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Maggette Ratio

Posted on: November 3, 2009 2:39 pm
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I know its only 2 games but this is getting ridiculous. Corey Maggette. 23.8% from the field.  Is that how you feel Corey?  I literally turn the TV off when Corey gets the ball. I already know what’s going to happen.

I just play it all out in my mind. Corey gets the ball about 15-19ft from the basketball usually above the elbow.  The defender sags off Corey. The defender dares Corey to take the shot.   What does Corey do? He takes the bait and launches a jumper and bricks.  Maggette is 5-21 on the year.  

But I’m hear to solve problems not just talk about them.

That’s why I have developed he Maggette Ratio (4:1) to help Nellie out.  That’s 4 free throw attempts per 1 field goal attempt. If Maggette fail to abide by this rule he should be benched immediately. No question asked. I don’t care if he has 19 rebounds.

He single handedly lost the game against the Rockets. I’ve never seen a 3<sup>rd</sup> or 4<sup>th</sup> option so stubborn.  But you have to blame Nellie for giving him such a long leash, especially when you have Azubuike who’s a much better all around player.

Corey you can’t be something you’re not. Everybody in the Association knows what you do. Stick to your game and if you can’t drive to the rack…doing something different like pass instead of hoisting up a 17 footer.

Besides Maggette horrific shooting, turnovers are killing the Warriors.  Even though they play fast, the Warriors have always protected the ball pretty good. In the first few games, the Warriors have turned the ball over 38 times.  Who’s leading the charge?   Ellis (8), Jackson (6) and my man Maggette (6).  Monta is just lazy with the ball. A lot lazy passes. 95% of his TO are unforced errors.  Just plane laziness on his part.  He needs to valve every pass and every possession. Jackson tries a little to hard. He has to understand risk/reward. He takes to many chances. Or he just forces himself on the defense which leads to him arguing with the refs while the opposing makes an easy bucket on the other end.  Maggette turnover are out of frustration.  Curry is also up there with 5 turnovers. 4 of them being carrying calls. He has to keep his hand on top of the ball. 4 carrying calls in 2 games lead me to believe that’s this is a serious problem.  

A couple things I’ve learned so far.

Curry is a legit PG

The Association knows who Anthony Morrow is

The Warriors must defend the 3 better

Jackson, Ellis, and Maggette should never be on the floor together

Maggette and Jackson should never be on the floor together

Without Curry in the lineup, there’s absolutely zero ball movement.

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Since: Dec 12, 2006
Posted on: November 5, 2009 4:50 pm
 

Maggette Ratio

Besides Maggette horrific shooting, turnovers are killing the .  The turnovers went down and the ball movement was much improved against Memphis (yeah I know its Memphis, but I will take a beacon of hope where I can get it).

Anyway you slice it, when the starting backcourt (Monta and Curry) go for 21 assists and only 2 turnovers that is a very nice sign and hopefully a sign of things to come.  The difference in the ball movement was huge for Morrow, who has some difficulty creating his own shots.  When the ball moves around a lot, though, a guy like Morrow is inevitably going to get some looks here and there and what did he do....10 for 12 from the field.  He scored 24 points on 12 shots, a 2.0 pps average--amazing!

If they remember to trust each other and move the ball they will win some games this year.  If they fall into the pattern of the first two games, however, its going to be a long season.


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