umm, last I checked you had to actually be able to score to be a stats guy.
he is just in a bad shooting slump. It will end at some point, but it is weird it has gone on this long.
Think about that. Calling it a shooting slump is like saying that it is happening to him . . . rather than of his doing.
On second thought, we agree. I've been posting that it is
happening to him. Spending part of his time as a Point
Guard and part of his time as a Shooting Guard. His turnovers while handling the ball make him a disappointing
Point Guard, while inviting double teams. And limit his time and skills as an All Star level Shooting Guard.
I'm sure it was unplanned (not thought through by the General Manager), but the result is that he would have
to be Kobe Bryant to succeed. Book is good . . . but he is not at the level of Kobe Bryant. Although, when you
think about it, Book has probably been trying to be another Kobe, but falls short. Which is of his doing.
Even to the point of not being a consistent stats guy or final minutes closer on a mediocre team. It is not a slump,
but it is of the doing of the GM (and, perhaps, meddling owner, who is not a basketball expert).
He is a damn good scorer. He is not a savior! Or a defender, especially at two positions. Give him 32 minutes at
Shooting Guard, period, and he wouldn't be in a "slump". A slump, BTW, is like saying that there is something
wrong, but we can't figure out what it is. We know what it is. He is being misused.