Editor's note: A year ago, they were college basketball's biggest stars. Now, NBA rookies
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.