Maybe I should start talking bad prematurely, or just in general, about more of our guys. Earlier in the season I said Blake was playing like garbage all season, and then all off sudden he started playing like Nash when he was good. After 2 games or so of Kendall Marshall I asked if we could cut him already, and then boom, guy explodes and has done nothing but impress me since. Now Ryan Kelly, 2 games ago when Harris was signed I said good if it means no more Kelly.
Kelly had shown me nothing special, nothing that convinced me he had any real NBA ability. Then he has 2 great games in a row, and looks like he at least belongs in the league as a role player with some sneaky offensive moves, a good feel for the game, and some nice hustle. I was initially hopeful for the kid when he was drafted, and again when he got his first playing time, but after not seeing him have any real impact out there for a while I was no longer hopeful. Guess I forgot to take into account he's a rookie 2nd rounder, probably needs time to get a feel for the NBA, figure out what he can and can't do, get his confidence up like he appears to have done.
Obviously I'm not serious and taking credit here with my first statement above, I just wanted to admit to being a crappy armchair GM with a few of our players. I think I'm gonna stop judging guys so quick, or giving up on them so fast. L'Adorable will have a longer time, as long as he's with us, before I make up my mind on him. As for Kelly, I'm rooting for the kid, hope he continues to gain confidence and find his way with us. Still can't say if he's gonna make it in the league after 2 games, but my new feeling is you never know, give him a chance and wait and see.