | Report abuse

How come drew gooden elect clippers over wiz,what is in his mind now,he would have had a better futurity here than in LA.

Posted by: gtefferra | March 13, 2010 10:43 AM | Report abuse

Flip isn't wrong, but why be so critical of your best players to the media? Also, Foye sucks a fat bag...

Posted by: elscorcho | March 13, 2010 10:51 AM | Report abuse

we can all see that AB and JM are the future of this franchise, so it makes sense they are going to be treated differently by Flip at least in his public comments. Those are basically the only two players on the squad that really matter, so everybody else gets a pass for stinking.

What I hope is that behind the scenes there is more positive encouragement and not just constant hardass on two young players.

It's going to take Mcgee awhile to be in proper shape. Some 7footers are just like that. It took Yao like 5yrs to REALLY get into correct game shape. JM will look on/off for the rest of the season, he's just too weak to get into nba shape. Tonight could get real ugly!

Posted by: divi3 | March 13, 2010 11:00 AM | Report abuse

kind of funny that Flip rips Javale, but then mcgee's comments were that he didnt play because he was being rested.

Posted by: divi3 | March 13, 2010 11:26 AM | Report abuse

How come drew gooden elect clippers over wiz,what is in his mind now,he would have had a better futurity here than in LA.

Posted by: gtefferra | March 13, 2010 10:43 AM | Report abuse

If you had the choice (since both teams are losers) would you rather live in LA or DC during all of that snow you got there?

Posted by: bulletsfan78 | March 13, 2010 11:42 AM | Report abuse

@specialg7master: The Wizards are one of the youngest teams in the NBA and they are so bad the NBA refuses to have them play very many back to back games. So with this being said, How are they so tired?

Wizards back-to-back games: October 30-November 1; November 3-4; November 20-21; November 27-28; December 1-2; December 18-19; December 22-23; December 28-29; January 5-6; January 12-13; January 15-16; January 29-30; February 5-6; February 19-20; March 11-12-13; March 15-16; March 23-24; March 26-27; March 30-31; April 6-7; April 9-10.

Posted by: Fief1 | March 13, 2010 11:47 AM | Report abuse

McGee first 50 games

22 games DNP's
9 games fewer than 5 minutes
9 games fewr than 10 minutes
10 over 10 minutes

Flip who coached the first 50 games of the season and refused to play McGee and minutes?

YOU!

Posted by: bulletsfan78 | March 13, 2010 11:50 AM | Report abuse

Flip Saunders rips McGee? Well aint that rich. When is someone gonna rip ole Flip a new one. He is the worst and has been exposed all year as a top notch crummy awful coach. Not only that but the guy is weak calling out the lowest man on the totem pole. What a worm Saunders is.

Posted by: dovelevine | March 13, 2010 11:58 AM | Report abuse

great rotations though last night, huh rphilli?

Posted by: lilhollywood10 | March 13, 2010 12:22 PM | Report abuse

I knew it was bad when the ref threw Kwame out. They should have begged the ref to keep Kwame in there, and leave Maxiell on the bench.

Posted by: sagaliba | March 13, 2010 12:40 PM | Report abuse

"How come drew gooden elect clippers over wiz,what is in his mind now,he would have had a better futurity here than in LA."

No, he would have better time in LA, as he likes LA (the city) better.

Posted by: sagaliba | March 13, 2010 12:41 PM | Report abuse

"McGee has a chance to be very, very special because he's so athletic, so long. And here you have Max, who is 6-7, just uses his strength, footwork and ability to get around him. He did a wonderful job of keeping him off the block."

Who said that? Pretty positive words if they're coming from Flip

Posted by: divi3 | March 13, 2010 12:43 PM | Report abuse

i'm pretty sure Flip is a bum despite his resume, but it probably doesnt matter that much given the lack of talent on the team. He'll be here definitely at least 1 more year, so everybody better be used to it.

What I dont like is seeing Javale working on up-and-under moves pregame with whomever the big man coach is. Come on, don't get this kid into the habit of swinging the ball below his knees rather than going over the top!

Posted by: divi3 | March 13, 2010 12:47 PM | Report abuse

Livingston had 4 assists in 8mins? Was that garbage time or what? Didnt see the game

Posted by: divi3 | March 13, 2010 12:58 PM | Report abuse

It's best to ignore anything that Flip Saunders has to say during his post-game press conference. Just once I'd like to hear him say, "Hey guys, tonight's loss is on me. I called some terrible plays...made some awful substitutions."

Instead, we hear "As good as [JaVale] was [against the Hawks], he was that bad [against the Pistons]. He had no energy, so we had no presence around the basket and they just outworked us."

McGee put up 20 points and eight boards the previous night. Maybe if Flip had subbed him correctly, JaVale wouldn't have given a CBA performance. Personally, I don't like the way he routinely throws his players under the bus. I won't be surprized if the new ownership doesn't fire Flip and bring in their own coaching staff.

Posted by: musicmanjr | March 13, 2010 2:05 PM | Report abuse

"we can all see that AB and JM are the future of this franchise,"

I hope you're right, but I'm not at all sure that's true. They're certainly the best young players that we have, with Blatche at least a season ahead of McGee in development.

See, we have a core group of fans here on WI that spent all last season and this one to date agitating for more playing time for these two guys and Nick Young. Even went so far as to disparage the abilities of the vets in front of them, often unfairly, because they were blocking the young guy's chance to develop. It's only natural that fervent supporters like this would feel vindicated by Blatche and McGee's performance over the past dozen games.

But really, how good are these two young big men? Nobody would argue that either is a finished product. But acknowledging that, is either showing signs of becoming good enough to anchor a perennial contender?

And of course, both were drafted by Ernie Grunfeld, using middle and lower round picks, so that has to count against them, right?

Posted by: Samson151 | March 13, 2010 2:38 PM | Report abuse

Eddie Jordan may soon be available to coach the Wizards.

Posted by: Theone9 | March 13, 2010 2:50 PM | Report abuse

"Didn't see the game but how could a good coach expect a guy who could barley get 5 mins a game before the trades step up now and play starter minutes?

Does anyone other than me think a player needs to get playing time to get into playing shape?"

I would agree that a player needs to get playing time to get into playing shape for a whole game, not part of a game, whether he starts or not. At no point has McGee been asked to play a whole game.

I did see the game and McGee looked pathetically out of shape--although probably less pathetically out of shape than he did a month ago, so that, I guess, is progress.

Posted by: fansincebullets | March 13, 2010 3:05 PM | Report abuse

Flip was recruited and pitched by Grunfeld to take a veteran team deep into the playoffs, however delusional that may have been. Now that we are where we are, it's pretty clear he doesn't have the temperament to work with a young, rebuilding team. Problem is he has-- what?--a four-year contract. Anyway, the strange way I see it is: If Gilbert comes back, Flip is here as coach. If it is a total rebuilding effort, Leonisis will be able to cut a deal to get rid of Flip at a reasonable price. Just speculating.

Posted by: jweber1 | March 13, 2010 3:38 PM | Report abuse

NY cannot be any worse than Miller defensively. Take a gander at the 2 guards Mike has checked this month:

3/3/10 Salmons 22 pts, 4 stls
(Miller had 3pts & 2 turns)

3/5/10 Salmons 17 pts, 5 assists
(Miller had 6 pts and no 3's)

3/7/10 Ray Allen 25 pts 4/6 3-point FG
(Miller 8 pts in 40 minutes)

3/9/10 Kevin Martin 21 pts in 30 minutes
(Miller had 7 pts and 4 turns)

3/11/10 Joe Johnson 18 pts 7 reb 5 asst
(Miller had 11/5/7)

Last night Rip had 18 points in 27 minutes
(Miller 10 pts in 33 minutes)

So who exactly is the last opposing shooting guard this guy outplayed?

Posted by: elfreako | March 13, 2010 4:36 PM | Report abuse

easy on the facts elfreako, remember, MM didn't sign uop for this. he was supposed to coast his way to a championship on the big 3's coat tails. No way he was supposed to play offense and defense.

Posted by: lilhollywood10 | March 13, 2010 4:44 PM | Report abuse

just sayin lil...

I'd rather give his minutes to Nick than watch him be Mr. Passive.

At least NY gets to the line and moves his feet on D.

Posted by: elfreako | March 13, 2010 4:49 PM | Report abuse

"I did not see a tired team. I saw a tired strategy that did not use our strengths against Detroit."

God, you and a lot of people whining in here are patently absurd. Our strength against Detroit since even they are more talented and experienced than us now should have been McGee's incredible height advantage on the frontline along with Blatche. Blatche played ok, but JM failed to show up for the game. And, the entire team absolutely looked sluggish. By the way, knucklehead, this team really has no strengths except energy and effort. If they are worn out from too many games in a row, it's going to get very ugly.


Ah, now it's FS fault that players are not in great game shape or peak conditioning. LMAO. That is one of the main ways a young player or bench player can stay ready. True Pros do it. Young players and lazy bums often do not. He's played a handful of games and looks tired already. Chenier was talking about JM's conditioning a game or two ago. Saying he must improve in that area and he's right.

Posted by: rphilli721 | March 13, 2010 5:21 PM | Report abuse

"At least NY gets to the line and moves his feet on D."

LMAO, NY does absolutely nothing on defense 99% of the time. I agree that MM is slumping, but I actually watch the games and MM does get a hand in peoples faces. He happens to play, perhaps, the most talent rich position in the NBA, but NY would be no improvement and on nights when NY is not shooting well, he does not defend either, rebound, or pass. I think on a certain level MM has thrown in the towel bc this is not what he signed up for. Final point on this, not all those pts and stats were made on MM. Not even close.

Posted by: rphilli721 | March 13, 2010 5:32 PM | Report abuse

"Flip was recruited and pitched by Grunfeld to take a veteran team deep into the playoffs, however delusional that may have been. Now that we are where we are, it's pretty clear he doesn't have the temperament to work with a young, rebuilding team."

Yeah, Flip has never taken players straight from HS and a completely rebuilding team to the playoffs for 7 straight seasons and eventually to the Finals. Pretty clear he doesn't have the right temperament, huh? Absolute bs. Really, where do you guys come up with this stuff? And, there are a bunch of sissies in here that are more worried about the effects of FS being candid on the player's psyches than the players themselves. Give me a break. Very comical though. Every quote about a player that I've read or heard has been spot on, with the possible exception of the KG/AB incident, but even still I see where he was coming from and it's not nearly the big deal anybody outside of that locker room makes it out to be.

Posted by: rphilli721 | March 13, 2010 5:48 PM | Report abuse

NY would be no improvement and on nights when NY is not shooting well, he does not defend either, rebound, or pass. I think on a certain level MM has thrown in the towel bc this is not what he signed up for. Final point on this, not all those pts and stats were made on MM. Not even close.

Posted by: rphilli721

Nick is capable of going for 20 points on any given night provided he gets the minutes and his head is on straight.

Physically, I don't think Mike Miller has the energy to score 20 these days.

If he's gassed out or checked out then play Nick. Let's see what the young legs can do.

Pun intended.

Posted by: elfreako | March 13, 2010 6:10 PM | Report abuse

I think the one reason why Flip plays Mike Miller so much not so much of his scoring ability but for ability help out our PG position. Which is smart! EG must get a true evauation of these players.

Livingston is a keeper, but in what capacity. Livington can not be your starter why because of his pass health issues. I think he can be a good back-up. I really dont think Flip is going to give him heavy back-to back minints, until they really get a good look at hes legs and what he is capable of. When that will be training camp in September. So you cant play him alot. I would love if EG can lock him up for the reminder of he year with a two year extention, at a reasonable rate.

When Gil comes back I think its best, again, to move him to the 2 guard. Livington & Young/Ross as combo off the bench is fine..

AB,McGee Thortonas starters is OK but still will need time to find there games...
on the team is good not sure if starter or back-up.

Posted by: dsquare | March 13, 2010 6:16 PM | Report abuse

LOL I didnt mean to hit the submit button!!!!

Posted by: dsquare | March 13, 2010 6:18 PM | Report abuse

......AB,McGee and Thorton,as starters is OK but still will need time to find there games...
Not sure if Thorton starter or back-up though!!
We must keep Gee on the team for he rest of the year also love hes energy is good.

Posted by: dsquare | March 13, 2010 6:27 PM | Report abuse

rphilli, please don't point to MM's defense as a strength. You say all of those points weren't against him, but he plays 31+mins per game. I'd venture to say a lot of those guys points came against MM.


You think he's thrown in the towel? And that's the type of guy you want getting the bulk of the mins, an overpaid cat that ain't even trying. These are your thoughts. I never said MM quit, but if that's your assesment....okay.

Finally, you need not crusade against NY. Every game he plays over 25 mins he plays pretty well. Causation,correlation, whatever, it happens that way, it's the coach's job to figure out how to get the most out of his guys, and he's not right now.

shaun livingston, was that a dunk with minor rim grab?

Posted by: lilhollywood10 | March 13, 2010 7:33 PM | Report abuse

"How come drew gooden elect clippers over wiz,what is in his mind now,he would have had a better futurity here than in LA."

Gooden didn't "elect" the Clippers. He was traded to the Clippers, who refused to give him a buyout.

Posted by: kalo_rama | March 13, 2010 7:42 PM | Report abuse

"It threw everthing off, but McGee gets blamed for ineffective play. Miller's man was roaming at will and it killed our defense. It made McGee look bad but it was because with Miller on the floor last night we were playing 4 against 5."

In a churning ocean of utterly nonsensical claptrap, that's a tsunami of bullsh@t.

Posted by: kalo_rama | March 13, 2010 7:48 PM | Report abuse

"Nick is capable of going for 20 points on any given night provided he gets the minutes and his head is on straight."

His head is almost never on straight, which is the reason he doesn't get the PT.

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