He has bulked up, thats very nice for him. still I don´t care about his size or weight or stroke. I care about results.
He has bulked up? well I expect more defense.
Nice stroke? I expect very good shooting.
combo guard? I expect good decisions
thats the point. He has shown neither of the 3 above. At the end of the day nobody talks about how great his wide open clank looked. Everybody says he MADE or MISSED the shot. Nobody says he TRIED on defense. Either he defended or got burned. Nobody says he had a great idea. Everybody says he made a great decision or he made a terrible decision.
thats how things go. So sure I´m excited when he adds the tools but as long as he is not able to capitalize and make those tools work, its useless. period.
Sasha had 2 seasons now and while he has improved he has still WAYS to go. lets not forget, unlike other draft rookies he had 3 years of professional basketball in Italy. He entered the italian league with 16 and played there for 3 years before coming to the Lakers.
Still he plays worse than a lot of rookies. How can I be happy with that? We wasted a pick that could be Chris Duhon for a bum. I dunno how many times I screamed PICK DUHON MITCH, PICK HIM YOU IDIOT and he chose Sasha. Duhon would have been starting and surprise surprise, he can defend and hit 3 pointers IN THE GAME, not in his grandma´s backyard.
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on Wed Oct 04, 2006 5:27 am, edited 2 times in total.
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