Originally Posted by wang4three
I have the opposite feeling when I watch the Magic. I think Jameer is jacking up too many shots and not feeding Dwight enough. Dwight gets good shots not only for himself, but everyone around him. He's a fairly decent passer, and not as in finding open guys, but getting the ball reversed around so that shooters get their shots.
I don't think Brook and Dwight are good co-existing tandem unless you plan to turn Brook into purely a jump shooter which would be detrimental. The two of them are too big to co-exist in the paint and Brook isn't scrappy enough to get lose balls for put backs. I'm fine with Hump being our PF if we had Dwight. He's still willing to do the dirty work and if he develops a nice little jumper with consistency, he'd be fine.
I also don't like picking Brook just because he's 2-3 years younger. Dwight was a dominant force by his 3rd year in the league and the Magic were building around him. And he came out of high school. Brook is in his third year after being a sophomore in college and he hasn't look as good as Dwight. I don't know what you mean by identical stat wise because outside of FT%, Brook isn't better than Dwight at any statistic.
Also have to consider that Deron wants to win now, not win later. He doesn't want to be in his near 30s waiting for Brook to become better.
But all of this is moot. I don't see Dwight leaving ORL at all. He seems to be happy there and overall seems like a loyal guy.
If I have a wish for Brook next year (outside of rebounding), it's to learn some more post moves. He's going to his left shoulder too much and its becoming obvious that he wants to go that way. He needs to learn how to pivot both ways and to better hone that left hand jump hook.
Maybe, but I'm not going to fall for his "loyalty" that easily just because he's a friendly and funny guy. He's just as hungry as Deron, LeBron, and every other star to win a championship.
It's pretty clear he's frustrated with playing with guys who chuck threes instead of giving him the ball. I saw it at the Knicks game, He mouthed "Give me the ball!" he was definitely frustrated. I'm know I'm biased when I say this, but I think he's drooling at the thought of playing with Deron, a guy who not only runs the pick and the roll with ease but can find guys with surgical precision.
There are a lot of moments when Dwight is wide open under the basket for a split second, but he never gets the ball because his teammates can't see him. Deron is someone who can see and execute those passes, and Dwight knows it.
And if the Magic don't make it out of the east this time, I could see him seriously weighing his option to leave, not necessarily to the Nets but just somewhere else. Let's face it, they're not a real threat to win it all, they never were. Would Magic fans be upset? Sure. But I think they should look at management first for putting Dwight on an island while surrounding him with mediocre talent and bad contracts like Arenas and Richardson.