Posted: Sun Jul 01, 2007 11:11 pm
32 wrote:#1, thank you for acknowledging that Brandan Wright will
one day be something special. The kid's got major skills.
Coming into the draft, I thought of BWRight as being the third best player there was, behind Oden and Durant. I know the man has skills but the fact is, he still has some development to make before he can be a star, he will be playing behind Harrington if in fact Harrington is not traded and JRICH WAS TRADED FOR HIM. JRich is a better player right now and a core player of the team and losing him willmake the team worse than the addition of Wright
32 wrote:#2, Monta played his best basketball last year at SG. When he was forced to bring the ball upcourt, it added a lot of TO's to his stat sheet. He's a better playmaker when nobody expects him to be the distrubtor. If anything, a permanent move to SG will make him even more dangerous. Monta's definately more comforable scoring than passing.
I thought Monta played best last season early on, even when replacing Baron. He definately can play SG but he is smaller and less of an outside shooter than JRich, two things that made JRich effective on the team. I hope the best but Monta has everything to prove as well as a full time SG if indeed he takes that position
32 wrote:#3, Nelson is tutoring a successor (Keith Smart) to take over his coaching duties when his contract expires. Smart, with a half-retarded Cleveland Cav's roster, didn't do half bad with a poor situation in Ohio... so I can't wait to see what he has to offer with a more loaded lineup and a few years of Nellie training (ala Avery Johnson). Nelson coaching the team shouldn't be a problem; I have a feeling his ways will continue even after he's gone. Small ball seems to be the way of the future (not to mention, our team's biggest strength), so I see no reason to sweat it when Nelson's gone in a couple seasons.
I truly hope that Smart, if he is the one that takes over, can do what Avery Johnson did in Dallas in not only taking over but making things even better. That is a reach but a possibility but the thing is that the recent changes were made to suit Nelson's style and I'm not sure the current players could play well in a slightly more half court system