For all of you who like to debate the merits of Eli, why not keep it in a separate thread and quit polluting other ones.
Here’s my take–he’s pretty close to an elite defender at this point. Can make threes and deep twos, though he’s going through a bit of a shooting slump right now (some of which may be due to Livers’ absence though…) Struggles to get to the rim and doesn’t have a good floater/shot for that awkward 8-12 ft. range. He can also struggle when asked to run point and dribble under pressure.
While DDJ may be playing himself into more minutes, I don’t understand how any intelligent basketball fan would want Brooks on the floor for less than 25 minutes a game with this team. His IQ and positive contributions are simply necessary for our success. Get over it. All players who have matriculated through here have had limitations–for some reason many on this board love to put the spotlight on what Eli can’t do.