He is lanky, quick, with mad skills. Most recently posted two double doubles last week.
So the board is swimming with Brandon Roy critics and posts. Yes, he has struggled and his obvious decreased quickness and explosion has limited his ability to bail us out in the fourth quarter like he has so many times in the past. Injuries do that to pro athletes. My question is...
How do you explain Nic Batum? No injuries that we know of right? Yet we see him go from 15 and 10 to 2 and 1 inside of a week. He is 22 so I can see the inconsistency coming from his age but... he was not this up and down before. We are in a situation where he is greatly needed at full speed. Yet he appears absolutely listless on many nights. This is the player we didn't trade for Gerald Wallace. This is the player we dumped Martell to give minutes to. He is supposed to be getting the ball more. He is not. Only on nights when he is hitting the three and busting his butt in the key is he getting scoring opps.
So my concern is this. IF Batum is left out of the O on most nights. Or isn't putting in the effort on some nights. One has to ask the question why not? IS he not as good as many thought? Will time and standing pat fix it? Is there a flaw in our offense? Is our chemistry amongst our players suddenly that bad? Is it all Roy's fault? Andre? LMA? It sure can't be Wes Matthews. Maybe it is time to look at Nate and ask the question. Are we sure there isn't someone else out there that can do better here? What do you all think?
I have actually been a Nate supporter so don't go with the Nate hater thing on me. I just think that something Can be done and should be done. Looking at you Rich Cho.