davriver290 wrote:I think exceptional is a good word for him. He hasn't been awful but by no means amazing. He's average, and I think that's what we should expect from him. In his Blazers day he was what he is today. Spot up shooter, dribble up the court and make nice crisp passes.
The word exceptional means unusually great or outstanding.
Yep, I was confused by your use of the term as well. Exceptional means exceeding expectations. To me he still hasn't lived up to fairly modest expectations. That's not exceptional. That's below acceptable. Basically Exceptional = A grade. I think you were looking for "acceptable." Acceptable = C grade.
But to me he's lower than that so far as a Laker. I'd give him a C minus. Not failing, not horrible, but wildly inconsistent in his play and being a solid backup point guard should have been a NO-BRAINER for Steve Blake. He hasn't come close to giving us the stable play that has been his calling card for his career in the league.
I do truly hope he'll turn it around this year. We shall see. I have l defended his performance and ability before but I won't do it any longer.