You guys sound like an old married couple.
Originally Posted by drwax26
So to recap the only thing Deng has on BG is he is about 3 yrs younger and is the right size for his position. Deng is def not a person you can rely on to carry the team and I would not trust him to take the last shot because he is not a closer.
The only advantage Gordon has over Deng, relative to their positions, is that he is a superior shooter. I would even give him the edge in mid-range jumpers as well. Deng is a smarter player, a better finisher at the rim, a better defender, and is more physically gifted.
You can definitely rely on Deng to carry the team. Have you forgotten the playoffs against Miami and Detroit when he basically was the team? And you can't talk about not trusting him to take the last shot because we don't know how he will fare in those situations. He rarely got the chance to do it in the past because Gordon hogged the ball all the time. Let's give him a chance to be the man before we say he can't be.