Has Preston Knowles ever dunked in a Louisville uniform? I've been thinking a lot today about the brilliant point I made before, that Knowles' quirky perimeter game makes it difficult for him to get back in a groove. Jerry responded to his widely-publicized shooting woes by looking for other ways to stay productive on offense. He took it to the hole, an ability most fans did not know was in his arsenal till this year.
This got me thinking. I can't remember Knowles ever scoring a bucket that wasn't a 3 or a mid-range jumper (the occassional fastbreak notwithstanding). I'm not complaining; Preston's ability to knock down jumpers inside the arc is a lost art. It's just become too lost recently.
The Cards are getting next to nothing from the power forward position. As the Cinci loss proved, we cannot afford to add shooting guard to that list.
The irrational fan inside me used to welcome a quiet slump from a solid shooter. It guaranteed a dramatic blaze when he invariably returned to form. But Jerry hasn't busted out. Nor has Preston. For a team who's strength was supposed to be our skill from the perimeter, it's been costly. We're running out of time waiting for that blaze. But should it be found, it sure would be dramatic.