Re: olynik plumlee
posted at 11/1/2013 10:54 AM EDT
In response to moskk's comment:
In response to Fierce34's comment:
In response to Mployee8's comment:
Dirk didn't do so well in rebounding either so why are you crapping all over Fav for his 13 pts. 3 rbs and how many blocks ... 3?
Looks like you have a double standard!
Are you senile and crazy?
Since when did anybody claim Dirk is a starting Center in the NBA?
When Dirk came into the NBA, he was projected to become the next Larry Bird.
wozzy keeps saying Fav is already a starting Center in the NBA and he's already better than Asik!
It's ok for a shooting forward like Dirk or Olynyk to get 3 rebounds in a game.
But when you're saying STARTING CENTER, that Center must rebound, block shots, and play good overall defense.
Just like KG or Tyson Chandler.
The comparison here is between Dirk and Olynyk, not Fav and Dirk.
The comparison is between Dirk and Olynyk! ....and the basis for the comparison is probably related to their size and offensive ability. As to the first basis for comparison, size, both are 7' basketball players.
So where does the second basis for comparison come into play? Is it OFFENSIVE ability (0r potential)? What stimulated the comparison was Olynyk's offensive potential in Summer League, surprisingly lost in NBA games to date.
While we were ready to crown Olynyk as the second coming of McHale for his inside game, while his "point-forward" passing skills reminded us of Larry Bird and his perimiter game of Dirk what has the coach and staff done to foster these talents? IMO they have "sat-on-their-hands" in cultivating those gifts.
In Rondo's formative days in the NBA he was a one trick pony locked in a paper bag. Because he had no outside shot, no middle-game and poor ability to finish around the basket his offense was ignored and defenses overplayed his passes. It wasn't until Rondo became an offensive threat (with his ability to penetrate the pocket ) that he caused havoc when defenses adjusted to HIM.
Olynyk has forgotten that he is first an OFFENSIVE weapon and then a facilitator for his teammates. He needs to hone his outside, middle and inside game while the Celtics remain mirred in confusion. He needs to convince his teammates to LOOK for him in offensive sets instead of Avery firing away three pointers because the Celtics are SO desperate for a Green clone on offense.
Olynyk's game has regressed to setting picks and acting like a point guard but the lessons Rondo learned early on apply to Olynyk as well. Become a scoring threat yourself so that when you set a screen that doesn't work (and most haven't because his man follows the play) you're ready for a pass and shot.
Olynyk has reduced his defensive game to being a help defender and his offensive game to setting picks. Neither function forshadows eventual star status. Is this the same player that general managers voted "the steal of the draft"?
If Olynyk wants to see more floor time he must address how he can best help his team for the long haul. If his coaches aren't totally asleep at the wheel they will make this feature a condition for PT. How can a 7' player who handles the ball like a PG not get his shot if he spaces the floor accordingly???? GO FIGURE!
moskk, your post makes perfect sense.