Originally posted by Muggins:
I'd like to start with what Marsh posted and then if it doesn't go well then start JT instead.
I hope to see more Jimmer too.
Yes, more Jimmer. I've said this in the past and a lot of you probably thought I was an idiot for it. Thornton's scoring numbers are solely a product of him getting a lot of oppurtunities to score. A lot of minutes and a lot of shot attempts. I know that he gets really hot some times (its been rare this year) but A LOT of backup two guards can get hot some times and score. Thats why I was against the extension for Thornton. He doens't really make the team better most of the time. He sucks at defense and doesn't create for others. If he misses a couple of shots he gets sad and it effects his entire game. He is not good. He can score over 20 some games but not enough to justify him being "the man."
If Jimmer got all of those minutes and oppurtunities, in the long run he can put up the same scoring numbers. They are equal on defense. But the difference is that some times Jimmer does create for others. When he comes in the game I've noticed the defense does key in on him. Seriously. I think its because its "Jimmer" and everyone knows that he can score still. Also, at home, the fans LOVE when he comes in. I know the coach shouldn't really care what the crowd thinks, but this adds to the sixth man element and seriously it can help the Kings play better.