How did the Skiles leaving thread turn into a BJ bicker-fest?
But anyway, I'd rather have a polarizing "star" with swag than an injury prone, overpaid offensive or defensive specialist like we've had previously. Just have to hope that they don't try to overpay him this summer. I think if they were going to pay him stupid money though, they would have done it before the season.
Not a bicker-fest, just polite discussion lol. For once, there's no name calling or anything silly like that.
But again, this isn't about how much we like Jennings, because yes, he's a very likable player, and it's fun watching him when he's got the swag going. The problem is how few and far between those moments are, and the fact that he's still likely the best player we've got. That's not good.
people like you pay way to much attention to stats rather than actually watching the guy play
watch any nba game most players even the best ones use their dominant hand as much as possible which is exactly what jennings does
almost all of the best point guards in the league are shooting 15 shots a game while still averaging good assists numbers putting the scorer tag on them is ridiculous because as a point guards all these guys can do both, take what defense gives you
what i said about his defense was directed towards other guy
and considering your just looking at numbers you should think about the lack of talent around him over his career so far, he is scoring when he needs to and passing when he can people criticize him way to much.
I watch him play quite often. The Bucks are my team, after all. But stats, when used in context, are appropriate as well, and are actually quite helpful. Yes, players often go to using their dominant hand, but Jennings is darn near incapable of using his right hand at all, which makes him predictable as far as how to defend him. And while his percentages at the rim have increased over his career, up to 57% last year, he still needs to be more consistent/reliable in that regard.
Again, call me out for using stats if you wish, but again, used in context, they don't lie. Jennings is a poor shooter who takes a LOT of shots, actually about 17 a game this year, and his True Shooting Percentage (TS%), the best indication of a player's efficiency as a scorer, is still bad at .511. And his assists are very middle of the pack considering the fact that he takes so many shots a game.
The truth is that you're adoration of him as a fan is clouding the fact that, while he has improved, my previous comments about him aren't any less true: he's not a major star, and he's not worth max money.
And don't even bring up supporting cast. Really. Kyrie Irving has had a much worse supporting cast to work with and is doing vastly better than Jennings. Irving as a rookie has trumped anything Jennings has done. His defense sucks, and I guess he doesn't have a 55 point game to brag about, but otherwise has done more with less.