sfsfsfgiants wrote:I dont understand why you dont like Croshere... he does everything you could expect out of him. Miggy goes on talking about what a good role player Pietrus is.... he isnt, while Croshere is. He is a guy that knows his limitations, can shoot the three, the mid range shot, can pound it inside and grab some rebounds, as well as play some nice defense.
I'm not a fan of Crosshere because he's roadblocking a future star. Its like during Monta's rookie year, when Derek Fisher was the backup combo guard. That's what Crosshere is to Brandan Wright. If we didn't have a studly big man waiting in the wings for an opportunity, I'd probably think Crosshere was a damn good role player... but, unfortunately, every time Wright has an opportunity to prove himself with playing time (be it due to injury, fatigue to the starters, or tick in a blowout), Nelson always seems to give the minutes to Crosshere... and, really, Austin hasn't proved to me AT ALL that he's any better than Wright, so I think its a crime that Nelson plays him above Brandan. Its also worth mentioning that Wright will only get better. Crosshere won't.
As for a youngster replacing Pietrus, who do you think? Nobody gets enough playing time to prove himself. We really dont have a good young small forward, either. We are going to be stuck with Pietrus for a while.
The flashy choice would be Marco Belinelli. If the kid could hit his shots, Nelson would put that sucker in every night. Marco litterally forced himself OUT of the rotation, at the beginning of the season. Unlike Wright (who is forced to earn every second of playing time), Marco was given the chance to play 10-15 minutes a night early... and blew it because he couldn't hit a jumper. Maybe now that the pressure's off, he'll start hitting them again (like in Detroit). If Marco becomes that deadeye three-point threat everyone thought he'd be, there's absolutely no reason to keep playing a chemistry-killer like Pietrus. Pietrus should be a spot player, like Foyle was, where Nelson plays him in a specific situation, but not in the rotation.