JonFromVA wrote:Stillwater wrote:JonFromVA wrote:
lol, I wish I could get you to look at stats, because when I do ... my conclusion is that Garland's scoring at the rim is much closer to Kyrie-level (that is after he started trying to avoid contact) than you think, and we need to take in to consideration that Garland is rarely assisted on those attempts.
What the numbers do indicate is he needs to cut down on those floaters outside of 3ft, and maybe, just maybe the Spurs game is an indication he's going to start cutting that out of his game and focus on layups and 3pters.
Bringing up Delly as a comparison point is 1000% hyperbole (much like using 1000%).
he shoots floaters because as a rule is not able to finish above the rim same as the unathletic Delly.
athletic limitations require masterful glass english or maybe he can just get cheap fouls and earn it at
the stripe... he needs to take and make those 3s with defenders not in his face every time they are not in his face for the impact of his passing to be consistent. Does that and he can keep his job.
In the Spurs games he was manipulating the rim protector so he could just layup the ball. Kyrie-like circus shots are not necessary for a player and/or a team that knows how to create open lanes.
not necessary is not an excuse for lack of skill either. He neither possesses the explosiveness nor the finishing ability to ever let go of that floater imo even if he does surprise some people occasionally with stuff not in the scouting report.
I am all for DG proving me wrong if he has some hidden skill that he has been keeping it under wraps or something, but one game taking advantage of a team caught off guard is nothing to write home about. He needs to do it consistently immediately imo. Odds he does from my vantage point are longshot odds at best