Re: Why Smart was a smart decision
posted at 6/27/2014 9:47 PM EDT
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Many including the Celtics have taken chances on "athletic" players hoping that their game will develop. And they never do. I think Wiggins, like Gerald Green, may never reach his potential. He many never develop court smarts, game savvy and consistency. David Thompson anyone?
Parker is soft. His defense is lackluster. He may never find the intensity and physical dedication to reach his potential.
Embiid may be injury prone and destined to a short disappointing career.
Speaking of Gerald Green, Exum could be a complete immature bust. His ability to defend is virtually unknown.
Gordon can't shoot and may never develop a shot (40% at the line is astoundingly bad for even a CYO player!) I've seen enough of Rondo to require at least adequate shooting skills from my players.
Of the top 10 picks in the draft, Smart may have the most productive NBA career. He is an intense strong consistent athletic leader who can excel on both sides of the court. Questions about his shooting inconsistency are exaggerated. I trust Danny on evaluating shooting talent and his high opinion of Smarts ability to score from the outside (or inside). He was often double teamed. More important, he is the only proven talent of all the picks above. I'm very happy with this pick. Smart will be an entertaining high-energy star and foundation for the Celtics for years to come.
It was a great pick.
Smart can't shoot? He shot 75% from the stripe and hit nearly 30% on threes per game shooting six a game.
He averaged 3 steals a game!?
Smart was smart.
That means he can't shoot.
Most of these college kids that can shoot in college, dont do much in NBA..and then you get the ones that are average shooters in college and get better in the NBA..I rather have the second!! Where is Fredette now??
Not only Fradette just look at some of celtics draftees or former players who are noted shooter or scorer...Lester Hudson, Marshoon Brooks, Bill Walker.....It does not mean that they are noted scorers or shooters they will be successful player in the NBA. The one that actually became s stud in the NBA are players with determination, skills, leadership ans above all will to learn! Marcus Smart have it all.