Grizz win. I think morale is up after tonight and it will carry over. Rudy normally brings it against kd, and you know zbo and Marc aren't losing to a team that uses thabeet. I think we let mike sit out this one.. Bayless is a big body for guarding Westbrook and it lets wroten continue to develop. Mike needs some rest. Don't rush getting him out there. Venting... Hollins NEEDS to find an offense that works for Rudy. I notice that Rudy plays better if he is crashing the boards and not the center of attention. Like his GW tonight, he took full advantage of his spacing on the floor because he got the ball with good spacing. We have to find out how we get him good spacing. Allow him to set up on the low block? I think he is effective when he runs off picks without the ball.. He does not need the ball on the wing or three point line on the sideline and if he has it there he does not need a pick. These seem like recipes for disaster because of his lack of focus or mediocre ball handling skills. One more on Rudy, he seems like he is too worried about his offense that he has completely forgotten about defense. Too many times Rudy puts the WHOLE defense out of position and in a disadvantage to the offense because he is lazy getting back, lazy running through screens, etc. The last shot sickened me. If it weren't for Marc there to save our arse, Rudy would have given up a wide open 3 and he didnt even try to really jump and contest it. He just runs and puts his hand out like always. But I keep waiting for the Rudy gay we all want to see. The one that dunked over ginobli when we needed it most. Zbo will be back, Marc is TEam Hero, bayless is playing great ball right now, wroten seems to be the best player on our team (at least the most exciting). Although Chris Johnson is really bringing it! Can we sign him for the year before someone else does? What's up with DA's shot?? Tired legs maybe? Anyway I've never done this on here so I will try it out don't blame me tho... Grizz 95-OKC 90...maybe 91
Spacing is the key and also aggressive marc and Bayless weren't just dumping the ball to Rudy and tell him to create. Bayless was attacking so when Rudy got the ball and good spacing he could just make a move. That makes all the difference in the world. We also took a million jumpers and didn't just concentrate on paint paint. Plus CJ was in with him and his 3pt threat had to be respected by defense so again SPACING. Rudy needs spacing bottom-line he is a very talented player in a bad-fit system.
I really believe if he has a good game against OKC and we even squeak out a win then FO would be hard-pressed to trade him this season. This game is his audition for rest of season as a Grizz.
Keep the CORE go Grizz!
He had a hard illegal pick set on him that prevented him from getting to Nick. But Tony and Rudy were in same area so not sure who Nick's man was.