trodgers wrote:Well, actually, he doesn't know his strengths at all and he plays like a young, inexperienced player.
Sounds like an extreme comment , don't you think ?
He knows his strengths sometimes. So, I'll admit that I overreached. But you can't deny that he plays like a young, inexperienced player.
There have been moments in some games where he dribbled too much in traffic and turned the ball over but he plays the right way most of the time .
Putting the ball on the floor is the right thing to do when the opposite D is closing out on you ... he just needs to improve his handles... his lack of athleticism makes him missed shots at the rim too
Putting the ball on the floor CAN be the right thing to do, and it's perhaps what's taught in basketball, but if you can't complete the basketball play, you must adapt. Not knowing that is, as I mentioned, a sign of being young and inexperienced.
I completely agree that he should improve his handles and work on his athleticism (if he can), but given that he doesn't now have those skills, he should recognize his weaknesses and adapt.