Jester_ wrote:FNQ wrote:DevinVassell wrote:For those interested, a nice in-depth article on Poole.
Nicely done and well sourced article
This board had him as poor man's Curry at about midseason and it looks like the media is figuring it out too
I dont like the idea of starting him though, unless its just to get our offense zipping early for a few minutes a game. It throws our defense into disarray, as we can only hide one guard at a time. But anything less than 20mpg for the guy would be criminal - he eats all of the non Steph minutes (14mpg) and then gets between 6-10 with Curry per game
Agreed. Throw him into a starting role now and we'll get Monta Ellis syndrome
Thing about Monta was that he was a solid defender when he was a 6th man and then as he moved up the pecking order, became less interested until nil.. Poole might not even be as good a defender as Monta ever was. Sucks to say, but he's just not laterally very quick, like his reflexes aren't all the way there. Could be that in time, he gets it.. but he definitely hasn't yet, hasnt shown a ton of growth there yet, and considering his draft position, I'm willing to let it be a happy surprise if he turns out to be an average defender, either on-ball or off
I dont think Poole, or anyone, could develop into a Monta here. One could be a Monta while visiting (Oubre), chucking up bad shots for no reason (Oubre), not knowing where to be on defense (Oubre), or even just not caring unless the play directly involved himself (Oubre). But with someone like Draymond here, I doubt anyone gets away with lazy chucking and no defense