Local High School Star
Join Date: Jan 2007
Re: Adam Morrison
Im surprised to see that you surprisingly agree with me. Ive had a few beers tonight thanks to a great Panthers win, so bare with me.
I pick no favorites at all when it comes to the NBA. I know there are some on this forum (tarheelcat, i think thats his name) who will defend Felton, and other UNC players till they die. Thats all fine and dandy, but the truth is Felton is an average NBA PG. Period, all said and done. He has been in the league long enough to where if he had "it" as in any kind of special ability we would have seen it, but we havent seen it, so he doesnt have "it". He does have games where he scores 30+ or dishes our 14 assist, but hey Earl Boykins used to do the same thing for the Nuggets, and Andre Miller has been doing the assist thing for years, and years. I love Felton to death, I think he plays harder than anyone on this team, but the form on his shot, and his shot selection just haunt him. Diehard Felton fans can give the "he has had 59 coaches in 4 years " speech all they want, but fact is he just doesnst have it, no matter how hard he plays he cant take it to the next level.
Look at Chris Duhon, Ive always supported him, and he went from being a backup PG in Chicago to possibly being a well above average PG. Was it because of the coaching change? Maybe, but dont tell me that Mike D'Antoni is a better coach than Larry Brown I dont care how uptempo his system is. Fact is Duhon knows how to get players involved AND in the process somehow knows how to get "get his".
Feltons got rocketboots on his feet. He can penetrate the lane at will, and he is physically strong. Why does he keep forcing fadeaway jumpers? Everytime I see him do that I see Brown on the bench trying to curl hair on his head that just isnt there. Felton just bothers me to a degree that I cant fathom to imagine coaching. To go one game looking like Chris Paul, and the next game looking like a poor mans Rafer Alston all season is insane. Thats my take on Felton.
On Richardson: Is the guy afraid to take it to the hole? I know for a fact this guy is more athletic than Gerald Wallace. He may not have the wingspan than Wallace does, but as far as pure athleticism in my opinion he has Gerald beat. His vertical jump is insane, and he runs the court like a madman, but he plays scared. Watch a tape of him in his early Warrior days and hes slashing just like Wallace but with authority, literally posterizing people on a nightly basis. Now hes penetrating, and settling for jumpshots which is fine, because he makes most of them, but he could be so much better.
My take on Gerald Wallace: The guy has peaked out. He is a great perimeter defender, and one of the best if not the best slashers in the league. He reminds me of a Corey Maggette. An insane athlete who can get to the rim at will, but for some odd reason cannot develop a consistant jumpshot to come along with it. Granted, his shot has come a LONG, LONG,LONG ways over the years, but you can tell from his form that his shot will never be that great, or consistant.
My take on Sean May: Weight Watchers and balls. Kid is incredibly soft. He has the skills to average 20 and 10, almost Boozer like if he wasnt such a lazy punk. I kept reading about how he liked to go to bars and such, and thought it was stupid, and then I saw him at the bar of Charlotte at the ONE game Ive ever been too after the home opener against the Bucks last year. What were the chances of that happening? Guy was sitting there drinking a Bud Light with his belly hanging to his knee caps. If he could transform to the May that grabbed 20 rebounds at will during Carolinas 2004 NCAA title run we would more than likely be 13-8 as opposed to 7-14 right now.
My take on Emeka Okafor: Cant say much about him. Double double every night. Will go 5 straight games going 8 rebounds 8 points a game then erupt for 25 pts and 20 rebounds to even his averages out. Very durable, keeps himself in great shape. Not a cornerstone to build a team around, but someone who could help a team win a championship, ala a fantastic mans Kurt Thomas.
Adam Morrison : Dear God give this man 25+ minutes a game.
Matt Carroll: The new mans Brian Cardinal as far as contracts go. Horrible.
Ajinca: I saw him do a fadeaway 15 foot jumper tonight. That is not normal for a legit 7 footer, and it wasnt just a jumpshot, it was a legit fadeaway as in he went from the freethrow line and back to the threepoint line during the shot, against Miamis starters. That doesnt mean he deserves 20+ minutes a game, but it showed me more than Ryan Hollins has in 3 seasons.
Jared Dudley: Beautiful release, and it does not go in. I dont understand him. The arc on his shot is beautiful. I could sit in a gym and watch him shoot free throws all day long and not get tired of it, but he doesnt connect. I have no idea why. The ball omes off his fingertips well, the rotation is nice, the arc is so nice it might be TOO nice, and it never rattles in (by the way, Eric Gordon has the best looking shot in the league, without question ).
DJ Augustin: Is it Augustine, or Augustin? ESPN says Augustin, I always said Augustine? Who knows? Either way the guy has a fantastic release, can score, can penetrate the lane whenever he wants, is actually faster than Felton, and is a nice distributor of the ball. He is listed at 6'0, but is more like 5'10 which limits him defensively. Kid is a stud.
Thats my opinion on this years team. I love the Bobcats more than any professional team, but Im not biased, and I like having debates on this forum as almost all the posters on here are mature and can handle constructive criticism as can I.
I rambled way too much now, its bedtime.
Last edited by liverpooty : 12-09-2008 at 04:26 AM.