BostonCouchGM wrote:glad people are jumping on board. Still chuckle at the holdouts who think he's a role player. The day Brad wakes up and starts Pritchard and moves Kemba to his more appropriate bench role to be our 2nd unit scorer, we'll be improved dramatically. Pritchard has the highest BBIQ on the team. He can be a top 10 PG in the league and imho will be our 2nd best player pushing Jaylen to his more appropriate #3 with Nesmith at #4 and Williams #5. This will only happen if they run the offense through him instead of continuing all the ISO from the Jays. He wouldn't have the necessary affect on the game that he should. But if he does? He'll be our 2nd best player. Just have to hope Brad wises up. I wonder if Kemba would accept the new role and that's what's holding things up?
LOL. No. Pritchard is not anywhere close to being top 10 PG in the league, he's not anywhere close to being as good as Brown. And as far as starting over Kemba:
Kemba = far more experience as an NBA starter, 4 time all-star including all star just last season. Far better ball handler. Pritchard scares me, makes me nervous when dribbling the ball, trying to set up offense or bring it up the court vs heavy defensive pressure, Kemba is one of the best in the league at this. Kemba is a bad defender but even he is much better defensively than Pritchard, as Kemba is much quicker to rotate and close out on shooters and also no. 1 on the team in drawing charges (by a lot).
Kemba is also a far better passer..which isn't even a strength for him but he is still much better than Pritchard, when have you ever seen Pritchard make plays like this?
Kemba is also much better at creating offense, driving into the lane, penetrating. Kemba is far better at finishing through contact.
Literally the only thing Pritchard does better is shooting efficiency. But a) Kemba's shooting efficiency has gotten much better over the past month or 2 as his knee has gotten healthier and b) Kemba is. much more of a focal point of the offense which means opposing defenses put much more emphasis on stopping him, whereas no team is going to game plan around stopping Pritchard, he's an afterthought so he is left. open a lot since teams are focusing on stopping Kemba/Tatum/Brown.
I like Pritchard and he's played even better of late. But this take is just taking it too far. Top 10 PG in the league? LMAO, today's NBA is a PG dominated league. There's more elite PGs than ever before. You know how good you have to be to be top 10?
5. Chris Paul
6. Trae Young
8. Ja Morant
9. Ben Simmons
10. De'Aaron Fox
That's not even counting Mike Conley (all star this season), Lamelo Ball (Charlotte's franchise player), Jamal Murray, Collin Sexton, Lonzo Ball, Dejounte Murray, Malcolm Brogdon, etc.