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Strange question: is Roy's game "annoying"?


First, let me thank those who responded to my other query about Roy. I had no idea defense was a weakness of his. Second: please forgive my typos and other errors. I'm quite ill recovering from major surgery and use an iPod for typing. this extends to any inadvertantly controversial statements I make (unintentional) or other various misstatements and bad memory. thanks.

 

My new question: Roy's game (to me) seems *very* different from those of other star SGs. He seems to play the kind of game that perturbed me greatly as a defender...

 

he's the kind of player I figure shouldn't be able to score (but of course he does)

He isn't a pure shooter like some SGs. He's neither very fast in attacking the basket nor does he confuse his defender with a repertoire of tricky dribbling moves (eg, a killer crossover). He just finds a way to score, even though it's not Sportscenter highlight stuff.

 

He's the kind of player that used to frustrate me. I love playing defense and trying to shutdown the opponent's principal guard. I wouldn't mind getting beat by a lights out shooter or an amazing dribbler. But Roy is the kind that I figure I should handle easily given his deceptively mundane style. Thus as he unloads on me, I'd get frustrated and quite annoyed. Is Roy cheating I might facetiously think.

Is my assessment accurate? Is his game deceptively ho-hum? Does he frustrate his defenders who think they should contain him (but obviously don't)? And how does he do it? Is his seemingly "lack" of athleticism and spectactular highlights (vis-a-vis say Iverson or Bryant) a brilliant ruse?

 

Is this just a part of his cerebral game to deceive the opposition? This is not a knock on him: I love his style but am admittedly puzzled about how he can score without the archetypical moves of modern guards.

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