I've been a big fan of DC's since he got here, and I think he definitely takes too much heat on this board. Honestly, a lot of folks say he shoots too much, or is a shoot-first PG, but tell me which of his shots tonight were ill-advised or bad shots? His little floater in the lane just keeps getting better. His 3-point shot has been the biggest improvement from last year to this year. And he's got a nifty little stop-n-pop, too.
He's not going to be confused with Steve Nash or CP3, and I get that. If we could make a trade for Deron Williams, I'd be as excited as anyone (because I really think he'd make us a contender).
But, DC is in his 3rd year. He's shown marked improvement over last year already. His defense has been a huge improvement as well. He has the confidence of this team, and the chemistry with these guys to succeed. Basically, I have one BIG question about DC's future, and that is this:
Why does no one here talk about how much DC can improve like we talk about PG24, Hibbert, or even Lance?
He's gotten better since he's been here, and in only his 3rd year, why do we assume that's going to stop? How many elite point guards really rose to prominence after 5 years in the NBA? Quite a few, I'm guessing. For example, Nash was in his 5th year when he finally started 70 games, averaging 15 pts and 7 asts. His best years were in his 8th, 9th, and 10th seasons. Chauncey Billups was on his 5th team in 8 years before anyone knew who he was. I don't know if DC will ever reach Billups' level, and certainly Nash is on another level above that. But, my point is, DC is in his 3rd year and he's leading this team to a darn good record with solid play and great effort every night.
Give him a little more time and maybe he learns and grows and develops into a real stud.