Originally Posted by carp
Yeah - one or two years where he managed to be more than a one-dimensional player that was hard to fit into a system. To me, an ideal player off the bench is able to do more than one thing over and over, even if that one thing is pretty remarkable. For a couple of seasons he could light things up off the bench one night, and be one of many scoring threats on another night. That took a lot of work to keep him disciplined and fully integrated with that team, and it was invaluable with their 8-man rotation. But when he settled into predictable patterns, he started to hurt his team on too many nights, even while putting up decent numbers. His numbers started to come t the expense of other contributors.