Let's talk about Stuckey for a second

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  1. coynejeremy

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    Yeah, but the LA Lakers look pretty darn good with Sasha Vujacic in the game, but that doesn't mean he is making them look good.


    It's Kobe.
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    Everything about his game screams 3rd guard to me. Especially now that we have Gordon.
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    Vujacic is not a point guard. Its the point guards job to make everything work together.

    Put it this way. If Stuckey had no points, 10 turns, no assists, no steals, 6 fouls, no rebounds, but was our point guard in 90-70 win (and was in as we racked up the 20 point lead in the 3rd quarter to put the game away), I'd say he did fine, as the point guard.
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    It's hard to make that judgement without watching the game Lee. It's just one meaningless preseason game anyway...just something to talk about and get some first impressions.
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    I disagree. I've never turned on a man in my life, and I will never. I've always been straight and will never change.
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    He struggled with every lineup. He just looks so unnatural at the PG position, again I think it's possible that we're trying to force a square peg into a round hole, but I could be wrong, it is indeed only one meaningless pre season game.

    OMFG....this is a new precedent.
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    Hardly new. I have made the very same argument for Billups in the past. It was not how he looked, but how the team looked when Billups ran it.
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    If Chucky Atkins was playing PG and the Pistons went on a 20-0 run, would that mean Chucky was doing a good job at PG?
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    If that pattern kept repeating, then I would say yes.
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    See how far you get with Gordon at the point. He simply can't do it or else he would have done it at some point in the 5+ years he's been in the league.

    I think Gordon should be starting, however. But over Hamilton at shooting guard. If you think Stuckey is bad at playing the point... wait till you see Gordon doing it for 35 minutes a game.
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    You very well might be right about Gordon at the point.... but I want to see him do it/not do it here...

    Sorry but Chicago has been a complete mess over the last few years (aka since Jordon retired part 2)

    looked like stuckey did a good job tonight his numbers were decent and his plus minus was the best of any starter and only 2nd behind Gordon....

    and who had the worst?
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    Have you seen him play it?
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    Your perceptions are accurate. This still leave us with shaking heads.

    There will always be outstanding players that are just zoned-in under certain circumstances. They react as if events are reactions from instantaneous flow points, where they easily blend into a flow. Under the right circumstances (and much self created) they bring a uniqueness to the pattern and see gaps that they naturally fill. It is a full-fillment of circumstantial placement. Gordon has that gift.

    A true PG is a hedgehog and not a fox. It takes a certain perception, confidence level and comfort level to balance and mix with certain flows of the game. These types are much more evolutionary than pop-tops escaping against reactions.

    Gordon and Stuckey are the sly foxes.

    JD has typically boxed himself into a dilemma: Tay, holding up the mixing creativity of team evolution; Rip, an occupant that has to balance the permeable boundary that has dual layers that are fed from the 3 and 1 positions. Stuckey, who has the Pope's blessing, in a complex world of secular interaction.

    It will take some time, but the true hedgehog (JD) will be making choices.
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    If Kobe is the shooting guard (which he is), then Sasha Vujacic is the point guard.
    In that hypothetical situation, I'd say the rest of the team compensated for Stuckey. It's funny how you harp on some players performances even if we're winning, but others you defend because we're winning. You can't have it both ways.
    If Chucky Atkins was playing point guard and the Pistons went on a 20-0 run and it was an untelevised preseason game so nobody saw it, did it really happen? :MusicBigGrin:
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    The Pistons played Bynum, Gordon, and Stuckey at the same time some last night. Stuckey played small forward.
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