That was fun!
Don't have much to add coz from reading comments, we all have pretty much same reaction, but i will reiterate quickly
LOVE the bench. Love every one of our youngsters, so exciting watching them. I'm always Mr optimistic, but honestly, which one of those players do you NOT see becoming solid NBA players?? They're all awesome. I wanna see siakam though! I think OG has immense potential. (loved his interview, starting to see some cracks in the mono-tone OG! haha...)
"negatives," lowry, DD and Ibaka struggled with the new pace and system. I see zero issues for lowry going forward, ever so slightly worried about DD, but probably will be fine, not sure where Ibaka fits in. But generally agree with others, especially liked NN's take on it, it will take time, but there's no reason it won't all fit together.
Chemistry wise, in terms of play, i see zero issues. But if lowry and DD's numbers stay low for a while, and they start worrying about all-star nods, could that become an issue? hopefully not.
I don't think so. Others do like Carroll, who stated in the summer that the Raps will "try" to implement a different system but will fall back into iso's. Was a fair statement, even though he's a dick, but I think DDR understands that he needs to tweak his game to help take the team to another level.
Love that Powell started. Miles is a terror off the bench. OG is going to be a stud - I'm still surprised he fell that far - gift from the basketball gods (maybe he'll turn into that missing piece). Same goes for Delon - stud. There's a LOT of length on that 2nd unit. Happy about JV. They used him a lot in preseason and really thought it would fall to the wayside once the real games started - happy that I'm wrong.
Not the smoothest play in the 1st game but so much to look forward to as the season goes forward.