Grading Coach Michael Curry

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What Grade do you give Michael Curry so far this season?

Poll closed Feb 11, 2009.
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  4. B+

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  7. C+

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  8. C

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  1. TaS

    TaS All-Star Forum Donor

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    Stuckey looks fine to me. He's just getting shut down in the paint.

    Maybe other teams are paying more attention to him.
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    i'd say its a bit of both.... he's learning to play alot more ball then he's ever done, and now that teams have a decent scouting report he is also having to adjust to defenses being set to stop him. He's adjusted every time so far and come back strong and i expect to see him do it again after the all star break.
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    He's shot 36% over the last four, but could be just a bad stretch.
  4. roscoe36

    roscoe36 All-Star Administrator

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    What's more worrying is that he is not getting to the line. All of the premium scorers pick up a quarter to a half of their points at the stripe every night.

    Not picking on Rod, but is it possible that people now have the book on him, and the 40 point games were basically when he was unscouted talent?

    The greats are the ones you know the tendencies of, you have a gameplan to stop, and they still get their 15 rebounds or 35 points anyway.

    Wojo also mentioned he is rundown. I really hope not. It's way too early to be rundown. Tay, AI and Sheed have played more minutes.
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    I hope so. IMO Joe jumped the gun. Don't get me wrong Stuckey will be good, i just don't think he's ready yet to be a full time PG. I never saw superstar potential. I always saw a kid that with more time could be an all-star down the road.
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    Chauncey would have also been better coach then AI.

    Stuck wouldn't have gotten his ego side though, I mean this guy loves Wade, but he's never had that attitude.
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    The last few games Iverson and Rip have had it going. Stuck is just playing "good teammate" and taking a backseat. That's why he ends up taking 8 or 9 shots. I wouldn't expect him to have a bunch of points when you've got Rip and Iverson taking 40+ shots, plus you've got Tay and Sheed to worry about as well. There's only 1 ball. Note that his "huge" games were each without either Rip or Iverson playing.

    Obviously having "bad games" is part of it. All of our guys have had many bad games individually. Stuck is not exempt from this.
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    Quite true. This is what a PG is supposed to do.

    Against Milwaukee though, he was just plain having a bad game. He was getting shut down in the paint and he (as well as all our guards) was getting destroyed on defense.

    Who wouldn't expect a guy in his first 100 NBA games to have a bad night every once in a while though? They are few and far between.
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    Regarding the foul shots, I just don't think he is getting the respect that some of the other "slashers" get in this league yet. Even when he gets blocked at the rim, there is still a lot of body contact but rarely does he get fouls called for him..... On the other hand, you have a guy like Wade that gets phantom foul calls if a guy gets near him.

    He just needs to adjust accordingly.
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    roscoe36 All-Star Administrator

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    The best thing about Rod and AI over Billups, is that they actually try to finish after contact. Rip is pretty good at that too.

    I always thought it was so senseless to get the hard foul, and not even flip the ball at the rim. I mean, nothing to lose, right?
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    It could just be me, but in Rip's earlier days with the Pistons, he seemed to cut to the basket a lot more for easy layups or fouls... he wasn't just strictly a mid range shooter like he seems to be now. I noticed this watching game 3 of the 2004 Finals... Rip was going to the basket A LOT more.

    It can't be mere coincidence that his free throw attempts have declined in 3 of the past 4 seasons.
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    Rip

    In 2003-04
    71% jump shots
    29% inside

    14.9 FGA per game @ .463 eFG = 13.8 pts from the field + 3.8 FTM.

    In 2008-09
    81% jump shots
    19% inside

    14.1 FGA per game @ .483 eFG = 13.6 pts from the field + 3.2 FTM.

    So, he's taking about 10% more jump shots, but he's shooting at a higher percentage. Even though he's taking a shot less per game, his scoring from the floor is the same. Free throw makes are down about half a point per game.
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    Lee356 All-Star

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    Yes, Larry Brown did have Rip go inside more. Some people hated it, as Rip did turn the ball over a lot in doing so. But it is the right way to play. You got to make the other team guard the middle - and then your outside shots become more open. (In other words, you got to have a game plan - something particularly lacking this year.)
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    You can't go inside because of "you must"; that is the lesson, stuckey learned very hard way: results were usually TOs, blocked shots and opponents fast breaks after bad shots.
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    That's what is so great about posting up a skilled big man. No charges, low turnovers, and it's easy to defend on the break after a miss. Also, any double team leaves a 3-point shooter open.
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    What really is Michael Curry's resume?

    - Weak NBA Player
    - Worked for the Players Union
    - Assisted for one season

    Not very good. Avery Johnson had a better resume.
  17. TaS

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    Doesn't that sounds more impressive?
  18. 2Tough4You

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    That's a positive spin on it if I've ever seen one.
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    Curry wasn't a weak NBA player. It's just his second time around with the Pistons that everyone remembers. The statue of Johnny "Red" Kerr could have put up better numbers the second time around...but the first time he was very good.

    I think the statue of Johnny "Red" Kerr could definitely outcoach Curry at this point.
  20. TaS

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    Of course you're right. But it's more fun to pretend like he was always binary.

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