therealdeal wrote:I'm not going to argue with you anymore. Your argument consists of:
1. Show me facts!
2. We show facts.
3. Show me unquantifiable facts!
Impact on a game? The guy is supposed to what? Single-handedly keep us in the rebounding game? He's supposed to take over games offensively? I don't understand what you're even describing here. First of all you're not describing Jordan Hill's post game. When given the ball in the post he has a baseline fake and return, he's got a spin move, and he's got that hook shot that you love. Is he great post player? Of course not. But why would you ask him to be? Is every player supposed to be Pau Gasol? Is every player supposed to be Hakeem? Is every player supposed to develop into a great post player when they're 6'10"?
Or is the much more reasonable expectation that he continue being our hardest working big man on the glass while getting way less minutes than he needs to be productive? This argument is beyond asinine and I'm done with it.
By the way your open trolling has drawn the attention of the moderators.
4. He doesn't deserve minutes because the coach doesn't put him in.
Circular reasoning going on with his argument regarding my #4. We've (the Lakers) recently given some players to showcase what they can do when given some time. The end result isn't to unearth some magical superstar that every team passed on, it's to hopefully find a serviceable player that can develop into a solid role player or starter.
Jordan Hill, Kendall Marshall, and Earl Clark are some examples of players who didn't normally deserve minutes, but when thrust into action, they gave some surprising results. It's also not helping the argument that a coach doesn't "believe" in giving a player minutes. There's always going to be "favorites" that the coach will play above all else and in our case, he wants a 4 that can shoot ala Ryan Kelly.