Lakerjones wrote:Rooscooter wrote:I know everyone is in full on "half full" mode right now but Jamal Crawford=Nick Young...
One is a near all star, consistent and plays the game with both his talent and his mind.... the other is very talented but not that cerebral.... The Market set the value of both of these guys and Young was available for a reason. If he was anywhere near Crawford's value he'd be pulling in 5 Million per on a 4 year deal right now for a contender.
I like Young's ability... not sold on his capacity to play within a system however.
As for his attitude. He's had issues with coaches and teammates in the past. He's been run for getting into it with fans and has gotten his share of taunting T's. Call is "swag" if you want.... it's not really part of what the Laker's have been about over the years. If he can control it and play his role he will be a tremendous help.... if not the he will still most likely be better than the guys he's replaced.
^^ Fair enough Roos. You're absolutely right, Nick Young is not as good as Jamal Crawford. For my point I just meant that he should play that kind of role for us - scorer off the bench from the wing spot.
At any rate, I think he's the kind of player in that regard that we've been looking to get for some time. But yes, the realism is he is not at the level of Crawford, agreed.
Oh... I agree. I think I'd rate him as our second most important off season pick up behind Farmer. He is capable of 30 every night and we've had few of those guys on this team. What we'll have to put up with for that explosiveness remains to be seen.
If he ever learns to play under control and with any consistency he could be very good.