Manhattan Project wrote:
agentofatlas wrote:Why do I get a feeling this is what people, especially NY fans, wish would happen?
I mean his drives aren't really as aggressive or violent as Rose or Westbrook's. Call me crazy but he actually plays with more pace than either of them.
Don't wish no harm on him, it sadly just looks like it's going to be inevitable. Of course there's going to be a large contingency of Knick fans who wanted Smith over Frank, but lets see these guys play maybe some games before this story drives us all insane. I mean we got highlights already breaking down the way Smith lands on his dunks and jump shots, combine that with injuries he's already had? He's just going to have to wear that red flag, but hopefully he never gets hurt. On the other hand there are tons of Knick fans who were extremely happy we drafted Frank, myself included and it had nothing to do with potential injuries, I personally just like Frank as the better fit.
Not to derail the thread, but Smith is going to have to prove he can shoot like Lillard, Lillard in that regard is light years ahead of Smith.
What does frank have to do with anything? I'm just stating an observation that every thread or highlight video or something about DSJ there's someone stating how "worried" he is about "his landing mechanics". Word for word same sentence. Its like they're wishing for him to get injured.
Anyways, he will get injured. He's a guard in a the modern NBA. Look at all the current all-star guards, almost all have been injured one time or another. Hell your current draft pick is nursing his knee right now. With the amount of play these kids have accumulated already by the time they get to the league, their knees are already **** up.
Now to DSJ himself, I think he has the floor game to survive or to minimize his injuries. His drives are more shifty than stop and pop and i really like his shooting motion, specially of that little step back he has. I think he has a chance to become a very good shooter from range and knowing the Mavs that's probably the first thing they try to develop as Rick Likes his guards to be able to play off ball and shoot.