It's not surprising that Jamal Crawford is having the same effect that Brandon Roy did on the Blazers. What happens with players like crawford, Iverson, mello and yes your our beloved Brandon Roy, the savior of the Portland Trailblazers, is that everyone stands around watching that player dribble and then eventually shoot. You know, for example at the end of a quarter, just like Roy, crawford is going to dribble the ball in one spot, then with about 5 seconds left, start dribbling, like a jack ass, between the legs, behind the back etc etc, then pull up for an off balanced 25 foot fade away. even though, Batum is wide open 15 feet away. It's actually quite nauseating. I have wanted Roy off the team for at least 4 years so that I could watch a team again, not this BS.
Then there is Raymond Felton...wow! I have never seen a less court aware player in my life. Sergio Rodriguez was twice the guard he is. Rodriguez though, was on a short leash. why? hmmm...I have no Idea. It seems like our coach just doesn't enjoy watching exciting basketball. Rodriguez was pulled from every game he played after his first turnover. If Nate applied that same standard to Spencer he would probably get a total of 5 minutes a game. Raymond Felton is an embarrassment to the NBA.
Mathews doesn't seem to get as many wide open looks as he used to get but while he plays hard on defense, his ball handling is horrible. Never seen a player just lose the ball for no reason. He always complains to the ref even though it's obvious he just lost the ball.
Do any of these guards know how to run a fast break. My god, I learned that in 6th grade. where is Jack Ramsay when you need him?