Re: Burning need for a good 2
posted at 10/26/2013 11:47 AM EDT
In response to PHX85014's comment:
Rondo and Bradley do score 30 points combined every night , the two other guards in the mix are Marshon Brooks and Jordan Crawford. Those 4 will get the minutes. ...
Best backcourt in NBA...
You are aware that those three guys, including Lee, collectively are shooting just barely 40%, right? And that they're shooting 34.5% beyond the arc?
Brooks and Crawford are misfit toys - they have certain parts that work well, particularly on the offensive end, but others that don't work at all, i.e., neither can defend at an NBA level. And both can be wildly inconsistent.
Bradley shoots 36% inside the arc. What should be his go-to weapon, a pull-up mid-range jumper off the dribble, isn't there at NBA level because his handle is so shaky it slows him down to the point that he can't get defenders moving back fast enough. That also accounts for all those drives to the basket where his defender is comfortably step for step with him. Throw in small hands and shortish arms and this is what you've got. A defensive presence who can make spot-up threes. If he was 6'4"-6'5", great. He's 6'2", and he may not even get extended.
Yes, they all become better with Rondo beside them, but they aren't going to make you forget Wade, Harden, J Johnson, Kobe, J Butler, Mayo, et. al.