Sky wrote:So. Banks is the one dimension WE MUST HAVE. Without any shotblocking, with a team too slow in read rotation, if we do not have defense at 1 that's it, we lose, we're done.
Just as people claim Banks' defense is being overrated the same people are underrating his offense. Suspect J, he can't his the water from a rowboat! 48% from the floor. He can't shoot from 3! Same percentage as Smush 35%. And he shot 54% from 3 in April. He's turnover prone low ATO ratio! ATO of 2.35 with Minnesota. Not great but not horrible, around 20th among starting points. In this offense with Jackson discouraging dribble penetration and a running game the to's drop significantly.
Sergio has fantastic handles, great vision, superb passer, intuitive feel for the game. Great. And if Jackson ran a system that took advantage of all that and let them run those skills would certainly come in handy. He doesn't. So those skills are caged and wasted.
I would LOVE to have a point like Sergio. IF we ran Showtime. IF we had a doberman backing him up. We have neither. And won't as long as Jackson is coach and Kupchak is GM. Smush and Sasha stay and they add one point guard. If that point is a matador, say with the initials Sergio Rodriguez, the season is over before it's begun.
My screening process at 1 this summer.
1. Is he a solid defender with the speed and power to go over screens and recover? If not see question 2.
2. See question 1.
Pass or fail on the only question that matters. Sergio fails. Utterly.
Gettng Sergio can only be justified if they add defense at 1 behind him. But the entire point of dealing up to draft a 1 would be to free the MLE for other positions. They draft Sergio and you're dancing in the streets. Until you notice that every point on this roster can't defend a rock garden. First round and here's your lovely parting gifts.
They're adding one point guard. He must defend. It's not optional Game.
New Rules = No PG stoppers...
Not happening...no way...nothing to see here.
You want to help PG defense? Add a shotblocker with the MLE...
If not, same result with those lovely parting gifts you were talking about...