SinceGatlingWasARookie wrote:A lot of people pencil in Poole as apoint guard. I don't think Poole is a point guard. klay defended point guards but hevisn'tbappoint guard. Klay had his length. Poole is big for a point guard and is quicker than Klay. Neither one of them did anything on offense to make me think point guard.
I have a hunch that despite Poole's horrible rooking season shooting that Poole will make it in the NBA as a scorer but probably not good enough next year to be a rotation player.
I think Bowman is a legit NBA player; a 10th man but still an NBA player. Bowman's quickness is not special but is better than NBA avage Steph has a problem staying in front of quick point guards 1 on 1. Steph isn't big but he is not really small as a point guard.
I don't really want a back up point guards slower than Steph even if he has good offensive skills. If the back up point guard is going to be slower than Steph he better have livingston length and know how to use the length defensively. Otherwise just stick with Bowman.
Smart would be nice but I don't believe the Celtics are going to get rid of Smart.
Poole probably needs another year to get his body right in order to be an average defender. But at his size, he could be lead guard in mixed line up lineups with Klay or Lee or Mulder and that wouldn’t be the end of the world if your 6’5 guard is the smallest guy on the court.
I think Poole absolutely has it in him to play point in Kerr’s system, which isn’t all that dependent on pick and roll creation. Poole is a high level passer. He makes a lot of creative reads, he can manipulate defenders to create openings for cutters, and he’s pretty adept at throwing lasers cross court to shooters. I’m more worried about his defense than anything, but that isn’t as big an issue if he’s the point guard. Here’s a nice video compilation of some of the passing. Some seriously impressive stuff here: