Jack, Sergio, or Rudy??
First off, what a game last night versus the Hawks. I don’t know how we do it, but damn I like it! This team reminds me of a quote, “It takes us all to make the one.” I can think of nothing more fitting for this team.
I have been thinking for a while what we are to do with our backup PG spot? Right now we have Blake, Jack, Sergio, Green. Last year we drafted Koponen, and Rudy. IF both of those guys come next year someone has to go.
We signed Green for 2 years, but only 400K and change, which means cutting him is cheap. We have invested 2 years into Sergio, and I think he will continue to be better…where his ceiling is I don’t know! Jack in my opinion was great last year as a first time starter, and this year he is just plain solid….so what do we do?
It is obvious that Jack is now a combo guard, he plays with Sergio in the White Unit, and is used to score most of the time. But he also handles the ball a lot (just look at the Chicago game) in the 4th quarter as the compliment PG with Roy.
Here is my take of each guy:
Jack: He is a “glue guy” one of the most liked guys on the team, won the award for the most workouts in the off season. He can get to the hole with the best of them, he can play PG and 2G, he is just a solid guy on the court and an important part in the locker room. He lacks a good jump shot, but makes up for it with his drives.
Sergio: Is probably the most “true” PG we have. His court vision is amazing, passing skills superb. But, he only shows flashes of that. He has little to no shot, he takes ill-advised shots many times, and just does not seem to get in the flow often. The comment was made the other night that maybe Sergio is not in the right system, and that could be right. We are not a true up and down team, and with Roy taking PG duties a lot what does Sergio offer to compliment that?
Blake: Just all around a stud. His 3 point shot is top 5 in the league, assist to turn over ratio top 5, has learned to play the 2 when Roy has the ball. Just all around a true professional and player. I like this guy a lot.
Green: The guy has a shot, seems like a fun loving guy…but has not shown enough to beat our Sergio yet. He is a true winner at Florida, being a rookie he has little time to show us what he can do.
I don’t know much about Koponen, my fear is that he may be like Sergio and take some time to develop. If that is true why not stay with Sergio who has 2 years now invested? As Rudy goes what I read and hear is he is a stud. Rumors have been made that he will be the starting 2 and Roy the PG. I see Rudy as the main competition to Jack. If Rudy is as advertised (by Pritchard and other outlets) then he will take the backup 2 from Jack.
The funny thing is that all of these guys are KPs guys. Which means they are quality and can all play. But which 2 or 3 are the real studs?
In my opinion I think we keep Jack. All around on the court, in the locker room he is just the man. I love Blake and don’t want to see him go. I think you can’t ask for more from a starting PG. I think if we could stash Koponen in Europe for another year that would be great. Bring Rudy over and let him fight out that backup 2 position with Jack. We still run Blake as starter and Jack as backup PG with Sergio fighting for time. All this until we can make a bid for Deron Williams or Chris Paul.
What’s your take?