I recorded it with my cam yesterday with the purpose of posting it. But the OP made it sound so arrogant, like he was criticizing it. It was a sincere and honest respond. Basically he said that the players are better, and then when asked how he has adjusted, he talked about all the space and freedom he has. But yeah, it clearly points out how much easier the guards have it this era with the rule changes to make them play more like Jordan. It's a shame now when someone born in 95... never mind.
Edit: Also, does anyone know of a good video software to cut out just the part of the interview where Ricky is talking about the freedom?
Not really a fan of Rudy but within 4 games I can already tell why he's not flourishing. He's just not doing well with reduced roles. I'd guess that over in Europe he had a bigger role and that's why he succeeded so much. Over in the NBA teams aren't obviously going to give him that type of role because his talent doesn't really dictate it. Thus he get's relegated to being a spot up shooter.
The few possessions that he gets\attempts to showcase his game he's doesn't suck at all. Can make plays for others, make plays off the dribble. Just generally used at a spot up guy.
Considering his usage\shot attempts\minutes? He's basically your average role player off the bench.
Totally agree. He's a crybaby that doesn't realize he needs to adapt.
LOL @ it being nothing to see. He said the zone defenses are a part of it and the defensive 3 rule as well. He didn't mentioned the lack of a handcheck, but that's already beyond debate that it's easier for PG's today. I'd like to see how JJ Barea would fare in the mid 90's NBA. Probably he a towel and ball boy.
Mugsy Bogues had no trouble with the hand check . Lets just say I used basketball reference and came up with every players weight and 93.9 % of guards in the 1991 season were under 200 pounds, while only 62.3% were in in 2007. If players today could play against earlier generations such as the 90's, we know who'd win that battle...
Last edited by SlayerEnraged : 01-08-2012 at 08:55 PM.
When asked post game last night after the win over the Mavs about how the adjustment is going with transferring to the NBA style and how he has been doing so well Rubio stated that the NBA is "easier" since there is so much more space for him, also that the zone and defensive 3 make is easy for him. You know, the things I've been posted here for years while people here drool over all of the overrated point guards in the league. Apparently Rondo, Rose and Westbrook are better than Isaiah Thomas according to many of the children posting on this board.
He also added that basketball is still just basketball and he knows the game.
Rondo, Rose and Westbrook are better than Isaiah Thomas. They are not however better than ISIAH Thomas.