AFTER WATCHING MOST ALL GAMES THIS YEAR I THINK A FEW PLAYERS WANTED TO BE THE HERO AND WOULD FORGET ABOUT TEAM PLAY , TAKE CRAZY SHOTS, NOT LOOK FOR THE OPEN MAN ECT. NEVER WILL UNDERSTAND WHY A GOOD COACH SUCH AS VG WOULD NOT REPLACE A PLAYER HAVING A BAD GAME WITH HIS BACKUP THAT WAS HAVING A GOOD GAME? DOE'S IT GO BACK TO MONEY? THE ONE WITH THE LARGEST CHECK MUST PLAY ? NEED A FEW CHANGES NEXT YEAR .
It is not about the team! It is about the coach! He had the best team, the best bench in the league and got beat by a group of old men! Branden Bass played well, when he played. JJ Redick played well, when he played. But where was Carter and Lewis?Why, if Redick out played Carter was redick not starting?The definition of insanity it continuing to do the same thing and expecting different results! By that definition, SVG is insane! FIRE SVG!
The team knew they had the tools to turn the switch on and off all year . The 1st two series supported that. Unortunately , Boston had a heck of a roadblock to the switch in series 3. Lowest points /game defense, lowest fg defense %...it goes on. Second best record in basketball......The bench was deep but key components [ VC/RL ] just underachieved . Whether it was effort, attitude, diminishing skills or all who knows. To not recognize the year long performance would not be fair , therefore A- . All of the armchair coaches want to shoot darts at Stan, but 78M in Cap should not need a babysitter. I heard today that this is a "Players game" , as displayed by the legimate colusion of D Wade and the boys. Maybe last year was a surprise to all the experts and this year the recognition that they the hottest team entering the playoffs was too much to handle...and they started to believe the press clippings. When player's see that every day, ego overtakes common sense and brains. No coach , no GM can do anything about it except dust their resume because its easier to replace one coach or GM than all those that have their names on the back revenue producing jersey's. They will come back at a high level next year , but not with the same faces . Otis made a critical miscalculation with Vince . Otis's ability to get guys like Barnes and Reddick resigned ,retain Gortat and somehow have a bench that resembles this year's talent will be his only goal. The Devos's have said they are comitted to winning and the cap issue will be a litmus test. That NEW 456M ARENA should allow them to write the check....or it was all just "gas". The silver lining is that Dwight showed when the team was down , what leaders do......Lead. With all of Dwights accomplisments & noteriety , I think that these last few games has given us a glimpse of what we were all hoping for in DH.
I'm happy I've been following this team for a lot of years and this is a lot better than what we have been watching
This is the first time in my life that I can say "wait till next year" and mean it. I hope the team stays together. For God's sake don't do something dumb like firing the coach. We have the best coach in the league.
Celts, Lakers on last legs; Dwight and Jameer give us great foundation, rest of roster also relatively young and will develop. Our time is coming soon, and will stay with us if we avoid misfortune of any serious injuries. Go Magic!