Russell Westbrook Discussion: I Can't Make Layups!?!?!?!?

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  1. FrontOfJersey22

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    Not sure why it has to turn into a “disorder” to point out things a player does horribly and praise him for those he does well.
     
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    He was correcting my “diagnosis” of the gal behind me at the post office. ;)
     
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    The amount of athleticism and stamina is mind-boggling.
     
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    He does not fit this team, everyone who said this was right. You don’t put a guard who can’t shoot next to LeBron and AD, it’s pointless. He’s pretty much Shröder with less range. To top it all off he’s a terrible defender as well. It’s going to cost us if we don’t move on from him by the deadline, egos would be bruised but it could save us.
     
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    trading him for a couple of role players who can shoot would help this team
     
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    Other teams have seen this debacle. Who is going to give up anything of value for him? This summer maybe because he'll be an expiring, but even then, if someone takes him, it probably means we are getting a terrible contract back in any package that gets us a helpful player.

    This is probably our our team for this season, and we'll trade out this crop of minimums for a new crop this summer.
     
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    Just let me have my delusions! :p
     
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    Russell is wide open on the perimeter, wonder why, clank, clank , clank, lakers are all of a sudden down 20
     
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    Westbrook just has to play better period. Even some of us (I.e. me) who tried to be patient and give this experiment some time are losing reason to hope.

    he’s gotta give us something and not just a couple of quarters every third or fourth game.
     
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    you mean play defense

    this team has more than enough shooters
     
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    What part of that game had something negative to do what his defense? He wasn't guarding Schroder, Smart or Tatum. To keep it real what was the shooting issue? The team was scoring, why did he need to score specifically when Lebron and AD were doing it? I did notice him hitting folks in their spots and they missed shots, I'm not sure how he was to be blamed for that. It's kind of hard to blame Westbrook for losing these last two games.
     
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    Someone needs to be blamed for this, am I right?
     
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    I'm looking at the Head Coach right now. I give him some slack for missing players, but he is not using what he does have at his disposal properly either.
     
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    He also does have a roster completely unfitting his philosophy. He's a defense first coach with a completely new roster filled with mostly offense only players. Could he do better? Sure. But I don't blame him for having a hard time with such a squad. If we're being honest, Vogel would probably not have chosen like 80% of the players we have if it were up to him.
     
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    I don't know if that is a slam dunk or not. AD and Lebron were a part of that Defense he had in the championship run ..Howard and Bradley too. Kuz didn't guard anybody IMO for his whole time here, and Trez wasn't much of a defensive player. If he can only come up with a sound defensive strategy when he has KCP and Caruso, then maybe he isn't really a defensive genius. It has to be obvious that a bunch of 6'4 and under guys are going to have issues with size, but that is what we run in most of these games. He seems to have an issue playing bigs other than Davis. This has been true in each season he's been here, it didn't just start recently. I can understand it when you are playing teams that want to play small, but everyone isn't looking to play that way.
     
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    lebron wanted him in LA. he should get the blame

    i totally understand that he wanted another ball handler who could win games while he sat. but westbrook is such a terrible fit for this team and clearly, that thought never entered lebron's head
     
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    Where is the bad fit exactly? I mean in the games...can you point out where it's been a fit issue with Westbrook in these last two games? I keep hearing it but nobody is pointing it out specifically in the games. I mean Schroder didn't like the way Vogel ran the offense last season either.
     

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