after weighing pro's and con's I find them to be equal.
calderon gets to play with ed davis and amir johnson for reasons you just stated. . while lowry started out the season in a line up with bargs & jonas. then he got injured and came back to very limited playing time.
is that really a fair chance ?? thats a short leash if you ask me. a small sample size of games with bargs and jonas in the starting line up? a guy who cant rebound and is a poor defender and a rookie learning the ropes ?
how can we come to the conclusion that we wasted our pick on lowry if he really isnt getting a fair chance to prove he can be a solid starter for us ?
-because he was new to the system and new to his team mates and coach that play didnt translate to wins right away.
-we still havent seen lowry, davis, and johnson in the same line up for extensive periods of time. it is pretty evedent now that davis and johnson are both superior players to bargs. why not have the most talented players play together for the majority of the game ? why not even try it ?
-even in limited mins he has been very productive, again he played 17 mins last game and still came away with 2 pts, 4 assits, 2 rebounds, 1 steal which contributed to a win.
he should def be playing more and should def be given more of a chance. bayless, jack, and ford all got more of a chance to show what they could do as starters. why not lowry ?
he has a glaring weakness defensively and it gets exploited by certain types of players regardless of how he does his job.
the other belief i have is that Jose has a very methodical style and does a great job of getting the ball into the hands of the right offensive player in the right position to score. obviously he has fewer weapons to choose from when he's on the bench, thus he has to scramble or over-dribble more. not his strengths. maybe that leads people to feel like he is always better when he takes over as the starter? i don't know.
Stat and PER aside , I think Lowry has an edge in his game, he has that swagger that this team is lacking. With him on the court, I don't think the Garnett of the world can just play on the Raps home court and say some smack and talk down on some of the Raps players. We had Magloire last season but offensively, he was not that player anymore.
Casey started to changed the culture of this team but we need players like Lowry who has the nastiness and chip on their shoulder to continue the team's conversion on the court.
I like the NY model right now because aside from the Woodson defensive philosophy, there are players like Chandler/ JR Smith/ Camby and Sheed that can be useful come playoff time. Although Garnett still was successful in playing his mind games the other night.
ink what about the current available point guards? because i dont see anyone better than Lowry at this moment
i kinda liked having both and having that contrast in playing styles. if only we can split the mins more fairly it might have enven worked. or still can.
A Mercedes or a Mustang?
Yep you name it apples and oranges.
They can drive you from point A to Point B.
THey have Strenghts and Weakeness.
But you cant really compare them because the concept is completley different.
I think Lowry is better because he plays both ends of the floor can score in various ways and is a decent facilitator where as Calderon is simply a great facilitator. Calderon can also score but he is almost unselfish to a fault passing up on great looks when he is open. I like Calderon for his mentality as well but in terms of overall skill I'd take Lowry.
Last edited by smith&wesson; 01-11-2013 at 02:23 AM.