It's like 12 new pieces he's trying to figure out. Not only do they have no chemistry with each other, they also have no time in this system. Gonna take some time to figure out who works best with each other and for everything to start clicking. Hopefully we can be well above .500 when we get there.I thought that was what the pre season was for?
Well, from what I've seen so far, Yuta and Little need to be playing less (maybe Goodwin, too), Okogie probably shouldn't be starting, they might need another big man to cut into Nurkic and Eubanks' playing time, and KBD (and Metu) need more minutes.He did say that he expected to experiment quite a bit for the first month or so. After that he will have a good idea of what lineups to settle into.
I would add that I am beginning to wonder whether Nurkic will be more of a liability than asset as the season goes on. He's looked pretty bad since the opener.Role player check in:
- Eubanks is a 15% better finisher away from being good. I like his hustle and instincts
- Gordon has to shoot more
- Yuta is bricking clutch 3’s
- Since the first game Grayson is 14/23 from 3
- KBD brings something the other role players don’t, length and athleticism (
- Goodwin & Okogie won’t get a lot of time if we get behind early in games
- You have to think Metu sees the court soon
Im done with Okogie - his offense sucks and his 1 on 3 fast breaks are even worse. Nurkic can come off the bench. Start Eubanks who actually looks like he gives a crap. Nurk can end quarters since Eubanks seems to struggle with FT.Made our little run but too little too late
Vogel had some fun with the line up - Diop instead of Okogie and Eubanks instead of Nurk
Big reality check for the Suns tho - both losses - we aren't guaranteed anything - there aint no coasting to the playoffs in this League - I don't care who you are and neither does Wemby
That certainly seems to be the attitude they are operating under so far, from the front office to the coaching to the players on the floor... "We're not going to 'really try' until we're in the conference finals."Suns are so good they don't have to even show up to beat the Spurs. We're already champs. It's all over the internet.
These are my conclusions after watching the previous Spurs game and the first 3 minutes (0-9 start) of this game.
I would add that I am beginning to wonder whether Nurkic will be more of a liability than asset as the season goes on. He's looked pretty bad since the opener.