This is a thread topic i can get behind.
If the idea was to transition away from CORE4 then Wallace failed miserably with the construction of this roster. No coach would succeed under these present conditions
That's an insane amount to be asked of rookie head coach. Everyone knew that we needed a legit backup PG and an additional wing player. After watching Hollins and Joerger crash and burn trying to change the play style of these CORE guys WHY ON EARTH would you expect a rookie head coach to be able to do it without negative repercussion or downfall?
- mandate to rehab an injured player during games
- develop young players while trying to appease veterans
- develop a new culture and integrate pioneers of the old era into a new style
- transform offense while not having roster to support transformation
Wilson Chandler, Shabazz Muhummad, Sean Kilpatrick, or even Nick Young are all guys that would've been significant upgrades over Tony Allen going forward. Moving him would have been the easiest decision to make because what he provides (solid defense and bad offense) can be replaced.
See the problem with guys like Ennis and JaM is that they are dependent on other guys to setup their offense. They are best deployed as low usage offensively, versatile defenders role players. They cannot be counted on as your 3rd best offensive option, truthfully having them as 4th is a stretch. Healthy Parsons makes Ennis and JaM as starters look much better. To be fair JaMyke has already proven himself a viable starter so my breakdown is really about our wings.
Ideally, it would have been nice to continue bringing along a rookie or two this season for development purposes. However, due to the Parsons Initiative it makes it too difficult to be willing to take the lumps. A healthy Parsons gives Fizdale the freedom to develop a Troy Williams or a Andrew Harrison. Right now, no way he can afford to play those type of guys when you are already starting the worst starter statistically in the league.
The poor roster construction hurts the development of rookies for this year. The Parsons situation is also why we are experiencing this chaos. Unfortunately, if Parsons was able to play earlier which would have allowed FO to see how bad he is. Then maybe they would've made a move to address the wing or backup PG more aggressively.
It's hard for any player to do anything when everything is geared to go to 3 guys and you aren't 1 of them. JMG should be shooting the ball when he is open whether it is supposed to go to 1 of the 3.