Re: Will Danny Draft Another Rondo in 2nd Round?
posted at 6/30/2013 3:01 AM EDT
Here's why Pressey slipped from the 2nd round to undrafted per Chad Ford in this story @ www.kansascity.com;
"He is a special passer who really, I think, can run a team."
“The problem is, he doesn’t always see himself that way. And you saw at Missouri, over and over again, as games would get tight, he would start to try to play hero ball, try to do too much, and then commit mind-boggling turnovers and take horrible jump shots and almost single-handedly lose games for Missouri after playing so well for the first 35 minutes. And so, is Phil Pressey the guy that you see in the first 35 minutes of a Missouri game or is he the guy you see in the last five minutes?
“(Then) he goes into Brooklyn, in front of a horde of NBA general managers and scouts, and does exactly the same thing — at first he’s making some great passes, he’s running his team well, and then all of a sudden, like a switch goes off in his head and he thinks that he needs to be Kobe Bryant and get out there shoot and score and you’re almost screaming at him from the sidelines ‘No, no, just keep passing it and a team will take you in the first round.’ And then he’s undersized, and you just question that about him, and I think that’s why he’s in the second round and not in the first round."
A good coach s/b able to harness that .... Hope he does well in summer league and manages to stick unless a better player comes along and we don't have enough roster spots to keep him other than to stash him in ME.
Read more here: http://www.kansascity.com/2013/06/25/4312543/espns-chad-ford-on-phil-pressey.html#storylink=cpy