(12-31-2020, 04:15 AM)omahen Wrote: Problem is you just can't single out players. Everyone played like crap. WCS, the idolized Mavs center got 4 fouls in 9 minutes. Kleber is awful defensively this season. DFS is below 30 % from three in the season start. They looked real solid in the preseason but somehow it all just went away. Doesn't matter, its a long season and it is obvious it will be s strange one. For everyone.The starters didn’t look solid in preseason, they were bad back then as well. The bench mob was killing it though and lifted up the team before the rookie lineups squared up.
DP had a worse +/- than WCS every regular season game so far. What is the appropriate time frame for you to talk about this? I‘d agree in general that four games + a shitty preseason would not be enough to take out a former starter but context matters here (achilles rehab).
I think this all was preventable. Expecting Dwight to just come in and not be a liability less than 12 months after tearing his achilles was the irrational part. So far everything went as expected.
I just wonder at what point the poor returns force a change. Why we’re not taking some pressure off the starters by bringing DP off the bench to find his rhythm......I don’t know. If the goal is to get him healthy and back into shape then that’s where that should happen against lesser competition.