"Is it just me or is Norton hugely over rated? The commentators talk about him being aggressive but to me it looks like he just charges into the paint and throws up a prayer hoping for a foul."
Mmm, I hate it when he does that. needs to iron that out of his game.
It's actually hard to fault individual Cats players, some just a bit off their game. Overall defence was not where it needed to be, especially te failure to contain Patterson.
And the 3-oint shooting, God help us. Somehow the cats have morphed into the team that lives or dies at the 3-point arc. A risky strategy at best, and clearly failed miserably tonight.
I don't mind Norton, but the problem is we currently have no backup, so so we end up with Cotton and White running the point, which seems to limit them in other areas.
When Martin retires, Norton will either be starting PG, or playing elsewhere. No point bringing in a 30 minute gun PG, AND wasting money on Norton.
Besides, the biggest challenge remains doing something with our Starting Centre position.
We've currently got an import Centre who is undersize, has no range, can't start games because he gets into foul trouble, and can't finish games because he can't shoot f/t's. Definitely need to upgrade him for next season.
Cats have shown that on their day they can beat anyone. That makes for an interesting play-offs.
But they need to get rid of these inconsistencies. It's already cost them top spot, and MU & Cairns are nipping at their heals.