is ridnour outplaying jennings?
According to john hollinger, ridnour is outperforming jennings this year and the team is better with him on the court. I have not seen enough bucks games to say one way or the other. It's obvious that jennings is the future and will continue to get the majority of miutes, but my question is has ridnour outplayed Jennings thus far this season?
and for those that watch bucks games, who seems to run the team better? I just bring this up because of hollinger's comments.
I didn't know Jennings was only shooting 39%. I hope he can pull that stat up as the season goes on.
the team seems to actually play better when both of them are on the floor like they were earlier this season
Jennings has slipped definetly since redd came back.
Ridnour has played very well lately
now that redds down,
i hope to see Jennings and Ridnour on the floor at teh same time often
jennings came back to earth HARD. If you take away his first amazing month he is shooting under 35% and averaging 15 ppg and 6 assists, yet he continues to average 16 shots per game. After all the hype he has received this is more than just a rookie wall, he fell off the rookie cliff. Hard to get excited about a kid who shoots under 35 percent and still insists to shoot 16 times a game. Maybe him falling to ten isn't as awful as people had originally thought because if he doesn't pick his game up I would not want someone like that on my team. It is starting to seem like teams just didn't know what to expect from him early on and are now starting to figure him out. I know this might seem a bit dramatic because its only been about 25 games that hes been playing that bad, but in the past 25 games he has been HORRIBLE while other rookies have only stepped their game up.
i wouldnt call 15ppg and 6 assist falling off a cliff. good thing youre not a gm even with him hitting the wall ten was tto far to drop ..falling off the cliff would be playing like toney douglass or jordan hill, t.williams. his play still helps gets them wins which they werent though to have gotten. and that fact hes playing that bad and still has better numbers then 90 percent of the other rookies says alot
you seem to misunderstand that getting 15 ppg WHILE TAKING 16 SHOTS and shooting under 35 percent, id rather not have that kind of player on the court at all. Id rather let any other player on my team chuck like that and make at least 40%. Plus if douglas was given that many minutes i can promise you he would average close to 15ppg as well but just shoot at a normal clip. Chris Duhon, one of the worst starters in the NBA, has had a better season than Jenning's last 25 games. Duhon averages 9.4 and 6.3 and also shoots poorly, around 37%, but at least he only takes 8 shots per game, plus he turns the ball over about half as many times. Any player in the NBA can average 15 ppg on 16+ shots, except most players have the common sense to stop shooting if they are shooting so poorly so consistently.
The guy is shooting 25% 5 games into this month and still attempts 14 shots per game, how is that not awful?
From what I have seen they do play better together in the backcourt. Jennings will pick up his scoring with Redd gone, his scoring dipped when Redd came back.
how is 6.5 ppg on 49% shooting in 12 mpg falling off a cliff? And Hill can't fall off a cliff either because he just doesn't get any minutes because he is behind like 3 other veterans in their contract year. Whenever he is out there he is productive and effective and who knows what his numbers would be had he been getting jenning's minutes
Jennings is still handling the offense well in the way a point guard should, but he can't hit a shot. Ridnour is not ever going to go to the Hall of Fame, but he is legit player and right now the Bucks can't have a point guard incapable of scoring. Forget Redd, he has basically been out of the picture the entire year. They got off to a hot start, largely due to Jennings going off for big numbers. Nothing that he did in Italy could have led anyone to believe he'd shoot like he did for those first few weeks. The 34 percent he has been shooting since, very much is in line with his numbers from last year. They are playing Delfino, Charlie Bell, Mbah a Moute, Warrick, Bogut, Ilyasova, Meeks, and Gadzuric. Where are they going to get their points? Bogut is rock solid threat for a center when he is healthy. The health and occasional trip to Skiles' doghouse hurt. Warrick and Ilyasova are giving them 20-11 at the PF spot, and nobody would have thought that would happen so that helps. The wing production hurts. Delfino, Bell, and Mbah a Moute are not reliable scoring threats. Teams can't have such poor scoring production out of their 2s and 3s. Meeks is a rookie and really hasn't provided the scoring they expected. They are decent at home, but role players cannot be relied upon to play above themselves on the road like they are being asked to.They still need big numbers out of their point. Right now, Ridnour is efficient. Now, they do play the two together in the backcourt whenever they can get away with having one of them guard a 2. It works rather well.
The problem with Jennings is teams game planning to stop him. When Ilyasova and Delfino aren't hitting their shots, that makes it easier to cheat off of them and Mbah a Moute's shot is suspect at best. Bell is offensively inept. Mike Redd is done for the year and his career is seriously in jeopardy, it almost goes without saying at the very least his days as a Buck are over. Warrick has had a good start to 2010. Also if you are watching the games, the refs aren't giving Jennings any calls. I think with Ridnour in, it helps Jennings free himself up and come off screens to get clean shots and not have to dominate the ball and the Bucks play well with both of them in on the offensive end of the floor. Pretty much the post above me also had it on point
Jennings has been off since December just check the numbers only thing he's done well is hit free throws better.
I remember hearing from most ppl that he's the chosen one and an all time great after not even 15 games.
Take a step back the league is catching up to him.
He's been badly outplayed by opposing Pg's a lot lately too.
Someone told me he's like Nick Van Exel and it looks that way.
its unfortunate but luke truly is playing better..i say unfortunate because brandons the superior basketball player
How is Jennings the superior basketball player? Cause he has more athletic ability?