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Cellar-Door

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oh hey bench run, how about that. Almost as if occasionally playing guys who aren't exhausted is good
 

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Right? Who knew rest was good. Ironic from a guy who was an assistant on the team who coined “load management”

I really don’t get Ime’s theory on substitutions
 

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I really like Pritchard. I’m fully on board with dealing Schroeder to get him more consistent minutes
 

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Romeo had an open look to make it an 11-point game and make things interesting. So it goes tonite.
 

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Were his feet in the restricted zone? Otherwise, worth a challenge…on that replay he was set
 

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Romeo had an open look to make it an 11-point game and make things interesting. So it goes tonite.
Nesmith had an open three, and PP had a layup roll off. Eight potential points. Maxes and Curry hit their shots.
 

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Romeo had an open look to make it an 11-point game and make things interesting. So it goes tonite.
Just to add some more context to people reading the thread but not watching the game…
That shot was as close to being in as a shot can be
 

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He has physical limitations and will have to be hidden on defense when he plays but he’s at least active
I agree—while he’s pretty limited defensively I don’t think true he gives away as much as he creates. They’d be better off with him getting regular minutes given his shooting. It’s not like they have some great two-way alternative…
 

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He has physical limitations and will have to be hidden on defense when he plays but he’s at least active
I’m probably the biggest PP advocate on here, but he’s been lousy on defense all season. He needs to figure out how to get his hands on the ball when guys are driving at him, like many good undersized guards can do.
 

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Nesmith is looking very good on offense and is flying around like always…but he has seemed lost on defense a few times out there
 

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It’s nice to see Nesmith so aggressive. It’s garbage time in an NBA game but his path as an NBA player basically requires that he’s an offensive microwave at the bare minimum
 

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I think PP is a simple play, you give him a quick stint in the 2nd quarter, if he hits a couple threes he's earned himself a few more minutes, if he's scorching he gets more.

He grades out really terrible on D, and his offense is all shooting, he doesn't really create for anyone. He's Eddie House with worse D, and should be used that way. Instant points off the bench, and when he goes cold you shelve him.
 

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Nesmith is looking very good on offense and is flying around like always…but he has seemed lost on defense a few times out there
He's a blast of energy on a team that often looks half-asleep on the court.
 

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bench unit acquitted themselves pretty well in extended mop-up against some starters.

I still think our bench isn't actually bad at all, it just needs a facilitator, same as our starters.
 

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He's a blast of energy on a team that often looks half-asleep on the court.
that’s part of what is appealing about PP and Nesmith—-energy. Even if sometimes chaotic and. It well focused
 

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I’m probably the biggest PP advocate on here, but he’s been lousy on defense all season. He needs to figure out how to get his hands on the ball when guys are driving at him, like many good undersized guards can do.
He also has to figure out how to defend the PnR. It's not that he doesn't try, but he gets hung up on screens and doesn't have foot speed or length to recover.
 

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He's a blast of energy on a team that often looks half-asleep on the court.
I 100% agree and I think he should play but the getting lost on defense is going to get him put on the bench again…

(I’m just mentally preparing myself for it)