With the injuries to portland i think jerryd Bayless can finally receive significant playing time. Greg Oden is out for the year. Rudy Fernandez is out 4-6 weeks. Last year when steve blake was out jerryd bayless played good one game he had 23 and 6 assist i think he capable of scoring in the league but he need to work on his point guard skills. If nate mcmillian is smart he will play bayless
How do yall think bayless will do now?
miller and blake are still infront of him. the injury to oden doesnt effect bayless' playing time at all
the injury to rudy does he can get playing time now
Plus the fact that Oden went down definitely means the Blazers have more of a chance to go small, enter Bayless. I honestly think Portland has just gotten a bad deal this season, which would be a much worse one if they do not let Bayless run free. I have been saying for a while, giving up on him or trading him for much less in return (which is what will happen if they trade him) is a gigantic mistake. As much as Portland fans love Steve Blake, and while I think Andre Miller is a proven and solid point guard, I truly believe Jerryd Bayless is a killer. I see him as an Aaron Brooks type spark plug, and while their games are vastly different, I just think that both of them have this uncanny ability to score and just use their athleticism to advantage. He gets great elevation on his jump shot and honestly, as much as he is not a "pure" PG, him being on the court makes good things happen. The guy will never lead the league in assists, but the Blazers do not need him too at all to be effective. Our second unit even with Outlaw was struggling to score, mainly with either the insistance of using Steve Blake as the PG, which causes massive scoring droughts or Andre Miller with that group as well, which just has not fit. Honestly, if Bayless does not get playing time now, it could spell the Blazers making a monumental mistake and trading him. Unless they trade him for that banging back-up 4 they so desperately need, and honestly even like Brandon Bass or someone would be like a crazy mistake if we are giving up Jerryd Bayless, the Blazers could be giving up someone who just breaks out on his next team. Nate needs to give him some ability to make mistakes and if he gives him minutes I know he will not regret it. Bayless will be another great player out of the 2008 draft, count on it.
im a portland fan and i really dont like blake that much. he a cool guy, real hard worker, but is limited on the court. iv been waiting for bayless to jump ahead of him for awhile now but nate seems to have a love affair with blake and wont give bayless a chance. watching bayless drive to the basket and get to the line at will its hard to believe that nate doesnt give him any playing time. hopfully now he gets his chance to show what he can do. against the nicks he lookd good and was real efficient
I hope Baylesss picks up some minutes. He is a killer on the court, and will make plays. He's not a pure point, he's just a guard. Give him the ball and he makes good stuff happen. personally though, I want him to get traded. he needs to be getting a good 25 minutes a game right now and be able to play through his mistakes, that's the best way for guys to improve. Bayless will be great, whether or not if it's with Portland is the real question.
its sad when you have to have a bunch of injuries in order to get more time instead of beating people out of minutes
you know Billups was in the same boat a long time ago he was a scoring point guard who people didn't play because he wasn't a pure point guard but look at what hes done now he was always talented but he was on the bench fo0r a long time im not sure why bu he was it might have been the coaches not liking him and hes developed that part of his game why cant Bayless do the same? really i think hes never gonna succeed unless he leaves Chauncey had to do the same thing and go to Detroit hes a good player just its not fair hes sitting on the bench for his whole career i want his to succeed here but i know he wont its pretty obvious Mcmillan wants a veteran running the point for a young team.
you cant compare bayless to billup just because billups did it. thats like me comparing bayless to jason hart then since he never ended up being a starter. does that make much sense..yeah players have changed and became starters but does that mean every player can do that?
no... that doesnt make much sense. as you said, not every bench player can turn into a succesful starter.. but many do and im pretty sure that if you watch bayless youl agree that he only needs a chance to show what he can do. kid is real talented, crazy athletic, and one of the hardest workers.
I think Bayless is overrated. He's a great athlete and does works hard, but he's undersized... He's NOT a point guard and never will be. He doesn't have that mentality nor does he see the floor very well. He's not a very good shooter. He has quick feet and hands, but has tiny arms... Which means he can't defend two guards. The NBA is about who you can defend, unless you're an amazing scorer. If Bayless was that good, he'd have cracked Portland's rotation a long time ago.
In the right situation Bayless can put up some points, but I just don't see him being a great player in the NBA. I think his best role will be as an instant scorer type player off the bench, especially if he can tigthen up the mechanics on his jump shot.
yeah but more bench warmers end up not turning into good players so do we go with the percentages on that dtay? and who on here really knows if hes a hardworker or not?..i cant say either way becaus ei dont know. and im not saying he will never go somewhere and be good but im also not gonna say he would be this or that good if he went to another team either
all you have said on these boards is that he sits the bench and so he must suck....and im sorry but thats retarded. How many players have been benched, been in the wrong system, and then found a better fit and blew up? gilbert arenas ring any bells? both wore 0 at AZ, similiar games...its not that ridiculous to say...
by your argument mario chalmers is better than jerryd?? not a chance...but mario gets minutes and is in a good situation right now where hes getting a chance to develop...
the reason everyone looks as him and says he can great is because his athleticism and skill set and potential are exciting.... no one ever thought jason hart had that kind of ceiling so thats a dumb comparison...
I know hes a hard worker, there was an article on him about a year ago about how portland brought in a ball handling coach for him that was really just supposed to test him and his work ethic...the drill he gave him was to dribble two balls at the same behind his back without moving his feet....the point is that most players give up and get pissed off....the coach said bayless stayed in the gym, dripping sweat, never saying word, never complaining, and just did it all day....
yep quincey your right, many bench players never turn into anything as far as a starter. try to look past percentages and check out the actual player..so no quincey, we dont look at percentages on that
Once again, do not agree with what are you saying about it sucking when you beat a guy out due to injuries. As a pro basketball player (which I guess you were), you should know the bureaucracy of how minutes work. I am sure that their are many guys in the NBA right now just waiting for a chance to get court time against guys they eitherkill or more than hold their own against in practice. I highly doubt that Jerryd Bayless does not look amazing in practice, but I am guessing Nate McMillan is a tough nut to crack as far as PG minutes. Hell, Andre Miller, a guy who has been a solid PG in the league for years is still behind Steve Blake, does that make much sense to you? I mean, Blake is a better shooter, but Andre is better at just about everything else, and his ability to create for himself and others leaves Blake in the dust. Again, you even say you do not know what goes on in practice, and neither do I, but I do know that in the NBA, a guy not getting minutes is due to much more than outplaying people in practice. I am so sure that there are numerous good players on losing teams who say "damn, why doesn't so and so get more minutes. He is dope." The reason of course could vary from how much a playter is paid to maybe not getting along with the coach. I for one have thought when given time, Bayless has far outperformed Steve Blake, but yet, I guess Blake killing him in practice is why he sees so little court time? Please.
sorry but i think chalmers is better right now but still Bayless is better than some starting pgs like duhon j will the lakers point guards and a few more starters.