Re: Eric Gordon : Best Guard
Finally people are realizing some of the flaws of these top prospects (not attacking you Dasher, just the board in general that thought Gordon and others were going to change the face of basketball, like the guy that started this thread).
Gordon is a very good basketball player. No one can disupte that. He can shoot, he is athletic, he does have an NBA body. So don't a hundred other guys that never made it.
The bottom line is that this guy will be a starter in the NBA, he will score a lot of points, and beyond that, you have no clue what you are getting. Will he add the passing and IQ of a top basketball player? Will he be able to score on 6-5 or 6-6 guys? Will he work hard enough to become a good defender? At this point he is a guy that can step in and jack up shots and score in double digits. The key is his potential to take his shooting ability, athletic ability, and strength, and turn himself into a great pro. It will take at least 3 years of forced shots, missed opportunities for teammates, and turnovers, but in the end he could become a great player like Ray Allen, Brandon Roy, or at least Ben Gordon.