There is a wildly talented young power forward who may not play tonight against my Indiana Pacers. His name is Andray Blatche, and whether you’d describe him as “mercurial” or “moronic,” fact is he is the main thing getting in his own way to becoming an NBA All-Star.
If I could recommend a mentor for Blatche, I might suggest Chris Webber. One of the most talented PF’s of all-time, C-Webb in his day also had to learn to mature before he could flourish. Back in ’01, he did did this to the Pacers: 51 points, 26 boards in one game.