Page 2 of 2 FirstFirst 1 2
Results 21 to 27 of 27

Thread: Draft Profile: Brandon Knight - - Raptors Likely To Take Him If He's Available?

  1. #21
    Raptors Republic Rookie
    Join Date
    Feb 2011
    Location
    New Jersey
    Posts
    105
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default

    Quote Tim W. wrote: View Post
    I don't hate Knight. I just haven't seen any evidence that he can be a PG. And PGs are supposed to pass the ball. That's why they're on the floor, generally. Otherwise they would be called shooting guards.

    And being a PG is more than just racking up assists. Watch the good PGs and the offense runs better when they are on the floor. They don't always get the assist, but they know where to pass the ball for the offense to work. Calderon was pretty good at this. Bayless isn't. He gets most of his assists when he drives and dishes, but those 7 assists only make up 14-20 points (depending on whether it's a 3 or not). Teams need to score a lot more than that.

    And Rose knows how to run an offense and make his teammates better. And he averaged 7 assists over an entire season, which is good. Not ten games.
    How is rose a good facilitator....he basically does the exact same thing other pgs do ....the drive and kick, and even that most fast or explosive pgs use it to great efficiency...why wont knight???

  2. #22
    Raptors Republic Superstar
    Join Date
    Feb 2010
    Posts
    4,942
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default

    Quote er1csh3n wrote: View Post
    How is rose a good facilitator....he basically does the exact same thing other pgs do ....the drive and kick, and even that most fast or explosive pgs use it to great efficiency...why wont knight???
    What do you mean, "what other PGs do"? Most of the good point guards in the NBA know how to run an offense. Rose, despite being a great scorer, also knows how to run an offense and makes those around him better. The drive and kick is one tiny part of a PGs job. Knight can obviously do that, but I haven't seen any indication he has any idea how to run an offense. That's the most important part of a PGs job, in my opinion.
    Read my blog, The Picket Fence. Guaranteed to make you think or your money back!
    Follow me on Twitter.

  3. #23
    Banned
    Join Date
    Dec 2010
    Location
    Burlington Ontario
    Posts
    749
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default

    Assists don't mean nothin... you could get 30 assists and still lose games

  4. #24
    Raptors Republic Superstar
    Join Date
    Feb 2010
    Posts
    4,942
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default

    Quote Raptors_ wrote: View Post
    Assists don't mean nothin... you could get 30 assists and still lose games
    Stephon Marbury averaged more than 7 assists per game over his entire career. But no one liked playing with him and he never made any of his teammates better. Chauncey Billups has averaged only 5.6 apg over his career, but he makes every team better he's been on.

    Of course, three of the highest assist averages ever in a season were by Isiah Thomas, Magic Johnson and John Stockton. Two of them have multiple rings and the other went to the Finals twice and is in the Hall of Fame.
    Read my blog, The Picket Fence. Guaranteed to make you think or your money back!
    Follow me on Twitter.

  5. #25
    Raptors Republic Starter Dr Hannibal Lecter's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2010
    Posts
    332
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default

    If his available..take him..this kid is sleeper!!!

  6. #26
    Raptors Republic Rookie
    Join Date
    Feb 2011
    Location
    New Jersey
    Posts
    105
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default

    Quote Raptors_ wrote: View Post
    Assists don't mean nothin... you could get 30 assists and still lose games
    that ranges from 60-100 pts just from u facilitating, either this team is the warriors, or the other team is just stacked

  7. #27
    Raptors Republic All-Star WJF's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2010
    Location
    Nova Scotia
    Posts
    1,606
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default

    Knight is the youngest player in the draft and is still developing physically, he has already shown an ability to be a very solid defender at the NBA level, is a good shooter and has enough feel for the game to develop into a solid lead guard for years to come. Kemba Walking may have a bigger impact in the first year or two of his career, but I feel Knight will be the better player long term. Seeing as we are not winning anything in 2011/2012 I say take Knight over Walker.

Page 2 of 2 FirstFirst 1 2

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •