Northern Neighbour wrote:
As Dan has mentioned, when FVV initiates the offence, the offence becomes stagnant. Honestly, he shouldn't be running the offence down the stretch because a) he cannot get into the lane with better defenders on him; b) he has difficulty finishing at the rim; and c) he too often does his best CuJo imitation and pound the rock into the floor until there are 6 to 8 seconds left. He's very good against bench guys for a reason.
He's a smart player, but again his overall impact is marginal due to his many limitations.
I do understand the "progress" thing because it's an argument that I used early in the season. We're midway through the year, and it's time to start using the most effective lineups in crunch time. If FVV is going well, like he was against Milwaukee, then run with him. However, too often this year Casey has stubbornly kept him on the floor despite his and the overall unit's struggles.
Yeah, you seem pretty stuck on the limitations. I think he is moving past some of those. I could be wrong, but i am not seeing anything like cujo in him for quite some time now. I did the same thing with Jonas, in seeing limitations above all else. That was based on a lot more of a span of play. But i was still reacting too soon to a guy that was in better shape and asked to do some different things within this system.
And as for the most effective lineups in crunch time - how about not falling back on relying on Kyle and DeMar too heavily in crunch time? They still need to fully cement the new style of play above all else. We're talking about something that can easily take more than a season or personnel change to accomplish. Let's rely on what is entirely known as being the most effective lineups come playoff time, and at that point let's also have confidence in different guys being able to provide a big impact in a game or two. This would seem to me to still be very much the stage for noting and building upon progressions.