RastaBull wrote:DeMarvelous is so much fun to watch. He epitomizes one style of basketball of many that is just beautiful "art." I think on the offensive end it really is the closest thing out there to what Kawhi epitomized that Raptors season. It's no herky jerky, it's not blazing speed. It's not dramatic/fancy ball skills or passing. It's not bruising.
It's settling back, taking a top defender one-on-one. It's taking high IQ angles to get around to basket for layup or at least a high percentage foul. It's keeping the ball tight and being one step ahead of defender with simple dribbling, and then reacting quick with a well-times hitch or spin here or there.
Watching him is a complete joy ... and it really really makes me want to see him go down to West 4th Street Court (NYC, sorry) so I can hang out on the fence and watch him play some blacktop ball.
Great post. I really appreciate watching players like DDR and Doncic who aren't blow by guys but just seem to play at a smooth, controlled speed, they get an angle, get a guy on their hip, find ways to get where they want on the floor and usually end up with shots they like.