How far can we go with Spence??
I went to the game last night, 4th time this year. The place was the fullest I have seen it in a long time. The place felt like it was ready to explode if they could have just got the lead to 6 points, but the time never game.
From my perspective, every player on this team deserves a passing grade this year except two. The first one is Sean May who may be building a second story on his doghouse. The other is Spencer. He has just not been consistent. By all accounts, he has one great game this year. I know he is young, he would be a senior in college this year, but there are several other young centers in the league too. Last night I would have wanted Noah on my team rather than Spence. Horford, Lopez in NJ, Bynum, Noah, Hibbert, Okafor, Pryz etc, etc, are all young too. I do not see any hall of famers from this group yet, but so far this season I would probably take all of them ahead of Spence. Ok, maybe not Hibbert or Bynum (only because he is a Laker). But the young excuse is getting old. He has been in the league 3 years now.
And if you want to look at stats and come up with over 36 minutes he would average blah, blah, blah. I do not buy that either. There is a reason he is not on the floor for 36 minutes. There is a reason KT who has no offensive game is getting playing time. Spence is not getting it done. I am not asking for 20 and 15. I just want 12 and 9 on a consistent basis.
The Kings seemed to have approached respectability. Playoffs, not so sure. But if you look in the West, you can count on the Lakers, Suns, Dallas, SA, Denver, and Portland. That leaves NO (who has problems), Houston (somehow getting it done but not a lock), Utah (having problems) and OK. I think we can hang with Houston, NO, and OK. We are somewhere on the dotted line between Respectabiltiy and Playoffs I want to be closer to Playoffs than respectability.
At last night's game the thought just kept coming to me that if Okafor were out there with Evans, Beno, Donte, and JT, we would have had a better chance to win. .
Perhaps there is a reason for these rumors the last few days. Maybe Petrie sees us further up the dotted line and realizes there is a hole in the middle.
I am not looking to be hung with a new rope, and hope I posted this in the right section, but wonder if others out there in Kingsland feel the same way.