Stuckey to the bench?

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  1. pass99

    pass99 All-Star Forum Donor

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    Nah, these things are not rare birds in times of stress. Rip and CB are horrible at explanations and this is generally Tay's territory, if coherent thinking is needed. AI usually takes the drill-Sargent approach.

    I don't assume that Curry would have those two players on his side. Maybe he has none, except for (as you pointed out before) the singular one that counts.

    I also wouldn't assume any rock-steady player stability, although Stuckey is the one solid choice. He doesn't show much outside and it would be best for him to stay out of player politics.

    Unfortunately, you can't anoint leaders or grovel around to find the best combination when there is an obvious void. CB was it and the cupboard is now bare. This is where Curry steps up or gets help from the other coaches. This might not be his strong point and to be an outstanding (oh, all right, how about effective) coach, you need to figure this out rather quickly.

    Perhaps the best route might be to latch on to a known link: that being AI. See where it takes you. So far AI has been cautious (perhaps a little too cautious), but he is the only person to rally around. Besides, Stuckey is learning too much from him to break up this combination.

    This coach understanding his players is just media and PC chirping. Lose a few in a row (which eventually happens) and you can see the positioning starting to take place. Curry needs to start bringing some lineup stability to let this natural direction unfold. A forthcoming trade will not get you there any quicker.
     
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    In a sense you are right. But I would say that a trade, changes the fundamentals, so while Curry might not be there, he is prevented from allowing his learning process to show up naked at half court.
     
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    True...but, if he is having a hard time with little shown foundation, then a new one is thrown-into-the-pot. This of course might be mitigated by a vet who immediately steps right up. We desperately need that.
     
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    But can an alpha and an omega co-exist?
     
  5. pass99

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    Well turning some things on their head might help. Everyone concentrates on who comes in and the bigger splash might be who goes out. Could be all that's needed. Hard to say, but JD has to narrow the focus and get it right.
     
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    Stuck needs to start so that he can continue to develop as a player.... sending him to the bench is NOT the answer.

    Hamilton or AI are going to have to go the bench if this team is to be successful... there's no way around it.
     
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    Stuckey should and deserves to start, that's all I gots to say.
     
  8. BallDon'tLie

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    Wow!

    Players voting?
    Closed door meetings w/ MC?

    Man...

    Could you imagine Pop meeting with his guys to discuss rotations?
    Phil Jax?

    ...Man!
     
  9. TaS

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    If the players voted, AI would be bench bound. It's like what CWeb was saying last night. AI is a great player, but he's difficult to play with.
     
  10. roscoe36

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    I think it was Bill Parcells who said something like this
    (it might not have been Parcells, and I am paraphrasing a lot)

    Ultimately the coach is the one held responsible for winning and losing, and if you're going to get fired, you might as well play your guys.

    In other words, if Curry really has to win to keep his job (presuming he's not a stepford coach for Joe), then all this democracy and public grandstanding is pointless.

    Mike picked a loser lineup, he knows and everyone knows it is a loser lineup. Just change it and go win some games. How many losses will it take, for people, when they are wrong, to just do the right thing.

    I can't imagine any other team in the league making this big of a deal over a lineup change. It's ridiculous. It's embarrassing as a fan.
     
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    Co signed!
     
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    As Ernie mentioned earlier, I believe the procedure will be drawing straws from Amir Johnson's juice boxes....which should avoid any hurt feelings.

    We used to do this for pickup basketball at a church because they wanted everyone to have an equal chance to play...whereas if you shoot to play, the good players would stay on the court.

    I also think everyone on the team should get a trophy after the season no matter how the team does. They are all winners.

    They could give out individual awards like ...the hustle award, happiest player award, friendliest player award etc.
     
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    How about the Joe Dumars award?
     
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    Now you're talking. Everybody wins. Sheed and AI can even get a Perfect Attendance award.
     
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    They could hand out stickers of pieces of flair for every basket made.
     
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    I like the stickers idea. Who doesn't like stickers. Mike Abdenour could be in charge of handing out the stickers...they could say "I'm a Super Player" or something like that.
     
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    The player of each game should get a frozen banana.
     
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    Yep. Symbolizes how player of the game is a temporary award, and lasts only a day or two. After that, you're not a player of the game anymore. Just another mushy fruit.
     
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    Yes. Arnie only uses the peels anyway.
     
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    I definately agree to that last statement, in the end if you've got the right group, with game, heart, teamwork and passion which we do have your going to win games, I'm sick of seeing this team change it's line-up, because we have possibly the best bunch of players in the NBA and it's about time we start getting it right! For me the line-up just needs to stabalise, let them play, let them win, stop fussing and start producing! Seriously if we put as much effort into getting the right line-up and we did in improving a certain line-up we'd be 30-10 right now! :D
     

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