gundysmullet wrote: prime1time wrote:
Such as? You used the term “a lot”, I don’t think there were any assumptions let alone “a lot” but please elaborate. Thanks
Is it that Cam doesn't like basketball or that a guy who's played the entire career with the ball on his hands, was now forced to completely change roles?
Players are asked to change their game all the time. That doesn’t make them float on the perimeter, disappear for long stretches of time, struggle to finish at the rim and shoot extremely poorly.
Did I say that it did? You were the one who said he's not passionate about basketball without any justification. I presented an alternative explanation. Now you move the chains from saying he's not passionate about basketball to he didn't play well. Cam floated on the perimeter because that what players do when they play with ball dominant players. Look at Chris Bosh and Kevin Love when they played with LeBron. Does Cam need to improve his game? Of course. But this is why people need to be critically minded and discerning. You're not even talking about the actual player Cam in your post. You just zero in on his flaws, say he doesn't like the game and claim that he's trying to dupe people out of money.
Players are asked to change their game all the time, this is correct. But how many times has a high school star that's had everything handed to him been asked to change his game? And more so, how many times has that process happened seamlessly. Just the other day I heard Nassir Little discuss how his entire year was a challenge because he was asked to play a role he's never played before.
If you don't want to engage in a normal discussion about a player, a discussion centered around his flaws, his strengths and his potential, then there isn't really anything to discuss. Also, just because I defend Cam doesn't mean I believe he's a perfect prospect. The dude has flaws. But way too many people on this site think they've struck gold by finding the typical physically gifted player who stats and on court performance don't match. "Look like Tarzan play like Jane." Some of us, however, go beyond just looking at stats and try to connect his lack of success to his actual skill level and then break down his skill deficiency into categories that are improvable and categories that are not improvable.
In my opinion the things Cam's struggles with are improvable. And it is just shocking to see multiple posts made in this thread with any deep level of analysis of actual basketball skills.