+1 agreed.....For a moment after Gallo dropped 30 something on Mello... I gave him props for not backing down.
But the buck stops there. One issue I notice with some is the lack of objectivity- cause he was drafted by us & we need someone to step up... but here it is...
Have any of you learned the game? Not just put the ball in the hole, but actually know the game? Do you know how to play the game?
If you did... you would know that having a jumper and knowing the game are 2 different things. When to drive, to pass, to D up, to defer, HOW TO GET YOUR SHOT, how to box out and use leverage, when to cross over and not to...
These are fundamentals! This is what happens when you sell us a bill of goods. When you make us think Gallo has an ubber IQ.
High IQ players know how to play the game. They understand the game. Spacing, decision making, shot selection.. are 2nd nature to those who know how to play the game. No need to teach this- rather refine and eliminate bad habbits from these types.
Athleticism, strength, endurance, speed etc... these are natural things that Gallo lacks.
A well rounded, fundamental knowledge is what Gallo lacks. He has 2 +'s... Size & a jumper!
Better IQ players compensate for their shortcomings with thru hunger & drive. Some like Allen, Miller or Rip, create space thru constant motion.
Some use size or speed to get to their spots. Some even make up for it by becoming defensive specialists. But in Gallo he is just limited.
Logically, by now you would know if he could dominate, or adapt, or impact other phases of the game... with his Italian resume, he's been involved in "organized-coached" ball. But he hasn't.
REALIZE THIS AND either don't expect much or stop making him out to be someone he never was. It shows conditioning, blind hope, and a lack of evaluating sk