Kemba Walker getting benched is not his drawback, it is his coach’s … so says Kenny “The Jet” Smith, who tells TMZ Sports activities the guard is a Ferrari and Tom Thibodeau does not know tips on how to drive it.
The 31-year-old hooper was faraway from the Knicks rotation earlier this week … as he is been averaging profession lows in nearly each main class this season.
As soon as backup Alec Burks got here in and balled out with 23 factors towards the Hawks on Saturday, Thibs determined to drag Walker out of the beginning lineup AND the rotation altogether.
We spoke with Smith about Kemba’s benching, contemplating he signed a 2-year, $20 million deal this previous offseason … and he says this isn’t a testomony to Walker’s abilities.
“The man’s a terrific offensive participant and also you simply do not know tips on how to use him,” Smith informed us at LAX. “That is actually what you are saying. You are not saying that he cannot play.”
Smith says Thibs simply flat-out does not know tips on how to use the baller … and might be of use for a workforce that is aware of what to do together with his abilities.
“It is the coach and the group simply not understanding what worth of a man like this, what they paid for.”
To place it in easier phrases, Smith has an analogy.
“You possibly can have a Ferrari, however you drive it 30 miles an hour … what is the use?!”