Re: Smart has not looked that good
posted at 7/10/2014 12:08 PM EDT
In response to gman101019's comment:
In response to sycophant123's comment:
In response to wozzy's comment:
Smart was easily one of the top players in college, undisputedly so.
His draft combine was sick, so don't tell me he is a bad athlete, big isn't a bad thing if he runs faster than Russell Westbrook, John Wall and Chris Paul. < that isn't an opinion btw, that's fact.
He shot better in this game than the first two, is it inconceivable that a rookie player can get better by the end of training camp? Or even by the end of his rookie season? Or better yet like a Jason Kidd for example be a poor three point shooter to start his career and by the end be one of the deadliest three point shooters in the league?
Smart doesn't have a bad shot, he takes bad shots. There is a difference.
All of his three point shots are dead on target, but about 3 to 5 inches short, could a longer three have anything to do with that? What about playing point guard his whole life but now having to play off the ball, that has no bearing on his performances, which other than shooting percentage has been great?
This place is all about instant gratification I guess... laughable.
I think this place is about people not always having the same opinion. What is laughable is you being so threatened by that.
He had a faster lane agility time. That doesnt mean hes "faster" than those players, and it CERTAINLY doesnt mean hes faster with the ball. I have been underwhelmed by marcus smart's explosiveness, he seems like an average nba athelete, nothing special by nba guard standards. He is not even the most explosive pg on the celtics summer league team, that would be lil phil pressey (39 inch max vert, 37 no step vert).
Marcus better develop that 3 pt shot, becuz he has not shown the ability to blow by guys even at the summer league level. His defense has been up and down and has regressed since the 1st game as well.
He has shown flashes in the mid range game and the ability to drive and kick. I think a lot of fans thought he was more "nba ready" he is clearly not at least on the offensive end, he actually seems to be a bit of a project on the offensive end.
I see tweener/combo guard issues with him. He is not a natural pg and he is not nearly a good enough shooter to play off the ball. Thats a problem unless he improves. Everyone lauds his character and work ethic so hopefully he can show improvment. One thing is clear, he has a LOT of work to do.
Thx , this what I was saying. I saw the article citing his agility which to me translates to good D as he can move lateral. We know he can play D. How fast is he WITH the ball? Because guys that are thinking and not playing dont play fast. He has had poor shot selection which continues in college. He shot an airball off a wide open 3. I shoot better than this guy easily. I think Kyceltics knows the game and has made a very realistic assessment of his game. I can name plenty of workout warriors but his game is unkown at the nba level. Right now he would be a backup combo guard to come in and change the pace. He lacks creativity in the paint when finishing. All mentioned int he article.
You can tell guys in college were intimidated and just let him get where he wanted but he has to change his game cuz NBA stands for NO Boys Allowed.