Morris right now is not a great player or even a good player at that but he has potential to do a lot for us if we use him the right way...lol look at what mike dantoni did for jeremy lin lol
Use him the right way? The only players teams do that for are early first-rounders that have the potential to be franchise players. Otherwise, these guys walk in learning the ropes, and adjusting their game, to be in the offense that we use for our superstars and best players.
If Morris is going to remain a Laker, he will learn how to shoot the ball. If we were using him the way he "should" be used by most teams, we'd be letting him drive the ball constantly, because that's all he has shown he can do at this point...and in a professional basketball game, in the NBA (not the D-League), he would turn the ball over constantly...and it doesn't fit our offense or work for the players that deserve the most touches (pretty much everyone aside from Morris and the other young guns).
D'Antoni did exactly what I described above: he took the ball out of everyone's hands, gave it to Jeremy Lin, and told him to GO. Was there even an offensive strategy? Not really. Amare and Melo weren't working together, the Knicks didn't have a PG, and nobody on the roster (top to bottom) was able to distribute the ball. Lin fit what D'Antoni wanted to do perfectly, and I never really understood why people thought Jeremy Lin wasn't going to be a decent PG anyway. Didn't see why he went undrafted. He proved he was an "everything guy" back at Harvard, and even in high school...leading both of his teams and showing his IQ was well up there.
Lin is a 6'3" prototypical PG that has a high IQ, being leaked into a system that needed exactly what he had to offer (and needing it desperately, at that). The shock factor was there, yes...and I was shocked that he actually produced the way he did (just not shocked that he would be sort of productive), but there is no comparison here.