This time the article features Tyrus Thomas."He was OK," Boylan said of Thomas' foul-plagued outing on Saturday. "He has to maintain a high energy level and play to his strength. I've been saying all year, 'Be around the basket. Make things happen at the rim.' Then he's effective. That's what I would like to see him do."
Yes Tyrus, I'll put you in at the 3, so you can be nowhere near the rim and I can have an excuse to pull you immediately!
Granted, this really hasn't happened that often lately but that's because he hasn't seen the floor much lately. Still, to say he's "been saying [that] all year" is such bullshit, when he was putting him in a position to fail.
Another gem from Boylan regarding the difference between Noc and Thomas and playing through their mistakes:"The body of work is the key factor in the difference between those guys," Boylan said.
Oh yes, the body of work! Let's compare a 4th year player who is the coaches' pet, to a lottery pick in his 2nd year who has struggled to gain the trust of his coaches and doesn't get the burn of a 2nd rounder. Seriously, doesn't being a lottery pick earn him the right to be able to play through his mistakes at least sometimes? Catch-22 - he can't exactly build a "body of work" if you never let him see the floor.
I feel like I had more to say, but this combined with the main diary's point of Boylan not changing the rotation, just makes me sick. I wish I could stop watching this season but I still find myself watching every game.