Good post. I like Marbury, and I remember ripping the Nets for trading him for Kidd (idiot that I am), but Marbury is way too stat-conscious for me. As Jason pointed out, Marbury doesn't pass it unless he knows it's going to give him an assist. Plus, defensively, Marbury is one of the laziest defenders I have ever seen. With his quickness, strength and athleticism, opposing PG's should be going through hell when they play Marbury, instead, they all too often turn their offense into a lay-up line as Marbury hangs back.
Originally posted by Jason423@Jan 6 2005, 05:54 PM
This is probably the biggest load of crapola that Marbury have ever spouted out. The role of the PG is to get your team to win. Any improvement in Minnesota had more to do with the growth of Garnett not Starbury. He went to a porr Nets team and they got worse. With Kidd they went from 26 to 52 wins, while in Phoenix he went from 51 to 36 wins. Since leaving Phoenix and bringing in Steve Nash the team has totally turned things around. The Knicks were 14-19 without him and 25-24 with him. Thats not the turnaround anyone else has made with a "best" anything in the NBA. Is Marbury better than Kidd right now? Yeah and Kidd may never be great again, but Id still take my chances with a winner than Marbury. There are at least 5 or 6 guys better than him. He is a selfish player with inflated assist stats. When a guy like Kidd or Nash gets 10 assists they get those 10, plus numerous free throw attempts, and secondary passes. If you added up the amount of shots they contribute to they would probably be between 18-25 assists a game. Marbury? He would still be at 10.