sfsfsfgiants wrote: 32 wrote:
No, he just really hates Brandan Wright... which is funny, because he knows nothing about him, has never seen him play (other than highlights), and only has a gripe with him because we traded *gasp!!!* Richardson for him.
Isnt that how Mullin drafted Wright...? Not knowing anything about him, drafting him because of highlights...?
Yeah, obviously it helps to be there in person, but if you watch highlights, you read scouting reports, and you talk to people who see someone every day, you can get to know them without actually knowing them.
BS. You get a washy, mediocre feel for what kind of player the guy is, while being entertained by flashy dunks.
Highlights don't show you footwork. Highlights don't show anticipation, or hustling to get back on defense, or help defense, or how well they can create in a half-court set, how well they can create on the fly, basic handles (other than fast breaks), how quickly they get tired, whether or not they get pushed around underneath the bucket, leadership skills, vocality, heart, determination... you can't get ANY of that stuff from a highlight reel.
Going by highlights, people would think Mickael Pietrus is a great player. Just ask migya, whose supported him all season.
The Golden State Warriors didn't invite Brandan Wright to a try-out because it would be suspicious to work-out a guarenteed Top 10 pick when you're picking at #18... and Mullin didn't want to expose his hand. I'm sure he had scouts watching him all throughout the drafting process. Claiming that an NBA Vice President of Operations traded his franchise player in exchange for a freshman in college that he'd only seen HIGHLIGHTS of is not only ludicrous, but its pretty insulting when you consider how well Mullin's done with this team.