From: United States
ORIGINAL: David Levine
So, you and Jerry have Robinson being a better NBA'er than Porter.
I'd like to wager on that.
That was the head scratcher for me from West.
I'm going with blissful denial on that one, with a healthy dollop of Robinson possibly being a legit NBA scorer. Didn't like the pick initially, but the more I read, the more I could squint and see the logic. It will be an interesting one to see play out. Everyone seems to say he's a good kid with a good work ethic and a desire to be good.
I wouldn't mess with a tall, skinny kid with a discectomy and a bad hip at 19 unless I felt really good about the recovery, his work ethic, and his resiliency. Those structures are part of a nexus that supports and stabilizes all movement and impact; the hip could already be a result of compensating for the back, which doesn't portend well for future issues with hamstring, groin, glute, hip, back, etc. His seeming delusional confidence could help or hurt, depending on what else he's made of.
You have the right coach, IMO.
I think Rivers was the coach of the year. I think he did his best coaching in his career last season.
He pieced stuff together all season long and they were relevant, despite the adversity.
Losing Jordan, one of my favorite unsung players, does hurt though.