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Thursday, February 23, 2006

Pat Garrity

Pat Garrity 82games.com

I've avoided commenting on Garrity since this blog started because the chatter on the Sentinel chatroom was so ugly and boring.

But Garrity has got to go. Either run him over with a bus, or fire the coach who plays him so much.

According to 82games.com (the internet basketball site for geeks) Garrity pretty much sucks the life out of the team when he enters the game.

He plays 34% of the available minute which is now 5th on the team behind Howard, Stevenson, Turkoglu, and Battie. (Was 6th when Francis was here.)

While he is on the court the team is worse at every defensive level. Opponents shoot better, rebound better, create more turnovers, turn the ball over less.

It means nothing when you hear the coach say he is the most fundamentally sound player on the squad. He is slow, rotates poorly (to not at all) on defense, doesn't rebound, and can't create his own shot. The only thing he is good for is playing on those end of quarter/game 3 point teams that rotate in for the hail mary's.

17.4 minutes, 5.3 points, 2 rebounds, and virtually no steals or blocks. Greg Kite had better numbers and at least pushed the opposition around.

Hey Bob, speak to your coach and make sure he sits Garrity and plays Darko. We know what we have with Garrity, which is mostly lost 13 point leads in the 3rd quarter, let's find out what we have with Darko.


  • At 11:12 PM, Blogger Big Figure said…

    Why cant pat just get injured,i never thought this would be our problem after the steve situation,coach hill better enjoy his time,b/c he's gonna be back as an assistant somewhere,right where he belongs!

  • At 3:35 AM, Blogger OVERWADED said…

    Once again; I hate Brian Hill. If he ruins the team I love, pretty much for the 2nd time, I don't know what I'll do.

  • At 4:03 AM, Blogger Mike from Illinois said…

    Very well put, WeR. Like you said, we all know what Garrity can do, but we've lost 12 out of 13 games; now that we have Darko, we need to see what he can do. The results can't get much worse!

  • At 9:27 AM, Blogger Matt said…

    WeRDevos, Well done. I remember the postings on Sentinel's blog by one guy under different names that were nonsensical and boring. We need to echo our views in every which way possible to either get Hill fired or force him to change his ways. I think Hill is stubborn enough to stumble under pressure and loose his cool. We need to keep the pressure on.

  • At 4:31 PM, Blogger Ken said…

    Well said RDV, garrity does indeed suck all the life out of this team. Some sort of pressure will need to be put on Hill in order to get garrity out of the game, or at least not so many minutes.

    I agree with intro316, Hill ruined this team once before, and if history repeats itself he may do it again i'm afraid. One or both of them HAVE to go..


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