Originally Posted by Claudius
But how do most young players succeed? They succeed with confidence and winning, no matter what, inspires confidence (example A: Boston).
Having a smooth offence, where young players can come in and know their role is important to the development of them. You need veteran players for a reason.
Bayless, while a nice player but I'm not sure what he is right now, isn't the best distributor or point guard in the world. Yes, he has good games, but sometimes you need a steady hand.
True, you can't tell if Bayless just needs to learn or if he just does not have the vision to be a distributer. But bottom line is that you are going to be a good and effective point guard or you are not. Either you have it in you or you don't. I don't have the stats before me but I think of guys like Nash, Kidd and Billups. They came in with crap teams and lost, usually took their lumps for a while too. I think Kidd was even a malcontent. But skill trumps everything. That's why guys like Marcus Banks will continue to watch games no matter how much work they put in.