Wake Up Portland, Jerryd Bayless Isn’t Your Point Guard of the Future

February 27th, 2010 by Ryan Virgin Leave a reply »
Eleven days ago, the Portland Trail Blazers ' trade for Marcus Camby did two things:

1. It gave them a legit center that is a defensive presence in the paint and has the ability to make them relevant in the Western conference playoff race for the time being.

2. It freed up playing time for the Blazers' young, unproven players. One in particular being Jerryd Bayless. Allowing the the combo guard to prove himself as a point guard.

The best way to describe his progress thus far?


He has excellent ball handling skills and great body control when going to the rim, but that is all he does. He tends to force bad jump shots and forces the ball into the paint. When he is running the pick-and-roll, he takes off before the pick is set, either drawing an offensive foul on the setter or a broken play for the offense.

For the record, I never thought that Bayless would turn into a true point guard. He showed the eagerness to score and the willingness to work hard in the off season, but never showed the natural ability to bring his teammates into the game.

His natural ability is shown when he is scoring.

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