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  1. LaVar

    2019-2020 Official Regular Season Thread

    9 winnable games. I say 6 out 10. Which is good on the road
  2. LaVar

    2019-2020 Official Regular Season Thread

    MCW is out for tomorrow. we will not know anything for about 3 more days via the coach.
  3. LaVar

    2019-2020 Official Regular Season Thread

    I dont think any of us want him to be bad. It is just hard to watch. The pain of all those loses to get mo is hard to fathom if he is a bust. I just hate missing on talent, so I hope it works out. So when I see thing on the court, it really does trouble me. I remember watching Trae young and doncic all year, before they were drafted. I just knew we would get one of them. Then we had the nerve to win the last game of the year. We were one pick away from young. Our prize after that was Mo bamba. Everyday I am blessed to see doncic and young kill. It just makes me smile.
  4. LaVar

    2019-2020 Official Regular Season Thread

    One thing about mo bamba and the summer league, he barley played. He got in 2-3 games (if i remember correctly) and that was it. We all know he can show up for 1-2 games. His issue is showing a motor over a longer period. I also want him to get real time mins, I just want him to be pulled during games, if he is killing us. If he does not know the plays in practice or the basic rotations, then do not play him until he has a minimum understanding. If he is lacking major in understanding of basic rotations and plays and just purely sucks even in practice. Then I can see him being jettisoned to the g league to figure that out. As of now, as much as I hate watching him, he is not impacting statically good or bad during the game - even though it looks horrific (at least to me). Therefore, the best place for him is to play is in real games, but when mo starts hurting us in wins and loses, you cant allow that to happen. The way he is playing, it is only a matter of time that it reflects bad on the team. Team first, I was always told; but until then, we will see the dear in headlights for 14mins a game... I just dont want it to cause us to lose. I want us to be top 4-5 in the east. At the same time, there needs to be a balance. Regardless if I liked it or not, we did invest a 6th pick on Mo Bamba. That was a whole season of suckage. I dont want mo or the pain of our fan sweat equity to go to waste. Those years was painful to watch. I really do want Mo to do well. I am a fan of the team. Teams die on missing on their high picks. We had victor, gordon, payton, mario, isaac and mo all top ten picks. We need to do better at development and being patience. It is imperative we find the balance.
  5. LaVar

    2019-2020 Official Regular Season Thread

    I can't check. I am at work. I think his win share was in the negatives
  6. LaVar

    2019-2020 Official Regular Season Thread

    I will leave mo alone for a few games. I waited for 10 plus game. Some people really like his d for some reason. I don't. He doesn't pass the eye test. I will try to watch even more over the next few games. Maybe I am wrong.
  7. LaVar

    2019-2020 Official Regular Season Thread

    I will watch for this good to great defense next game. I just don't see the impact as consistently as you. He is the only rotation player that makes me cringe when playing. I watched the last game 3 times and I missed what you are talking about. I'll pay more attention.
  8. LaVar

    2019-2020 Official Regular Season Thread

    It is situational as well. Post play vs wing play. Off ball vs on ball. Live dribble vs killed dribble. So if mo is on the ball with live dribble wing than you can dont have highs. It is more mid hand and Hands are pumbs up and out to the SIDE to get into passing lane, but if you are off ball like mo is he needs to be high and wide. Be big in the paint. Active in and out of the lane. Hands ready for blocks. It does matter the situation. Not all defense i best hands up. Mo just plays a position were it is done more than a wing vs the dribble.
  9. LaVar

    2019-2020 Official Regular Season Thread

    but it is high hands. not just sticking your hand out. High hands to prevent rip through and cheap calls.
  10. LaVar

    2019-2020 Official Regular Season Thread

    good point. I guess my issue is more that he came in as a defender. When vuc had more problems on defense, he still did other things to be effective like rebound and hit shots. He was never labelled a defender. Mo was labelled a defender coming out. therefore, Mo was suppose to bring defense as a starting point and I am looking for it. I think that maybe my issue.
  11. LaVar

    2019-2020 Official Regular Season Thread

    That is what I mean. He has played too long not to know that by now.
  12. LaVar

    2019-2020 Official Regular Season Thread

    Basketball IQ is different than just pure intelligence. To me he is not a dumb person. He just does not have the best basketball IQ. Just because you speak well and are good at math does not mean you are good at science. You can still have strengths and weaknesses. Mo has a beautiful personality, speaks well, and carries himself great. I really do hope things turn around. I do understand reaction time as well, but it does not take much to sprint down the court. That is not reaction time, that to me is more desire and hard work. I guess it is just me. I dont really see him playing with a fire at all- even in moments when he does not have to think. Has did it one game and he played well. It was, to me, the only good game he has had this year. One reason it seemed that Mo has bad reaction time is because of his defensive posture. Being out of position and game understand is another reason too, but If you play with your hands down and not up, it slows your ability to react or get steals and blocks. You can not do that in this league. Players are too good, quick and fast. People said my thoughts were meaningless and hyperbolic, but there is a reason they say hand down man down in the league. You need to challenge shots and have active hands to stop people - especially with Mo's height and length. If he does not use his length, what good is it? To me it is an easy fix. Watch Vuch play. When he started to keeping his hands up on defense he got better. Sometimes, with technique, you can also improve.
  13. LaVar

    2019-2020 Official Regular Season Thread

    ok agree to disagree. But it does not seem like energy.
  14. LaVar

    2019-2020 Official Regular Season Thread

    I can. but there needs to be a minimum standard. Give me a little effort.
  15. LaVar

    2019-2020 Official Regular Season Thread

    Example I never complained about mario hezonja cause he gave effort. He made dumb plays and was the 5th pick in the draft.But I never thought he did not want it. He just did not have it. There was a difference. With mo, it is the first time that it I really have an issue with play. It does bother me and agian, I will remember this topic and the plus player comments and the support for mo. How wrong my comments are and far fetched and off i am. It reminds me of the smackdaddy days and the nice days. I have been here while. When I tell that I have not really had an issue with a players much It does mean something. I want to be wrong. Maybe Mo bamba is a bad dream and I did not see what I have been seeing. Maybe I will wake up next game and he is really the + 7 player that win talking about. Hopefully I am wrong with everything I am saying. We will see on Wednesday.
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