Pinkyring wrote:Teffer10 wrote:Pinkyring wrote:a
Maxi is still a shaky shooter i think his percentage has increased because he now gets wide open looks, he's still a 9 and 5 with no playmaking ability no creating for himself and a mediocre rebounder, thad can be much more effective here, he can be a 14 and 7 guy with better defense
In Maxi's defense in this series, I'd give him somewhat of a pass on inconsistent shooting because of the energy required to try to guard arguably the best player in the league. As we discussed before, his talent isn't at a level to be very successful at stopping that caliber of player much less expecting him to hit 3s on a consistent basis.
He should probably refrain from shooting 3s in this series unless they are leaving him completely wide open as a defensive strategy. If he has time to set he seems to be much more accurate.
If he cant be counted on to guard Kawhi effectively or make open shots then he shouldn't be playing but again that speaks to the horribly built roster donnie has assembled with a bunch of bigs and guards and only one big win in Dorian thats a mediocre defender.
Maxi certainly deserves PT but not 35 mins against the best player in the league.
As JJP stated that isn't his role but we don't have many other options.
The building of our core is a work in progress and the Clips have exposed the primary need for this team in the off-season which is to improve our wing situation on both ends. I'm sure Donnie will address that in some way using our picks and other resources.