Ok, so I just heard that Quick was on the radio still predicting Steve-O in the starting spot, and although I'm sure it's been covered, I got to get this off my chest. Why do we hold up the Brandon and Dre fit query as the deciding factor in all this? If Dre is the better player (I believe), and almost certainly the better PG for our bigs and fast breakers, then why can't we imagine a world in which Dre and Brandon (ostensibly two high BBIQ well-rounded players) can figure out how to play together.
Frankly, if Brandon can't find a way to gel with Dre, that's kind of on him. I have a feeling Dre will work with Brandon on where, when and how he wants the ball. If Brandon can't figure out a way to give a bit back on that in order to have a FAR superior PG on the floor for the team (again, a premise I'm going to go off based on my opinion, stats, etc--argue that if you feel compelled), then it starts to feel a little selfish on Brandon's part. I mean, aren't we all always praising Brandon's BBIQ and well-rounded game? Couldn't a player of that caliber find a way to compromise with another high BBIQ, high quality PG? It just doesn't seem like I've heard that argument around the NBA for two other players who have both been billed as good, smart, talented, unselfish team players. Really? They really can't play together? They really can't adjust?
It seems like we keep getting stuck on which PG would be better for Brandon, and I get that. He's our max contract, franchise player. But for all the speeches by Nate and Bill Walton and others about unselfishness and sacrifice for team, why does Brandon get a complete pass on all that because he currently feels a little more comfortable with Blake, when Miller could do wonders for the other three players on the court? Not to mention the fact that my personal feeling is that if Brandon gave it more of a chance and really worked with him, Dre will be better for Roy in the long run as well.
Well, I suppose that should be enough to get me thoroughly brow beat. Have at you!