- Nov 10, 2006
I guess I have a different vision of the offense. I'm hoping that having a point guard who can actually penetrate will produce more catch-and-shoot opportunities for Jaylen and Jayson, and I'm not sure the best thing for the team is Jaylen and Jayson trying to make plays for others. Jaylen is a bad playmaker, and Jayson isn't great shakes yet either: Tatum is an incredible shot-maker, obviously, but he deserves more catch-and-shoot opportunities, and last year's team really, really struggled to get him those shots because they couldn't put other teams into rotation. None of the guards could force the defense to collapse on them in the paint with any consistency.I disagree on the bolded, as it pertains to this particular team. When you have Tatum and Brown as the focal points of your offense, I don't see why you want your point guard taking a ton of shots or looking to create for himself. I agree that Smart is the better passer. He's also the better catch-and-shoot option. Even if they're not running the offense through Brown and Tatum, those guys are going to have the ball a ton. The choice here should be about defense, and who complements the Jays better on offense. I think that's Smart, especially because going bigger at the PG spot allows you to run a switch-everything defense, which I think Brown and Tatum are suited for.
I'd much rather see Schroder in the Lou Williams role, surrounded by shooters and running a ton of pick-and-roll.
Don't get me wrong, I hope Schroder is in the 10-13 shots per game range. I don't want him taking 15, 16 shots a game. I just would prefer the point guard be able to actually force the defense to pay attention to him when he gets inside the arc.