Regular readers know that while I was okay with the Bargnani pick, back on draft day, my first pick would have been Adam Morrison. Probably because I had actually had a chance to see him play on a regular occasion compared to Bargnani (whom I had never seen other than a few clips). Needless to say, both rookies have had good first seasons in the NBA with completely different games.
The difference between the two rookies is that Bargnani has tended to be a little more consistent than Morrison, with Morrison being more hot and cold than Mos Def (really, what was up with that second album? Note to readers, pick up Tru3 Magic…it’s no Black on Both Sides, but it’s decent).
Morrison is averaging 13.7 points, but he is as likely to go 1-15 (as he did against the Lakers at the end of 2006) as he is to drop 30 on you (as he did against the Pacers right after the dreadful Lakers game). This kid is the poster boy for inconsistency, which is pretty much what you expect from a rookie. The thing is though, when he’s on, he’s good stuff. He had a nice night on Friday in a win against the Hawks, going 9-18 for 19 points. Let’s hope he remains consistently inconsistent and flops Monday night.