Originally Posted by WavyCrocket
NT with the groupthink hate for Dame. It's to be expected.
I'm not ready to put Conley in the top 5 PG discussion yet....
If you're looking for him to put up big time numbers when he has the lowest usage rate among the top PG's on the list, I don't know what to say. He's also on a team with one of the slowest paces in the NBA and doesn't have the luxury of playing in a offense that's not dedicated to scoring points in the paint via post ups. Oh, and he's possibly playing with the weakest starting offensive wing in the NBA in Tony Allen and a journey man SG in Courtney Lee. If he doesn't play hurt for about half of the season, he probably remains in the top 5-6 in RPM amongst PG's just like 2013-14.
He's doing more with a lot less. Do I think he's better than Curry, Westbrook, Paul and possibly Wall? No. Its hard to argue that. But, the likes of Lillard, Irving or other PG's who only play one side of the ball and struggle to run their own team (which is what I thought a PG was suppose to do)? Yes. I love Kyrie's game, but we saw what type of offense he's capable of running and the leader he is when Lebron isn't out there. There is a reason why people think he's a SG in a PG body. We also saw Dame get his ******* ripped open by not only Conley before getting injured, but the Grizz backup PG as well in the playoffs.