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JeffB
elT wrote:
Count me as officially concerned. I hope he turns it around. I wonder if lack of contract extension is bothering him and making him overthink things. Feels like FVV is playing with extra confidence this season compared to last. Not that he wasn't confident but he somehow looks more comfortable. And Delon is hesitant and indecisive for the first time since his rookie year.


Fred was also pretty bad until a couple weeks ago. But he's turned it around. Our bench in general is not what it was. Trading Jakob and Siakam now starting have really effected the bench chemistry. Add to that Miles shooting like DeRozan from 3, and Powell/Anunoby being in/out of the lineup and it's almost a miracle we have the record we do.
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elT
JeffB_STR82DVD wrote:


Fred was also pretty bad until a couple weeks ago. But he's turned it around. Our bench in general is not what it was. Trading Jakob and Siakam now starting have really effected the bench chemistry. Add to that Miles shooting like DeRozan from 3, and Powell/Anunoby being in/out of the lineup and it's almost a miracle we have the record we do.


Fred hurt is toe and back and that affected him. And chemistry impacted him as well. But he didn't lack confidence and wasn't hesitant.

I agree in a sense that the turnover and constant shuffling due to off court and health issues has had a huge impact on the team overall. I think the we'd have five more wins if everyone was healthy or mostly healthy. The record is spectacular when you consider it all. The floor of the team is insanely high.

I think there's more than enough time for Delon to turn it around. Might not happen before the ASB, surely won't happen before everyone is healthy and things start clicking. Delon and OG seem dependent on rest of the team doing well to a certain point after which they can 'impose' their will on the game more, become more aggressive and assertive.




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LX
I’ve thought that Delon has had some indecisiveness in his game all along. But it is that much more apparent this season. He always had good chemistry with Poeltl at the very least, and now that is gone. He’s just too laid back. And maybe the previous injuries still play with his mind, especially considering his contract expiring. If something could unlock more ease and tenacity in his mind then i think we’d see a different guy. Instead we get the chill fallback approach.
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JeffB
LX wrote:
I’ve thought that Delon has had some indecisiveness in his game all along. But it is that much more apparent this season. He always had good chemistry with Poeltl at the very least, and now that is gone. He’s just too laid back. And maybe the previous injuries still play with his mind, especially considering his contract expiring. If something could unlock more ease and tenacity in his mind then i think we’d see a different guy. Instead we get the chill fallback approach.


I hate it when players can do things well and are indecisive about that skill. Delon imo has the ability to take 4-5 threes per game and shoot for a good percentage. Last night he had an open three in the corner and he hesitated before throwing it inside to Ibaka who was too covered and had to give it back to him, forcing a three as the shot clock expired, which he hit. It's frustrating because I have always liked Delon. But this is what I didn't like about Jose Calderon, he was a knock down 3pt shooter while he was here but always hesitated taking threes, rather get the assist. He only averaged 2.8 3PA with us. The three wasn't a prevalent 10-12yrs ago but still, it was frustrating watching a guy on a mediocre team pass up open looks from 3 when he was shooting 40%.

Talent + passivity = mediocrity, unmet potential
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LX
JeffB_STR82DVD wrote:


I hate it when players can do things well and are indecisive about that skill. Delon imo has the ability to take 4-5 threes per game and shoot for a good percentage. Last night he had an open three in the corner and he hesitated before throwing it inside to Ibaka who was too covered and had to give it back to him, forcing a three as the shot clock expired, which he hit. It's frustrating because I have always liked Delon. But this is what I didn't like about Jose Calderon, he was a knock down 3pt shooter while he was here but always hesitated taking threes, rather get the assist. He only averaged 2.8 3PA with us. The three wasn't a prevalent 10-12yrs ago but still, it was frustrating watching a guy on a mediocre team pass up open looks from 3 when he was shooting 40%.

Talent + passivity = mediocrity, unmet potential


Yeah - that play in particular really stood out for me as well.
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