In the 19 games he missed at the beginning of the season, the Spurs handed the keys of the offense over to second-year guard Dejounte Murray, who will be the new starter moving forward, and backup guard Patty Mills.
Parker is still capable of giving them solid minutes while they continue to develop Murray (Mills is at his best coming off the bench), but neither of them are Jeff Locke Jersey as good as Walker is right now. It helps that Walker and Aldridge have all the makings of a dominant pick-and-pop duo, and that Walker’s ability to play with and without the ball in his hands 锟斤拷 the latter of which Parker and Murray struggle with 锟斤拷 give him the tools to thrive next to a high-usage player like Leonard.
The Spurs have plenty of reasons to believe Murray can be their point guard of the future, but they’re a veteran-heavy team built to compete now. If they’re hoping to hang with the likes of the Warriors and Rockets this season and next, putting the ball in Walker’s hands is the type of move they should be looking to make.
It’s not all about giving the freedom and giving the responsibility, Carlisle said. The ideal situation is for him to earn it, and that starts in the summer, when we go to our pre-Vegas rookie camp. And then he plays in the Summer League, he gets individual work during the summer, he gets into training camp. If it’s not earned, it’s not meaningful. And to a large degree, he’s earned the responsibility that he’s gotten.
Young is averaging 34.3 points and 10.7 assists per 40 minutes while projecting as a better than 40.0 percent 3-point shooter at the next level. The 19-year-old’s ability to pull up from well behind the arc off the bounce can have a gravitational effect on opposing defenses. Young is just the fresh start Orlando’s looking for.
The Bulls need a connecting piece between Zach LaVine and Lauri Markkanen, and it’s a spot Villanova’s Bridges could slot into with ease. The 6-7 wing is one of college basketball’s most versatile defenders with the stats to back it up, as he’s averaging 2.1 steals and 1.5 blocks per 40 minutes.
San Francisco Giants Mens Jersey Bridges is the quintessential 3-and-D wing. He projects as a high 30s 3-point shooter at the next level based on his quality free throw shooting and 3-point volume. The 21-year-old’s upside hinges on what kind of creation he can offer. If he can attack closeouts consistently, he’ll be one of the league’s top role players. If he can initiate on his own, he’ll be a star.