Re: Delonte West - Am I missing something?
posted at 11/11/2010 10:21 AM EST
In Response to Re: Delonte West - Am I missing something?
[QUOTE]In Response to Re: Delonte West - Am I missing something? : rkarp, I think we may be having a communication problem. I think youre mixing up the word "create" to mean setting up players and getting assists, like Rondo creates shots for others. . In basketball jargon, when asked if someone can "create" their own shot, it means can that player, on his own, get himself a good shot... like Pierce, MJ & Kobe... these guys can almost always create shots for themselves.. Nate unquestionably falls into this same category. On the contrary, Ray Allen would not. For the most part Ray needs picks & screens to get some daylight. When you watch a game on TV you'll sometimes hear an announcer say the Pistons (for ex) have only 2 guys that can create their own shots... hes not referring to a set up or assist guy... hes referring to a player that has the skills to create a shot without the need of the rest of the team setting him up
Posted by Karllost[/QUOTE]
Yes, I know what create his own shot means. And I contend that Nate cannot beat anyone off of the dribble, cannot get to the hole, and mostly the shots he does get are low percentage (hence, the 8 for 33).
I also state that Nate moves well without the ball, and can put himself in position to score, as long as someone gets him the ball. If the ball is in Nate's hands, he is a worse offensive player than if the ball is in someone else's hands.
Nate has played his best ball this year when he has been paired with Rondo (albeit for a very limited amount of time).
I actually compare Nate to Eddie House. Cant do much with the ball in his hands, but get him the ball in a certain spot, and he is open on the court, he will hit the open jumper.
If you think Nate is so good at creating his own shot, why does he settle for so many poor shots?