Howard played well for Utah last season until he got injured. Tried to come back for the playoffs, but was not ready, and it showed.
I expect to see more of Taylor at SG, so Howard could spell MKG a bit.
How Dunlap uses Ben Gordon will be interesting; SG or PG...
Yeah we shouldn't bring in old guys who have no future with the team and/or who could hurt their development
Oh wait, Brendan Haywood, Ramon Sessions, and Ben Gordon......
A veteran presence is necessary. You're living in a dream world if you think trotting out two rookies with no experience is a recipe for success. Young guys need a vet to go to when things get rough. Go look at the Thunder roster over the past 5 years.
Rookie Durant and Green had Wally, Wilkins, and Thomas
Rookie Westbrook had Watson and Atkins
Having a vet doesn't hurt development. If anything it helps
I mean success in terms of positive development and growth. A former all star is a pretty good person to talk to when you're struggling with certain scenarios or situations instead of being forced to do it on your own.
Kemba had nobody to turn to and struggled mightily. Don't you think a guy whos been around the block a few times could've helped give him little tips and had him play a little better or learn a little quicker?
I understand what you mean but I don't know if I want some guy who smokes weed all the time and tells everyone live on radio that loads of basketball players do. That kind of character is what were getting away from right now with Kemba, Biz, MKG, Jeff. Like a thousand people have said before, including Kemba... We are trying tog et high character guys here who are driven. Not sure if Howard quite fits that bill, I just dont want him inviting MKG for a spliff inbetween games. Even though I support MKG for standing his ground and saying no
Diop said he would love to play with Howard. We all know that won't happen, but that doesn't mean Howard isn't going to play here.
I really belive we going to play a lot with three wings . Reading MKG is strong enough to stop most fours . I could see us playing a lot with Hendo , MKG , and JT , Those three could switch all most 2 through 4 without much problem . Sure hurts the screan and roll. A lot all so depends on TT s play.
Last edited by dav7z; 08-31-2012 at 03:02 PM.