migya wrote:That's right, dun was not the 3rd best in that draft!
#32, JRich would still be loved by the fans whether he had been the 3rd pick instead of the 5th pick - Not much difference!
Eh, you're speaking as if Jason would have always been this good. I'm telling you, if JR came in with the kind of pressure Mike had, he might not be where he is today. Also, the bar would have been set higher for him, so (regardless of how good he is).
JRich did come in with high expectations! He was a great player coming to a struggling team that needed some exciting, something he was best known for.
#32 wrote:The truth is, expectation ruins a player's game. If you don't get it, here's an example: How would you like Mike Dunleavy if we got him in the 2nd round? You'd be all over him right now, I guarentee it (at LEAST, all over him last season... maybe not now)! Expectation is the only reason you hold Mike to such a high standard. It's unfair and shouldn't be that way.
Ofcourse everyone would think he was good value!!!!!!!!! BUT the fact is he was the 3rd pick! If you get picked high in the draft it is "suppose" to mean that you are one of the best that year and at least better than the rest of the players in the draft picked after you.
Reality is - Dunleavy is not performng well this season and has not responded well to the expectations, the same expectations that any player coming nito the nba and picked that highly gets! The man has been given every opportunity so far to make a productive career for himself but has not done it to say the least!
#32 wrote:Pressure makes EVERYONE crumble when they fail to respond to it (and, no, players can't CHOOSE to respond pressure. If the pressure was averaging 15 points a game, Mike Dunleavy can't CHOOSE to average 15 points a game. He can only come out and give his best, which he's doing, so I don't bust his chops too much. Give him a break. He's not that bad.)
Not everyone crumbles under pressure!! I'm not going to list the many nba players who have had a good career and have not crumbled because they are so many!
As far as giving his best - Dunleavy did better last season so what he has done so far this season can't be his best! If it is, then Mullin has made a monumental mistake and has to clean it up as soon as possible!
I have said before and I meant it - I want Dunleavy to play well because that will mean the Golden State Warriors will be better off!