Roberts doesn't work well off the ball. At all.
Roberts hasn't been asked to work off the ball, at all.
1) He hasn't played with Jrue much this season.
2) When he's playing with Tyreke, Reke is either taking the shot or finding AD 95% of the time.
3) The few times Roberts/Rivers have been in there together, it is always Roberts handling the PG duties.
I think if he was told to work off the ball, he'd be great at it. He's quick, got a very smooth jumper with a quick release, and can occasionally penetrate. When Roberts shoots, I expect it to go in more than any other player on our team. Percentages might not back that up, but it's just the emotion I feel.
Further, Roberts is freaking tiny. It would be much easier for him to weave around traffic than any other player on our team.
ETA: Monty needs to be coaching to the strengths of his players. He is not doing that when it comes to these two. Roberts is too slow to handle the majority of NBA PG's and too small to handle the rest of the field. Rivers is much stronger, takes better angles 1v1, and quicker. Rivers 1v1 defense was fantastic tonight.
I will take SG's taking contested jumpers with a 6 footer in their face than watching Tony Parker run around to any spot he feels like on the court. It was very bad tonight.
This post was edited on 1/13 at 10:49 pm