Defensive PG? Sounds like Casey.
Pound the rock, and you get Julyan Stone.
Can't wait for him to play SG in Casey's small ball lineups :D
Seven pages on this guy.....our off-season is pretty bad.
i'm reserving judgement on him because the closest to a nice thing i have to say about Stone right now is "WHO!?!?!?"
but i am now looking forward to summer league in a way i haven't since jeremy lin (pre-linsanity) was showing up John Wall all over the place
If Tony Allen can get a contract with awful offensive skills, I think Stone has a chance too. Plus if he forces a miss with his lockdown defense or a block you can say: "Player X just got Stoned"
Sorry if this was already posted
I'm going to predict Stone provides us with 5 highlights all season, 3 of which are of the towel-waving variety.
On another note, I see a lot of comments in this thread (and in others) about Calderon being a crappy shooter and eventually turning himself into a marksman, implying that it's an easy feat. This is a very rare occurrence, and should be considered a testament to Calderon's work ethic, and willingness to start from scratch. We shouldn't expect Stone (or any other crappy shooter....ahem....*DeRozan*) to have similar success. It's not easy to do, which is why it hardly ever happens.
this one's actually pretty good. He seems to have a wicked work ethic
On the second....I don't think I brought up anything like that, but regardless I'd like to comment. I don't think he has to become Jose good. He also has different physical tools all around than Jose. If he has a couple of post moves, because he certainly has the size to post up a lot of PGs, and can knock down some jumpers even to 15 ft, he can become pretty effective. Look at Andre Miller (hopefully Stone picked up a thing or two being on the same roster as him). And he can be better defensively than Miller for sure. The big "if" to me is can he run the team's offense? In both cases of Miller and Jose, despite their respective limitations, they're both good at running the offense. It's probably the biggest reason they've both prospered.
I'm all for giving the guy a chance (especially with those physical gifts), but if he is our only PG acquisition then the team isn't going to be very good. Doubly so when you consider the amount of games that Lowry will likely miss due to injury (small guy + attacking style = injuries).
So Julyan Stone is signed as our primary back up at the one spot... sounds like we're tanking, no?
Soon he'll be our primary when Lowry gets traded :rolleyes:
The positivity on this board is freaking me out.
Nobody knows who the fuck this guy is and there's like 8 pages..