Preludepunk27 wrote:I love MarShon. He compares his game to Jamal Crawford and I'm ok with that assessment. I think he has better court vision and less selfish, but I am totally cool with that. I feel in his prime, he can be the #2 or #3 scorer on whatever team he's on.
What I don't get about PetroNet's argument is that he wouldn't see the floor if he was on a different team. I feel that argument is moot. How many rookies played over 20 mpg last season for a playoff team? 3: Shumpert, Kawhi Leonard, and Faried. 10 rookies on playoff teams averages over 15 mpg. Point being, rookies don't play big minutes period. MOST don't see the floor if they're on a playoff team. Would MarShon's minutes decrease if he was on a playoff team? Yes, but to say he'd never see the floor is shortsighted and have a logical bias against him for some reason. He's a scorer that has a decent handle on the NBA level with and without the ball. You logic makes it sound line he's no better than Zoran Planinic. The guy had a good year for the messy rag tag group we had. Development is key though. He's got to work on some things this summer, but you have some odd opinions.
I mostly agree with all of this, except for the part where you said he could be a #2 or #3. I think his ideal role would be as a bench guy that can come in and try to put up points while your main scorers are taking a breather. He could be VERY useful in those 5-10 minutes as the main option going against other bench players. Ideally he shouldn't play more than 25 minutes a night, but he isn't a 9th man.
Lets look at other 9th men in the league:
Heat: James Jones or Norris Cole
Thunder: Daequan Cook
Celtics: Keyon Dooling
Spurs: Danny Green or Gary Neal
Marshon Could and Should be a better player than any of those guys.