i feel somewhat vindicated as a minority member of the planet in the "kemba has serious flaws as a starting pg" camp. my main concern is the exact thing he himself pointed at as a huge area for needs improvement.
lowe (whom i deeply respect as an analyst) pointed at alot of what myself and mainly bogg have been saying for the past year and half about kemba.
overall, i think it is a very good article, but like mustachio, i have major concerns with the future direction.
Agreed, I think his natural tendancy is to isolate himself on offense and see the rim with tunnel vision; I read the Jefferson article, and I think the "forced passing" is a symptom of doing what isn't natural to him...these things are innate, Jose Calderon literally sees the court differently when he has the ball. That's why I advocate average size PG with Kemba at SG or 6th man, reach your ceiling where it is highest. I also believe balanced, "star-less" teams are better served with pure PGs.
i am leaning more and more to nominating you for a weekly lowe-like piece on the cats. breaking down a big game, or following one set from game to game ie how this play translates from the kings to the lakers to the blazers during the week, etc.
i would happily do it, but my family life would not provide an encouraging environment for this. if you do do it, i would gladly help.
Originally Posted by kitch0202
That's something I'd love to read and feel would be a valuable addition to the forum ... it would also give more shape to post-game discussions.
I'll tell yall what, if you can start one of those petitions to get me on as a Bobcats writer for the Observer, I'm down (paging John Morgan, Buzz guys - use your powers, make it happen). If I could ever get some backstage access to the team, I know I could definitely put out some interesting stuff. We could actually get to know the players and background info, instead of always finding out from Yahoo or the NY Post.