7th August 06:21
Kerr on Walton
Well, Walton isn't the underdog that Kerr was in
College or as he turned pro (Walton was born
for basketball), but they do seem to have a similar
intellectual gift for the game. I also would expect
that Walton will have to play guard at the pro level
if he wants to develop a significantly long career.
It is a shame that Walton went to the Lakers. They
really don't seem to have a setup geared toward
helping young players learn to play at the pro level.
Instead, he will be stuck learning to feed Shaq the
ball. What a waste of potential. His best hope now
is probably to be cut in training camp so that he can
go to a team with more developmental potential.
If he stays with the Lakers he will have a wasted
year just like Kerr's first year pro with the Suns.
Speaking of the Lakers, maybe the Spurs should
save their cap money this year and go after Kobe
next year in the free agent market? He is the best
player the Lakers have. Getting him to come to
the Spurs would not only mean a Duncan/Kobe
combo that would win half a dozen titles; it would
also mean that the Lakers would be shut out for
the next half decade or more.