High Maintenance Three: "Adjust To Me."
Gilbert Arenas: Wizards find themselves reciting this quote: "If I could do it all over again, I would." Arenas, more of a Combo Guard, finds himself putting up glorious stats but they usually don't result in Wins. Arenas latter career has been plague with excuses, from injuries to team chemistry - that's what Veterans are for. A blind eye can sense that he's lost a step and if their GM could, I'm sure he'll move his $111 million contract. Moreover, there's only one way to sum it up, "Habachi" has lost his touch.
Amare Stoudemire: You think he's really a 20 ppg. scorer? Think again. Stoudemire isn't in the same class of Chris Bosh or Zach Randolph in terms of scoring. You take Steve Nash away from the discussions, you're left with raw attempts to improvise options on the scoring end. You may think I've lost it but break down the tape. Stoudemire gets most of conversion from pick-and-rolls and other set plays with Nash on the other end, spoon feeding him. Stoudemire rarely get the ball in crucial moments of the game. Suns best bet is to keep the ball in Nash's hands for the game-winner. If not, you always got Jason Richardson! Hypothetically, if they do lose Stoudemire, Clark skills will be tailor-made for that deferential position.
Luol Deng: Deng's flat-out disastrous going forward with Bulls franchise. Deng is a great piece to assemble on the bench but at $60 million, Bulls have found themselves regretting. Essentially, Deng shoots 60% of his field goals within 2 feet of the three point-line, other conversions take place from cutting to the basket and occasional post-ups. Rarely does he put the ball on the floor with purpose, which makes him preventable. Handling the basketball is just another casualty of his game. He's not the most vocal player on the floor and very non-critical to other players that need to be held accountable. I'm not a fan of paying a specialist that much money. No way, no how, Bulls can't sniff the Eastern Conference Semifinals with Deng getting paid $60 million on the cap.
In other words, they're overrated!
I agree with all 3.
mmmmm, i think amare can still score w.o. nash, but arenas will get this touch back, hes been out 4 so long u knw, and deng is good, but not elite
60 million is elite; Deng is good.
60 mill is a ton, but deng is not an elite player, but good
Amare Is Another Kenyon Martin.......Kenyon Looked Great With Kidd Once Kidd Left It Went All Down Hill, Same Will Happen To Amare Soon As Nash Is Gone.
Amare scoring wise is legit. it is on the defensive end where you wonder.
i think amare is more than just kenyon martin 2.0, he has shown a soft touch and a good jumper. He could easily average 20 ppg without nash. In case you haven't watched the suns this year, he doesn't get a bunch of touches, some nights he does but there are to many others when he doesn't.
Not saying this proves my point but remember when the suns played the spurs before amare's injury? averaged almost 40 ppg, just ridiculous.
I agree with all 3 as well. I've always thought Amare was overrated because of Steve Nash. His game is basically 4 things. Pick, Roll, Catch, Dunk.
I will give him credit though as he has improved on that mid range jump shot, but rarely do you see the Suns dump the ball in and let Stoudemire isolate in the post and score on people. Thats just not his game.
Without Nash, or on another team I still think Stoudemire would score points...maybe even 20. But he wouldn't be nearly as effective. His FG% would be way down.