Originally Posted by Rose
SO WAIT WAIT WAIT! You say Russy is a 2 guard, whose stuck playing point like Wade was his first year. YET when the numbers are put up against each other you retract your statement. NICE job!
Didnt retract my statement at all.
Wade is a much more superior scorer than Russell at this point, the only similarity between Westbrook & Wade is both are explosive athletes with an ability to finish at the basket.
What you're looking at in Russell is an undersized athletic 2 who could excel when off the ball in transition due to how quick he gets up the court, but he doesn't shoot efficiently although he can create his own shot unlike a lot of other PG's.
The problem is that the Thunder are attempting to mold him into a PG, thus playing the role of a facilitator rather than a finisher which is his strongest asset.
When you keep him from getting to the basket, you completely remove him from an offensive set because hes not good enough of a passer or has the PG vision to find his teammates when in half court without a high turnover margin.