Helljumper wrote:^ I'm not saying he's a PG. I'm saying that right now, there is only enough playing time off the bench for us to play either Morris or Goudelock. We can't just give Morris 5 minutes at back-up PG and Goudelock 5 minutes at back-up SG. They won't be able to get into any rhythm if they split playing time. So we have to chose if we want to play a decent back-up SG out of position at PG or if we want to play a mediocre player who happens to be a prototypical PG. I think the offense of our bench flows a lot better when Goudelock plays back-up PG (even though he's clearly out of position and not a true PG).
And when have you ever seen Morris use his ballhandling skills to dribble past his defender and create a shot for himself or others? That's what a PG is supposed to do. Morris doesn't. He dribbles around the perimeter, wastes a bunch of time from the shot clock, and then is forced into passing it to someone else when he realizes he can't score himself. Most of his assists are off of simple fast-break plays or him passing it to someone who then creates their own shot to score. I don't know why you're bringing up assists if you admit that Goudelock is a SG and Morris is a PG. Morris has played 25 more minutes this season, yet he only has 8 more assists. When Morris is supposed to be a play-maker, and Goudelock is just supposed to be a scorer, 8 assists isn't much better.
Love the post... I look at it as 7 games for morris and 15 for goudelock because that what they have played minute disparity and all.... Morris has used his ball handling skills but not as much as he should and its because of the second thing goudelock obviously possesses that he is lacking in.... Confidence.... goudelock jacked up 10 shots and that was after he missed his first 4 the other day.... yet he kept shooting..... that screams ..... F you I can play...... the most shots morris has taken in any one game is 5..... that says a lot about a player..... Goudelock is a better scorer and more seasoned and that is something I can admit.... I like both of them have followed them both along with a few others from college ..... I just cannot stand how a lot of Lakers fans are dismissing the Obvious holes in his game for the fact that he can fill up one stat line. Its pretty sad because our team is so unorganized that right now anyone who can score is the best thing since ....... sliced bread. 11 assists in 7 game for a rookie PG that is obviously out of his depth is pretty good compared to 3 assists out of 15 games.... (4 assists he got one today) But the intangibles that Morris brings are seriously being downplayed I also Know for a fact that Clown Brown will completely reduce morris playing time when in fact he brings more to the table than Derek fisher.... its just a sad state. The lakers are clinging to the principal that they are a championship contender when in reality at this moment they are not and need to begin rebuilding with the YOUTH they possess and stop signing players that are over 33 years of age.
All Morris does is dribble baseline to baseline and pass getting absolutely nowhere. He can't get in to the teeth of the defense which puts pressure on the opposing team, and also he can't shoot.
Goudelock has shown the ability to get inside that free throw line area, which is the teeth of the D and knock down that floater. He can also catch and shoot 20 times better than Morris and create his own shot much better than Morris. Goudelock won the three point contest last season in college.
Set the high screen for Goudelock and he has the quicks to get in the paint, or come around that pick and drain the three. Tonight 2nd quarter he connected with Murphy for the three as well on the pick and pop.