We sold our future up the river for four games against the Heat. I hate to be a negative nancy about it, but this is a superstar driven league and we've stunk for FAR too long not to have one.
Kemba Walker goes 0-10 from the 3 point line tonight and is hovering dangerously close to the dreaded 40% mark while being a below league average distributor at the position. The truth is that people are looking at his PPG and ignoring his inefficiency on the floor. I like MKG's potential as a player, but this defensive scheme is really snuffing his development as an offensive player. Zeller has been good in spot duty, but how high is the ceiling there? Bismack isn't getting much meaningful action because the whole system revolves around post scoring and Bismack can't do it. What makes this round of guys any different from the Felton, May, Morrison, Augustin, Ajinca, class of players?
We're working a two many offensive attack right now with Kemba and Jefferson. We'll win half our games that way with random appearances from a hot shooting Neal, Hendo, or Douglas-Roberts. But we're getting ZERO from the PF position between McBob and his backups aside from an occasional hot shooting night from Tolliver. If we have a night where one or both of Walker and Harrington are not producing we're BONED. Without having to keep the post honest, the wings can't get open for shots. Without Walker driving the net, we can't open the floor either. Those two guys are the only offense we have right now and the sad part is that Kemba isn't even that amazing but the numbers look good because he has the freedom to do whatever he wants with the ball here.
We won't make it out of the first round this year and we give up our pick for it. We desperately needed a strong draft this year in a strong class, but we bought into free agency a year too soon.