Kryzewski recommendation to D'Antonio, next case
Duhon can't hold a candle to Hughes at the point NOW. The guy has 5 years in the league and has not averaged over 8 points per game? He hesitates constantly, he has no court vision (somebody said he does?), he has zero "no look" passes. Defense? There is none. They needed a point guard, Kryzewski told D'Antonio this guy was decent (not at the NBA level though). Hughes is not the future either, but now, he could get you in the playoffs, he just can't be put in, yanked out and put in again, not that type of player, never has been. He has learned to back off when his shot is not one and is worth the assist and defense. Duhon does not score anymore anyway. Never has in his career. We saw it in the one game, first quarter, D'Antonio gave him a full quarter straight, he had eight assist and played the point from the right side of the court, not even the center, so Duhon's feelings were not hurt. Duhon does not pass to him, but Hughes doesn't want his job, didn't want the point in Cleveland, but took them to the finals playing it. Better hands, better passes, more steals, game moves much faster with Hughes in. The players move better, the team works better.
Originally Posted by New New York
It won't happen, D'Antonio is with Duhon as much as Gallo and the reverse for Robinson. Dude can hold a grudge a little too long there. Would love to see Robinson and Hughes for a quarter. Hughes feeds Harrington, Chandler and Lee beautiful passes.
Need a new point guard for next year, need a center with able knee's, need two near top tier players and Lee, Gallo (learn how to dribble) and Harrington are keepers for the price. Lee is only 6' 7", give him credit for what he does. He is a forward and getting that 12 foot jumper down. Maybe a veteran 7 footer or point guard would round it out, it isn't going to be more than one top tier or two second tier players? Hell, I don't know what is in the future for 2010, but if I wanted to win games this year, I would not have Duhon as my Knick player with the most minutes for this year so far, that is way off for production he gives. Don't compare him to bench players when he is your number one man on the court. That's your franchise player, "Duhon". Duhon is the number one Knick in minutes on the court, it's crazy. Hughes has him beat in every category (for 12 years, and this year even coming off the bench, has same numbers) and is a true 6 foot 5 versus 6 foot. D'Antonio must owe coach K a big one. Will give DA credit for getting some wins though, though Duhon's super slump cost at least 6 games.
Oh well, I am sure Duhon will land a big starting PG position contract for many years after this one.
So you "hate" a .75 inch? CHILL
It does matter, it's the NBA rule for draft combines, maybe you can start to learn why Jordan Hill passed on the drills at the combines (used to be called pre draft), but showed off his 9 foot standing reach. He is a bust, four days of probing his skills and this would have shown up to most, good advice from his agent. A person can stand in numerous positions to gain an inch, same with wingspan. I am not going to type out a hundred examples, WHEW? You been around the game a lot, right? Why without shoes? Maybe you have not noticed, the players don't wear all the same shoe.
Originally Posted by metrocard
Is that is what is stated above? Not near the 6' 9" the Knicks and NBA list him or the competition he faces in the league now. Help yourself, watch a game and compare him with his own teammates, there you will see "basketball" height, what is listed is sometimes over, sometimes true (rare), sometimes under. You think he grew 2 inches at 23 years of age? He played as a guard in high school at Chaminade in St. Louis, hit a growth spurt in 10th grade. Broke his left hand which developed the ambidextrous style so highly valued now. Tremendous work ethic, Desmond Lee is a billionaire. The guy is relentless worker. Trained at "Hammer Bodies" while at Florida, Billy Donovan could not believe how much he bulked up over the summer, so he brought Coach Hammer (legal name) down to Florida (read SI article). Hughes is only 4 years older at 30, also from St. Louis and trains with Hammer, though he is in his 12th year in the league. A true 6 foot 5, true to the NBA site, but this is for a 2 guard, and 6' 5" is sweet. Maybe your starting to "get it". Tyler Hansbrough is another from the same trainer (1/2 inch taller than Lee).
The point is, since you missed it, I spell it out for your again, with no "hate for anything or anyone, he is not a NBA center, but 65 double doubles, which led the league last year, and is someone this young, I would not get rid of. Don't "hate" just enjoy the game young fellow. Lee is a fantastic play at his height even it is 6' 7.75" as you claim, and what he has to go up against each night. Give me some of those heights?