So a lot in here get labeled by others as CJ haters, I know that I get that a lot. I just wanted to make a thread that gave those that feel they've been labeled as that a chance to define what they feel about CJ and his fit on this team and for me at least, put those feelings to bed because my expression of them has become redundant and doesn't need to take any more space in this forum after this post. So I'll say my piece and unless I have a very specific complaint about something that happens in a game or see some credible rumors about trades, I'm just going to start supporting CJ along with the rest of our team. I waited until a bit after the trade deadline to do this last season because at that point the roster was set and it seemed pointless to complain about personnel but I just decided that posting my thoughts now and being positive after that would be even more effective for this upcoming season. So CJ seems like such a good guy and such a smart guy. I think he is going to have a great second career in broadcasting. I think he's just on the fringe of being an all star as a combo guard if he was the lead guard. When he has the ball he is one of the most dangerous scorers in the league. He has one of the best handles and it's very unique. I'm pretty sure he has every shot a guard can have in his bag. When he isn't having to worry about getting his shots up he's a very competent passer as well. That's a lot of love I have for CJ. I'm sure a lot in here agree with these things. At the same time I think that CJ is a horrible fit with Dame. I think for all of the great things I just said that he is miles behind Dame on offense. That's not an insult because I think Dame is arguably the best offensive lead guard in the league right now and CJ's not close to that. You would think it a great thing to have two guys this talented offensively but it just hasn't turned out that way. They play with no cohesive flow together and seem to be stepping all over each other despite how close they say they are. I blame this on two things. First, CJ (at least every time he touches the ball) seems to think he is the man and second, Dame is just too damn cool with CJ to put him in his place. Maybe a third thing is Stotts not setting a clear enough pecking order and/or enforcing it. This leads to ball stalling, one on five, MeJ shit that I just can't stand instead of an offense that makes sense. That offense would mostly be Dame looking to score or assist in a number of ways and when defenses took that away, the ball moves and we get great shots because of how much defenses have to do to take Dame away. Instead CJ makes bad decisions. That's on offense where CJ is strong. On defense CJ is absolutely terrible, there's no getting around that. He's slow laterally, he makes bad decisions over-committing and playing bad angles, he's not an explosive straight line or vertical athlete and he's undersized. I also don't think he gives half of the effort he could, which happens at times when someone is so bad at something. This is a bigger problem because it is compacted by the fact that Dame is just an average defender. Those are my thoughts, I know they're redundant but no one has to worry about me voicing them anymore. I would invite everyone to share their thoughts on CJ if you are someone labeled as hating him or doing the labeling. I hope a lot of people post on this thread for the next very little while and then this thing dies and we can move forward supporting our team and address specific problems we see moment to moment instead of doggedly commenting about things that aggravate us incessantly.