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Hollins: Once We Are Locked In, Wants To Throw 35+ Mins At Zbo


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#1 Greater Memphis Grind

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Posted 17 April 2012 - 08:39 AM

“@FlyerGrizBlog: Hollins suggested that if the team's playoff slot gets settled -- and it's close to that -- he'd like to throw 35-38 minutes at Z-Bo.” 

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Posted 17 April 2012 - 08:47 AM

ZBo has averaged more minutes in March than in April, which I find interesting, however his minutes have generally been consistent.

I think he will be between 32-34 minutes tonight, depending on how he and the other centers play.

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Posted 17 April 2012 - 08:54 AM

I hope Zbo is ready, but if not, I hope Hollins has the stones to do what is best for the team.

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Posted 17 April 2012 - 09:06 AM

So, has Zbo officially got the start or is this just speculation?

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Posted 17 April 2012 - 09:15 AM

Hollins' inability to effectively incorporate Z-Bo back into the team in actual important games shows obvious deficiencies as a coach

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Posted 17 April 2012 - 09:52 AM

Hollins ability to integrate Mo Speights, Dante Cunningham, Quincy Pondexter, Gilbert Arenas and Zach Randolph during a shortened season with very little practice time is indicative of a coach in control of his team who provides a clear message of what he expects from his players. That is why Hollins is getting attention for coach of the year.

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Posted 17 April 2012 - 09:58 AM

View Postchipc3, on 17 April 2012 - 09:52 AM, said:

Hollins ability to integrate Mo Speights, Dante Cunningham, Quincy Pondexter, Gilbert Arenas and Zach Randolph during a shortened season with very little practice time is indicative of a coach in control of his team who provides a clear message of what he expects from his players. That is why Hollins is getting attention for coach of the year.

Yup. Hollins' coaching job over the last two seasons has been freaking impressive. He can come off as supremely stubborn, but you can't argue with the results.

#8 zacgrizz

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Posted 17 April 2012 - 10:42 AM

View PostItIsWhatItIs, on 17 April 2012 - 09:15 AM, said:

Hollins' inability to effectively corporate Z-Bo back into the team in actual important games shows obvious deficiencies as a coach
I'm glad I don't have to hang out with you in real life.

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Posted 17 April 2012 - 10:43 AM

View Postchipc3, on 17 April 2012 - 09:52 AM, said:

Hollins ability to integrate Mo Speights, Dante Cunningham, Quincy Pondexter, Gilbert Arenas and Zach Randolph during a shortened season with very little practice time is indicative of a coach in control of his team who provides a clear message of what he expects from his players. That is why Hollins is getting attention for coach of the year.

Anyone not saying this doesn't understand basketball.

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Posted 17 April 2012 - 11:00 AM

Hollins hasn't integrated anything, he doesn't even have a set rotation and the season is over in a week. This guy is making soup and just throwing in all the ingredients and hoping it turns out good

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Posted 17 April 2012 - 11:02 AM

View PostItIsWhatItIs, on 17 April 2012 - 11:00 AM, said:

Hollins hasn't integrated anything, he doesn't even have a set rotation and the season is over in a week. This guy is making soup and just throwing in all the ingredients and hoping it turns out good
Perhaps you are just unable to understand what Hollins is trying to do...

Is there anything you enjoy about this team or do you just enjoy insulting the pros to make your life seem better?

#12 ItIsWhatItIs

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Posted 17 April 2012 - 11:26 AM

Hollins doesn't know what he's doing, he has no rotation and throws in random Pargo every now and then. Playing 12 guys every other game sure sounds like a great plan. The team succeeds in spite of a mediocre coach like Hollins

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Posted 17 April 2012 - 11:32 AM

View PostItIsWhatItIs, on 17 April 2012 - 11:26 AM, said:

Hollins doesn't know what he's doing, he has no rotation and throws in random Pargo every now and then. Playing 12 guys every other game sure sounds like a great plan. The team succeeds in spite of a mediocre coach like Hollins
Rate these 4 coaches. Let's see who knows nothing
Hubie
The czar (Fratello)
Iavarroni
Hollins

Rate their results on regular season records.

Rate their results on playoff record.
<_< :D B)

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Posted 17 April 2012 - 11:40 AM

View PostItIsWhatItIs, on 17 April 2012 - 11:26 AM, said:

Hollins doesn't know what he's doing, he has no rotation and throws in random Pargo every now and then. Playing 12 guys every other game sure sounds like a great plan. The team succeeds in spite of a mediocre coach like Hollins

the team succeeds...why so negative all the time?

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Posted 17 April 2012 - 11:46 AM

One thing its minutes and the other thing its plays ect..we have to give him the ball.

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Posted 17 April 2012 - 11:50 AM

View Postcostarica2, on 17 April 2012 - 11:46 AM, said:

One thing its minutes and the other thing plays ect..we have give him the ball.
"meaningful minutes" Not cleanup minutes are meaningful. <Yogi Berra>

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Posted 17 April 2012 - 11:51 AM

Come on, son! The team is better than last year despite playing without 2 of the 6 most important players for most of the season and adding an entirely new bench minus OJ. Just about ever player on the team has played better under Hollins. The team was a disaster on defense a few years ago. Now we're one of the best in the league. And we went from having no bench to having a pretty solid one in large part through Hollins' efforts to manufacture one.

Hollins isn't perfect, but he's established himself as one of the best coaches in the league. And the players like playing for him and know where they stand with him.

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Posted 17 April 2012 - 12:34 PM

View Postguillermo, on 17 April 2012 - 11:40 AM, said:

the team succeeds...why so negative all the time?
they should be better with all the talent they have. Just last year being an 8th seed was a joke with the talent on that team, luckily they played up to their potential in the playoffs

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Posted 17 April 2012 - 12:41 PM

View PostItIsWhatItIs, on 17 April 2012 - 12:34 PM, said:

they should be better with all the talent they have. Just last year being an 8th seed was a joke with the talent on that team, luckily they played up to their potential in the playoffs
Dude, we're one the top 5 teams in the incredibly competitive Western Conference. We've been battling through injuries all year and we've been playing in a shortened/condensed season.

Seriously, how much more do you want?

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Posted 17 April 2012 - 12:55 PM

View PostItIsWhatItIs, on 17 April 2012 - 09:15 AM, said:

Hollins' inability to effectively incorporate Z-Bo back into the team in actual important games shows obvious deficiencies as a coach

Do you also have another identity here that you use for ordinary comments?