The lack of front court production is something that is really holding them back. Erik Copes has been the only all around consistent guy there and he isn’t much of an offensive weapon. Johnny Williams runs hot and cold, as does Jon Arledge and it hurts the rotation. All of the forwards continue to poorly handle the ball and it leads to a lot of sloppy possessions. As it stands now they area one-dimensional team and have been living and dying by the three-pointer. Not a great formula for success, no matter how well Sherrod Wright is playing.
These last two games were similar, a poor start followed by a strong second half. Only this time weren’t in position for a game-winning buzzer beater. This team struggles with inconsistency on both ends and can never seem to play two good halves of basketball. Perhaps this year’s tougher schedule exposed a lot of their problems but they had opportunities to win a lot of these games and just didn’t get it done. They have to get the rotation in order and figure out where their other scoring options are going to come from. They can’t expect Sherrod Wright to carry this team all season long.