• JerryCT

    It is tough to play ANYBODY w/o Dumes. He is our most effective defender and our only offensive player game in and game out. Yes his judgement can be a problem but he is not alone there.

    As for those looking for screens for Roth consider this:

    1. I assume this screen is outside 3 pt line
    2. Jones and Moore too thin or small to set an effective screen
    3. Dumes too valuable moving on the floor and with the other teams best defender on him to set a screen
    4. Pritchard, Williams, Taber too valuable near the basket to come this far out to screen
    5. Roth does not get his shot off when contested , do I really want the defender on Pritchard, Williams or Taber contesting Roth ?
    6. Will Roth shoot qucikly enough and still be accurate to make a screen worthwhile ?

    I think Crean has it right w Roth. He gets his shot when the defense collapses inside and leaves him open.

    Tonight we see a alot of zone I think. It may get ugly

  • BFowler

    I would say the reason people are calling for screens for Roth is that:
    a) No one on this team merits a double team or evan a collapse of the defense.
    b) He does not create his own shot, therefore needing screens.
    c) He has a nice shot and seems like the most likely person to drain a big 3-pt shot (Although you could make the argument for Dumes as well).
    d) The screen does not have to be in the 3-pt. line area, the screens could be made down low (a la Daryl Thomas for Alford) causing a mismatch with another defender.
    e) When he or another shooter does not get screens, we are stuck with chucking up a 25 footer with the shot clock winding down, trying to beat some defender one-on-one where the defender is a much better athlete.

    We've all seen it work with Alford, who was not terribly athletic, and we see similarities in the stroke of the shot. Zone may be what this team needs to get it going. Glass half full…….

  • JerryCT

    It is tough to play ANYBODY w/o Dumes. He is our most effective defender and our only offensive player game in and game out. Yes his judgement can be a problem but he is not alone there.

    As for those looking for screens for Roth consider this:

    1. I assume this screen is outside 3 pt line
    2. Jones and Moore too thin or small to set an effective screen
    3. Dumes too valuable moving on the floor and with the other teams best defender on him to set a screen
    4. Pritchard, Williams, Taber too valuable near the basket to come this far out to screen
    5. Roth does not get his shot off when contested , do I really want the defender on Pritchard, Williams or Taber contesting Roth ?
    6. Will Roth shoot qucikly enough and still be accurate to make a screen worthwhile ?

    I think Crean has it right w Roth. He gets his shot when the defense collapses inside and leaves him open.

    Tonight we see a alot of zone I think. It may get ugly

  • BFowler

    I would say the reason people are calling for screens for Roth is that:
    a) No one on this team merits a double team or evan a collapse of the defense.
    b) He does not create his own shot, therefore needing screens.
    c) He has a nice shot and seems like the most likely person to drain a big 3-pt shot (Although you could make the argument for Dumes as well).
    d) The screen does not have to be in the 3-pt. line area, the screens could be made down low (a la Daryl Thomas for Alford) causing a mismatch with another defender.
    e) When he or another shooter does not get screens, we are stuck with chucking up a 25 footer with the shot clock winding down, trying to beat some defender one-on-one where the defender is a much better athlete.

    We've all seen it work with Alford, who was not terribly athletic, and we see similarities in the stroke of the shot. Zone may be what this team needs to get it going. Glass half full…….