The Seasoned Pro
- Jun 2, 2009
- Reaction score
Re: Game 41 | Turnovers @ Utah | January 14, 2010 | 10:30 EST
I believe West should be starting next to Mo.... just like last year, with Parker off the bench. Something is missing from last year, and that's what it is. I also believe giving West his familiar role would help him with all other things as well. It would help Mo as well.As I have said all along Delonte should have been groomed to be the starter at the PG spot. Getting Mo was good and I like Mo alot, but I never thought he was a #2 money player on a great team. We got Mo for basically taking on his contract. I think the fact that Mo had some of his absolute best games against the Cavs the season before they got him played a part in the Cavs willingness to trade for him.
Don't get me wrong, I don't think Delonte is a #2 scoring option for the long haul either, but Mo is just a pure shooter much like a Jason Terry or Ben Gordon. They are streaky and are great great 6th men type players. They all can play starters minutes but don't be surprised when they are not on the court. Mo can do what he does coming off the bench. Having Delonte as the Point Guard and then a player like Stephen Jackson or another good player at the #2 or #4 would have been ideal in my eyes (and then having Mo off the bench).
To me, Delonte plays at this best when he plays with the best. I don't think he has the personality to truly take advantage of playing against backups. If he is the backup pg, he usually tries to set up teammates rather than utilizing his strengths to be a scoring guard.
We are stuck with Mo, so lets get over that. Starting Delonte and Mo together might help to be honest. I know everyone is against this but the best scenario would be to start Delonte and Parker and have Mo off the bench as instant offense. People said they wanted Delonte's hustle off the bench. I guess I am in the minority I rather have Delonte's hustle all the time and Mo's streakiness coming off the bench.
I hope Mo becomes more consistent as the season moves on much like the rest of the team needs to. I hope I can eat my words along with some popcorn watching the cavs win a 4th time in that playoff series against the west's best!