We only have one three-dimensional player. By this, I mean someone who is:
A. Dangerous from the outside
B. Can drive to the hole
C. Has midrange moves and shots.
Jermaine has B and C, which is fine. I don't expect him to be Dirk or Rasheed. But he in fact is not tridimensional.
Granger is truly impressive this year. Awesome from three and some explosive drives to the basket. But he has yet to show any impressive moves in between, which, over time, makes it easy for teams to stop him once he's sufficiently scouted. I call it the Croshere syndrome.
Shawne Williams. Same as Danny. Croshere syndrome. He looks like he might have some midrange game inside him, but I haven't seen it yet. He's not as good yet as Danny going to the hole, but I've seen him do it a couple of times that was outa sight.
Ike. B. and C. Phenomenal.
Marquis. Great midrange game. Can take it to the hole. No A.
Tins. Same as Marquis.
Murphy. Great A game. B and C. mediocre.
Diener. A game, mostly.
Owens. Some A, decent B.
Rush. Haven't seen enough. Great A, obviously.
Is that everybody?
Of course, the one player on our squad who is a triple threat is Mike Dunleavy. He's not Michael Jordan, but I do breathe a sigh of relief when he gets it on the perimeter. He can shoot it, drive a few steps, pull up for a medium jumper, spin around for a better shot, or head all the way to the bucket for a nice drive. Or pass it off.
Many of our other players have Croshere syndrome, where if they aren't firing up the three, then they are hellbent on a drive and somewhat out of control.
I'm just thankful to have Dunleavy (Jax's replacement, who was also a triple threat). We need a couple more players to grow into this role.
Tins could be an awesome threat with a great outside shot, but don't see it happening.
Danny could get there eventually, but I doubt it for this year.
Shawne might have the best chance. He's talented, got moves and instincts. But he would have to blossom quickly.
Anyway, it's nice to have Dun. Hopefully he keeps up the mojo he's started the season with.