Originally posted by SacRock14:
Sadly, Thornton should be the backup PG right now. Jimmer showing nothing on either end.
10 minutes a night for MT23 to show he still has a pair. Better ball handler, better defender, better rebounder than Jimmer.
Good observation, IMHO. MT is struggling with his shot, but he's good defensively and has a good enough handle to play some PG. He's tough on defense--fights through screens and chases after loose balls--so why not let him play some PG?
Other teams are targeting IT on defense. How many times did the Heat pick him with their center, then when DMC switches out to help, throw in to the center as he rolls to the hoop. IT is too small to fight through the screen. DMC was very frustrated with that defense. And no one (cough, "JT" cough) was rotating over to help DMC in the paint on that play. Hard to watch it, over and over.
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