wolfen wrote: Jedzz wrote:
wolfen wrote:I'm thinking Patrick Beverly but with a better offensive game. Why I think he would fit in so well (besides the defense) is that he is just fine not having to force the issue on offense. He is very satisfied with "first pass play", bringing the ball up and getting it to his weapons. Then he picks his spots when sh@t needs to get done and uses his speed to collapse the defense. He's almost a 3 and D PG really, which would be perfect, since KAT and Ant are the primary weapons. Set them up, play tough D, nail the open 3, and break down defenses. Lather, rinse, repeat...
You don't need a PG, and whoever you draft isn't going to get much time walking it up. Ant will take most of that too, like he already has. If you want another combo guard, trade Ant first. Otherwise go for a position of need or we can start this developing logjam all over again. Ant isn't asking anyone to set him up. He's the setter upper baby. A choice to keep him is a choice to live with that.
Frankly, I don't see the organization keeping DLo around long term. The defensive holes are just too big, especially when you combine him with Beasley and Ant...
I know many of you keep saying that, as if saying it more means anything to me. Just like me telling you it doesn't really means squat to you all the same. But that's beside the point. I don't care about Dlo. I was talking about Ant being here because he's the point guard now whether any of us like it or not. Talking about drafting another point guard is a waste. Ant is going to walk it up. Ant is going to wait under the basket for every ball that drops or wait for Towns to hand it too him to walk it up. Ant is going to decide whether he wants to take a shot while he dribbles for a while and if he decides to pass...then he will. That's what he's shown us, that's what the coach and Towns have shown us they are fine with and that reality already encompasses his whole head. Therefore if you want a three AND d guy, then go get another taller off ball guard or forward. Stop drafting tiny point guards that are going to be sent in the corner to wait for a ball. It won't matter if they are edgy like Beverly, he's still going to watch, not play point guard. They won't have the size for slashing or second chance rebounds they'll need to ever even touch a ball, they will end up just like JMac and Rubio standing around waiing for Ant or Towns to feel like passing. That's all there is anymore. That's just the reality of Rosas choices now. So, Aim for Kawhi size with two way shooting and defense skills already in the bank. That should narrow it down enough to find something useful.
All i know is Dunn was supposed to be a defender and ready to go offense guy. He was neither and too soft to stay on the court.
Culver was supposed to be some kind of all around player and playmaker you could use right away. He was neither and second season, 30 some games in he now has one passable game this year.
So people acting like they can just draft a better answer then a 20PPG proven 25 year old, or a 20 PPG first year starting 24 year old just because they haven't yet shown the defense you want are likely going to get a rude awakening when they ditch these two and draft another allstar comeplete 19-20 yr old Dud. The entire team refuses to play defense. That's now obvious after seeing them all of a sudden play defense against the Nets the other night. All of a sudden they can? Well if this whole team can all of a sudden care enough to play defense then I'm not putting it beyond Dlo and Beasley to also play defense when they have a reason to do so. No, wasted development years aren't really going to push any of your vets to do so on their own. It's on the coaches. Whatever he did to get the team to play defense against the nets...keep that up.
I'm going to laugh my you know what right off if they draft another 6-4 pg and now have two ultra young and dumb developers leading this show for the next 4 years until they finally contract this team for giving the league a bad name.