In NBA overall teams put shackles on bigs on what they can do or cannot do. They really aint letting them develop same way as guards or wings by putting ball in their hands to make plays, learn from mistakes etc. It's bit discriminating when you think about it. Ofcourse majority of bigs cannot to that. But overall they are put in this box from which is hard to break free. That's why you have bigs wanting play on perimeter and just shoot basketball, stretch the floor. But little things count most like tip in, crashing glass, good offensive positioning for rebounds etc. It can make difference between being good and being bad.
It's bit sad. This post has not much with Marko. But it will be good for him to stay extra year or extra 2 in Europe. He needs to come with specific skillset and show he is much more than floor spacer. If he gonna be good NBA player.
I saw one of videos where "his weakness was he aint letting ball when rim rolling for easy assist in corner". And it's not like he hold it forever and lost it. He was still fouled on those plays. Say what you wanna say but guy despite being bit skinny was willing go toe to toe and finish through contact and make play for himself. When you are big at almost 7 foot that's EASY one and done if he was bit stronger. It's bull***. Yes he could have gone for assist and make team play. But you like fire because at NBA level most of time you will be forced to make a play instead just pass the ball which can easily be at higher level deflected or anticipated. After you prove you are scoring threat and you start requiring more attention, even possible double team then pass the f ball in corner because a option.
That's biggest issue with Lauri that he is so much willing to pass ball and make right play (pass the ball even though there is only one guy on roster capable and worthy of passing Lavine). Even though he should be one forcing defense to collapse and make them dance by what he is gonna do that there was absolutely no difference between him or Kornet on the floor. basically exact image of same scrub just made in two. and you dont know who is copy of who.
“If you were grading rebuilds and dropped in on the United Center on Wednesday night, you saw one team flying up the court, launching 3-pointers, sharing the ball and generally looking like it was having a lot of fun. And then you saw the Bulls.”