Something along the lines of...
"Take what you want from this, but Al Thornton didn't play in the last two games and during that time, that was the best ball movement I've seen from this team"
I couldn't agree more.
He's a black hole. Sort of fitting for a Clipper...shows flashes greatness from time to time, but always reverts back to his ways.
Last night near the end of the third, the team starts to build moment rallying off of a defensive stop from F Jones leading to a Mike Taylor dunk. Clips get another stop crowd is getting into, the team is feeling it, then ball gets passed to AT...he holds on to it tries to force it down low not even looking to pass and then airballs.
I had planned to write a post about AT's basketball IQ (or lack thereof) and how a lot of people said he was too old to develop. I didn't believe that at the time...I believed that they were confused. You can't develop athleticism, that the ceiling was there at 25, but AT's athleticism is already off the charts. What COULD be developed was maturity and learning how to play the game.
I think I may have been wrong, in this case at least, I don't see Al getting any better. I don't see any improvement on his passing, learning the plays, being where he is supposed to be. Playing smarter ball. I don't see any of it.