People bagging on Jamison now really need to pipe down. As if any member in these forums hasn't seen this 'inconsistent' play from other players on this roster before. So Metta looks good at the stretch 4 huh? For 2-3 games? Please, its inevitable that Metta will still slip into his shooting slumps now and then, same as Jamison, and then I'm sure there's going to be talk of sitting Metta in favor of someone else. People want to wine and moan about Jamison playing bad as of late while he's not the only culprit and while he makes less than $1 million lol.
metta's been playing very good all season and has had more good games than bad games, why the heck are you trying to bag on him when he's been one of our most consistent players?
And it ain't about shooting slumps.
It's not just that Jamison is off with his shot, he's not being aggressive nor even posting up like he normally does or getting to the basket as well as missing layups and not giving effort on the defensive end and needlessly fouling on plays he doesn't have to and is lacking hustle as well as not rebounding. It's a combination of a lot of things.
Even on the nights Metta has a shooting slump he contributes in different ways, scoring at timely moments, taking pressure off Kobe by being one of the only other guys on the team that doesn't need Kobe to ALWAYS set up his own shot, rebounding or playing defense or getting rebounds. Metta is always trying to make an impact somewhere whether his shot is off or on.
With Jamison if his shot's not falling he's pretty much not offering anything else, which is a shame because he CAN he just isn't. In 4 of those 5 great games he's had he was being aggressive, attacking in the post AS WELL as attacking with the long range jump shot and going after every rebound. Now he's pretty much just camping the three point line and coasting on defense and rebounding, offering little else on either end. Metta has thus far outperformed both Jamison AS WELL as Gasol at the 4 position this year in terms of what he's brought on both ends. You may hate it, but it is what it is.
The problems aren't the same, stop trying to act like you can compare the two.
Edited by Majesty, December 19, 2012 - 05:38 PM.