Jared Dudley: Most Guys Don’t Want To Play With Kobe
Jake ODonnell 11:59 am, May 27th, 2015
Jared Dudley has carved out a nice career for himself in the NBA as a spot up shooter and heady role player. Judging by his interview with Colin Cowherd on Wednesday, he'll have a nice little career in broadcasting waiting for him when he's done because damn, dude did not hold back with his feelings about the National Basketball Association. Some piping hot insider information, below.
ON THE CAVALIERS:
"Kevin Love's injury might actually make [the Cavaliers] better defensively, and offensively they don't have another floor-spacer but it makes LeBron and Kyrie more aggressive. If anything that makes you better."
ON KEVIN LOVE'S FUTURE:
"If you leave LeBron, there's something wrong. You are going to turn [the Cavaliers] down to go to sun? You can buy sun. At the end of the day, you're leaving a winner. You might want your own identity, but to be honest, he has to prove himself. Win one or two and then opt out."
"Players have respect for him. For one, he's improved every year and for me, as a shooter, he gets his shooters involved. He shoots the ball a lot but he's attacking and looks for others, and overall, defensively -- he was a bad defender [last year] -- he's not awful anymore. I do think that he knows he's the man offensively but he has to buy in and there's no accountability there on defense."
"I would say Carmelo. The reason? He's viewed as a top five player. He has the talent to be able to facilitate. He has the talent to make guys better and the triangle should fit him -- he's just got to make other guys better. Defensively he has to take it the next level up. He's got to get out of the first, second round. He's got to get that the team to the playoffs. With that roster, LeBron would've been an eight seed. He's not LeBron."
ON KOBE AND THE LAKERS:
"Most guys don't want to play with Kobe. He gets in this thing where he doesn't pass and then overpasses and then tries to get triple doubles every night...that's why I think it will be a while for the Lakers to get good because they've got no stars. I would be surprised if Love goes there."
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