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Old 06-19-2010, 03:38 PM   #13 (permalink)

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Originally Posted by GrannyFro View Post
a guy like derozan isn't gonna get to show off his ball handling unless people respect his jumper. He's not a PG with elite quickness, He's not gonna get where he wants simply because he can dribble(rondo). That jumper needs to be money before anything else(and i beleive it will, mechanics are fine). Not worried about his handle at all, its gonna be foot work that will be the true factor in how good he can be assuming he developes the shot. If you think he has stone hands take a look at his Effortless left handed ally oop VS the knicks and then ask yourself how many players in the league could make that seem so easy.

Vince Carter pretty much averaged 25 ppg with a suspect handle, well kind of

rudy gay is putting up 20 as well and thats with no help from the refs cause he doesnt sell jerseys. Rudy gay is no harlem globetrotter with the ball, but that shot is beautiful and coming off screens nobody can touch it

Secondly, plus if he has a half decent jumper that players respect, just have him curl off screens and get him open. If a defender jumps at him, fake and blow by him. You don't need advanced dribbling skills do that.

Teams cheat on him all the time b/c they don't respect his shot.

I'm still really excited by this kids potential. We'd be dumb to just give up on him. He has the tools to be a 16-18 ppg player and be a very good defender as well. He just needs to work.
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