Because tony Parker is a back up PG? When he actually scored in the first half before foul trouble tony Parker was the one defending him and as far as I know Parker is a Starter. His first bucket was off of an offensive rebound (hustle play) where Parker did not box out and he just went around him on a Gasol miss and put the ball back in the hoop. Height and hustle cannot be taught.
As much as you may not like it if you watched the horrible playoff games you have to be honest with yourself. Whenever he was checking Parker his production went down. He also was the only Laker Guard to drive to the paint he would have had at least 12 assists that first game but here's the thing. Our team cannot shoot, Its really that simple.... The very first play he made in game 3 was a great pass IN TRAFFIC to dwight in the paint while he was on the move that got dwight to the line. Of course dwight missed the shot so no assist no credit due. His upside is still very high because the only things he is lacking can be taught outside of that the Lakers fans hate for him is laughable.... I really do hope he signs elsewhere this offseason (Same thing I have been saying) this is really the wrong team for player development. Our spoiled fans would rather be the NBA retirement home ....I have said it before and I will stick to my guns given the opportunity to actually play he will be a very good back up PG for some team in the NBA. Developed correctly and he could be a starter.
Were his statlines for the two playoff games he started his shooting % that second game was horrid but his assists and rebounds were decent for a back up PG. Considering he was thrown to the wolves only averaging what 6 mins a game or less on the season thats not bad production. I see potential ... you do not. The second round thing is pretty old there are second round picks that have had very meaningful and productive NBA careers.
lol...blake was the one playing good defense on parker