if we do not re-sign hendo then draft mclemore but our off season focus should be big men, big men, big men. its no reason why lavoy allen ,nene,kanter,monroe( 8 points in a row in less than 2 min),mcgee (17pts in 17 min) and meyers leonard should be having seasons highs against us.we should re-sign mcroberts to a 3-4 mil deal, let mullens walk , and it hurts my heart but amnesty thomas. we should go hard at jefferson/smith and draft a big to compete with biz. trade either sessions or gordon because its not enough min and shots to go around. i feel sessions is a top 12 nba point and his contract is very tradeable and may be the easiest to move and we could get a good player in return but im crossing my fingers its gordon to go .
walker needs to work in his defense very bad. every opposing guard is killing kemba. shannon brown killed kemba,avery bradley,and brandon knight looked like kyrie irving before he hurt himself on 2/20. kemba may not ever be a good defender but we need to develop an defensive game plan to protect him like teams did for nash,mark jackson, melo(better now).
mkg jumper is looking damn near perfect . mkg looks like a great player in the making but is very foul prone which i think he can avoid with experience.
now i got that out the way lets talk about hendo. first off i do have one problem with hendo and it is that he leaves alot of 3 point shooters open but i think thats what dunlap wants and gameplan around helping our bigs at the expense of leaving shooters open.......now lets talk about how ppl first said hendo is just a slasher ,so he found a jumpshot. then it was hendo can't extend his range , so he became an reliable 3 point shooter. then it was hendo doesnt have the handle to play the 2 guard , so he becomes one of the most aggressive drivers(top 10 in free throws in the last 2 months ) while being a good facilitator. then it was he just don't have an scorers mentality , so he becomes a monster.
I get nobody wants to admit there wrong , but you don't have to because i will .i stated that hendo has an great skill set and i felt he was a great player and i understand some feel he's a good player which i can respect ,but then there are the one's that feel like he's not even a nba starter or just a nba role player ,now im like whoa. at this point ,i know alot of ppl don't watch nba games(or just the bobcats) and just blindly typing.
of course he's going to have some bad games but there aren't many , but lets talk about the good games and the teams/ perimeter defenders he played against .
lets recap please ...
2/23 vs nuggets,best defender iggy(top 3 defender) 19 pts, 7-11
2/26 vs clippers 8th best d ,best defender matt barnes(top 10 defender) 24 pts, 12-19
3/8 vs thunder 15th best d, best defender thabo(top 5 defender) 21 pts, 7-13
3/13 vs celtics 5th best d , best defenders bradley (top 5 defender) and lee( top 20 defender) 35 pts, 11-19
3/15 vs raptors suspect d, 22 pts , 8-17.
3/16 vs boston ,16 pts , 6-12. that game he could of easily scored 20 but wasn't aggressive.
3/18 vs wizards 7th best d ,best defenders wall(top 10 defender)and ariza (top 15 defender) 27 pts , 8-16
oh and don't let me get started on how far apart some be on contracts. reddick is worth " 40 mil 5 years", at the age of 28 and he's a one dimensional 6th man with a little point guard skills? then those who said that they would pay mullens about 4 mil a year then turn around a say that the most they would pay hendo is 6 mil ? derozan is getting payed 10 mil a year while playing for an lottery team. derozan avg 35 min 16.7 pts 3.3 rebs, 2.0 ast and hendo is 2 years older(which dnt matter) and avg 29 min 14 pts 3.5 rebs 2.2 ast while shooting better all across,a better defender, and avg 6 whole min less. that should put everything in perspective for you.
Last edited by gm in training; 03-19-2013 at 12:01 AM.
in defense of the Hendo skeptics, he just recently decided to grow a pair, and for once, take matters in to his own hands. I didn't call him a softie because of his defense
Last edited by StakJak; 03-19-2013 at 12:49 AM.
BCP's Unofficial Devil's Advocate