Perth's Offense (+ Rotations and Matchups)
Obviously we need Knight back (like a Crackhead needs his next fix) but what I have seen so far has me worried.
Mckay is an exciting talent to be sure, but clearly can't play the role of Centre in this league. Especially against the likes of Pledger. His athleticism doesn't make up for (what is now) almost below average height, and his stick-insect physique.
Which bring me to my next point. Trev loves his rotations, but I sometimes wonder if he is watching the same game?
You know NZ will start big, with Pledger in the paint. Perth eventually seemed to figure out that we were better with Brandt out there to match up.
Then seemed to forget it again, leaving him on the floor without Pledger and vice versa.
At one point we had a 100% defensive rotation going, and for large parts of the game had only two offensive weapons on the floor (one of whom was having a stinker.)
WTF is the point of having two gun import wing-men, if you can't play both together?
Prather is in all-star touch, and JJ has shown he's a match-winner, and probably on the whole better from range.
But if we can't run them both to their full potential, then what's the point?
Kenny has been a great pickup for the Cats, and remains IMHO a greatly underappreciated player.
He's the perfect backup for Damo, but gees I hate seeing them play so many minutes together. You're basically running two defensive PGs, who both hate to shoot.
Perth (in its current generation) will always tend towards lower scores and better D, and admittedly we're only 3 games in, but its got me worried.