I say "we" because, I do refer to the Blazers as "we".
I have wanted Outlaw benched for most of the season. If I were coach I would only put him in to close out quarters/games and we need a shot or a distraction. I don't want him sniffing the court the rest of the time. If you are a one trick pony and can only do this, then you better be able to come in like Steve Kerr and already be HOT.
Here's TO's per game stats after 3 playoff games.
fgm/fga: 9-30 (30%)
ft's: 3-6 (50%)
smart plays: 0
Everyone states-- "how are you gonna get your shot back Trav?" How about-- "How else are you going to help this team Trav?" According to the numbers he is not helping with aggressiveness to the hoop. Thats 3 trips to the line in 85 total minutes. He's not helping with playmaking for others or by rebounding either. 2 rebounds in 28.33 minutes per game? Thats 6 rebounds in 85 minutes Can we finally bench this guy?
What's the hold-up? Travis Outlaw...the BIG leak in the hose.