I never said all i see is failure. I don't approve of the coach making stupid desicions and "experimenting" while there are 18 games left in the season. You were on the Blake all season long and where also the person who said we did not need a PG. Looks like you where wrong. We did need a PG and Steve Blake still is terrible. Its funny you havent stood up for Blake in a while!? why not? i thought he ran the offense so smoothly? All the games Steve Blake has had where fools gold! I also recall you saying Metta is coming around? I'm not seeing that either. Like i said fools gold.
Actually I wasn't wrong
Yeah I still do, and Blake was playing well and with confidence and was bailing us out of games making clutch shots(Memphis?) and he was playing extremely well. I ALSO said that if we got Sessions I would want Fisher to stay on the team WITH Blake for certain situations. The reason why was because I knew that the way the Lakers ran the offense for these first 40+ games of the season was for a player like Fisher when he was starting. Fisher is what he is, stop and shoot but don't move much and isn't mobile.
Blake was run and gun and that is why he was good with the bench cause he had a player like Barnes there and Goudelock played perfectly into his pass first mentality cause he was knocking down jumpers then.
When he was moved to the starting lineup(which was after being in trade rumors) i KNEW he would have issues. But I didn't mind it too much cause I knew he wouldn't get much playing time over Sessions and I knew Sessions could get the bench going. But I knew that Blake is a pass first kind of point guard not looking to finish at the rim very often, he isn't the kind of player that's only role is to hit wide open jumpers it has to be in the flow of the game and its how he plays best. When he was given Fishers role to be "that guy" I knew he'd have a really rough time adjusting and he has. This is why I wanted Sessions to remain running the bench while Blake was adjusting to the starting lineup.
Blake's success with the bench also had a lot to do with Goudelock's scoring and when he would get open off of Blake's drives and whatnot.
What I DIDN'T expect was Goudelock to get injured and his play to suffer as badly as it has been. That is a major contributing factor to the problems the bench is having right now with Blake back in the lineup there, Goudelock is healing and has played himself out of the position.
So Blake in a term has even less to work with now, and then moving Blake to the two while Sessions plays the 1 midgame is forcing Blake back into that "just be a stand still three point shooter" that he has trouble with in the starting lineup. It isn't fitting the style of a pass first point guard.
And when he does run the point and Goudelock can't shoot or play worth much right now that pass first mentality doesn't give us much results outside of the fast break which Blake CAN still run effectively. In case you didn't notice even when Sessions was running the bench with Goudelock at the 2 and Goudelock was playing crappy the only bailout that was there was that Sessions could also be a scorer and also had a great chemistry with Barnes. Blake isn't a scorer like him he's a facilitating past first guard. Sessions can do both.
So I wasn't wrong about Blake at all, he's going through what I expected him to.
And you're crazy if you don't see Metta coming around he's been scoring more regularly, he is also getting his legs back under him, his shot doesn't look so flat, his defense is coming back around and he's moving around much better. So yeah I was right about Metta coming around.
And Blake DID run the offense smoothly on the bench, when Goudelock was scoring everytime he was wide open. With Goudelock being basically useless you're either counting on Blake to be the primary scorer or you're looking for fast break points, Blake isn't a primary scorer, and Barnes prefers playing with Sessions.
So that was a nice attempt on trying to make it look like I wasn't right when I'd defend Blake and I was, and I talk about him now because he's struggling as I expected and I'll be the first to tell you why. What I say is always going to be how it is as it happens, if Blake starts to struggle I'm not going to say he's "not struggling" but I'm also going to clarify why. I was right then and I am still right now, eventhough I know it drives you crazy.
So you can try elsewhere to make a point
Edited by Majesty, March 26, 2012 - 09:27 PM.