knm131 wrote: Vasashi17 wrote:
The only thing I fault Drew on is his position defense. Had Jefferson been in check, while Drew posted his offensive numbers, then the kid would be beastin' it. But till that happens, Drew still has to keep developing as a player. He still has a bit to go before we can dub him Andrew Byeast'em.
Of course, his help defense is amazing, but I still want to see his position defense improve (locking down the defensive boards and making the opposing center be less efficient offensively).
When this kid peaks, LA should have yet another HOF center on their hands.
Vash, when Bynum was finally taken off of Jefferson, AJ was 5-15 from the field. Then Gasol guarded him and scored most of his points against Gasol, save for a couple baskets in the 4th when it was all but over.
Like 10scott10 corrected me before, you are certainly correct about Drew and Al's head to head production. Drew made it tough enough for AJ last night.
Sorry for not being specific before, but what I truly want Drew to do, is get that killer instinct to shut his personal matchup down. When Kobe wants to shut people down, he normally can do that. He took it upon himself to guard Bron a few weeks ago and Bron barely made an imprint in that game. Of course Kobe got some help, but that too will be expected out of Drew. But I would like to see Drew coming into the game telling Phil that he will be the last line of defense in the paint, but if X center gets the ball in the post, help shouldn't come, cause I got him locked down.
I love what the kid brings, but I know he can bring so much more...and I'm anxiously waiting for that day to come.