Vocal Jones quietly having best season

Vocal Jones quietly having best season

There are 8 comments on the Akron Beacon Journal story from Mar 7, 2008, titled Vocal Jones quietly having best season. In it, Akron Beacon Journal reports that:

CLEVELAND: Most of the things Damon Jones does are loud, from his on- and off-court antics to his wardrobe.

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LambBone

Silverthorne, CO

#2 Mar 8, 2008
The comments are supposed to be about the article - which was NOT about Ray Allen and the Celtics. And contrary to your only comment about the article, Damon Jones is underrated. The point of the article is that he is completely overlooked. He works hard, he makes shots, and he's a coach on he floor because of his superior basketball knowledge.
Bottom line, Ohio Sports Genius is anything but.
Just a Fan

Westlake, OH

#3 Mar 8, 2008
Jones is in an unfortunate system because Mike Brown emphasizes defense above all else. There's no question Jones could have helped in numerous games earlier this year when the players on the floor were clanking shot after shot, but he wasn't going to get in because, apparently, of our need for defense. This from a team playing barely above the .500 level -- who on earth were we stopping?

Good coaches know how to adjust to the players they have, and Brown is either still learning how to do that, or is a little too stubborn sometimes. Goodness, look at the roster now: LeBron, Szczerbiak, Smith, Jones, Gibson when he returns, and even Z. What's common? They're all good shooters. Heck, LeBron may have the least consistent shot of that whole group! So, are the Cavs winning some shootouts? Yes. Should that be expected? Yes.

Players who come to Cleveland talk about how they run a lot of the same plays, but the "terminology" is more complicated. Huh? In postgame interviews Brown always talks about "getting stops." Yes, that's vital (also pointless without solid defensive rebounding, which is awful sometimes), but the overriding objective of basketball is to put the ball into the basket. Damon Jones can do that, and should get his minutes.
RPB

Mckees Rocks, PA

#5 Mar 8, 2008
Just a Fan wrote:
Jones is in an unfortunate system because Mike Brown emphasizes defense above all else. There's no question Jones could have helped in numerous games earlier this year when the players on the floor were clanking shot after shot, but he wasn't going to get in because, apparently, of our need for defense. This from a team playing barely above the .500 level -- who on earth were we stopping?
Good coaches know how to adjust to the players they have, and Brown is either still learning how to do that, or is a little too stubborn sometimes. Goodness, look at the roster now: LeBron, Szczerbiak, Smith, Jones, Gibson when he returns, and even Z. What's common? They're all good shooters. Heck, LeBron may have the least consistent shot of that whole group! So, are the Cavs winning some shootouts? Yes. Should that be expected? Yes.
Players who come to Cleveland talk about how they run a lot of the same plays, but the "terminology" is more complicated. Huh? In postgame interviews Brown always talks about "getting stops." Yes, that's vital (also pointless without solid defensive rebounding, which is awful sometimes), but the overriding objective of basketball is to put the ball into the basket. Damon Jones can do that, and should get his minutes.
Well said! I believe that Mike Brown is finally learning how to get the most out of the players he has. There are many talented players in the NBA who play poor defensively. Good coaches find ways to work those guys into the rotation in ways that will benefit the team on the offensive end while not sacrificing too much on the defensive end.

I have grown tired of constantly hearing Mike Brown preach defense. Although it is vital to a team winning consistently, I feel he preaches a bit too much to validate many of the decisions he makes. Damon Jones has been a key component during this stretch of injuries, and deserves to continue to play signifigant minutes until his production tails off.

The Cavs will beat the Raptors in the first round of the playoffs, and then the Celtics in round 2. The Celtics easy schedule all year ends once the playoffs start. The conference championship will be a rematch of last year. The Pistons are the team to beat! It should be fun.

Go Cavs!
RPB

Mckees Rocks, PA

#6 Mar 8, 2008
Ohio Sports Genius wrote:
Jones is overrated, a loud mouthed showboat. Ray Allen and the Boston Celtics get my vote for the NBA Finals Champs. Ray Allen got screwed out of the MVP cause little LeBRon woulda started crying cause he didnt get the award.
Here you go "Genius", I thought you might enjoy this link... http://boards.boston.com/n/pfx/forum.aspx...

Since you probably just became a Celtics fan this year, I figured you may not be aware of how to access their fan forum. Enjoy.
RPB

Mckees Rocks, PA

#7 Mar 8, 2008
Just a Fan wrote:
Jones is in an unfortunate system because Mike Brown emphasizes defense above all else. There's no question Jones could have helped in numerous games earlier this year when the players on the floor were clanking shot after shot, but he wasn't going to get in because, apparently, of our need for defense. This from a team playing barely above the .500 level -- who on earth were we stopping?
Good coaches know how to adjust to the players they have, and Brown is either still learning how to do that, or is a little too stubborn sometimes. Goodness, look at the roster now: LeBron, Szczerbiak, Smith, Jones, Gibson when he returns, and even Z. What's common? They're all good shooters. Heck, LeBron may have the least consistent shot of that whole group! So, are the Cavs winning some shootouts? Yes. Should that be expected? Yes.
Players who come to Cleveland talk about how they run a lot of the same plays, but the "terminology" is more complicated. Huh? In postgame interviews Brown always talks about "getting stops." Yes, that's vital (also pointless without solid defensive rebounding, which is awful sometimes), but the overriding objective of basketball is to put the ball into the basket. Damon Jones can do that, and should get his minutes.
As promised yesterday, here is the "Genius" dumbed down version to my first post...

I liked what you said.

Jones is a good shooter.

Mike Brown likes defense.

Jones should still play anyway.

Celtics are good, but Cavs will beat them.

Pistons are also good.

GO Cavs!
frank

Broadview Heights, OH

#8 Mar 8, 2008
I am afraid Jones will pout when everybody is healthy and his minutes are cut again. He's done it before. Who knows? Cavs look good when everybody looks healthy. The poster from Alliance is just another person who doesn't root for the home team, he is so cool though!!!! I bet his favorite other teams are NY Giants and Boston Red Sox.
Motown Mo

United States

#9 Mar 8, 2008
Given their production, the automatic minutes handed to Wally upon his arrival, may need to be reduced so Damon can have a chance. I know that Wally is taller and plays the 3 more than the 2, but let's face it, he is not hitting his shot yet and the season is running out.
bikerman

United States

#10 Mar 8, 2008
Wally is a good shot. Damon is a good shot. We lost 16 clunkers in a game with Hughes. Let these guys show their stuff,.

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