Originally Posted by alh1020
I really liked Speedy. He was a decent backup who really pushed Parker to become a better point guard early in his career. I truly believe TP tailored his game and ability to drive to the hole after Speedy. I hated to see Claxton go.
Tony was doing that in his rookie year and before he came to the NBA. His issue was strength and stamina back then. He could get to the cup constantly but couldn't always finish for those same reasons. Speedy was good but had nothing to do with Tony tailoring his game driving to the basket. He had that already. Not picking up Speedy's option was not a great move by RC and Pop either way.