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Old 04-16-2009, 03:14 PM   #13 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by Claudius View Post
Yeah, let's NOT teach accountability for errors. I love also, how he comments that if he makes a mistake, he can come back and score 10 points. He always has the mentality of looking to score for himself. Bah!
This isn't a 29 year old veteran we're talking about here, it's a number one pick from Italy with a diverse skillset trying to find his niche in the NBA. Some leeway is required in the way of growing pains.

Also, of course his mentality is to score - that's his forte! Nonetheless, his last game of the season was a 6-block performance; that's not bad for protecting the rim.

I'm disappointed in Bargs' low rebounding totals like everyone else, but one step at a time here. His offensive improvement this year has been spectacular. He went from about 11 points 4 boards a game before december to around 18.5 points and 6 boards after.

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isn't this Phil Jackson's philosophy

he also lets his team play thru their problems by not calling timeouts


but his players are smart
Exactly. Jackson forces his players to learn how to think smart on the court, otherwise they find themselves on the bench.
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