Stick with Tony Mitchell or consider a replacement?

Discussion in 'Star Hotshots' started by Axel, Apr 20, 2017.

  1. Axel

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    While Star has opened the conference with a 4-0 record, the team has since absorbed back to back defeats to sister teams Ginebra and SMB.

    The losses were kind of expected, no need to elaborate. But the subpar performance of Mitchell in both games is something to ponder on.

    Nasa elims pa lang tayo pero predictable na yung galaw nya. Walang strong post move and dependable outside shooting. Mataas tumalon at nandun yung energy, kaso medyo mahina ang basketball IQ. laging nasa foul trouble kaya hindi na nakakatulong sa team sa endgame.

    Yung outside shooting bonus na lang sana, kaso wala din. Walang galaw sa loob, puro jump hook, medyo mabagal din sa mga drives kaya madaling depensahan.

    Hindi naman tayo SMB na malalakas ang mga locals, or Ginebra na malakas (sa taas) kaya kelangan talaga natin ang maaasahan na import. Yun talaga ang weakness natin this conference.

    Hopefully magpalit na tayo ng import, baka naman available na si Ratliffe.

    Your thoughts mga ka-Hotshots?
     
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  2. Dzee

    Dzee All Star

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    I don't want to put all the blame on the import, by all means Star can never win games against the best teams in the PBA without a complete line-up. I honestly believe that Star needs Pingris, Melton, and Dela Rosa back in the line-up to have a chance to beat teams like San Miguel and Ginebra.

    The last 5 games against Blackwater, ROS, TnT, Meralco, and Alaska will be crucial, Changing import right now will give them little chance to win because they will loose their Chemistry, so i guess they have to stick with Mitchell.
     
  3. jamj3

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    Exactly what i'm talkin' about. Actually di na nga kailangan magscout ng ibang teams. Teams can now afford to just play one on one D against Mitchell realizing he's not much of a threat on offense. Sure, he can crash the boards and block/intimidate shots, but when the locals can't seem to get it going on the offensive end, wala na tayong ibang mapuntahan.

    Ratliffe also has this tendency of getting into early foul trouble, but he's reliable on both ends of the floor and provides us with a solid post presence. Teams will be forced to double on him providing more open looks to our shooters.

    Anybody got an update on Cardo?
     
  4. TiagoSplitter

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    pumasok sa Finals yung team nya sa KBL (Samsung) , April 22 start.

    maganda performance nya this season. tops in rebound, 13.6 at number 2 in scoring, 24.3.
     
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  5. Dzee

    Dzee All Star

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    Let's face it guys, Ratliffe is gone, i mean the management of Star decided not to get his services, as coach Chito said he is not pushing the panic botton, he will stick with his Import, and i am positive that Mitchell stay, they will live and die with him.

    IMO, a Frontline of Pingris, Reavis and Mitchell can match-up well against the best SMB, Ginebra, TnT, Meralco, and Alaska can offer, Defense wise.
     
  6. jamj3

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    Cool. That is exactly what we need if we intend to go deep in the playoffs.

    Thanks.
     
  7. TiagoSplitter

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    kaya lang naman sya hindi kinuha is because he's not yet available.

    nakapasok yung team nya sa KBL Finals and malaking factor yung performance nya.

    for me eye-opener din yung game ni TM against SMB and Hingebra, i don't think malayo mararating natin with him around - kahit pa bumalik si Pingris.

    kung si Blakely at Bowles nga napalitan despite winning championships with the team, what more Mitchell na as an import wala pa naman napapatunayan with regards to leading the team to the ultimate goal.

    anyway, ang sa akin lang naman is if available na si Ratliffe, kung hindi aabot then okay lang naman ako with Mitchell pero suntok sa buwan na makapasok tayo sa semis.
     
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  8. Marrjoss_11

    Marrjoss_11 Solid Purefoods Fan Since 1988 Starter

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    I like you bro.....prangka ka :tup
     
  9. Marrjoss_11

    Marrjoss_11 Solid Purefoods Fan Since 1988 Starter

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    All i know ganun ang nagyayari di pwede iwan ni cardo team nya sa KBL kasi nakapasok sila sa championship kasi si gov na mismo ang nagsabi pag available na si cardo saka pala nila ito makukuha or no need na if TM is okey.
    Nabasa ko isa sa mga article sa Fox Sport (Asia) mukhang i ha heart to heart talk ni coach si TM para magising este para mag deliver sa offense lano na ngaun na injury pa si aldrech sayng yung mga puntos na nako-contribute nya, kaya sana kinula (di lang sinabon) sya ni coach chito para matauhan at makatulong na sa opensa natin.
    At after ng usapan nila at wala pa ding mangyari.....ALAM NA THIS! uwian na
     
  10. knlght

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    ganito lang yan with mitchell as our import

    Quarters - Yes
    Semis - NO
    Finals - a BIG NO

    with rattlife

    Quarters - BIG YES
    Semis - YES
    Finals - Possible :)
     
  11. hingebra

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    ^kung papalitan nila itong si mitchell this is the right time to do it. they will be having a two weeks vacation. 14 days are enough to get a better import than mitchell.

    i'm checking james mays mukhang pati sya unavailable. sana naman masolusyunan na nila ito habang maaga pa kasi sayang yung magandang simula ng team kung hindi masusundan ng mga panalo.

    mahirap sumugal kay mitchell pero kung kaya pa nilang pigain ang import na 'to gawin na nila ngayon habang maaga pa.
     
  12. baymax

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    if not Blackwater and elite teams nakalaban, malamang talo, why? yes anduon presence ng local pero TM is not in this conference anymore masyado na siyang frustrated especially sa mga fouls called sa kanya, out of focus na although anduon na tayo na athletic type of import siya pero dapat nakapag adjust na siya sa tawagan sa PBA.

    I think this is the best time to tap Ratliffe, sana makaabot pa after KBL niya. fresh na fresh sa laro for sure to.
     
  13. jamj3

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    I've already stated my opinion on Mitchell. I don't wish him to fail coz at the end of the day, getting the Ws are what matters most. Kaso wala talaga eh. Yan na ang ceiling niya. For all we know yung statements ni Ping dun sa isang article about the losses against our sister teams was him subtly saying that we won't stand a chance against those teams in the playoffs with Mitchell as our import.
     
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  14. jamj3

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    Glad to know that our coaching staff is now contemplating on replacing Mitchell. That tardiness incident yesterday may have been the last straw.

    As some of you have mentioned, now is the perfect time to give him the pink slip and bring Ratliffe back. The next 3 games are against playoff-bound teams so sana available na siya by then.
     
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  15. ryan20

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    May nabasa ako na matatapos na finals sa KBL this april 28...baka babalik na si cardo...
     
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  16. jamj3

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    Our next assignment would still be on May 8. That's more than enough time to integrate Ratliffe in Victolero's system. Chemistry shouldn't be an issue since he has already played with this core. I also expect Cardo to be in tip top shape coming from that stint in Korea.
     
  17. Marrjoss_11

    Marrjoss_11 Solid Purefoods Fan Since 1988 Starter

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    sana aware ang management at si coach chito dito sa balitang ito para naman makuha na nila si cardo at maka pag praktis na sa team.
     
  18. marclouie

    marclouie All Star

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    Mitchell is good but I don't think he can get us to the finals.
     
  19. knlght

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    kahit sir semis hindi nya tayo kaya paabutin dun :-)
     
  20. marclouie

    marclouie All Star

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    Medyo alanganin din ako sa semis kasi yung laro niya kulang pa yung maturity. Kulang sa IQ kaya madalas foul trouble, saka masyadong emotional in a bad way. Madaling mawala sa focus pag na foul truble na. He needs to be patient and needs maturity in his game to be a more reliable import. Sayang yung athleticism niya kung mababa naman basketball IQ.
     
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