Here's a few things from my observations about this current active roster (minus the injured DMo) that have not and are not going to work to help us win games: 1. James Harden defending opponent starting back-court players. He simply can't check smaller, quicker guys. Can't stay with them...any of them. He should never be defending 1's and 2's.....ever.....again. It's not working now. It's not going to work...at least for the balance of this season and likely for the balance of his career. 2. Any double-big lineup featuring Terrence Jones at PF playing alongside Dwight or Capela. Hasn't worked. Doesn't work. Isn't going to work. We are currently 29th in the league in DRB%. Terrence's DRB% is the lowest of anybody on this team except for Ty Lawson, Marcus Thornton, Corey Brewer, Jason Terry, and Montrezl Harrell. That should tell you something. Harden, Ariza, Beverley, and McDaniels are all better defensive rebounders than Terrence is. And if those guys were playing the 4 spot next to Dwight/Clint, undoubtedly their ORB% would increase as well to match or beat Terrence. Terrence simply doesn't play good enough defense, doesn't rebound well enough, nor does he shoot well enough often enough to be playing the 4-spot for this team. He's a hinderance in any double-big lineup. 3. Any combination of Lawson, JET, Bev in the backcourt against opponent starting back-courts. Can't have it. All 3 of those guys are negative defenders for us right now. They simply cannot hang defensively with practically every team's starting back-court combination. Perhaps against Philly they'll be ok in combination against Philly's starting back-court. When you put this together with #1 above, any combination of Harden/Jet/Lawson/Bev starting in the back-court and trying to play defense against opposing teams starting 1-2 combinations is not going to work except on the rare, rare occasion when we play another team that is simply awful like Philly or we're playing a team that has injuries to their starting 1 and/or 2. 4. Playing Lawson in any role besides as the point guard position on offense. Lawson has to have the ball in his hands, creating with it, to have a chance at any success. If we're not going to play him in that role, he shouldn't play at all and he shouldn't be on the roster. 5. James Harden on-the-run pull-up 3's. Isn't going to work. He hasn't worked on that shot enough to take it. He's either got to catch and shoot. Or if he's coming down, he's got to pull up, juke, step-back and fire. Harden's step-back is a much, much better shot for us than his head-on pull-up three going forward with momentum off the dribble. 6. Using zone defense for more than an occasional surprise possession or two. Doesn't, hasn't, and won't work. 7. Brewer shooting 3's from anywhere but the corners. Gotta pass on that shot. Won't work. Inefficient. 8. Throwing Dwight bounce passes and bullet passes with multiple defenders in the lane. 9. Brewer going to the rim against more than 2 defenders. He can beat two defenders (if they're not monsters) enough to warrant pushing it against two. But going 1 on 3 is a total loser. (Same goes for Harden here too. He's good but he ain't that good to be gobbling up 3 defenders. And it's foolish to do that anyways. Somebody else is open.) 10. Not looking for Dwight until late in the shot clock after the defense has collapsed into the paint instead of early in the shot clock when the D is still tangled up and not sunk into the paint yet. Just a recipe of stupidity here that is repeated over and over. 11. Not running a steady diet of pick-and-roll with Dwight early in the game to get Dwight and James both off and force the opponent into early foul trouble. (Goes right along with 10.) 12. Thinking this team is going to be fixed by simply "instilling confidence" while continuing to do 1-11 above without making any strategic adjustments to play-calling, lineups, etc.