Weezy wrote:Morris with the bench does scare me, but Duhon does deserve to be the starter. Morris had a good run, but like we all pretty much knew, it wasn't going to last forever. His numbers have taken a dive recently.
lakerfan2 wrote:Duhon was a bright spot in that game. It's clear cut we need a legitimate creator off the bench to score.
Jamison and Meeks are great off the ball, but we need someone who can create their own shot.
The Rock wrote:I'll say this, hes not gonna put up many games like he played last night. Hes a backup PG, hes doing what he can but we cant expect what he did last night on a nightly basis
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
kobe_mamba wrote: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 workingThe 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....
Juronimo wrote:The only bright spot in last night's abortion of a performance was Chris Duhon's play. He did an excellent job out there, he set guys up, make the right decisions, and looked like a real point guard out there.
khmrP wrote:because Duhon is a positive on offense and has always been bad/medicore on D and is 30 something. Morris has sucked on both sides of the floor, he only gets a pass for offense, he has no excuse for sucking on D with his speed but he gambles to much and gets lost rather easily on his man
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