This team desperately needs Silverhorn back in the line up, if only to limit the number of threes that Glen Dandridge jacks up. Freckle Power is the league leader in missed three point attempts and with this injury update it is safe to assume that he will maintain that title. With Silverhorn out it means that Rick Lewis’ four man wing rotation will continue to be Brown, Dandridge, Twyman and Jeanty with Twyman the only one shooting over 30%.
Two thoughts on this:
1) Lewis keeps saying that Halifax have just been cold from the outside and that when the shots start falling Halifax will start winning. Rather than hoping the shots fall I would prefer to see Lewis drawing up some plans to get easier shots for the shooters. Let’s get some off the ball screens or something happening. Anything.
2) I’d like to see a starting line up of Hammack, Ramey, Dandridge, Sanders and Bailey on the floor. It’s the best defensive line up the Rainmen have, plus it provides size and shooting. Halifax need to start strong and Brown misses too many shots and Jeanty is too small. This also means that the first three guys off the bench would be Twyman, Jeanty and Brown which gives Halifax great scoring in the second unit to blow the game open. Strick would also be coming off the bench giving even more scoring options against less defensively skilled bench players on opposing teams. The current situation is just not working.
Halifax should be able to adjust to this, but they haven’t over the last three games. You can’t just keep trying the same thing, watch it fail, and keeping on trying hoping for different results. That’s pretty much the textbook definition of crazy.