On my SF wish list:
C - Pachulia
PF - Horford
SF - Smith
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Posted 28 July 2012 - 06:10 PM
lol, thought I'd get that response outta somebody... But in all seriousness, I think Smoove would do well at SF. He doesn't breakdown defenses with amazing, highlight reel crossovers, but he would be able to post-up the smaller SF's in the league (Pierce, Delfino, Gee, G. Hill) and has the ability to drive to the hoop and get easy ones. He is also an asset against bigger SF's, due his defensive skill set. With Smoove at SF, we actually match-up against the Heat very well... Our best defender on LBJ, Horford on Bosh, Pachulia against whatever undersized sap that they want to play at center, Morrow on Wade, but DeShawn could be subbed in to bring better defensive intensity, and Teague on Chalmers. It'd be a low scoring game, but competitive.
I think most people that don't want Smoove at 3 is because of his lack of explosive dribbling ability and his boneheaded 20-foot jumper. With him at 3, I believe he will attack the basket more and shoot the most inefficient shot in basketball less. Plus, I believe his long jumpers won't hurt us as much with him at 3, because when he was at 4, the only player that was in position to rebound his brick was Horford at 5. With him at 3, you'll have Horford AND Pachulia to scurry up those rebounds.
Edited by PSSSHHHRRR87, 28 July 2012 - 06:11 PM.
Posted 29 July 2012 - 10:28 AM
I think most people that don't want Smoove at 3 is because of his lack of explosive dribbling ability and his boneheaded 20-foot jumper. With him at 3, I believe he will attack the basket more and shoot the most inefficient shot in basketball less.
Why would putting Smith at a perimeter position make him more likely to attack the basket?
Posted 29 July 2012 - 11:16 AM
Posted 29 July 2012 - 08:01 PM
He is a pure power forward and that is where he needs to lineup to be effective.
No way in hell JS is a pure Pf. With shooters at the 1 and 2 or a stretch 4 I especially like him at the 3. I ONLY like JS at the 4 if we get a BIG, likely top 2 center. THAT is the rub. JS has more options to positively impact this team at the 3 and only a rare chance in hell to excel at the 4. Mind you, a BIG top rated center and JS is likely better than any other option, but it's also the least likely.
Posted 29 July 2012 - 08:12 PM
I don`t know whether he can play SF but Delfino is currently out of his mind against Lithuania. 6 minutes to go in the 3rd quarter and he is already 6-8 from the 3pt line. Just saying :-)
Thats the guy who I would love to see at SF. He seemed to always have huge games against us with the Bucks.
Posted 01 August 2012 - 01:12 PM
Yeah, he shot just 0.241 from beyond the arc last season but we can't forget about the fact that he was bothered by foot injury from the beginning of the season. In February he opted for season-ending foot surgery.
His basketball career was nearly over and he made the most of his 2nd shot w/ NY. He's 6-9 a defensive minded small forward who loves to play tough hard nosed D and knock down corner 3's. He's solid on-ball all-around defender and that's what we need the most after acquiring bunch of offensive minded players who cannot play at 3. Actually, we don't have any true SF on the roster.
Ferry should take a look at him. Williams can be had for vet min easily and he would be a steal at that price.
3:10, 3:25 - poor Smoove, lol
Carlos Delfino ? NO NO NO. He's seeking for multi-year deal and that says everything. Shawne Williams FTW.
Edited by suiluap, 01 August 2012 - 01:17 PM.
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