#32 wrote:Jeez, it's been a little under a week (with a couple Warriors preseason games) since I've posted, and there have been no good new topics to talk about. My God.
Let's try resurrecting a successul one to jump start some conversation:#32 wrote:Troy Murphy *****
Don Nelson is a huge fan of big men who can play the perimeter. All summer, Troy Murphy had his bags packed. After today, he might as well keep his house payments going. Murphy is incredibly similar to another player Don Nelson made into a star (perhaps you've heard of him): Dirk Nowitski. The only difference between the two (physically) is that Dirk is an inch taller and Murphy is a tad stronger.
What's truly exciting about this is that Murphy has an already-established NBA reputation for improvement. His huge rebounding numbers, outside touch, and movement without the ball were all tricks he picked up after being drafted. If Murphy can add huge points to his game like that, what's stopping him from being everything Nelly can sculpt him into? I'm not saying he'll become the next Dirk overnight... but, if Troy Murphy averages numbers closer to 17 and 10 next year (with improved percentages across the board), I wouldn't be surprised.
If there's one player (other than Dunleavy) that Golden State fans can't decide on, it's Murphy. You can read what i wrote about him above. Any thoughts?
I agree with most every thing you wrote about the Dirk vs. Troy comparison; however, I don't think that Murph can carry the team like Dirk.
Murph can easily attain the 17 ppg. just by increasing his FG %. Totally realistic, along with 10 rpg.
I think the main difference between Dirk and Murph is the way they shoot. Murph shot is text book. It takes time and room. He can miss his shots with a hand in his face, but with Dirk he has a rather unorthodox shot. It's straight over his head where no one can reach it and its quick and money.
Besides their different shooting styles, I feel that Dirk has more of that hard nose (no pun intended) go after it attitude.