Re: Moon beats Kapono in 3 point contest
Why play Moon if what you want is a shooter? Parker, Kapono shoot play Bargs at the three, they all shoot better then Moon. We have an inside out game, a better one then most teams have, what we need is a SLASHING forward. If we had that slashing forward then that's the last dimension needed to become an elite team.
Moon develops a better shot and now defenders get up on him a little more, then what? Is he all of a sudden going to drive, not likely with his allergy to contact and inability to dribble. So all we have is a wasted possession.
Mitchell and Colangelo asked Moon to work on certain elements of his game that THIS teams needs. We can’t afford that big wing player that creates his own shot, makes the defense re-act, creates the open looks for his team mates, and scores 15 on a regular basis. Reality tells us we are not going to find the player that provides all of that. But if Moon would have learned to dribble, put on a little beef to take some contact that’s all we needed for now. We don’t need Moon to score, we need him to make the defense move and create open looks for our excellent perimeter shooters, or for the titanic tandem of Bosh and JO to get easy looks in the paint.
If Moon slashes, he draws fouls and shoots free throws. Wouldn’t it be nice to have somebody else with Bosh doing that? All I think of is what could have been, both for the Raptors and for Moon.
Last edited by b4ball : 10-21-2008 at 02:23 AM.