Fred is better than Delon at initiating offense. Fred is better than Delon, period. yea he struggled so far and tried to do too much at times but im not advocating turning him into a spot up shooter by any means. thats not Fred at his best.
Fred at his best is a closer. Lowry off ball. Thats the money train if he gets back to form. His D is so underrated, too when he is locked in. So many teams wanna go small and Lowry can defend guys bigger anyways. I really hope last night is a turning point for him this season. He has been banged up and mentally it looks to have taken a toll too. After he hit a big 3 last night we saw him scream and show more emotion than usual. That just tells me he has been in his own head a little.
Fred is actually better when he lets the game come to him instead of forcing the issue. A lot of his early-season struggles were the result of him over-dribbling and looking for his own offence instead of facilitating. Last night, all his shots were good ones (and created by others) except for one forced drive (he did draw the foul). In addition, he played more off-the-ball as Lowry and Leonard handled the ball down the stretch. As such, it's probably not quite accurate to call him a closer, but when he's on he's a definite a big positive.