At the start of the season I had the Sixers finishing 5th. That was with the assumption Sloan would be a good but not great player and unfortunately he turned out to be a dud.
I had them 4th because I expected :
- Humphries to be a beast, he was.
- Sloan to be around the upper tier of imports but not superstar nor MVP per that thread.
- the Sixers to be much better defensively as Henry alluded to, and we finally have the defensive horses like Dech and Humphries to offset DJ.
- Sydney and Perth to regress due to their turnover.
I was obviously wrong on a few things and happy to concede.
Not sold on Paul yet.
Considering our last few imports were :
Paul is a gun, right now he is doing well whilst the team has left him on an island to create himself, imagine if there was some structure. As frustrated as I was with Paul's last 2 shots against SEM, what other options did we have and he was 'hot'.
that disastrous game against NZ, possibly the most disgraceful performance I've ever seen from a 36ers team. Plus that terrible third quarter against Perth.
Marty Clarke era box scores say hello.
Ideally we would make a coaching change over the offseason but he's still got 2 years to run on his contract so who knows.
Considering the amount of investment has been made into this roster, a team would normally review the coaching when they see the low W/L ratio.
However I fear that Henry will get a free pass due to COVID and injuries, you can make an argument for it, but we should enevr have lost the Perth (big lead) and SEM (late lead) games.
That's all on the coach not having his players mentally prepared to play either at the start of game or coming out of the half-time break and Henry's game plans and substitution patterns have left a lot to be desired too.
In his TO's he seem to be saying the right things, but coming out if it the team seems to do something else.
The more I assess it the more I think the season is gone.