Re: Crawford and Green need to be on floor
posted at 10/14/2013 12:50 PM EDT
In response to BostonTrollSpanker's comment:
"Green is slowly rounding into shape, I thought his last game was better but still lacking."
You're kidding right? you honestly think he'll progress from game to game? That's not his thing - he will tease you all season, his act is not 'rounding into shape,' it's 'hot and cold.' He can't figure out whether he's a star or a role player inside his own head.
He has the skills of a star but I think he wants the responbilities of a role player, who takes over a game once in a while...
I respectfully beg to differ on the point that Green "has the skills of a star."
Precisely when was the last time you saw him rebound like a star, pass like a star, handle like a star, defend like a star?
He's average to below average in the first 3 categories and marginally an above average defender.
As a scorer, he's had the occasional big game when the jumper is working and he gets the space to make his one-directional swoops the basket.
But please don't conflate mere speed, jumping ability and a hot shooting streak into being synonymous with (the skills of a star."
And be wary of using the argument, "But he could do those things if he only he wasn't so listless and seemingly disinvolved."
He is listless and disinvolved; no argument there. But so was a guy like Tracy McGrady. He always looked half-asleep on the court, as well, but he actually had all the skills of a star.
Green does not have, nor ever will have "the skills of a star."