The new American guards brought in to replace the often criticized Will Solomon
and superstar Anthony Parker
were Will Bynum
and Rodney Buford
. Both terrific athletes and potential 20 point scorers on any given night, they lack the same feel for the game that their predecessors possessed. The sub 6-foot combo guard Bynum is a highlight reel waiting to happen, a shot-creating machine who will go up and challenge any big paint in the paint, but he lacks true point guard skills, a steady perimeter jumper and particularly high level experience in such a pressure filled environment.