City of Trees wrote:McNair is going to analytically explain to Buddy "hey, you're 99% less effective when you over dribble trying to be a playmaker" but Buddy won't want to hear that. Buddy just wants to ball.SmellingColors wrote:RipPizzaGuy wrote:
We will see if this happens. I could see Bjelica/Barnes going out to a team wanting to win now. I could also see Monte having the sense to rebuild Hields value before he does anything.
Hield needs to be used as Klay. If he dribbles more than once per possession bench him. I want him coming around screens, curls, spotting up for wide open 3s. He could easily work himself to a positive player like he was a year ago. Just needs to actually give effort on defense.
I've cooled on the idea of trading Buddy unless we can find a guy that is young and can get better because Buddy's ability to shoot is almost underrated by Kings fans now because of how Luke used him. He's not a pg and shouldn't be treated like one. I think that's on Luke, not Buddy. We need other playmakers to fill that role.
Yes Buddy's shooting is eite but he doesn't have those "winning habits".
IMO if Buddy doesn't "develop winning habits" he's gone.
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Totally agree. And this was my biggest issue with Walton this year. And also the reason I think the Kings getting a legit backup ball handler is probably the single biggest priority for the team.
When Fox goes out, the entire offense goes to crap. Joseph conned the team out of 30 million. I hated it the day it was signed. Hes not an awful "player" but you can't win with a guy like that as your backup ball handler. Hes slow, hes not good at finding guys, and he can't shoot. And because we don't have a reliable guy to handle when Fox goes out, Buddy was forced into that role. Ill agree Hield was reluctant to give it up, but we shouldn't even place him in that position.
And I love what you said. I would be force feeding buddy that line. 60pts 11 dribbles.
Id tell him I want you taking twice the amount of shots as dribbles. Shoot 15 3's a game, average 25ppg. Just STOP dribbling.