Greivis wouldn't have had 11 assists without Brow either. It goes both ways.
This is what I meant when what Davis is and what he isn't are going to come into contention.
He's not going to be this aggressive, flexing swatting shots like flies guy. Or even overly emotional. Dude threw down two nice jams and looked the same as he always does while doing them. He's more Tim Duncan than he's KG.
And effort is why you admire Smith? That's fine. But whatever metric you're using on Davis seems kind of tunneled visioned on something very specific that you'll probably never see.
rivers has to start to show something.
Monty just said Davis played hard. And that's that.
Am I sitting here saying Davis did no wrong? Not at all. He's got to work on passing. Twice he's thrown something weird that went out of bounds. Was late on a few roations which got him into foul trouble. He doesn't box out as much as he should.
And I really don't like seeing him try to take charges. It can be habit forming. I know it's probably because of size differences and it's a veteran move, but he's not a veteran yet. And even then, I'd rather see him contest shots up high, rather than on his back. Not a good look.
Is that alone going to discount 28 freaking points? To try and say he had less than a great game overall? There's holding to a higher standard and there's just being something similar to callousness.
Davis had the best game of his young career tonight, so there is no need to attack him. The rookie is doing great, so enjoy it man. If Davis was dogging it, Monty would yank him from the game in a second. That isn't Davis' style though.
New Orleans is worse at most aspects while Davis is off the court. He's a good player, he just doesn't play hard it's my opinion, they'll differ we're no going to make any progress here so just go back to your praising Davis.
Looks like he really did tweak it. Those can swell up on your overnight. This bears watching.
Not sure if anyones mentioned... Roger Mason was a hugely underrated signing by this team. Hes been great, i love his catch/shoot ability without necessarily needing his feet set, has a high release point, and shoots a good % .
It's about how the offense runs and the Hornets too often have to scramble against the shot clock because Vasques can't get by his man or he missed someone open on a pnr.
He would look MUCH better with Gordon next to him, but that guy is unreliable and shouldn't be depended on in any fashion. Therefore, this team needs to look at an upgrade at PG NOW!
Vasquez does as well as he can. But, again, he has his limitations. They're going to persist. He can't guard guys like Tony Parker, Westbrook, John Wall, Felton, Ty Lawson...list goes on and on. It lets guys get into the lane and nothing good happens when people get into lane unimpeded. Leads to uncontested 3s and easy scoops to big men for layups and what not.
Until we make the move, it'll persist. Doesn't mean we're hating on Vasquez or anything of the sort...just how it is.
Dude really needs to lean on the players around him. Davis has more than shown he can convert even tough buckets. Don't have to spoon feed him easy scores. Wish we'd see him get more lobs. And not even the alley lobs. Ones into the paint.
Milwaukee is extremely solid. I don't think anyone expected Jennings and Ellis to work this well together and they've got good depth at every position.