Wednesday, November 11, 2009
RANDOLPH WORKING AT CENTER
Tonight [box score], Anthony Randolph outplayed the ginormous Roy Hibbert, not by trying to out muscle him, but by beating him to spots, using his quickness, and staying down with his arms extended to challenge shots w/o fouling. With more experience, he'll learn to defend the most talented post players - did well vs. Al Jefferson last game [box score].
His mid-range game is coming along and once its consistent, it's game over.... match-up nightmare in the making. Randolph will be able to excel in all 3 front-court positions. To long and wiring strong for small forwards. He's a natural PF. With more maturity both physically and as a player, he'll be able to exploit centers. We got a sneak preview of things to come the past two games. Not bad for a 20 year old.
Wright/Randoph/Biedrins/Turiaf will be a very good frontline --- imagine if we added a talented, beefy PF from what promises to be very deep draft in that position.
1. Derrick Favors
2. Donatas Motiejunas (Dirk 2.0)
3. Ed Davis (skinny but skilled)
4. Greg Monroe
5. DeMarcus Cousins (if he can keep his weight in check)
Warriors don't have to tank to get a good PF this year. Just trade Jackson and give plenty of minutes to Curry, Morrow, Randolph, Ellis, Biedrins and the rest of the young guys. We'll most likely be a mid-lottery team.