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Old 04-29-2011, 03:38 AM   #250
TaLvsCuaL
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Default Re: April 28th: Playoffs Round 1: Mavericks @ Blazers, Game 6

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Originally Posted by Myth
I'd like to make Rudy cry. Guy is supposed to be a shooter, and he shoots 20% FG and 25% 3PT. He is worthless most of the season, but he is especially worthless in the postseason. I hope we trade him so bad. I'd take an early 2nd round draft pick for him.
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Originally Posted by TaLvsCuaL
Rudy is bound to have a ridiculous role, he is a player that likes to run in transition, who liked to penetrate and fancy passes, and that could create his own shot. But that has not been allowed in Portland, McMillan wanted to make a player that he is not. A player that must remain in the corner 90% of the time, and barely touches the ball, and that also has to defend a player much shorter and faster than him. That is the antithesis of the game that Rudy could deliver. I'm sure he might be having a much more important role on other teams. I understand that Portland fans are disgusted with their performance, but must understand that the role to which he is subjected is not the most optimal for their virtues. He never was a three-point shooter, at least not a specialist. And never will be as productive as a true specialist. Probably, he never had to refuse to be moved. I think both he and the team would have been benefited.

I still think the same thing I posted a couple of days ago, Rudy has had very poor performance in Portland, but is not solely responsible. He never was a shooter, this is a role imposed by McMillan. A trade, or return to Europe are perhaps the best thing to do.
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