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- May 13, 2002
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- Round Rock, TX
I think Covington is kind of just a better crowder. Jae is 6’6 and Covington is 6’7. They both started as SF and became swing forwards. Neither is really a PF. Boucher is one I hadn’t considered that may have been a nice fit with this squad.I liked Chris Boucher as well. Robert Covington would have helped too.
Yup. Since acquisition of McCollum, when the entire team is healthy (sans zion) they’ve been 9-3. That’s a good team with a good coach on a (hot streak 8-4 in last 12).One adjustment that should help is starting Cam J in place of Booker. That would help even out the size discrepancy and cover for some of the scoring we'll miss while Booker is out. I think it'll be a little easier to attack the glass or box out with 3 forwards out there with Ayton and Paul.
I'd say we should run more to wear Jonas down but this isn't really a running team, at least with Paul at the helm. Running could also hurt us on the boards.
I think we'll be fine but knew this series wasn't going to be as easy as some predicted. The Pelicans are much better than their record indicates and Willie Green has a deep understanding of our team and players. It's going to be a fight. Round 2 will be easier than this. We matchup with Dallas and Utah much better than the Pelicans.
I know you were one of the people who didn't discount New Orleans. They're a bad matchup for us.
I'm not worried about when Nance Jr comes in. I think our starters will need to play a little more, primarily Cam J, and that will keep Nance Jr from having any real matchup advantage. Rotate in Craig for Crowder and Cam J and Shamet for Bridges, with Payne for CP3. Stick with McGee for Ayton also.
I'd actually try and get Payne and Shamet in together whenever CP3 sits. Let them split PG duties and run when they're in.
I don't think it'll be that hard to overcome the Pelicans in New Orleans, we're the best road team in the league and CP3 seems to shine in New Orleans also. As long as we win game 3, I'm happy. That should give Book about 5-6 days of rest because winning game 3 should let him sit out game 4. If we come back 2-2 then so be it. I don't see us dropping 2 of the final 3 and can't see them losing this series.
The Pelicans are good but lack experience and I think they'll be overconfident in game 3.
yeah... I wouldn't be surprised if he's out the rest of the series.
Ayton was a full on beast in that Portland game. He's going to have to beast out at least once it the next two games if we're going to steal back HCA.
This is not a typical 8th seed. Had this team been together? They likely would have been a higher seed Zion or not.Yup. Since acquisition of McCollum, when the entire team is healthy (sans zion) they’ve been 9-3. That’s a good team with a good coach on a (hot streak 8-4 in last 12).
Yup. Since acquisition of McCollum, when the entire team is healthy (sans zion) they’ve been 9-3. That’s a good team with a good coach on a (hot streak 8-4 in last 12).