Ok, your all gonna laugh at me because for whatever reason I just don't see the Pippen comparison to Granger. To me thier games are totally differant.
I see Granger as far more of a power player than I do as a swift Gazelle like I did Pippen.
No, if I were to compare him to anybody from back in the golden days it would be (prepare to laugh) Karl Malone.
Now not the old Karl Malone that relied on strength but the very young Karl Malone who was strong but still had speed. Danny just seems to me to be a guy who is going to be more apt about being around the post area than a guy chasing perimater player around. I don't find that a bad thing at all.
In fact, I like it. He's 6'8" tall & has very long arms so he plays taller than he is. Elton Brand is only 6'8" & he plays in the post so I don't see why on defense this is a bad thing. Actually early in the season with everybody injured in the big man area I think it will be quite beneficial to us.
Speaking of big men being injured.
Am I the only one who is concerned that the lack of people on the floor right now might hurt us at the beginning of the season even if everybody is back?
Granger & Saraurnos should be getting used to playing with O'Neal & Harrison not Brown & Walker. I understand that Harrison is injured so he can't play, but right now I think it's time to get J.O. back into the system.
Pre-season isn't just about working on your own skills, it's about the team getting used to each other & learning how to play together & right now it's not happening. Brichard made a great point in his thread about how the offense has no flow to it. Well, I think some of that is from the fact that we don't have the team that will be out there together on the floor working as a unit. I may be over thinking this one, but it just seems to me that if you can play you should play right now so the team can start to flow. But I do understand that if there is injury then you certainly don't want to aggrivate it.
Has anybody gotten any real sense of how the offense will role this year? I certainly have not been able to, but then again with the hodge podge of players out there I'm not sure Rick has been able to get any kind of sets put in at all.
BTW, if anybody saw the real training camp on NBA tv you had to be impressed with O'Neal's tutoring of David Harrison. He was showing him quick post spin moves & it looked like the Hulk was absorbing. It could have been staged for the camera but it didn't look like it. Man I can't wait to see what the Hulk has for us this year.
Has Jackson looked more unsteady on the floor this year than last to anybody else? It's not that he has been playing bad, but other than the first game I think he's been really up & down on the floor. I guess maybe he's adjusting to going back to the shooting guard spot.
Jamaal really concerns me. He got into the lane & was able to score last night but I think I saw way to much of Mel Mel the abuser for my taste. I don't want a Stephon Marburry at the point. I would much rather see him go with 2 points & 12 assist as opposed to 14 points & 1 assist. I think this may have a lot to do with the flow of the offense, because I don't think he has done anything in the way of leading the team on the floor.
Before we even entered the pre-season I had the Center spot listed as our problem. Now it's even bigger IMO.
I wouldn't mind trading some of our depth on the wings to get back just a solid center to help fill the void.
BTW, how bad was Walker injured last night?
Short list for today.