al's scoring is something close to elite. there aren't many big guys with his touch, footwork and range of moves.
he's passing a lot better out of double teams this year.
his man-to-man defence is fine, good for a strip/pokeaway once a game and the occasional block.
his pick and roll defence is poor.
his help defence is really poor.
unfortunately our guards can't keep anyone out of the paint, so when he gets drawn to help this aspect is getting exposed often.
the denver and new orleans games have really highlighted this for me.
so why isn't anyone talking about how ordinary our backcourt is defensively? if they stepped it up a bit he wouldn't appear half as bad.
seriously people over here have short term memory loss.
al is still sucky al.
plays no defense, it's the regular season so it wouldnt matter that much.
but come playoff time any team we draw will be having a field day on offense
I can't be the only one that only wants him to be re-signed only for the reason to see Dutch go all nuclear, I would keep an eye on world news stories to see what the fall out is.
When the Kings move to Seattle there will be a sizable movement of wagoneers.
"I'm a moron for thinking the Browns could even sniff 10 wins in a division where the other three teams (two of whom almost always make the playoffs) made the post-season last year. Gyp Rosetti's thee God of football knowledge." - Brown Notes
Did you people forget that on Minny, Al accepted less money than he was offered, because he himself said that he didn't feel he deserved it. I don't get where all this "Al playing hard in a contract year stuff is coming from" there's really no precedent for it.
"If the American people ever allow private banks to control the issue of their currency, first by inflation, then by deflation, the banks and corporations that will grow up around them will deprive the people of all property until their children wake up homeless on the continent their Fathers conquered." - Thomas Jefferson