Rotzar escribió:Me comentan desde Colorado que Malone ya esta firmando los papeles del paro.
Michael Malone on the challenges of playing against big men Olynyk and James Johnson: "You put Nikola (Jokic) on Olynyk, they put him on all the action. You put Nikola on James Johnson, they put him on all the action. Those guys were able to make big plays for them." #Nuggets
— Gina Mizell (@ginamizell) March 20, 2018
R1Molano escribió:Bueno Darivo, yo ahí no veo una acción positiva atrás pero tampoco algo terrible de Barton, mas una genialidad de James Johnson haciendo un fake pass a Ellington que estaba tirando excelente y es peligrosísimo en las esquinas, y tiene toda la pinta que de no mediar el fake pass sino el pase a Ellington Barton hubiera hecho un switch bastante aceptable.
El que esta lentísimo es MIllsap
II. The Coaching Elephant in The Room: Malone’s complicated resume
Let me give you a 10,000-foot look at the situation involving Malone, and we’re going to do this in bullet form.
Malone is a good coach. You can define this by process: He develops players, is obsessed with winning and demands accountability while holding himself to the same standard. You can define it by results: The Nuggets have gone from a team that was truly one of the biggest train wrecks in the NBA to a team that narrowly missed the playoffs last year, is now five games over .500 and just last week fell out of the eighth spot. They have improved every year under Malone. If you look at it from a player-development, cultural-shift or a wins-and-losses standpoint, Malone has made the Nuggets better. You can argue effectively whether he should remain coach of the team beyond this season (which we’ll get to), but it starts here: Malone has been a good coach and holds a tremendous amount of respect around the league.
Malone messes up a lot of the details. His frustration and emotional volatility result in his being hamstrung when it comes to vital end-of-game timeouts after he blows through two in a quarter when the opponent gets a run-out basket after a turnover for the millionth time. His end of game side-out-of-bounds play sets are never going to win the love and affection of the Brad-Stevens-For-Almighty-Deity crowd. The deeper the team is, the more he struggles to balance rotations. He stubbornly sticks with his principles, the ideas that his father — a lifer coach — taught him, another lifer coach. He’ll ride lineups into the dirt, messing up rest patterns. He loves two-big lineups. A lot of the things he passionately believes in seem archaic.
Yet Malone’s not at all archaic in his approach. He’s one of the most analytic-friendly coaches I’ve covered. When small-ball was the only way for Denver to win games the past two seasons, he embraced it. He’s obsessed with defense, but you cannot crush him for that and then say he can’t coach offense when Denver has been one of the better offensive units in the league the past two seasons.
At the same time, he’s billed as a defensive coach, and the defense has been bad every year he’s been there. He’s not regarded as an offensive genius, but the Nuggets have slayed on that end, as said above. Yet, the team really took off offensively in February when Malone stopped calling so many plays and embraced more of a read-and-react approach with Nikola Jokic as its focal point.
There is a legitimate argument to be made that he fundamentally misunderstands how to coach Jokic. This is a tough one, because Jokic literally became a star under Malone, so you can’t say he’s prevented the Serbian standout from becoming great. But as we’ll get into later, there’s a real argument that Malone continues to fail to understand the importance of running the entire offense through Jokic and can’t give up the control of the offense.
Most coaches take losses hard. Not all, that’s a myth. There have been coaches who were just happy to be in their situation. (It’s often former players who hold that attitude for whatever reason.) Malone, however, takes defeats as hard as any coach I’ve ever seen, and he’s lost a lot during Denver’s rebuild with a bunch of 20-year-olds. It’s why the Nuggets’ constant effort issues push him so far. They drive him to places like “finishing games with bench units that are on their last legs and eventually give up the lead” and “benching Jokic in a must-win game vs. Dallas,” as he did two weeks ago. Malone’s struggle to handle his emotional investment in-game is always a razor-thin wire he’s walking.
darivo escribió:es desconcertante al nivel que ha llegado el equipo
pero es que vas viendo el partido, y sabes que es imposible ganar así.
da igual la racha de Jokic, la de Milsap o la de Lyles. es que el estilo de juego acaba siendo aclarados y posteos que dejan la bola con 7 segundos con la defensa posicionada y sin ninguna ventaja
por lo menos hoy Malone ha atizado a Barton (que ya le tocaba)
creo que con éstas, sólo quedan sin atizar Milsap y Garris.
makimelo escribió:Es una lástima el que siendo pocos los aficionados a los Nuggets en este país como para que como añadido estemos echando continuamente leña al fuego del equipo, siempre cargando las tintas con los mismos protagonistas. No es real ni justo, ni tampoco constructivo, de hecho es típico de una mentalidad cerrada (deportivamente hablando) fiel a las costumbres en este país.
De ninguno de los frecuentamos este foro depende (supongo) el estado del equipo, ni el quinteto titular, ni la rotación, ni las bajas, etc... por lo que cuesta lo mismo echar basura encima de los nuestros tanto como creer en ellos, en todos y cada uno que se viste de blue and yellow.
Cada uno puede decir o pensar lo que quiera, faltaría mas, pero siendo un foro sobre los Denver Nuggets espero de todo menos leer opiniones negativas un día tras otro. Una pena.
Un saludo compañeros