That's completely and utterly ridiculous to blame Collins for Jrue being the 2nd worst starting PG in the NBA at getting to the line last season and worst starting PG in the last 3 years in that regard. Jrue isn't good at getting to the line period. He'll work on it he'll get better and becoming increasingly efficient saying blame Collins for that proves that you really don't care about Jrue's inability to get to the line and convert well enough.
Originally Posted by wannabGM
Again how can you call yourself a fan and you're saying stuff like this? Don't you want to see Jrue grow in all aspects of the game? Saying stuff like "He could usually post up" makes me wonder how much you really care to see Jrue get better. That's such a bland statement with no substance. Jrue is yet to develop a credible post game what happens when he attempts to post them up and isn't able to convert or turns the ball over.
2. When Jrue's shots aren't falling from the field, I guess he's useless. Oh that's right, he's the team's point guard and is averaging 10.4 assists to go along with impressive defense. And since he's bigger, longer, stronger than most of the pionts defending him, he could usually just post up when things aren't working.
If you are truly a fan of the game you'd realize that this issue is real in Jrue's game and if he intends to continue to improve on his solid play to start the season and really hurt opposing teams getting to the line is vital. You really don't get the point don't you? For Jrue's game to continue improving, for his scoring efficiency to continue improving for his TEAM's offensive efficiency to continue improving him getting to the line, converting and otherwise creating offense that wasn't there before is essential.
The Thunder last season got to the line more than anyone and had the lowest APG in the NBA do you know where they ranked in offense? 2nd. That was by season's end though. As of game #59 of the regular season they were still in first place. Want to know a major reason as to why they were so good offensively despite having such few assists and so many turnovers? They got to the line, converted on a consistent basis and otherwise get points on possessions that other teams would have missed out on. That's what takes place with us. We take a shot, we miss a shot and the possession ends.
Okay but right now without Andrew Bynum in the fold is are we anything near being a contender? He is currently our #1 option not so?
3. Jrue doesn't have to be the primary option on a contender.
Last night James Harden made just 4-19 attempts from the field. You know why his team wasn't blown out? He got to the line, converted and ended up with 18 points on just 4 made FGs. What happens when Jrue shoots like that?
I never said anything to the contrary apparently that point flew over your head.
He wasn't paid that kind of money. He was paid 2nd best player money for a contender.
Again I never said that. What I would love however is that if our PG is currently our #1 option that he can get to the line 4-5 times during the course of a game. He is on that type of pace now and needs to continue because going almost half the games of his career without getting to the line once isn't going to cut it.
Our point guard doesn't have to get to the line 8 times per game.
:laugh2: So wait after all this time you finally admit it was too low in the past? :pity:
I can live with a lower number. Was it too low in the past? Yes.
Getting to the cup and finishing effectively was never a concern of mine. My concern is when he gets there to be able to get the contact and still finish. What he showed in the post season was indeed promising that doesn't make up however for him not doing it at a higher rate before. What will however will be when he continues on with this solid start this season.
Did he show me last season that he did figure out how to start getting to the cup and finishing more effectively. Yes. The sample size was too low for you. Just enough for me.