We had 3 great individual performances last night. The rest of the team was horrorshow, and not in the Clockwork Orange sense.
I hear the calls by CHers to bench Wes, etc. but I can't find anybody on the roster who I want getting significantly more minutes at 2 or 3. I don't want to see much more of Wayne. I trust that RA has reasons for not playing Beasley more in games like last night. Webster clearly isn't ready for significant burn.
I am flummoxed as to why we didn't see more of Pek in the 4th last night, but I am posting today to suggest that the time has not come for pitchforks and torches.
Question: Is He-Who-Must-Not-Be-Named still ostensibly the one who works the phones and potentially pulls the trigger on trades, etc.? If so, I think that Adelman's decisions to play Wes for extended minutes (and other such moves) might represent nothing less than Adelman putting some heat on the POBO: in effect, saying: "You see what I have to work with here? I can't make chicken salad out of chicken droppings." I'm not saying that Adelman would ever tank a game, but he surely knows how important it is for this roster to improve.
Proposal: Most of us have an overwhelming abundance of respect for Adelman as a coach. In a world of basketball Wise Guys and Made Men, Adelman is a Godfather, a Don. Accordingly, I think we fans owe him a certain measure of respect and trust in his basketball wisdom. I would like to suggest we, as a community, do our best to refrain from abusing his name or his basketball decisions, even in the heat of the game. Are you with me?
Are you willing to put your unflagging trust in the basketball decisions of Coach Adelman?
Yes. It is foolish (and possibly dangerous) to question his basketball acumen. (68 votes)
No. Adelman is fair game for criticism, like anyone else. (75 votes)
143 total votes