migya wrote:Just wrong talking about Kidd and dun in the same conversation!
Why? TMC said that players can't survive without defense or a decent shot. I simply brought up the fact that Jason Kidd had neither when he first entered the league... and he's been regarded as one of (if not the
) best point guards in the league his entire stint in the NBA. It was an example against his statement; a retort, nothing more. I never said Dunleavy was going to be the next Jason Kidd or anything.
Kidd has been more than a decent defender for pretty much his entire career (his rookie season he was a bit shaky) AND he has a decent shot! He makes nearly two threes a game! That is not someone who can't shoot! Kidd is just a genius on the court, Dunleavy is a lost individual at times and he has yet to do something positive consistently and that is a big question mark with him - Is he ever going to be consistently decent enough to deserve alot of minutes
migya wrote:Dunny boy has already choked! Many times!
He hasn't choked; he has failed. But it was always in the same exact role. If you tell a walrus to fly, he'll fail every single time.
Playing small forward just wasn't Dunleavy's game; even in college, he spent more time at PF than SF. He can't keep up with quicker 3's. His height (6'9") means that playing PF isn't a stretch at all; in fact, it will probably be very benneficial for Dunleavy to use his carefully honed skills (ball-handling, passing, vision, ect) against slower, less coordinated players (like the bigger PFs).
Dunleavy failed miserably
at small forward; but playing PF is a completely new challenge that we have yet to see the results for.
Dunleavy will utterly crushed if he plays PF often! As simple as that! Noway that guy can handle the PFs of the nba! He can't rebound with them, can't outmuscle them, can't out jump them, can't out quick the majority of them, heck, he can't even out shoot alot of them!
Dunleavy at PF is destined to fail and Nelson will have to change things quickly. Hopefully Pietrus or Ellis will play well to start the season so Nelson has confidence in changing the lineup without thinking he has a major weaklink out there