snaquille oatmeal wrote:Landsberger wrote:snaquille oatmeal wrote:I think that you are failing to see Caruso for what he is. We are not saying he is an all star caliber player. What we are saying is that for an undrafted player one who made his bones in the G league, one who build himself up from two way contracts and one who is cheap as hell he is more than what you could ask for. Wanting him to be more than a solid player for us is ridiculous. So we are just appreciating that he is a solid player, that’s what we see. Name a player right now that is performing at a higher level that is getting paid the same or less than Caruso and you won’t find many and if you do whatever team has them they won’t let them go.
Agree 100%... however he is limited at this level and all of that makes no difference.... it's a great story and kudos to him for achieving it but in the end if he can't hit open shots and opposing teams sag off of him it really doesn't matter what he makes does it?
I think he's better offensively than what he's shown however the only real offense we've seen from him has been on very bad teams and in the G League. Some of that should translate eventually. Right now he's hesitating and overthinking it.
I guess the part of what you are saying and that I may be misunderstanding is you want him to be more than what he is.
It’s like if we give him a number...say 6, we say he is a great six, our six, the six that we need, yay our six. But you are saying is well in this league you have to be an 8 or you suck. That’s what I get from your argument.
Naw... you're misunderstanding me. Over the last 10 games or so he's been pretty much a ghost offensively. He's been good defensively. He is what he is. I agree. My initial comment was that he is risking becoming a liability to have in the game down the stretch because he isn't shooting and when he does it isn't going in. Until he shows some level of proficiency in that situation other teams will begin to leave him in favor of doubling Bron and/or Davis. The Bucks did that a lot in fact.
I've seen what you've seen in him. He's showed he can be a threat offensively however that was in some pretty different situations. I think he's one of those guys who's played most of his life initiating and now he's being asked to be a "spacer". That's not where his heads at it seems.
As for what I want him to be.... I think he needs to be aggressive when he gets the ball in space. Right now he's very passive. Not sure if that's a coaching thing or just a "I'm on a team with LeBron" thing. Time will tell.