I think it is important for Shelden to get off to a good start even though it is the PS. He had 12/9 in his first game in 24 mins. He had some foul trouble and to issues. That will take care of itself with more playing time. Overall good start for him.
Yep! I think he will do just fine. He is the only true PF (old-school ala Oakley)on the Hawks' roster. Good thing about him is the fact that he'll be able to contribute straight away as he is one of the most "NBA ready" guys from this year's draft class.
I told you guys you have the Power forward you needed since Moses Malone played for the Hawks. I'd start him, I think he can help out right now. But if you want to stay the course with Josh Smith and Marvin Williams, by all means, make it do what it do.
That is the main reason we got him. Hawks have plenty of skilled players already. They needed that toughness inside. Shelden may not ever be worthy of a top-5 pick. In this weak draft and FA. There are so many question marks about the bigs. It is best to take the most proven big and who will cost the cheapest. That turn out to be Shelden.
Why the disparaging remarks about Shelden ? Billy and the Coaching Staff LOVE this kid. He is tough as nails...averaged 3.9 blocks per 40 minute college game as a Senior...has an "excellent" 16 foot open jump shot...a natural leader. Agree or not...the Hawks are 100% satisfied with their # 5 pick.