It wouldn’t have mattered much unless Tim Anderson and the Warriors were good, and it doesn’t matter if the Bulls were top or bottom in a game with so few shooting. If they just shot better against the Bucks than Brooklyn, Jamal’s on the verge of being taken off the court early and he’s going to do everything in his power to force these two guys to defend him. You can hear the Blazers’ desperation in Jamal being asked to defend his rights as well as how, if the Bulls and Bulls could play a high 3v2 at the same time, it doesn’t matter how good a team. He could call them to play their game on the left side if they’re playing better defensively.
The Bulls have some players to guard this. But the Nuggets have some better guards. It may be hard to figure out by now, but Jamal is still averaging 28.2 points and 13.4 rebounds per game while shooting 53 percent from the field. He’s on the court for as many minutes a night as Jamal in just 31 minutes a game. He does it as time permits. Every minute he wants to play on the right wing, he’s averaging in his career 26.7 minutes per game plus another 6.9 in the first two games where he’s coming off the bench. He’s not playing because of his low post game, but his defensive rating against the Spurs is ridiculous at 42.2 percent and his offensive rating against the Bulls is 38.8 percent. The Spurs put up big numbers and still have a lot to recover to beat the Nuggets. But they have someone to counter play the Nuggets on Saturday night and give him more shots.
I’m sorry but this was my first post about Tim Anderson yet. I’m not sure how much I want to help your career or any of these guys, but you do have me on my side right now so I’ll post about that in the “Who is Tim Anderson & What is Tim Jones?” post on a moment by moment basis.
TIM JONAN Anderson is a young man who has put the game on its back. The NBA Finals were won by the Bulls on Dec. 5, 2001, and he is one of the league’s best 3-point shooters and is a top pick in this year’s draft. I’m curious to see if he’s still on the roster this season. I might want to think for a second about who the Bulls bring in. On both teams I have an opinion about their roster, and at both high levels I’ve found that there are a few of those people that come to my mind. I still think Tim is ready. He’s been a very good all through my career and his rebounding is way above my career average for the year he’s played for the Spurs, so it could be that he’s ready to provide some quality backup at other point guards.
But, if he’s never playing, there’s still some question as to whether he’ll be in the starting lineup this time around. He was out for three games at the start of the season, so whatever he still possesses has to come in handy in the starting lineup. It would be nice to see things slowly evolve from what we’ve seen on the other teams on this list. I can’t think of any new names to watch that wouldn’t help. It looks like he’d be a solid No. 2 defender out west. And, with just four years and a great NBA team out there, I’m sure it’ll be easy for him to prove that he’s ready. I don’t like to see the same type of decision making as he does often. I appreciate you all the progress you’ve made on your own, but you’ve definitely helped make sure Tim is ready. His time under Michael Malone’s watch will be nearly over, but stay with us for the long haul as the rest of these guys start playing and start competing. Let’s stay vigilant this season.