Originally Posted by rapsfan087
I agree that who gets early fouls is Andrea, but who benchs him after that is Sam. Till the game against Denver.
I agree the guy has to defend and that is what makes you minutes on the court, this was said by Sam ... why he benchs Andrea when he struggles with his shot, if the guy is defending well. And if the guy is always at the perimeter in the offensive end, maybe it's because Sam wanna that ... or maybe Andrea is doing the same that TJ, what he wants. I just think both of them are trying to do what the coach says their. And if they are doing what they want, then I say "fire Mitchell" because he can not control his players.
Andrea has his faults, but Sam hasn't done the most correct to get the best from Andrea either. Sam is almost a rookie coach, it's nice people defend him, but it would be nice too that when he was wrong people said it.
The problem is that when Andrea's shot isn't falling the times that he helps out in other areas are far and few between. In fact he usually hangs his head and does very little else to justify even being on the court (when he twists away from contact in the paint on the defensive end, but still hits the player and allows the and one makes me want to put my fist through the screen). I don't know any coach in any sport at any level who rewards a player not putting in effort with extended minutes.
The team as a whole still functions better on both ends with Rasho on the court. Why does Sam even keep Andrea in the starting line-up?