wcsoldier81 wrote:His D/overall energy is needed but he's an embarrassement at the offensive end ... with Nash in the lineup , he will be open all game long and will keep bricking open 3s ...
I can't think of a worst fit playing next to Nash ... can't run or put the ball off the floor ... we badly need a more athletic and 2 way SF
I get what you're saying with the rest of your post, but Ron runs pretty well. He's not super fast or anything, but for a guy his size, he gets moving. He just looks super awkward dribbling and you wince thinking he's going to turn it over cause it looks so bad, but he seemed to hardly ever turn it over in those situations. Think of how often he would strip the ball at the top of the key or 3pt line and initiate the fast break. He usually scored when he did.
As for his offense, I never hear anyone talk about this,... Ron said he was thinking about retiring season before last because his back hurt him so much. I don't remember all the details, but his spine was the problem, and he couldn't get any lift in his jumper (or slam for that matter) because of the area of the spine that was damaged. Last season he was Dunking a lot more, and making shots because the treatments he had were successful, and he had lift back to his jumps. It wasn't a fluke, he's just healed from the treatments.
That's not to say he isn't declining of course, but it's not as bad as it's made out to be.