He sure can finish a play for sure. Yet, I think he can make a difference on more than breakaways. He is a fairly good slasher and I think he can be productive if someone can pass him the ball going to the rim. Plus, he is a good ball handler so maybe he can make some plays for himself. He is not as limited as you make him out to be.Originally posted by <b>Starbury03</b>!
Miles has to get on the break to be an affective player.
Regarding the "slashing" comment. I agree. It's been nice to see DA slashing to the hoop over the last few games. Before his return, I don't think I even realized that our slashing had been very limited. It's nice to breakdown the defense or even create some FT opportunities. Portland really missed DA. In that respect, the addition of Miles could really help this team.Originally posted by <b>Schilly</b>!
One thing Portland has had as a problem IMO is lack of ball movement and lack of slashing. His handles and athleticism should help portland in that department.
I would say actually that portland is a bit short on athleticism. Really you have Sheed, Qyntel and Rueben, beyond that it is very shaky. Outlaw is a super athlete too, but his skills are no where near Miles' at this point.
His jumping is not nearly as spectacular as back when he was a Clipper. He is still extremely fast however.Originally posted by <b>antibody</b>!
Yep, I'm excited to watch Miles as well. I have only seen him in few games but I know one thing...this kid can jump. He brings more athleticism to the team and it should be exciting to watch.
I am unsure as to whether this ambiguous statement requires a response.Originally posted by <b>RipCityJB</b>!
So you're saying he has lost some of his hops at 22?! Bad news for those of us who are, um, a few years older than 22.