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Is Prigioni a better PG than Felton?




I know this may cause a bit of a stir but I gotta come out with it: I can't trust Felton when he has the ball especially if we're down by a couple of points. Recently (in those sort of situations) he's taken to making ill-concieved drives to basket or forcing up jumpshots/floaters without even thinking to pass. I can understand an off performance here and there but recently it seems like its becoming a habit. He's looking to score more than pass and that lob to Chandler play can't keep up forever. He has (in my opinion) not shown much moxy in the way of court vision and passing ability (mainly because most of his assists come from alley oops to Ty). Look at last night's game against the T-Wolves. How does your SG have more assists than your PG? Especially someone like JR (this isn't an insult against or anything just saying). IDK maybe when Stat comes back I'll be able to get a full view of his ability (especially after hearing so much about the mythical chemistry the two had back in '09-'10) but so far he doesn't exactly inspire confidence when we're down by 9 or 10 points and have been dead offensively.

Now Prigioni is not much of a scorer and he's old. But when he brings up the floor I breathe a bit more easier. He's reliable and has proven to have good court vision and his passing is pretty good. Mind you he is a bit too pass happy but lately he's been less shy about making layups or taking open 3s. He's also a good defender. He's got better court vision imo and you can see this right at this great play here: pretty good. If that was Felton he definitely would've tried a layup and gotten blocked or fouled.

Mind you Felton doesn't always look to score or force up shots, see this play (probably my favorite play of the season so far simply because of its concise, perfect ball movement and electrifying finish): awesome. It starts around 1:55 or so. Instead of forcing up a shot over a Spurs defender he spins and kicks out to JR who knocks down that 3. However lately we haven't been seeing any of that and instead we we're getting a guy who goes 9 for 20 and has like 4 assists on a regular basis. I get that his hand injury probably has alot to do with his poor shooting but isn't that more of a reason to let Prigioni get more of his minutes until he's recovered?

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