Originally Posted by Uwe Blab
Well, he might have grabbed a rebound at the end of game 6. He always had a way of getting to the ball. This sounds like more a stab at Splitter, who sucked in that series.
Dejuan was always an enigma. You could put him out there for five minutes, and at the end of that five minutes, he would either have dominated and stuffed the stat sheet or just about lost the game for you with nothing to show for it.
He never was much of a defensive rebounder.
And his offensive rebounding has steadily declined over his career.
I just don't see how a guy who can't shoot, can't get in good defensive position, and would be the third shortest guy on the court should be playing center in the finals.
If you want to play, show me consistent production. You can't afford to play a guy in high stakes series like that who can't be counted on to at least play average.