Two years ago
How does this guy escape criticism and gets pats on the back every game?
The first play of the game against Phoenix he puts no effort in to stay with Broekhoff and lets him have an open 3. A few player later the same thing, Broekhoff with another 3. A few plays later same effort and fouls the 3 point shooter. Then he fouls another guy shooting a 3, Unlucky for him as it did look like the guy kicked his feet out but the reality is his effort to stay with the man is terrible at the moment. Later in the game instead of finishing the layup he whimps out and does a terrible pass to Johnson. They lose the ball and Phoenix gets it to Broekhoff for another 3. He "delivers" 2 turnovers and 1 assist in 40 minutes.
Against NZ his effort was poor again and Le'afa (especially) and Brantley embarrassed him. He "delivers" 3 turnovers and 3 assist.
The Sydney game he scored 15 but 2 turnovers and 2 assist. Walton dominates.
Game 1 against JJ's Magette absolutely destroys Mccarron with 23 points (since then his highest has been 11).
Are you seeing a pattern of how well guards go against the Sixers? Could be my imagination I guess.
Out of the 5 games the only time he actually delivered as a point guard was against Hawks who are the bottom of the ladder. He had 6 assist and 0 turnovers. 1 out of 5 games isn't bad I guess....
His foul shooting was 56% leading into the Phoenix game.
I ask the question how is he escaping criticism?
I actually think Mccarron has the ability to do well in defense if he puts the effort in but for some reason he is choosing not too. Offensively we know teams scout him and know he is always looking to pass. Some of his shots it looks like he doesn't want to shoot it but forces it up because he can't find anyone to pass to.
The Sixers obviously need to help Mccarron out at the point guard (Not that this should excuse the lack of criticism). Nick Marshall, after showing some promise last season and having a solid off season (23 points against Overtime Elite and had a good blitz in limited minutes), I can't believe they have him glued to the bench. He needs to be playing more.
Next game watch Mccarrons effort staying with the player he is guarding. I am hoping he starts improving as he is captain and should be leading by example.