who in the league could challenge Smith for the 5x5?
I've been on his bandwagon since he was a rookie and have been trying to tell people he deserves much more attention. People talk about AK47 and Gerald Wallace a lot, but this kid is better than both of them right now, and is going to improve a ton. I love what he brings to the game defensively too.
He will be one of the better players in the league overall pretty soon if he isn't already. He has a decent outside game now believe it or not, and it has room for improvement as well.
He still continues to make the odd boneheaded play, but if learns to be patient and not just rush into something like chucking up that halfcourt shot against the Nets when he should have called a timeout instead. But as he gets older hopefully that common sense will come.
Excellent young player, no doubt, highly versatile too.
But unfortunately his numbers often don't translate into success, which kind of defuses them a bit in my book. But I don't want to take anything away from him, great player.