Originally Posted by DJ's left nut
The movement dies when they can't space the floor. They can't space the floor when Bowers isn't out there because frankly it was going to be Bowers and Dixon that created the space. When Haith lost his most creative scorer and now his 2nd most creative scorer...well what exactly is he supposed to do?
NWC has little in the way of talent or potential. He's too weak on the ball, his handles suck, his feet are slow. He's a less talented version of Matt Pressey. His struggles aren't on Haith unless you attribute them to the fact that Haith recruited and expected as much out of him as he has to begin with. Then again, Haith didn't expect NWC to play more than a supplemental role this season anyway. Dixon getting rapey really dicked up Haith's rotations.
Jankovic is a weapon on offense but he's not a low-post player. That's not his game and has never been his game. He's more of a Lyons/Bowers type player in that he's going to use his size to shoot over people and a surprisingly quick first step to beat them off the dribble. While he's tall, he's certainly not a thick kid; he's not going to bang in the post. He's a guy that's going to play a 'Euro' game (even though he's from Canada). He'll need time to develop the touch around the rim that Bowers has developed, but it took L-Bow 4 years to get there, why would we expect a Canadian Frosh to come pre-packaged with it?
And Ross is one of the top 3 long-range shooters on the team. His size/strength belies his shooting ability. His 35% shooting from 3 is more efficient than his 44% shooting from 2.
In short, I think virtually everything you've said in this post is wrong. Almost every single word of it.
Is there a single thing in this world that you're not an expert on? It's hard having a conversation with someone who thinks more of his opinion than anyone else's. I doubt I'll ever change your mind, but to address your points..
NWC is "a less-talented version of Matt Presey"? Are you ****ing kidding? Is that why scouts love his potential, despite his raw game, especially regarding his development as a slashing 1/2? He's having major growing pains, as I was very quick to point out, but his upside (according to numerous scouts, who rave about his handles and tenacity) is a less-skilled, slightly slower Tyreke Evans (and, I don't think "less-skilled, slighly slower" are really that damning when making a comparison to a guy like Evans).
I wasn't saying Jankovic is a post-player. I was concerned that he would be put into that position due to a lack of frontcourt depth. If anything, you're agreeing with my point. And I don't think Jankovic is much like Bowers at all, outside of physical characteristics. The "Euro" term has been insanely bastardized; "Euro-style game" is a commentary of the differences in team basketball styles, created as a direct comparison to the more star-oriented play of the NBA...now it seems to just be a catch-all for "tall, white guard". Even if you address the characteristics of a player in the Euro league, Jankovic doesn't fit the bill. He lacks lateral slashing ability, nor does he have the awareness to distribute when help D arrives.
My comments about Earnest Ross were at least partially as a result of posting while watching the game; I don't really feel that way, and the hyperbole was out of frustration. Picking a post apart in hindsight is convenient argument material, though.
I respect your opinions, and you're more than welcome to respond, but I'm not going to engage in this topic anymore, because I don't think you can be objective or respectful.