aletha33 wrote:ReginaldLewis wrote: He is quickly turning into one of the most unstoppable players off the dribble in the league.
i agree with you here up to a point...in the open court the dude's a blur...off a screen, he's pretty good...
but being covered mano y mano in a half court set, monta doesn't quite have the ability to create off the dribble like say BD...
but give the guy an inch, he's gone.
I agree. What I see happening is that when Monta still has his dribble outside the three point line, his opponent just sags way off because he know's Monta's not going to rise and shoot or make a three pointer.
Since his defender is laying back, Monta has to start his dribble and head to the basket. He hasn't learned a killer crossover dribble yet to get his man turned sideways so he can either pull up or finish on the left hand side of the backboard.
He seems to learn things very quickly so I'm sure by next year he'll better able to take guys, face up, to the rim.