Last edited by saints91; Mon Jul 15th, 2013 at 06:55 PM.
The sad thing is that Drummond would easily fetch an all-star caliber player for a team that is trying to tank. I heard rumblings that Detroit was interested in Rondo, but Boston would only do it if Drummond was on the table (and he's untouchable).
You always want to draft, trade for and/or sign the player that has the highest value. This is why drafting Ross was silly. Not only was he a bad fit, he was lowly valued around the league and doesn't have any chance of raising that value since he has a far superior player playing his position on the same team.
Summer League is over for Kelly Olynyk but it turns out he has a fan in Kevin McHale.
“I tell you what, he does some interesting stuff. I was telling our guys that it’s been a long time since I’ve seen a guy get an offensive rebound and just quick lay it over the rim like he did out there. No one else reacted. You play by yourself when you do that, because people aren’t reacting like you are.“He’s learned how to play step-throughs, pump fakes and stuff. I mean, he does a lot of interesting stuff. And for a young kid, he’s got good vision.“He’s just a very nice, nice player. He does a lot of old-school stuff.” - See more at: http://bostonherald.com/sports/celti....XdWro7QR.dpuf
And a couple years into his career, that's the sort of role-player he's been. Just at a championship-calibre level. Miami has a couple guys who fit the same mold of role-player. Most championship teams do. Hulking, physical, high-scoring but poor-shooting centres are somewhat less common on championship teams.
And yes, one year into their careers, Drummond is the more valuable asset, because he's developed faster, and overcome many of his potential red flags. But if I'm building a championship team, I'd take a Ross who reaches his full potential over a Drummond who reaches his full potential. One style of player is a problem to build around. The other has a history of fitting on championship teams.
Each player is coming off their rookie season. It's way too early to predict who will have the better career. Yes Drummond was physically dominate in his rookie season, but that's not a reflection of his whole career. We have no clue what his potential will be, nor do we with Ross.
As an optimistic fan, I have faith that Ross will live up to or exceed his draft position. I see enough talent in him that I believe he will be something special.
Ross needs to calm down and play ball like he is more than capable of doing, Some games he plays so hesitant and "tight" instead of just playing the game, its like Ross suffers from stage fright.
What they got to say now? Nothing they can say now. Mobbin' on the low. Winnin' on the lowThe city embraced me, made me feel at home. The only difference [between Compton and Toronto] for me is the cold. -DeMarNo Where Near the South Side #WeTheNorth
i agree with this but i also think it's a mans game and he should grow up a bit. he has literally been playing his game his entire life. coach isn't asking him to do anything new. i think a lot is that for the first time he isn't one of the best players out there and is being asked to use his head a bit more. coach wants to trust him and wants to have confidence in him but again he has to earn it. it's all on him
For The Win
Who else has seen this Schroeder kid play? This guy is gonna be really good.
The mistakes that Ross got sent to the bench for wasnt his offensive mistakes hes a rookie what do you expec? He got sent to the bench cause he was getting lost on Defense every possession. Ross was a good pick imo, Im pretty sure the original plan was to eventually move DeMar to starting SF and have Ross start as SG with a breakout star Bargnani as the stretch 4 but that didnt pan out.
BC fever dreams. Im not sold on Drummond
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