Friday, October 26, 2007
Well, that was an old fashion shit kickin'. Pass like that, you will succeed. This was the first game KG really had a KG game, and you see the dividends. Rondo and Perk also were great; I feel good about the starters as long as they can stay on the floor. They protect one another; I mean Pierce played like shit and it hardly mattered. So now let me get negative. The bench, until the steamroll was on, was hardly cohesive. What was interesting is that when KG was in with the subs they all seemed to immediately feed off of him. But the only reason the game was close in the first half was the bench's lackluster play. That's nitpicking tonight, though. What is more important, and has far more ominous implications, is Glenn's decision to play Posey at power forward. I mean I'm really surprised; Drew Gooden can hardly be confused with Shaw Marion, he's a big load in there. So this week we have had Posey guarding Zach Randolph and now Drew Gooden. Eek. This, my friends, is a Glenn Rivers special. It is an absurd substitution, especially when you have the live bodies of Powe and Baby on the bench. I don't know what is up with Glenn and Powe, but if Glenn does not realize that Powe is almost always a better option than Posey or Scal at the 4 he is an idiot. Powe played four minutes tonight. In fairness at least Baby got 14, and looked good. But if you think that this Posey thing is going away, I'm afraid you're mistaken. We will get pounded on the glass and inside in general with Posey at the 4. Those are my negative thoughts, sorry to be at all melancholy - it was a great game, it's just I got a whiff of the real Glenn Rivers.
Posted by Tim Grimes at 10:23 PM