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I think Melo has had enough and drops a 40 point game tonight.
Well he had 34 last game to the same team and they were down 20. So, let’s up that to 65 just to be safe
I’m critical and negative by nature. But games like this show we have 3 excellent foundational pieces in Lamelo, Williams, and Miller. Get healthy and get he who shall remain nameless, and we might be competitive. Still think we need a purge in FO and coaching. I suspect Hayward will miss some time. He was limping some latein the game. Good win! Good effort!
Melo, Mark and Brandon are the only thing that excite me about tuning in right now. Seeing their development together. I do think we’re better than we’ve played thus far. It would help to get healthy cause our margin for error is razor thin.
If we can make threes at a league average clip we’d probably be above .500 lol
I second all the Mark love. It’s such a luxury having a force in the middle after so many years without one. I think Nick deserves some love too though. He’s been a beast as well.
It’s a shame Hayward could never stay healthy. It would’ve been nice to get 4 years of what we saw tonight.
Looking forward to getting our full compliment of players back. I don’t want to play for the lottery this year. Just want to win some games.
I was surprised to see Miller’s start line after the game. It seemed like he was way more impactful than the numbers showed.
Second on Gordon Hayward. I don’t remember him ever playing this well since he’s been here. The contract year term is definitely a thing!
Agreed, was surprising to me also
Nice to get a win and to see our young trio play their part. But, bloody hell, our shooting from 3! Remove LaMelo from the stats, and our starters were 1-15 (6.6*%)! Include the bench, and it improves all the way up to 2-19 (10.5%). That shockingly bad. Inexcusably bad. We have objectively better shooters than that. Coaching needs to step up and scheme some guys open.
Also the wizards are bad. Not a good sign for the hornets. Definitely a bottom 5 team in the league
I like it when mark Williams does the thing with the rebounds, 24 times a game.
Minus Melo, the hornets would be 2/20 from three last night.
Seems like miller played a nice complementary role. Would be nice to see more plays drawn up specifically for him. He’s going to need to hit threes. I’m not yet particularly worried at all about it, but 26% won’t do it.
This was my concern with him being a starter so early. He seemed to get much better shot opportunities coming off the bench. Not sure why probably a combo of personelle, defenders on the floor and overall being more comfortable
He is just not hitting 3s.
He is getting good shot opportunities still, his mid range is really nice and is where we need to put him in more situations IMO.
His 3s seem to be forced where Midrange is natural
I think the shots have seemed okay. Good shots even. Just not going in.
Which is why I mentioned i wasn’t really worried at all at this point. Stroke looks fine, shot selection seems fine.
Small sample size, Last year lead league in 3p after 6 games…talk about coming to earth, more falling into the upside down.
Last in league 3p, 3 of our worst…none of shots look broken IMO. Terry & PJ free throws solid and nailing 2p, raising efg% to .511 & .545
Miller struggles, rookie expected to see roller coaster slump early & hope to see more consistent later.
Terry, Lamelo, PJ and Hayward have all shot between 36-37% from 3 over their careers, all above league average, so they’re all capable shooters. What we lack is though that knock down 40% shooter from 3. Don’t know if Miller will be at that level, but he is a good shooter. His stroke is pure. He was knocking them down earlier and has struggled of late but they will start falling again. Not worried about him at all.