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JJ as point guard?

Posted: Sun Jan 20, 2008 10:30 pm
by euromagic
This is probably insane but does anybody think JJ could handle the point guard spot? He seems to have a pretty high bb IQ, and he'd be an extra threat at the 3pt line. His defense is spotty, but its not like jameer and carlos are lockdown defenders either....

Posted: Sun Jan 20, 2008 10:34 pm
by laVal03
he has horrible handles and NO court vision

might as well play him at center :noway:

Posted: Sun Jan 20, 2008 10:34 pm
by Dwightmare
jj has the worst handles of any guard on this team and lacks the lateral quickness to guard SG so how could he guard even faster point guards.

Posted: Sun Jan 20, 2008 10:39 pm
by UCFJayBird
never speak!

Posted: Sun Jan 20, 2008 10:42 pm
by euromagic
I'm not sure about the court vision he seems to make smart plays in the limited time that he gets, and at the beginning of the season when he actually got some playing time he seemed to make the extra pass to dwight.
I haven't seen him play enough in the league regarding his handle, but it can't be worse than dooling right?

I'm not saying make him our starting pg. but give him about 10 mins a game and see what he can do with it.

Posted: Sun Jan 20, 2008 10:43 pm
by MagicFan3
Couldn't be worse than Dooling.

Posted: Sun Jan 20, 2008 10:49 pm
by Dwightmare
id say worse than dooling

Posted: Sun Jan 20, 2008 10:50 pm
by DiplomaticMagic
laVal03 wrote:he has horrible handles and NO court vision

might as well play him at center :noway:


that can be argued..but yeah..jj can not play the pg

Posted: Sun Jan 20, 2008 11:23 pm
by MagicStarwipe
He seems to make fairly good passes, but his handles, although not at Ariza level of suckage, aren't great. Also he's had zero experience playing the point.

Posted: Mon Jan 21, 2008 1:03 am
by Cammo101
We may be able to play JJ at the point if Hedo plays point forward. JJ would defend PG's but Hedo would get us in the offense and bring the ball up most of the time. I think this could work for stretches but I wouldn't do it for minutes every night.

Posted: Mon Jan 21, 2008 1:21 am
by Max Power
MagicFan3 wrote:Couldn't be worse than Dooling.



Dooling actually plays D, yeah he'd be a lot worse than Dooling. JJ is worthless to this team.

Posted: Mon Jan 21, 2008 4:47 am
by orl1724
It depend if you have someone like Jamal Crawford or Brandon Roy at SG next to him then I guess it could work.

Posted: Mon Jan 21, 2008 7:47 am
by drsd
These experiments always fail.

Posted: Mon Jan 21, 2008 2:59 pm
by maginno
Quickness and handles - a problem
Court vision - no problem at all. Makes some pretty good passes that blows that theory up.

Overall. JJ at the point? outside of a few choice situations - probably not.

Posted: Mon Jan 21, 2008 4:37 pm
by NEM
simply. NO

Posted: Mon Jan 21, 2008 4:41 pm
by whocares
1. of course.
2. he can always guard a certain point on the court.
3. incredible frivolousness.

Posted: Mon Jan 21, 2008 7:40 pm
by craig01
Not a chance without another bona fide facilitator on the court like Cammo said.

Posted: Tue Jan 22, 2008 4:58 pm
by CraZyPraiZ
dwightmeer wrote:jj has the worst handles of any guard on this team and [b]lacks the lateral quickness to guard SG so how could he guard even faster point guards[/b].


Are you talking about JJ or Carlos and Jameer?