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Old 01-22-2014, 12:13 AM   #332 (permalink)
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Yeah, guys, why aren't you all calling out our 2nd year center on an affordable rookie scale contract for not scoring efficiently enough? Don't got making up nonsense no one has ever heard of like a "sophomore slump." Why focus so much attention on our starting shooting guard, highest paid player on the team, and the guy who takes all the shots at the end of close games and basically determines whether we win or lose (in those situations)? It's not like he's had 5 years in the league to figure anything out. Or like he's being marketed as an all-star and believes himself deserving of being one. Priorities guys!

Come on. It's been noted that JV is struggling. It's also been noted that Amir is basically useless out there. But those two have a track record as two of the most intense players on the team, regularly give it their all, and in Jonas' case have a long way to go developmentally before he's what he will be. DeMar has a long history of taking inefficient shots and contributing little in other areas of the game. You can't be serious with that comparison.

Lowry might take long pull up jumpers, he might even take them as often as DD does (spoiler alert, he doesn't) - but it does actually matter whether those shots go in. Is a corner three from Novak a better shot than a corner three from Hayes? Similarly, the pull-up, contested jumpers from DD are not the same animal as the pull-up jumpers from Lowry. One has a proven track record of being ridiculously efficient. The other has the opposite track record. And yet DD has taken literally 50% more pull up jumpers than Lowry this season.

Does a player's level of pay determine his level of responsibility on the court? They all get paid enough to be held responsible in my books.
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