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Bad defense - Allowed 14 offensive rebounds - Allowed 45% FGs
Too Many Turnovers - 20 Turnovers - 22 Points off Them - 36 fast break points given up
Too Many Missed Free Throws - 7 of them

Same things every time we lose... Hallmarks of a Gentry team... Will not change no matter how many or which great players we have...

This is who they are under Gentry... and always will be... It's maddening, because the talent level is there and will only get better... But they will always be a .500 "tease team" under Gentry.

When we are lucky enough to keep the turnovers at 12 or less... Make more than 80% of our FTs... and limit 2nd chance points and play anything that resembles defense for half a game... we don't lose.
 

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Two things that I don't understand....taking Zion out when they're heating up and Jaxson Hayes not getting more playing time. Matter of fact, Hayes' time has been decreasing massively in the last few games.
 

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Two things that I don't understand....taking Zion out when they're heating up and Jaxson Hayes not getting more playing time. Matter of fact, Hayes' time has been decreasing massively in the last few games.
I thought I heard last night that the preferred to use Okafor for his experience and because they didn't think Jaxson could hang with the likes of Dwight Howard due to Jaxson being somewhat undersized.

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Two things that I don't understand....taking Zion out when they're heating up and Jaxson Hayes not getting more playing time. Matter of fact, Hayes' time has been decreasing massively in the last few games.
I thought I heard last night that the preferred to use Okafor for his experience and because they didn't think Jaxson could hang with the likes of Dwight Howard due to Jaxson being somewhat undersized.

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Also keep in mind originally he was supposed to play at all. The original plan was for him to be in the G league all year. So anything he plays is a bonus,
 

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Also keep in mind originally he was supposed to play at all. The original plan was for him to be in the G league all year. So anything he plays is a bonus,
Yes, but it's frustrating to know that he's sitting on the bench wasting away. He needs the experience.
 
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Yes, but it's frustrating to know that he's sitting on the bench wasting away. He needs the experience.
Generally, the rotations become shorter during the playoffs. For all intents and purposes, every game is a playoff game at this point. Gaining experience goes on the back burner now and the player who gives you the best chance of winning this individual game gets the playing time. Gentry apparently thought Okafor gave them that chance last night. I'm assuming bulk was that reason.
 

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Two things that I don't understand....taking Zion out when they're heating up and Jaxson Hayes not getting more playing time. Matter of fact, Hayes' time has been decreasing massively in the last few games.
In the last 7 games we have won 5. Hayes is an exciting player no doubt but he needs to grow and that will have to wait till we stop making a run at the playoffs. Also we just lost to Lebron scoring 40, that says a lot.
 
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San Antonio and Memphis lost which is great but don’t look now Sacramento is beating teams and winning.

We have to beat the Lakers next time we see them. Plus we have the Heat and the Clippers coming up and we need to beat them too.
 
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Those would definitely be nice, but I don't think they are must wins, With our remaining schedule compared to the other teams in contention schedule, if we beat the teams we are supposed to beat only, we should still make the playoffs. It would be nice to create a little separation though because we know we aren't going to beat every sub .500 team we play.
 

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I understand the size concept, but Okafor over him is just......well just Gentry.
Hayes is too light and not crafty enough to rebound and he doesn't help you on offense if the opponent can prevent him from running down the lane for a dunk. I like him, but he needs some weight and and some seasoning. IMO
 

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Hayes can do a good job 1 on 1 with athletic centers who like the midrange game (LeMarcus Aldridge), but he doesn't have the size or strength to bang down low and his rim protection against guards driving is non existent. He just seems to retreat with his arms up until he is out of the play
 

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