Here's the big negative and positive about this team:
We give up big leads early every single game
We don't panic and invariably improve as the game goes on
The whole preseason and into this season we've been such a slow starting team. It's good that we know how to fight back, I just wish that we didn't have to.
Anytime you get a 30 point win in a half, you have to be happy with it. But that first half was disgusting.
Bairstow might be our MVP right now. Amazing signing so far. Really covering for Humphries struggling and Sotto not playing. We'd be in a bit of trouble if we didn't pick him up last minute.
We all know what DJ can and can't do. We saw both of them today, but he's a straight up match winner in his day.
Liked the energy of Harris. Doesn't really look like a basketballer, but the effort is there.
Been saying since the start Hannahs just needs to hit a couple to get rolling. He's the sort of guy we should be running plays for early every game. The times when we kicked it out of the paint to him, he was automatic. Hopefully the last 2 games have been the kick into gear he needs.
I like Withers. Doesn't outwardly do a whole lot, just does the right things. Defence is nice, 3 point shot is solid, can run the floor. Looking forward to seeing him play with Dech.
Can't work out McCarron. He is a bit like Giddey where he does a bit of everything, but is flawed as a player. Rebounding is a nice surprise.
I'd play Malou and Dufelmeier over King on early season form. King seems very turnover prone.
Can't go passed our MVP of the day in Ousmane Dieng. Might be the best example I've seen of a player actively losing a game for his team. Flat out didn't pass the ball once all game, just iso bullshit into bricked shot. He'll improve you'd think, but what an unbelievably selfish game he played today. We also flat out punished Loe when he was on the floor. Thought it was a waste using Withers on Bach, but he sure made him look foolish.
Wetzell, Besson and McDW pretty much 3v5'd us for most of the game. We'd either go under the screen and they'd get an open 3 or they'd run a nice PnR with Wetzell which led to so many free layups. We adjusted in the second half and they ran out of ideas.