Discussion in 'Pistons and NBA' started by lpgrl26, Oct 4, 2008.
I, too, am a big Bon Jovi fan.
I caught that yesterday. That is outstanding. Curry couldn't do a better job of convincing me if he read from a script tailored to my wants.
No doubt. It's unnerving.
I really believe Curry reads this forum. He probably has it connected to his phone, and gets updates every time there's a new post, and an urgent beep every time the post is about Amir. Or maybe that's what Joe D's been doing on his blackberry
edited to add;
Amir article w/ some Sheed quotes
True Blue Pistons
He sits on the bench while he coaches so that he can get constant input from his "assistants". I think that what is going on is that all of those guys are connected to the internet and they just translate our posts into real time suggestions for MC.
As a test, we should recommend starting Samb at PG next game.
I think he stays so close to the bench so they can hit Lee's playing time guidelines.
This is a good idea.
And just to be sure we can ask Lee if he'll put that in the guidelines.
Coaches may read forums in the off-season to kill time but I highly doubt they would during the season. Palace staff may though to get a read on what the fans are thinking.
English only please.
Friday, October 10, 2008
Numbers aside, Amir settling in as starter
WOW!! A coach with a clue, who knew.
You mean people actually do that, other than Lee??
Seriously, Lee I hope you're invoicing them for this.
You know what, I actually like the idea of Curry staying on the benches with his coaches. That way, he gets constant input from the players and coaches and things they see, and things happen sooner as opposed to walking back to the bench then getting it.
Amir should do ok during the season, but I am more concerned about fouls than production. We might see a lot of Kwame if this happens, if not McDysse.
Through 3 games this year, Amir has picked up right where he left off last year in the complicated stats.
He's leading the team in Roland Rating.
He's our top on/off +/- player by a mile.
He has the best defensive on court rating, allowing about 90 points per 100 possessions when he's on the court. Nobody else on the team is under 100 and most are in the 110 range.
We foul at the same rate with him on the court as we do when he's off.
He's shooting 55% from the floor.
We are getting 40% of the offensive rebounds when he's present.
Ben Wallace 2.0 baby!
Cool stats for Amir. He owned Gerald Wallace on Monday night.
I definitely thought that after that Charlotte game. He was just crazy.
It's kinda ironic that this quote comes from Michael Curry
Honestly, it's interesting to see how much effort they put into analysis. I always thought good coaches do that by impressions and don't need any numbers and possesion analysis and so on. But who cares, as long as he succeeds...
Yeah, but what if Amir fouls somebody ?
Lots of ticky tack rookie calls so far. Most are from helping out, getting too frisky when harrassing the other team's guards, trying to get jump balls, etc. Not many where he's getting baited into fouling by his defender that result in immediate free throws.
So, I expect the refs to give him a little more respect the 2nd time they see him and I would hope that Amir continues to adjust by figuring out which are good gambles and which are sucker bets.
In last night's game, Sheed showed how a smart big man guards players like Bosh and O'Neal. Bosh still scored on him a few times, but Sheed wasn't falling for anything. He was solid as a rock and seemed to anticipate the offensive moves before they happened. Good instincts, scouting, experience, and discipline. He must be teaching Amir behind the scenes one would hope.
I thought Amir went for any and all up-fakes last night. You could see last night in the 2 half where Amir was called for a foul, started towards the ref to argue and was stopped by Sheed who looked like he was explaining to him why he was whistled.
I missed the first 6 minutes of the game, so maybe I missed his initial foul flurry.
I wouldn't call it that. The refs don't know who he is, so they call nothing on him. Only real foul I saw is when he was guarding Bosh and he gave some good body contact. They were also calling fouls on Sheed crazily.
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