Re: Kevin Garnett: Mark Blount Redux?
posted at 3/31/2012 5:02 AM EDT
In Response to Re: Kevin Garnett: Mark Blount Redux?
[QUOTE]In Response to Re: Kevin Garnett: Mark Blount Redux? : But the Cs ended up having the better player in Brandon Bass. You also can't have Bass and Baby together on the court. That would be like a team of fat midgets. LOL
Posted by ConnectingRod[/QUOTE]
people keep saying that, but it's not true. bass might be a better pure jump shooter. not by much compared to how davis was nailing shots during our elite stretch last year- announcers were saying night after night he was shoo in for 6th man of the year, UNTIL the patellar tendon injury which everyone likes to ignore.
bass cannot: play help defense, play minutes at the 5 (so KG is doing that this year), has inferior-to-davis passing skills and court vision.
bass is better at: driving the ball to the hoop from a distance, dunking, and blocks
but rebounding? per minute, bass is nearly the same as davis was last year on average- he's taken many nights off.
i dare you to take a look at their stat lines from last year- they are extremely close.
where it breaks in favor of "i would rather have glen davis by a country friggun mile" is that he can play defense on big 5's- any of them- howard, bynum, duncan. and he does that very well.
ainge had no plan this year but to believe (???@!#@#$#$
) that jerlame o'neal was going to play 30 minutes a night at the 5 when we sent davis out of town. it's a deal that made no sense and it was done to appease doc rivers' non-sensical hatred of davis that should have never existed. davis was a little bit immature but a very affable kid and NOT a head case- if he was then you would have seen and heard of it from the big 3. this was a doc rivers the idiot issue.
or else if it wasn't tell me why in 6 years in the league with a point guard shooting high 50s and low 60s free throws- that was surely a better reason to go play rat to the press than anything glen davis ever did as far as importance to a team at your position.
davis was still improving. nobody knows what bass was doing because no team would give him a lot of minutes because he's not good on defense. sometimes he's passable and other times he gives away the store.