Thank God the Killer B's have arrived. the future is clear and bright now. The eight game home losing streak, instantly snapped! 19th win before March, no problem! Now we can gin down the Pacers at home next wee with the Killer B's in tow.
Oh wait ...the bizzee bees have played a combined total of 6 years in the league, for six different teams, not counting the D league. But I am sure that all those other GMs and coaches have just missed it.
Bulk of that is Brooks. Bazemore was a rookie for the Warriors and such, they tried to play him at the 1 which he is not. The Warriors had no viable backup 1 for Curry, cause Bazemore isn't a one and neither is Jordan Crawford which is why they got Blake.
Marshon Brooks was the 2nd leading scorer among rookies in his rookie year with the Nets and looked to have a great future ahead of him. The Nets got Joe Johnson and then left him on the bench.
The amazing thing is both Brooks and Fredette were the number 1 and 2 leading scorers in college basketball that year and both got buried on benches. Fredette more so than Brooks as Brooks was at least the Nets option before Joe Johnson came along.
Then Brooks went to the Celtics, and was told by the coach Brad Stevens to 'wait' and he'd get his time. He did so and despite showing himself well during the pre-season when he got minutes and nearly leading the Celtics all the way back against the Raptors he remained buried on the bench.
Went to the Warriors for about a month and they never went out of their way to teach him the offense because they didn't intend on playing him as they knew he wasn't a 1 and that was what they were searching for(to backup curry and fill the Jack role). Neither Bazemore nor Brooks fit that, and the Warriors felt Crawford was a better defender as well as scorer than Brooks so he got the minutes at the 2 sparringly once they failed putting him at the 1.
Now Brooks and Bazemore are both in a better situation for them both on the Lakers. Bazemore doesn't have to worry about being a 1 and Brooks doesn't have to worry about being buried on the bench as long as he produces. Both have their uses in D'antoni's system and it fits them both better than what the Warriors wanted to use them as. No one's calling them saviors but they are talent worth taking a look at and seeing if they can stick around and both would help us tremendously in the future if they are able to do so. That's the realistic perspective and expectations of them.
But of course...you'll shoot down anything the Lakers do because you're a Clippers fan The Clippers fan that defended Darius Morris because he performed poorly due to not playing enough minutes. But then you go ahead and try to shoot down Brooks and Bazemore?
Edited by Majesty, February 23, 2014 - 03:12 PM.