Meet the New Boss. Same as the Old Boss.
- Dec 22, 2005
- Reaction score
- Worcester, MA
If Mazula could limit him to 30 minutes a game, without Brown realizing he's being limited, it would do wonders.He should be playing like 15-20 minutes a game with Porzingis. He does one thing well, which is the pick and roll game with him, even though that doesn’t account for his joke defense and all the other problems with ball movement.
Last night was a thing of beauty with him out. Almost every player on the team has a higher net rating with Brown off the court (KP is the only one who improves.)
Hauser is a much better fit for the starting unit. He doesn’t get in anyone’s way, makes quick, decisive passes, and is a better shooter than Brown. Brown is incapable of making quick ball movement decisions and is too selfish to not look to score every time he touches the ball. On defense, last night there were five defenders playing helpside defense and crashing the boards instead of four.
I know they’re stuck with his contract but all statistical evidence and the eye test tells me they should severely reduce his playing time. His iso ball style made more sense when they had limited playmaking. With White and Holiday he just mucks everything up.
Also, there's no excuse for the piss-poor defense. He's actually an excellent defender when he tries (and probably better than Hauser even when he doesn't).