Originally Posted by moremilk
Defensively he's just not that good and he's very streaky. When the shot is failing, he'll give you these 30 point nights, but when the shot is not, he'll give you nothing. He's like a PG version of Andrea Bargnani
Remember when Andrea was tearing it up 2 months ago and everybody got all excited despite knowing all too well that over 10 games Andrea can easily look like an all star. I'm afraid Bayless is the same.
I agree, except I think it's possible he can be good defensively, and that he's likely been asked to make his defense a priority. To me, that's what he has to show over time, along with an improved ability to run the offense, and still score some even when the shot is off. It is a pretty big test that he's going to need to pass, but he still should get the opportunity to pass or fail.