[quote="Rooscooter]You are trying to twist my point into a negative comment about Clark. It's not in the least. It's more about seeing a larger sample if/when the other teams start paying attention to him before making a final decision on how good he is. Right now he's an afterthought as far an opponent is concerned.... a few more 20/12 games and that won't be the case.
I can agree that playing off the ball is difficult to defend but his impact has been just as large hitting wide open spot up jumpers...... especially 3 pointers.
If teams to adjust to him it will help everyone else..... it's a win-win IMHO.... but his production may not be what it was during this introductory stretch....
Anyway..... shouldn't you be telling us how much better it would be with Ebanks out there......
I'm not trying to twist anything you're saying. You compared his situation to Sessions' and all I'm saying is it's different. If anything I could see how it'd be an indictment of Sessions, not Clark.
My point is that he's BEEN doing this for a while already. He had his first 20/10 game back against San Antonio on the 9th. He's been here long enough that people should know his MO. Open shots, check. Slashes, check. Good defense, check. That's really the scouting report on him and I think other teams know that, but because he's still the lowest guy on the totem, it's hard to account for him. Not everyone can be shut down, and I think most teams plan to have him take the shots instead of Nash or Kobe.
I'm sure his production will not be at 20/10 very often, but the activity he shows during that time needs to be and that's what's important. If he goes 5/5 tonight, but still works just as hard as he did last night, that's what I care about. Also if we win, that's important too.
And no I shouldn't be saying anything about Ebanks. I've been done with that kid since his DUI. All the talent that I was high on and apparently none of the heart. I stand by everything I said this summer by the way. Just because he failed to live up to his expectations, doesn't mean I was wrong in giving him that chance.