Forget about a SF, the Nets need a PG

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  1. rocketeer

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    you called this the most idiotic thread of posts you've seen on this site and then topped them all with one short statement. impressive.
     
  2. Universe

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    Did you not watch the Nets ever before this season?
     
  3. purplehaze89

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    Harris is coming down with Richard Jefferson disease. Play both ends of the court Harris. That D on Felton was atrocious.
     
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    Other than scoring, what does Harris do that is so fantastic? Today, other than a few scoring spurts, he did absolutely nothing. He was horrible on D and has accumulated a grand total of 4 assists in the last two games. At least Marbury averaged 8 or 9 helpers a game in his heyday.
     
  5. ScoringPG1850

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    Few scoring spurts? He's usually one of the leading scorers. He took a charge. He kept Felton from a repeat performance. He draws three or four defenders everytime he drives. Everyone plays zone defense on him and he opens up two people on the perimeter for easy three's...the problem is those people don't make their shots consistently. Granted, he missed some easy lay-ups this game, he's been off, but without Devin, we don't go very far.
     
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    he just needs to understand, that carter is still the number 1 go-to guy, and just needs to become a better passer. He doesnt seem like he has a big head like starbury, and understands that its about the team first.
     
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    I think we NEED a scoring PG right now. We don't have many scoring options to begin with..
     
  8. nets1

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    I agree. As some of the rookies develop by the end of the season you will see his assists go way up. But right now we need Harris to score, cause after watching vc for the past 4 years he can't deliver every night. So having a second option really helps. You saw how Riley teams always figure out a way to shut down VC, so harris can make them pay for that kind of defense...
     
  9. purplehaze89

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    Yes, Riley teams shut down Carter. They shut him down to career averages (as a Net) of 25.5 on 48% shooting against the Heat (including a career high 51 points and a triple double; also including a 27 average against the Heat in the NBA Playoffs).

    Every player does not have it every single night. I agree that a scoring point guard is exactly what THIS team needs, an overachieving mediocre .500 team with a guaranteed first round exit. But is it what a better team requires? Will Harris develop his playmaking skills properly (when the team DOES become better) if all he does is look for his shot and pass 3rd if he doesn't have an angle?
     
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    We do need a scoring point gaurd. For the past couple years, everytime we signed someone, we said Kidd would make them better and how many of those players did he turn into Kenyon Martins?

    If Harris passes, who is going to actually make the shot other than Vince?
     
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    People are misunderstanding the object of this thread. I don't mind if Harris is a scoring PG. In fact that's exactly the type of player the Nets need at the moment. The problem occurs when Harris isn't putting up his gaudy scoring numbers. How else does he effect the game?
     
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    This post is an epic fail
     
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    Wow, shocked at the OP's post.

    Let's see...devin avgs. 6.6 assists/game. 11th in the league.

    He's ahead of:

    Lebron James, Andre Miller, Derrick Rose, Allen Iverson, Luke Ridnour, TJ Ford, Brandon Roy, Mike Bibby, Rodney Stuckey, Ramon Sessions, Russel Westbrook, Mo Williams...

    Basically everyone except for the creme de la creme at his position.

    Court vision? his job is to drive and score or drive and kick. He does that very well.
     
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    Not to mention that in two games recently he has had 13 assists (Dallas) to go with his 41 points and then 11 assists (Indiana) to go with his 29 points.

    Next, there will be a discussion of how we miss Jason Kidd's leadership qualities...without mentioning migraine headaches, trade demands, or various and sundry distractions.
     
  15. BrooklynBound

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    Lots of players on that list are not point guards.
     
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    And lots of players not on that list are.
     
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    Nothing wrong with Harris. The question this thread raises for me is just how good the Nets might be if they had kept Jefferson.
     
  18. DevinNets34

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    Harris just had two bad assisting games, but just before these, he had 11, 13, and 9.
     
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    There is nothing wrong with everybody on the team passing more. If you watch other teams play and look at boxcores, everybody contributes in playmaking and assists. Devin should have the highest count at the end of the night, which he usually does. I'm more than happy with that.
     
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    First, if you have to train Harris into a PG, he has to stay in the PG position.

    Second, Harrid does know to pass to his open teammates, but it's just too bad, they missed half of them at least most of the time, that's why Harris looks mediocre for the court vision. In fact, he is really decent for making his teammates better.
     

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