The Monroe-Drummond Tandem

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  1. Walter

    Walter All-Star Forum Donor

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    Ain't that the sad sad truth.
     
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    Yes, if the starter is LeBron James and the bench player is a peak Manu Ginobli.
     
  3. Walter

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    The problem with Moose's jumper is his lack of confidence. When he does shoot it every fourth game or so, it actually looks good and he does hit it. He just doesn't want to take that open jumper. Maybe it's a coaching thing. I would be more worried if he was laying brick after brick from mid-range.
     
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    In the jedimaster's defense he said "good team" not "contender". Oh wait, I see what you....oh....nevermind.
     
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    By good, I will agree and qualify that by saying "playoff team."
     
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    Think of how often he passes that WIDE OPEN shot up and we end up taking a worse shot later in the shot clock.
     
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    He needs to book some sessions with Austin Daye's Life Coach to get help overcoming his fear of failure with the 10 footer.
     
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    He needs a good pump fake.

    Ever notice how his J is always long?
     
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    Have Drummond shoot J's if someone needs to take them. He has the confidence.
     
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    Perfect. Monroe can tip jam back the rare misses.
     
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    I agree about Monroe's jumper...he needs some work, for himself and the team. He gets alot of good looks from the elbow but is too scared to shoot them, and defenses aren't keeping them honest.
     
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    When you have an open look at the elbow, you have to take it. There isn't going to be a much better shot if you give it up and keep trying to run the set.
     
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    Except the Taysolation, of course.
     
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    Monroe is 17-55 this year when we isolate him on offense.
    He's 53-139 on post up opportunities.

    He makes his living off of cuts (40-64), P&Rs (47-89) and offensive put backs (34-61).

    On post up D, he's bad (31-59 allowed).

    On jump shots, Monroe is shooting .286 and gets blocked 15% of the time. There is a very valid reason why he's scared to shoot and lacks confidence... he's a horrendous jump shooter. Meanwhile Drummond is shooting .557 outside the paint in very limited attempts.

    On the turnover front, here is how Monroe commits his tov's:

    offensive fouls: 15
    ball handling: 56
    bad passes: 42
    other: 3

    It's his ball handling that is getting him into trouble. His 119 assists look mighty good against 42 passing related turnovers. 2.8 to 1 ratio (same as Brandon Knight's).

    Bynum is at 4.7 and Stuckey is at 6.2! though. But for a PF, 2.8 is abnormally good with his assist volume.
     
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    Heya Hita!
     
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    I was gone for far too long.
     
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    If you say so.

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    Apparently Moose is a terrific defender at the 4.
    Is Greg Monroe capable of defending NBA power forwards? - Detroit Bad Boys


    Just the thought of Monroe trying to defend Lebron or Durant makes me cringe.

    :rofl:
     
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    That's some outstanding user generated content there.
     
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