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Toolie92

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For that issue I think the real problem was a lack of an alternative


Clark is not a superior end-of-shot-clock player, except when compared to just about anyone else on our roster the last 2 seasons. The only other semi-reasonable alternative last season was Hauser, and he did have some end-of-clock possessions, but Hauser was also shut down for long stretches of games last season by putting a smaller defender on him to prevent him from putting the ball on the floor. The year before, there was literally no one else who could create space for their own shot or break down the defense with the ball.

Clark has just been forced to make the most of his own talents, which are considerable but pale compared to Jerome, Brodgon or Hunter in converting a failed possession into a mediocre one. But Clark at least is quick enough to penetrate against almost anyone defending him and create a little havoc and space when he needs to.

I know many on this board think Beekman was the answer, but if so I think it is entirely on faith rather than a demonstrated ability to break down a defense on his own (yet - I do have faith in his development). I have lots of distinct memories of Beekman slashing to the basket off a steal or offensive rebound, and almost none of him doing it against a set defender.




[Post edited by Toolie92 at 07/17/2021 08:47AM]

(In response to this post by BEASTHOO)

Posted: 07/17/2021 at 08:42AM



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