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Old 05-13-2011, 02:39 PM   #18 (permalink)
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I don't know about anyone else, but does he have the game that kind of reminds you of Russel Westbrook? Played 2 at UCLA, but starts for OKC now as a PG. He's a shoot first guard, forces plays sometimes and such but overall a very good PG.

Obviously Westbrook is better than Bayless, but I would love to see Bayless grow into a lesser Westbrook and if given the right time and coaching he could be just that.
As I mentioned in my post, his career so far resembles that of Chauncey Billups, who was also a shoot-first PG that had trouble getting on the court due to his erratic decision-making and scoring mentality. Over time, Billups slowed his game down, became more of a PG, and his defence improved significantly. Both are big body, tough PGs, so I could see Bayless' career following a similar path as Billups.
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