therealdeal wrote: khmrP wrote:
therealdeal wrote:Jodie is actually a good defender and his hustle helps pick up the team when he comes off the bench. Just because he's not hitting his shots, doesn't mean he's not doing anything.
yes he also likes drive into the lane and either get his shot blocked or its a TO, not much different than Shannon in terms of impact, one gets to the rack the other chucks 3's....their D are comparable.
Their defense WAS comparable. Shannon's defense before he left wasn't nearly as good as when he got here.
Not to mention, Shannon liked to do Kobe impressions while he played. Jodie is at least doing the RIGHT thing, even if it's not exactly effective.
what exactly is the right thing? Chucking 3 anytime he pleases? Give any decent shooter the green light like Meeks and he could do the same thing and make it probably the same rate. If Shannon was here he'd do the exact same chucking like Meeks with less dribbling because thats what the offense is calling for. Just dont get the hate Shannon gets but when I make the same criticism of Meeks, its he's doing the right thing?
Whether offense dictates it or not, I dont consider launching a 3 with 20secs on the clock ever the right thing to do or pulling up for a 3 when on one else touches the ball either, those 2 things sound Kobeish too so how come Meeks doesn't get the "wannabe kobe" tag?