freethedevil wrote:Doctor MJ wrote:freethedevil wrote:would draymond not fitting with kd or curry be a good analogy?
Well I think KD would be the more appropriate analogy though the analogy isn't exact.
With Baylor, whether it was by his volition or not, instead of the Lakers re-orienting everything around West in around 1964, they let Baylor chuck for the next half decade. Baylor should have been finding a way to play that was less geared toward him acting as the offensive star.
With Wilt, you're literally talking about him getting petulant when asked to play the non-scoring, non-playing role he would eventually accept, which would then result in him winning a title in LA after he had destroyed the first coach's reputation.
With KD the issue isn't really the primacy or even the fact that he wasn't the best fit with the style of play but the fact that he started getting butthurt and then taking it out on the people around him he wanted so desperately to join.
I meant theoretoically if their playstyles didn't mesh. Their play did mesh, coz dray meshes with everyone lol.
A 60's enthuiasist i talked to said the lakers should have just trraded baylor for complimentary pieces.
Ah. Well there's truth in that, but I think the reality is that Baylor didn't really look to adapt around his teammates and this was the issue more than the fact that Baylor had a particular set of strengths. And to be fair to Baylor, it really doesn't seem like anyone was even trying to get him to change how he played, and there are very few David Robinsons out there who specifically look to give the reins to the young buck.