^^^ The irony in the video where he posterizes Yao, which was sick...is that he also commits a horrible technical foul, and is slow getting back to play D bc he's relishing his move.
It's precisely his problem. All of his probs stem from emotional/mental immaturity and lack of cohesion to his skills and translating them into an effective NBA player. It isn't bball IQ, even, which Toons makes great pt about -- it's not some absolute thing that can't change, and it's not even something we act like is some science.
I don't understand why you guys demand this kid to be Tim Duncan at 20. His IQ will be low, especially since he hasn't even been playing basketball that long.
But is this really the final frontier?
Randolph is dumb, lets not develop, work, progress, and build up his skills?
Just because he didn't come in the NBA with an awareness of a Tim Duncan or Kevin Garnett?
GSW doghoused AR while he was there and hit him with the same complaints and showed little respect for him a legit player.
Nobody, not even GSW, would deny his skills. Why the problem he does have is legit and won't go away so simply as "get him a good coach to spend time improving his jump shot", "get stronger". It's not just going to be a product of give it some time, improve his game, etc. All that would make his game more lethal and give him more options, but he already has plenty of game and versatility to use.
There's an element out of anyone's control but Randolph's himself that needs to get fixed.
He already has the talent, and he has the skills to work it on the NBA level at this time.
Deandre Jordan is a lot like him, actually.
But he has a legit problem. And it's bigger than just needing to work on a certain skill to became a starting player.
if we won't play him send him to the D-League. there is a reason for it.
i dont know why mike handles things like these
he plays mozzy , and mozzy has done mistakes he has dropped the ball more then my 2yr old niece , and get foul after foul and he lets him slide
but when its Randolph making a simple mistake you see mikes face pissed the F up
i hate it i really do
the kid needs time
I just hope this demotion hasn't messed with his psyche. He seemingly has a fragile confidence. Anytime he makes a mistake it looks like he is about to cry. His natural talents cannot be overlooked, but he needs to be coached up. D'antoni failed to do anythin with Jordan Hill, we'll see how he handles Randolph.
I've been disapointed with Randolph so far, but I haven't given up on him like many on this board. But my expectations are lower no doubt.
Oh and get your facts straight...
1. AR is 21 not 20.
2. Tim Duncan was Tim Duncan in his rookie season. He wasn't bounced around from team to team riding the bench the way you ride Marbury's dick...lol
3. Traded for an All-Star??? David Lee was put in the game by David Stern who clearly has an interest in the Knicks doing better. David Lee isn't even the best rebounder on his current team. That would be Andres Biedrins. David Lee was so underrated that when people caught on he actually became overrated for a while. Ask any Golden State Fan or beat writer and they are having their doubts about Lee.
4. David Lee was going to walk regardless, so we got minimal compensation 1 starter, 1 veteran bench player and a draft bust, you make it sound like it was a blockbuster.
You want to talk smack thats fine, but please bring the facts I can't argue with a muppet.
Considering David Lee was going to walk nonetheless, getting Golden State's 2nd best up and coming player, a solid starting-caliber SG, and a big man that can hold the paint (something we haven't had in...a while) is a pretty good trade that borderlines on blockbuster, I'd say.
With regards to Randolph he needs some playing time. He was 20 at the time of the dunk on Yao so you expect something like that.
He needs some maturity but stop talking about him as if he's a bust because he hasn't shown maturity at age...21. It takes many good players a ton of time to solidify themselves into good starters (just look at Joe Johnson, it took him until age 24 to get to where he is now, he spent 3 years as a scrub and two more years as a developing project before he became an all-star caliber player) so if AR hasn't shown maturity in 2 years...oh gosh, he's terrible, right?