So Sessions defenders can insert the excuses below.
In his last game against the Bulls, Brandon Jennings managed 3-12 from the field and 6 points in 25 minutes. Yes, I am aware that Jennings had an "impressive" showing against the Pistons where he had 18 points, 6 assists and 6 steals, but he also, had 5 turnovers. Again, if you wish Jennings were here feel free to explain his struggles below.
I wonder what the reaction would be from fans had either player posted those numbers while wearing a Knicks uniform, or would the reaction be "at least Walsh made the right move."
To me, Toney Douglas, on both sides of the ball can be a tremendously successful player in this league. How good is anyone's guess, so honestly having seen all three players I'm not afraid to say I'd take Douglas because he' s a real bitch on defense and once his offense catches up you're talking a pretty complete point guard. I'd like to think he'd have more than 6 assists in his first two games, but i'll take the rebounds and steals as very good signs.
Certainly you have to be concerned about the timetable surrounding Danilo Gallinari in terms of when his legs will fully strengthen. It's an issue because it's hurting his ability to make shots. Let's hope that he doesn't lose confidence, and my gut-feeling is that you have as much chance seeing Eddy Curry play at 250 than seeing Gallo struggle with confidence. But, yes, the team could have Eric Gordon or Brook Lopez.
Sure there are other questions and concerns, but I still maintain that this group will be much better, they just haven't clicked in yet. In Boston, their shooting reminded you of the first game of a 40-and-over league, but you had to at least be a little impressed with their defense. They do have 8 block shots in two games to go along with 20 steals and while those inflated numbers are sure to go down, it's nice to see that they are paying attention and trying to take possessions away from the other team.
And while everyone is so quick to whine and cry about Jordan Hill, the player they took instead of a slew of players including Jennings, he did show that he could handle the Celts reserves in his 12 minutes of action. In fairness, I was very impressed with Stephen Curry last night against the Suns, but wasn't at all interested in giving up Wilson Chandler in order to move up to get him.
The bottom line is, as a fan, you can certainly gawk at your neighbor's grass. That's your right. But all I ask is that you be fair about it.See both sides of the story. Nothing Jennings has done has led me to believe that drafting Jennings and, say, Dejuan Blair or Dante Cunningham was a better alternative than Hill and TD. Yes, Blair has been impressive for the Spurs, but they are the freekin' Spurs. I understand the idea that the 8th pick should be a decent impact player, and I'd like to think that Hill will make his mark as the season goes along.
But if fans want to throw in the towel after two preseason games, there's obviously nothing wrong with that.
As long as you're fair about it.