Quinn one of the bright spots in mise...

Quinn one of the bright spots in miserable start

There are 21 comments on the South Florida Sun-Sentinel story from Dec 14, 2007, titled Quinn one of the bright spots in miserable start. In it, South Florida Sun-Sentinel reports that:

In the Heat's 104-91 loss to Washington on Thursday night, the problems that have plagued the team all season again appeared.

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realCollegefan

Hollywood, FL

#1 Dec 14, 2007
i saw something special in him last year, what the hell took so long for Riley to see it?
OH NO NOT THAT

Oviedo, FL

#2 Dec 14, 2007
OK Analyst are you now going to say Quinn should be defensive player of the year along with the league MVP?
jess

Philippines

#3 Dec 14, 2007
Yes agree..... chris quinn deserves the starting point guard than anybody else in the heat's line up.

he can shoot, pass, play defense....

he is really deserving to be in Coach riley's rotation..

keep it up Chris!!!
fanfromafar

Tel Aviv, Israel

#4 Dec 15, 2007
Riley says the team needs faith. Is that instead of a coach who's in the 21st century, a competent starting point guard and a center who can jump three inches off the ground? By all means, play Quinn -- and Wright, and Jackson and other young players. This season has been gone since it started, it's time to rebuild!
kenny g

Gyeonggi-do, Korea

#5 Dec 15, 2007
There is no excuse for Riley's reckless destruction of Miami. First, he messes up the team by not signing the players that play well with Shaq and Wade, and then, he messes with the lineup the entire season...when it is now so obvious that the best and most cohesive starting lineup is Shaq, Wright, Wade, Haslem, and Quinn. Quinn keeps the game under control to begin the game. He will not let the game go out of control and get down by 15 points which often happens with Williams and Wade going wild and Shaq not getting his touches. With Quinn, Shaq gets his touches, gets in the flow of the game, haslem gets his shot, Wade can get into his game, and Wright can be effectively settle into his role. By the end of the first quarter, they will mostly likely lead by 10 points, and NEVER be down by 15. Then, you can bring in Williams, Mourning, Davis, Cook to run to increase the lead or catch up if they are down by something like 5 points. And if the bench loses control, you bring in the starters again instead of waiting to be down by 27 points. Get with it Riley. Stop playing mind games and trying push your agenda and trying to prove that you were right to not play young players. If you are not going to trade Shaq, find a way to make it work, and that is Quinn. greaseball Riley.
kenny g

Gyeonggi-do, Korea

#6 Dec 15, 2007
You know, Jordan's championship teams started Paxson who averaged 7 points a game and Kerr who averaged 6 points a game. And they were slow as hell and small, Pax 6 feet 2, kerr 6 feet 1. But they served purpose with the team of Jordan and Pippen. They just brought the ball up occassionally and took about 3 shots a game and spread the floor for Jordan and Pippen to do their work. That's all they did!!!!! Quinn is not flash, but he is perfect to start with Shaq and Wade. If you are not going to trade and let this team become a sacramento or golden state, play Shaq and play the right people with Shaq. Play Wade, Wright, Haslem, and Quinn along with Shaq..that has been the most effective lineup and the lineup that has won those preciously few wins. Stop playing mind games, RIley.

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The Moon

#7 Dec 15, 2007
realCollegefan wrote:
i saw something special in him last year, what the hell took so long for Riley to see it?
Riley is notorious for bringing young players in slowly.
nba analyst

Mansfield, OH

#8 Dec 15, 2007
I don't think anyone can accuse me of being late to the party on the Mighty Quinn. :)
Bill O

Miami, FL

#9 Dec 15, 2007
kenny g wrote:
There is no excuse for Riley's reckless destruction of Miami. First, he messes up the team by not signing the players that play well with Shaq and Wade, and then, he messes with the lineup the entire season...when it is now so obvious that the best and most cohesive starting lineup is Shaq, Wright, Wade, Haslem, and Quinn. Quinn keeps the game under control to begin the game. He will not let the game go out of control and get down by 15 points which often happens with Williams and Wade going wild and Shaq not getting his touches. With Quinn, Shaq gets his touches, gets in the flow of the game, haslem gets his shot, Wade can get into his game, and Wright can be effectively settle into his role. By the end of the first quarter, they will mostly likely lead by 10 points, and NEVER be down by 15. Then, you can bring in Williams, Mourning, Davis, Cook to run to increase the lead or catch up if they are down by something like 5 points. And if the bench loses control, you bring in the starters again instead of waiting to be down by 27 points. Get with it Riley. Stop playing mind games and trying push your agenda and trying to prove that you were right to not play young players. If you are not going to trade Shaq, find a way to make it work, and that is Quinn. greaseball Riley.
Could not have said it any better.
nba analyst

Mansfield, OH

#10 Dec 15, 2007
OH NO NOT THAT wrote:
OK Analyst are you now going to say Quinn should be defensive player of the year along with the league MVP?
No, I'll settle for the least number of blow-byes award.:)
HEAT FAN

Hialeah, FL

#11 Dec 15, 2007
nba analyst wrote:
I don't think anyone can accuse me of being late to the party on the Mighty Quinn.:)
You got a point there.
my two cents

AOL

#12 Dec 15, 2007
Quinn has been Quintastic but...keep in mind any opposing team at the end of the game would love to have Quinn as the Heat high scorer indicating everybody else was either doubled up or defended to the point where Quinn had to take the shots. Yeah...let's let Quinn beat us!

This touch thing with Shaq is laughable. It doesn't matter how many touches he gets...he can't score. Even double teaming him less and less makes little difference. He can't finish if his life depended on it and if a foul is called (a rarity now with him) his free throw attempts amount to a 30 second rest for everybody watching the clangfest.

Wade's game is a repeat of last year's. His last game had several embarrassing moments. He already looks old and worn out to me.

Finally, why Dorell sat may indicate he's part of an upcoming trade to avoid injury. If not...then nice job Riles building up his confidence. Always great to see you toss him aside with your great experiment.

Heat fans...with Wade far from 100%, Shaq in decline, and Riley bumbling gameplan...something better change (like another trade?) or it ain't happening.
Overvalued

United States

#13 Dec 15, 2007
Wade is playing out of control. His turnovers were a big part of that farce thurs eve.
Quinn seems to be the calming piece, although at times seemed reluctant to take a wide open shot.
Riles has to give Wright a longer leash.
Shaq's personal life taking more of an effect then anyone wants to acknowledge.
Williams and Davis off the bench, not starting!
Give Dequan more time on floor not pine. This new dude looks like he might fit in.
ME MAD

Delray Beach, FL

#14 Dec 15, 2007
I THINK FAITH AVERAGED 1.2 POINTS PER GAME IN HER 3 YEAR STINT WITH THE "BLATZ" IN THE WNBA DEV LEAGUE. I DON'T THINK SHE CAN HELP! WE NEED COACHING AND PLAYERS.
ME MAD

Delray Beach, FL

#15 Dec 15, 2007
fanfromafar wrote:
Riley says the team needs faith. Is that instead of a coach who's in the 21st century, a competent starting point guard and a center who can jump three inches off the ground? By all means, play Quinn -- and Wright, and Jackson and other young players. This season has been gone since it started, it's time to rebuild!
WRIGHT ON ! JACKSON DOES LOOK PRETTY GOOD !
XLC

Pensacola, FL

#16 Dec 15, 2007
Pat keeps saying that he wants to shake up the team, but I think he should start from himself. Get out the old concept, and do something new. Use the young guys and see what happens. BTW, using the old guys did not win the games anyway. What's the difference?
ME MAD

Delray Beach, FL

#17 Dec 15, 2007
HE SHOULD SIT THE "BALL HOG" AND THE REST OF HIS BOYS AND START THE YOUNG GUYS THEN BRING IN THE OLD BUNCH AND SEE IF THEY CAN HOLD A LEAD!
OH NO NOT THAT

Oviedo, FL

#18 Dec 15, 2007
nba analyst wrote:
I don't think anyone can accuse me of being late to the party on the Mighty Quinn.:)
No they can't Analyst, you planned the party, sent out the invitations, cooked the food, DJ'ed, and cleaned up after it was over. It definetly was your party and now we have to dance to the music you are playing.
nba analyst

Mansfield, OH

#19 Dec 15, 2007
OH NO NOT THAT wrote:
<quoted text>
No they can't Analyst, you planned the party, sent out the invitations, cooked the food, DJ'ed, and cleaned up after it was over. It definetly was your party and now we have to dance to the music you are playing.
Some people seem to be quite happy with the new music I selected.

Are you tmd on a trading forum?
BLaCKBeaRD

West Palm Beach, FL

#20 Dec 15, 2007
We need a SMALL FORWARD, it's that simple.

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