David Wood wrote:migya wrote:David Wood wrote:Al really manned up against the Pistons. He was getting tough and physical inside and he was hustling for loose balls.
Be good if he did that all the time. He is paid more than most players on the team and will be a hinderance for the team to move forward as he is a good player but just doesn't fit the need of the team. If the PF isn't helping out the Center rebound, who will? This team is built for speed and more than just Biedrins need to rebound and defend. If there was just one more big that could do that, with the rest of the guys scoring well, this team would be much better but the story is always the same - Fall just short every season
Exactly. Harrington has to do his part, but people also need to pay attention and box out when they can. We know he can run the floor, but it seems like he wants to run out as soon as a shot is fired. The problem is he can't play small forward. That would be a step backward as he just is not quick enough and we already have 5 Sf's. He's a fluid athlete but he cannot hang with the likes of Lebron, Melo, Andre Iguodala or Vince Carter.
Harrington can play, noone has really said he can't, but he is not what the team needs at PF - That's the whole point! Murphy and dun really couldn't play so Harrington is better than either one no doubt but that is not the point!
I really wanted Pietrus to improve this season because he is the sirt of player that could have become a great defender, getting to guard the best guard or SF of the opposition. He is not the sort that should be shoting alot and under Nelson, it has seems like he has understood that. He could have become a very good rebounder as well. Thing is, NONE of that has happened enough for him to be a keeper, let alone be considered a great role player. Maybe Barnes can become that player but that has yet to be seen.
I reckon Varejao would be a better fit than Harrington, giving the team what it needs more. Obviously he is lacking in scoring but like I've said, there are enough scorers on the team and not enough workers!