sfsfsfgiants wrote:migya wrote:sfsfsfgiants wrote:migya wrote:sfsfsfgiants wrote:migya wrote:Pietrus played his role well last season. There are better players but for 3 million a year he is good to keep
I really dont like Pietrus, but if there is no one else, I know that he is the best option for us.
He makes some stupid plays but he plays his role well enough
For me, it is those stupid plays that I hate about him. I know that when he gets hot, he can knock down the threes as good as anyone on the team, and on the break, he can get the dunk, but his dribbling scares me, and his free throws scare me. I really hope he improves with us, because I would love to like him, but right now, I am not sure that he is our best option.
He won't get more than 3-4 million a year by Mullin if he does get a contract at all because the team now has much more talent than two years ago. Pietrus had a better season than Dunleavy ever had here and played his role far better and yet Dunleavy got a contract worth 8.9 million a year. With players like Barnes, Monta and SJackson playing like they did last season, Mullin likely wouldn't have offered dun any contract at all let alone a big one. Pietrus showed he can play within his role and not try anything more so that aspect is in his favour but whether he gets a contract is yet to be seen
He has his skills. If he were to stay in them, I would be happy with him, but sometimes he goes out of his skills. Dribbling the ball on the break scares me with him. It seems like he cant make discisions with the ball. If he would work on that, he could be a pretty good player, but not until he gets much better at that.
Pietrus really exposes his weaknesses when he goes outside his role. After four years in the nba he still has the same weaknesses and so it is likely he will never fix those. He plays well alongside playmakers like Baron