In a recent interview with Dimemag.com, Milwaukee Buck’s Jerry Stackhouse had the following to say about the Spurs’ Richard Jefferson.
“I just don’t think he’s as good as everybody talked him up to be, to me,” said Stackhouse. “I mean, I think he has some talent, he’s an athlete but a lot of the best basketball we’ve seen from Richard Jefferson came when he played with Jason Kidd, when he was just pretty much spoon-fed at the basket and was able to run out and just be an athlete. When it comes down to a half-court set and just being able to play half-court basketball I don’t think he’s that special of a player, in my opinion. It’s just one of those things where it’s just not a good fit. It wasn’t a great fit for him in Milwaukee when he was here. He had some big games but really nothing special. He wasn’t a guy that really helped them go to another level as far as wins and losses. And I think they’re finding out in San Antonio that he may not be the right fit for what they want to do. If I know Popovich like I know him I could very easily see him not in a San Antonio uniform next year.”
Pretty strong words for a guy who hasn’t done anything in the NBA. Regardless, Stackhouse is stating the obvious. RJ hasn’t fit in well with the Spurs despite the last two games he had against the Timberwolves and the Clippers. Hopefully the recent play from RJ is a sign of good things to come but I am not holding my breath.
Can someone show this to RJ? Maybe this will light a fire under him.