Last edited by BlueCollarColts; 07-31-2014 at 12:27 PM.
PG doesn't need to be taking one third of our team's shots. He does need to be boosting his shooting percentages and his points per shot by being aggressive and getting to the free throw line more. In other words, put more emphasis by scoring more points through improved offensive efficiency as opposed to merely taking more shots. If he is able to improve his efficiency, then heck yes, also take a few more shots as well.
A bird in the hand is worth two in the bush.
Or throw in a first-round pick and flip it for a max-level point guard...
Game 6 against Miami was a perfect example of what he needs to work on. After his Game 5 second half explosion in which his jumper was on fire, he started Game 6 by jacking up a bunch of jumpers and I think he maybe had one aggressive take to the rack in the first half. He was better in the second half and scored a lot of points, but the game was long out of reach by that point. His offensive game is too jumper heavy and a lot of the jumpers are forced junk early in the shot clock.
In Lebron's two MVP years in Cleveland (08-09 and 09-10) he attempted 19.9 and 20.1. That was on teams that weren't particularly stacked.
I'm all for PG averaging 25-30 ppg. If he has to take more than 22 shots a game to do it though, I don't see how it helps the team.
Last edited by Phree Refill; 07-31-2014 at 05:12 PM.
Meh, I'm glad he's willing to take on the responsibility of being the best player. He would get criticized on PD early in career for not having that "killer" instinct. I hope he becomes an assassin, regardless of how many shots he takes.
Plus, I wonder what the question was he was answering?
Plus, If he can get to the line 10 times a game, that would probably make more of a difference than the number of points or shots.
To reiterate, I took this statement as PG taking leadership and responsibility, not trying to gun for stats, at all.
You all can argue over number of shots all day long for all I care. What I care about is the fact that Paul agree's with me that our end of the season collapse wasn't just some locker room issue. We had a real and tangible collapse of basketball play on the court and I think he is spot on in saying that when teams stepped it up we fell off.
I think there is a lot more to that and that actually kind of plays into what Bird was saying earlier when he said we weren't as good as we played early in the season.
This is why I have the vast concerns about going back into next season with the same old cast even with the subtraction of Stephenson.
This is why I think people were way overblowing his detrimental aspect on the team, I do think he drug others down around him but I DO NOT believe he was either the sole or even largest contributor to last seasons downfall.
I honestly believe our team has been figured out, I think teams have scouted and conversely adapted to our defense and our offense was always a shamble to begin with and whenever we couldn't hit open shots we frankly just lost.
So while I appreciate Paul being willing to take on more of a role, I also know that until we come up with a different defensive scheme and a competent offense that I feel we are not only going to not go back to the E.C. finals we may very well end up 3rd in our own division.
The biggest thing I see is if he's trying to take more shots...will his defense drop?
I'm not perfect and neither are you.
Romans 3:23 for all have sinned and fall short of the esteem of Elohim,
Ephisians 4: 32 And be kind towards one another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, as Elohim also forgave you in Messiah.
what change in scheme are you looking for?
Yep, exactly. And without our 2nd best player, what's gonna happen when teams focus on shutting down PG on offense? Who is gonna take the ball and do something with it?
I like PG's attitude here, because realistically our only hope (beyond a major trade) is if he does turn into Kobe/Durant/Lebron/TMac. Then again, each of those guys had an undisputed 2nd fiddle other than TMac, and we saw how far that got him. Addition by addition is how you improve.
I am disturbed that there were no chemistry issues according to Paul and the Pacers imploded that much. How is that even possible?
why's Roy get treated like a redheaded stepchild for the "selfish dudes" thing but PG, the guy that shot under 40% after the break, gets praised for saying he's gonna start gunning? Thank you for chucking based PG.
we gonna pretend like PG's a better defender than Roy or something?
On a similar but different note .............
Hung out to dry. Interesting.he self-evaluates his second-half struggles like this: "I was trying to get other guys going and get other guys in the groove. I was trying to find mine; a lot of times I was just hung out to dry."
Ya, I do remember wondering how they were winning so much and looking not great doing it.