YOU have to understand Mike D...he loves to jack up shots, primarily three point shots which drove me insane all year. he is not going to make his team a power house shotblocking team that feeds guys in the post, it's not the way he wants his team to play even though we would be very effective that way.... SO IF HE IS GOING TO JACK UP SHOTS WE MIGHT AS WELL GET PLAYERS LIKE RAUTINS WHO CAN MAKE THE SHOTS.
The guys who shot all of them? Chandler(who shot under 30% from downtown most of the season), Gallo(who went down hill after the all star break from downtown), Douglas? decent, Harrington(streaky), Walker was the only consistent three point shooter that never had a slump.
I agree that interior defense and not being able to block shots killed us....but a close second can honestly be our inability to shoot at a high percentage. So many games I shook my head because no one wanted the ball because no one was a sharp shooter except a hot Gallo, streaky harrington who sucked more than not, and Walker, so we wound up throwing up bricks. If you can't do it in the post then you better get sharp shooters to spread the floor and knock down shots from outside. We didn't even have that. If we got lucky we'd go on a hot streak, which didn't happen alot.
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Paul makes a point, but that doesnt change the fact Rautins is ASS...he's NO GOOD and wasn't even in the consensus top 60-80 prospects in this draft. If we wanted him, we could of signed him as an UFA. Thats POOR GM skills by Walsh, and those are the facts.
You could go and sign any D Leagers 3 point specialist. Remember Von Wafer on the rockets....that dude shot 400 % from 3 point 2 years ago. HOwever he is out the leauge cuz he SUCKS at the NBA level. Terrible pick....we should have just drafted all big men, hoping one was athletic enough to play at a decent level in D'Antonis system.
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Size is rare in general in the league these days. Shooters are not. We needed size and went with a second round shooting guard. The average height of our team must be like..... What? 6'8"?! So I still say bad pick, better options were there.
I can't say he's a bad player because I haven't watched him. But he's still not the right choice for a team, that at the time, only had Curry in the front court.
I hope Rautins proves me wrong though.
He is a role player, not a future starter. His IQ and shooting ability (and he has decent handles too) will help him be productive at times. I don't see him more than a 15-20 minute per game guy.
I don't like this pick, but hopefully, he can prove worthy of a draft pick. I expect Rautins to be undrafted.
I doubt this kid even makes the team honestly. Douglas can shoot the ball as good as him...Walker is a good 3pt shooter too.
Dantoni's system does not rely on a player's athleticism to create shots. Look at our roster. We have no one really that can create a shot for themself or break down a defense. Learn the nuances of Dantoni's system before making stupid comments.
There is a reason we suck....no one on our team can really create besides Al Harrington and he's gone.
WHen we have no creators or big men drafting a dude like this makes no sense. Also people with no athleticism tend to have a really low ceiling in todays NBA.