Wizardspride wrote: zero2hero wrote:
Wizardspride wrote:Dinwiddie's play or lack thereof, is becoming a real issue.
He's slow, can't penetrate, finish or defend.
This isn't true in the slightest man. There's a reason why Spence is in our TO defensive package with a defensive minded coach. He's a very capable defender and a big guard.
As far as offensive capabilities, he knows how to put our guys in place and can hit the 3 ball when needed to - which is all we ever wanted to pair with Beal. I mean, do you think this style of play is more or less sustainable than our previous star guard?
What's not true in the slightest?
1.) So far he's shown no ability to consistently beat his man off the dribble.
2.)He's slow/methodical which is in part, why our fastbreak points have plummeted.
3.) The few times he does get to the basket he seems to lack the ability to finish. Hopefully, that changes.
4.) I will give you this: He's solid at defending in the post due to his size
And as for just needing a guard to hit the three and direct traffic occasionally, is that really a 20m dollar player?
Fwiw, I don't think he's horrible player.
He's just more limited (so far) than I anticipated.
Basketball is not a gymnastics floor routine. You don't judge a player based on what you think they look like & then put up a number: e.g. "10."
You judge a basketball player on results -- on what he produces. & what he produces are his numbers.
Dinwiddie's numbers so far have been terrific. He's produced outstanding results overall. In other words, he's been terrific. Plus, he's an extremely solid defender (harder to relate directly to a player's own numbers). That said, he wasn't good last night.
So far this season, we've had a bunch of players produce outstanding numbers. That's why we're 11-6.
In particular, Harrell, Dinwiddie, Avdija, Gafford & KCP have been terrific. Kispert has been really solid as well -- with the sole exception being that he isn't hitting his 3's. Yet.
Kuzma has been more up and down -- but I'd say that's more or less what one would expect from him. Neto & Holiday have been bad -- especially in the last handful of games. Neto started strong; I'm reasonably confident he'll bounce back. Holiday has never been good, but he could be a bit better than he has been recently!
Obviously, our biggest problem, however, is that Brad isn't playing well. Dinwiddie sure is.
Remember -- if you don't like the post above: blame Doc not me.