- David Thorpe, ESPN Staff Writer
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Morrison and J.J.
Redick are coming off the bench for losing teams. We asked David Thorpe of Scouts Inc. to answer a few questions after Morrison's Charlotte Bobcats defeated Redick's Orlando Magic on Monday, 119-108.
What's your quick take on Morrison's strengths and weaknesses?
Morrison takes too many tough shots. It is the rare rookie who can make the kind of shots he's shooting at a decent percentage; LeBron James, Carmelo Anthony and Dwyane Wade all could, but he's simply not in their class.
I love his confidence, but I'd like to see him use his size more and get to the basket or look for midrange shots rather than the long-range 2-pointers and the 3-pointers that he takes most often.
He has an excellent scorer's touch around the basket and is very crafty -- as he drives more he'll develop a better feel for scoring inside against the size he's seeing each night.
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