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.