In most games they ONLY go to JV with any consistency in the 1st quarter and then as the game progresses they ignore him more and more REGARDLESS of how well he's doing. We even saw that tonight where he had a monster first half and then he played only a few minutes of the 3rd and had one FGA before Casey benched him. As for JV being passive and/or indecisive, well maybe if he were involved in the game regularly and got consistent minutes he would actually develop more confidence and be more decisive and be more consistently good.kenchau wrote: ↑Mar 8th, 2017 11:26 pmUh no, they always go to JV early to start the game, but the result is inconsistent, hence the frustration. Whether he is a three-quarter man or a four-quarter man, they go to him early. Sometimes he is super passive and indecisive, and other times it's like he's got an agenda and is super confident and decisive (like tonight).
We give Demar all the time in the world to become 'the man', so why shouldn't we give JV the same amount of development time to be a big force for this team on a consistent basis?
Again why not play JV more and let him gain that experience so that he can improve rather than saying 'He doesn't matchup well with XYZ player and therefore he needs to sit' or if he makes a few mistakes 'Welp he sucks tonight, time to sit' instead of letting him try and play through it. That's not how you develop your young guys to be better players. It would be like Babcock never allowing Matthews to take important faceoffs because he's a rookie and will often get burned. How will he ever learn if he doesn't get placed in that position? In all the years JV has been on the team, Casey rarely gave JV meaningful minutes in crunch time and then now people complain that he isn't capable of playing when the game is on the line?? He showed tonight that he can do it so let him continue to prove it.The problem is, where is that intensity against the Kaminsky's, Maker's, Gortat's et al right from opening tipoff. It is not the same. It's great that you want to show that you can take on the all-stars, but show that you can constantly dominate the non-stars.