I am not sure if Felton can run the SSOL. I am not saying he can't or he will be a failure, I just do not know.
The good things about him that work with SSOL:
- He pushes the ball up the floor
- Great court vision and handle
- Can run PNR
- Sets up his teammates
Cons about him that do not work in SSOL:
- Not a consistent finisher at the rim
- Spotty jumper and 3; however, under Larry Brown he has made big strides. If this stays consistent then this is a posistive.
Those two negatives need to be fixed. He needs to be a scoring threat that forces the team to concentrate and focus on him just as much they will on Amare. Duhon failed because he was never a scoring threat (among the millions of other things). If the opposing team does not care about him then he cannot draw opponents to him and create shots for teammates.
Probably the other make or break with SSOL. Felton's IQ needs better then anyone else especially the opposing team. The point guard in the SSOL is just that, your point man. In a police raid, or in military urban combat your point man leads in and probes and exposes the enemy. Felton needs to probe the other teams defense. He needs to find the weakness and exploit it. This is how he can create an offense for our team. This also goes in conjunction with him being a scoring threat. If he isn't a threat he cannot probe. Its like your point man going into combat unarmed.