Let me introduce myself first. I've been reading many posts on PtR for the last couple of months now, I have found many to be very informative and funny. One thing we all have in common is our undeniable love for the Spurs. So like everyone, I was so exciting with the signings of RJ and Dice in the off season. Sadly the team is 50 games into this season and I am losing faith... The last game against the Lakers was the last straw for me, I knew it (If we couldn't even beat Portland with Roy out, how the hell are we gonna beat LA??) I watched the game live on the internet. The game was shocking. Nothing makes any sense to me anymore, clearly even with Bynum out it was obvious that LA were much more bigger and physical. Pop's fascination with playing so much small ball has befuddled me, to only play Dice for under 20mins is a crime. I know our shooters atm couldn't hit a outside shot of their lives depended on it, but it was our "famous" defense that was totally lacking. I don't understand why Pop wouldn't even consider putting Ratliff in, even for 10 mins! It was getting to a point where it was plain embarrassing, 5-6 OFF Rebs on one position alone? C'mon You gotta be kidding! I know there have been numerous articles bashing RJ lately, but I have to put my 2 cents in as well. It is so painfully obvious that he hasn't grasped the Spurs playbook yet, his confidence is shot to pieces. If I was Pop, I would let him blow up (Look at Carter he was playing probably poorer than RJ, its funny what a couple of decent games can do for confidence, last game, he explodes for 48pts pure vintage Carter). I know RJ is not as talented as Vince, but sooner or later don't you think Pop has to just let the leash of him? He doesn't know how to be a third or fourth option. Earlier in the year when we had injuries, he responded well with a couple of +20pts games. Omg, atm I would settle with him just getting over 10pts! Put Manu back into the starting 5. He is our X factor. If needed, bring RJ off the bench, atleast then he would become the 1st option in Offense. Like I said, I'm losing faith day by day but I haven't lost all of it. We don't need a trade, what's a trade going to do for us? The team has had more than half the season playing together and there's still no chemistry. So after I finish my rant, I'm going to take 2-3 deep breaths and say that Pop knows what his doing and that we will come good sooner or later. I just hope that it's sometime this year!