This is not a Delfino bashing thread... admitedly I have not been a big CD supporter (unlike some jock straps)... It's in everyone's best interest to see Carlos succeed... What will it take? or more importantly, will he get there? My take on him is that he lacks a quick first step on offense... he has all of the handles and unselfish skills required... but he's not creating separation... nice crossover but still not getting there before the defender can react, so he's forced to do the predictable pass... this worked in Italy where the reaction time was slower... I saw him make the same plays and drive for the dunk... this ain't Balogna....he's having trouble finishing. He could certainly help his situation by knocking down some open J's.. they'e not respecting his perimeter game. On defense he's real good at anticipating and breaking up passes... and his footwork is top notch...but he is often caught out of position where his responsibility is open for the easy look... he's not winning the defensive battle (sorry guys but it's a true statement)... It's not too late... he has obvious skills... the hope is that he can reach a comfort level where he makes the right decisions... not everyone can have gr8 athletisism (Melo)... it's all about confidence and experience. I've seen Carlos hit NBA 3's with regularity on his Skipper team... He IS capable of nailing the perimeter shot. I'm willing to stick it out for while.. just don't want to hear a bunch of false BS about how well he's doing... let's keep it real and hope for more improvement.