biggumt wrote:I keep hearing people say oh my god hes going to be the next bosh/garnett/odom type of player which is just flat out ridiculous to say. He doesn't even have one bit of an offensive identity, a move he can go to. he can't even play defense down there without getting pushed around. (see la game where odom shoved him all the way back to the 3point line from inside the key). hes more of a liability than a benefit to us. he can't go up against the bigs at all. if he was going to be a star we would have seen flashes and I have seen none. they said he gained 20 lbs last summer and hes still scrawny as hell. same situation with brandon wright. these two won't be stars. book it.
Like the Turnovers- How do these myths start?
He doesn't even have one bit of an offensive identity, a move he can go to.
So you've never seen a Randolph move to the basket??? Ok maybe what you're saying is a good post move? So that is "offensive identity ". This guys has a distinctive game that wreaks of identity, offensively and defensively. I'll grant sometinmes It's not pretty.
he can't even play defense down there without getting pushed around. (see la game where odom shoved him all the way back to the 3point line from inside the key).
Hmmm, You should talk, Biggunt, you are not doing a very good job of defending your post. OK sorry.
Odom, interesting! Was that the same game where he stole a rebound from Odom, and completely humiliated him causing Odom to seek revenge and foul him. Then after the game, Odom graciously praises his talent, says Randolph reminds him of himself when he started out and says " he 'd like to work out with him". I guess a big guy like Odom, probably did get revenge. He does spot a bit of weight as Chum says. But not that many bigs "push him around".
if he was going to be a star we would have seen flashes and I have seen none.
None??? Are we talking about the same player? The biggest criticism about Randolph is all you see is flashes. This guy fills up highlight reels, that's why some people in the national media are so goo goo- gaa gaa over him.
You didn't even mention the most substantive criticism against Randolph. That he sometimes doesn't look like he knows what he's doing on the court. And has had some stupid looking reckless fouls. I've heard analogies like," chicken with his head cut off ". I've yet to hear any of the people who've made that charge last year acknowledge that he HAS improved on that this year, and on some occasions has looked very poised.