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Old 05-05-2012, 11:14 AM   #18 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by moremilk View Post
when was the last player who morphed from a shoot first pg into a pass first pg?
It's the same old story. You are what you are, it takes more than just pure will to change the way you play. that's assuming bayless even wants, or can play like a pass first pg.
There was another player that fits the Conley style of play - Chauncey Billups - who had a difficult time figuring out his role while a combo guard. And that is what Bayless has been squeezed into quite a lot - a combo guard role that has not done much to temper his shoot first instincts. Bayless has shown the ability to run a team. Has he shown it enough to make me hopeful? No. That's the biggest reason I'd like to see him get a real chance. But I'll certainly understand if he doesn't get that chance, here anyways.
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