jman3134 wrote:When he gets double teamed or trapped, he tends to panic. While he does not drive exclusively left often, I have seen him go to it. He has a very nice spin move in the lane as well and he also employs a nice crossover on his drive. He is not purely a straight line slasher. His hesitation moves are not all there, but he changes pace if he is attacking from the top of the key, which is a start. He also has a Euro step in his game.
Yeah, I think if Goodwin would trust his left hand more and not think nearly as much how he's going to try and break the press he may not panic as much like he did today and turn the ball over. Once he tightens up that left hand of his he'll be an even more dangerous player in transition and in the half-court once he can learn to play at that lightning quick speed. What I'll say is that his half-spin is very good. It's very, very hard to take off of one foot immediately after gathering the ball and going straight up which he does very well and converts those difficult layups. Too many times players would just stop when they make that half-spin and get stopped in their tracks not being able to elevate as high as they can when they have zero momentum and allowing the defense to recover. The crossover still needs some work. He got picked rather easily today when he tried to do it.
I don't know about the change of pace. I've seen him way too many times running into a brick wall getting whistled for the charge. The change of pace I'm looking for is the ability to play from high-to-low or low-to-high and fast and slow being able to change gears on the fly with those stutter steps and stop-and-go dribbles. This is what I meant by when he plays out-of-control.
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