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Old 11-14-2013, 11:33 AM   #36 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by bjjs View Post
Rudy has been playing well and when he gets that shot going it's smooth like butter. But...ugh

1. He's careless, irresponsible, and not dependable with the basketball. Winning basketball players don't make careless stupid turnovers because they're hot-dogging through their legs. Turning the ball over trying to make a good basketball play is hard enough to overcome, but turning the ball over just because a player is being casual is inexcusable at the NBA level.

2. Rudy loves to just dribble up and shoot it. He can be deadly in the post, or even as a spot-up shooter, yet his eyes just seem to light up when he gets the ball behind the half court line and he gets to dribble up, do some jazzy moves, and fire off some crap-shot. He's the instigator of multiple one-and-done possessions throughout the course of the game where not only do the other 4 players not touch the ball, but they aren't even involved in setting screens or doing anything but watching the Rudy show.
I think that's where Casey comes into play. If the coach stands a chance of staying he needs to get Rudy playing a team game. There's no way he changes him completely. He'll have to allow a certain amount of the usual shit. But if he can curtail that stuff it really would make a difference. It looked like he was steering Rudy in the right directions through last night's game.
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