The Rock wrote:I like Duhon so far but hes a backup PG at best. I wouldn't be surprised if he gets smoked by Lin and Westbrook this week. Every darn year backup PG spot is such a headache with this team, especially when you need one the most this year. Give DJO some minutes, change it up, you cant rely on him and Morris alone, its not working
The Rock wrote:Hes trying his absolute best out there. I wouldnt be mad if Vasquez and Westbrook lit him up
Sooooo, is this some type of reverse psychology on Duhon - or just blatent homerism?!
Because it can't be a realists attitude to things, because if it is, there is such blatent hypocrisy against the likes of Morris and not supporting him and being realistic with his output/performance.
Don't get me wrong on either count and let me be clear: 1) I have openly supported Darius Morris and think he deserves a chance to play and develop, without being constantly and unfairly bashed by fans on here, however, his output/performance has clearly dropped off this past week or so. I think MDA made a good decision to remove him from the starting line-up accordingly. He may not feel quite the pressure coming in off the bench. Hope he can stick with it. 2) I have NO issue with Chris Duhon playing or starting right now, in fact I have also openly said that Duhon can still play and could be useful for us. Hope he keeps it up too.
BUT....I can't cop people openly making excuses - up front - for Duhon if he doesn't perform, purely based on the fact that he is, after all, 'only a backup'....come on...?! Chris Duhon is a legit vet in this league and has been a starter on some decent teams. He knows how to play the point position ok. These are clear advantages over a guy like Morris, so I think its highly unfair and hypocritical to be making excuses for Duhon, but be bashing Morris at the same time. Come on.....
Just my opinion/perspective on things....