The one who was Bella
I love Rivers attitude and demeaner, and I also like his potential down the line - his first step and drive to the basket is something you just cannot teach and is elite even in NBA standards, and he got that killer scoring attitude that not alot of people have.
But this kid is just not ready - that much was obvious from the get-go... terrible decision imo to declare right now, he needs another year and maybe even 2 before he goes out so he can work on his game and develop himself.
Barnes got exposed BIGTIME without Marshall to set him up - this cat can't even take college players off the dribble, what's gonna happen in the NBA?
He practically stepped in place for a whole year, no major improovments at all from last year.. his shot is good but not great, his only other offensive weapon other then the spot up shooting is that 1 dribble pull-up from the midrange - and he just doesn't show any ability to slash, penetrate, nothing - with his physical superiority he should be ALOT more dominating.
His best case scenario imo is Luol Deng type of player - a 3rd wheel super-role-player to a contending team... no way he becomes a star in this league tho, I just don't see it.. the hype on him from highschool as been too big and it starts to fade out.
Don't waste your time on jealously; sometimes you're ahead, sometimes you're behind.
The race is long, and in the end - it's only with yourself.
Last edited by Stanko 05; March 25th, 2012 at 09:10.