- Mar 21, 2017
I agree but I also think our best lineup has Vince at the 4. Hason should still be able to rim run in that configuration, especially since the goal is for Vince to draw out a defender.I still think so much of that is position.
Ward at the 4 catching oops and putbacks is a monster.
Ward at the 5 having to post up with his length, but lack of muscle and incomplete postgame is nowhere near as dangerous.
% of shots at the rim this year 57.5%
% of shots at the rim last year 81.7%
He's actually finishing a slightly higher percentage of his shots at the rim this year than last year too (67.4% versus 63.8%). Too many challenged floaters, not enough easy dunks. I think it's position and taking shots he's just not as good at.
Ward hit a baseline jumper and a turnaround jumper last night. I was shocked that he made them both.I can’t recall Ward ever converting with a legitimate post move or hitting a jumper. He can make an open layup (or not) and dunk. He is extremely limited, and plays soft. That’s the long and short of his disappointing play.
MSS basically had one move. But it was effective.
Coaching can only go so far. If the player doesn’t have the tools or do the work, it’s not going to happen.
Its mental. Outsiders opinion but he could benefit from a sports psychologist(strictly and opinion not to be confused with a diagnosis)Ward showed some flashes of offensive progression yesterday, but then negated it with the missed dunks/bunnies. Hopefully it all comes together for him soon, I liked his effort.