Its clear to me that something needs to change. It could be anything from tactical (minor) to a trade/firing(major).
After 4 games, its come to light that the best we could hope for is a minor change, perhaps starting Miller for example. But that still won't help us enough on the defensive end. As soon as we lost Batum to injury, Nate lost his reason to start Blake. Webster provides us with the 3pt shooting that we need and since Steve contributes nothing else I see no reason for him playing more than 18 minutes a night. Blake is a career backup and Miller is a career starter but I guess we do things a little backwords. That is probably why Miller is struggling as much as he is. Why the hell did we sign him if Nate was never going to allow him to play his way? Putting restrictions on an uptempo PG is stupider than hell. Bringing off the bench is restricting him as much as playing a slow tempo. But he probably wouldn't help all that much defending the Brooks' and the Westbrooks' of this league.
If KP were to read this(chuckle) I would tell him to trade Blake without asking Nate. We could package him with a player that teams actually believe has talent like Outlaw or even Rudy ( if we could get an established PG). Why in God's name did we not go for Moe Williams when he was still a Buck?
Does KP have the balls to make a trade that will put us over the edge? I know that he's great at drafting and whatnot but he has yet to trade away young talent( without star quality i.e Outlaw) He even failed to trade away our most tradeable player ever, Reaf! How did we end up with a backup PG from RLFEC? That was failure!
What about Nate? He spent the entire Preseason working on the teams defense and its still piss poor for a Playoff team. Spending all that time on the defense has led to our offense to stink just as bad. You can make all aathe excuses you want but the other Playoff teams have similar ones but they are started really well. For example look at Orlando, they lost Lewis for the forseeable future and Carter as well and they still managed to get a 125 -116 win against Toronto with 4 players scoring at least 20 pts. They put up 82 shots and 41 free throws and they managed to shot below 44% and have less than 10 TOs. We will never do that with Nate as head coach. Nate has to be the most stubborn guy ever. For a former PG, he doesn't a thing about what makes a good PG. I'd rather him prove me wrong but I seriously doubt it. I remember in his days coaching the Sonics, he decided to start Ridnour over Watson and he still hasen't learnt.
So when is it time to put the pressure on Nate and the team? Do we stick by him as he guides us to at best another first round exit? It would take an MVP type of performce from Roy to get this team to the Playoffs with home court advantage. Trust me, the PG is that important and we don't have one that is good enough. We might have to give our little T-Rex a chance to save someone's J.O.B!