Hood is not impressive to me at all when I've watched him. Maybe it's just their system or whatever, but what sold me on PJ was this:
He turned it up when it counted, and maybe it wasn't turning it up, so much as finding his groove and playing with confidence. I think once he figured it out, he FIGURED IT OUT. Not saying he is or will be MJ, but MJ wasn't MJ until he hit that shot against Georgetown in the tourney. To me, that's what PJ did. He became a killer in the ACC tourney, and then it just took him to another level from there on. Combine that with Roy saying that in practice PJ was the best perimeter player he had ever seen in his years as a coach... He's got "it."
I've mentioned before how in all of our drafts, I was generally very accurate in who I thought would and wouldn't be a great player. PJ is going to be a great player.
Wow so a guy averaging 17ppg that shoots 51% from the floor, 44% from 3, grabs 5 rebounds a game, and 2 assists doesn't impress you? You must have been extremely disappointed in PJ last year if Rodney's game doesn't impress you.