NippySudz wrote:stan francisco wrote:Even if he didn’t improve his game at all over summer (he did), he’ll still be our third star. He scored 19PPG last season, showed good playmaking skills and improved defense toward end of last season.
Plugging him in next to LBJ and AD will only give him more cutting lanes and more wide open threes, which fits him perfectly.
There’s no doubt in my mind that he’s our third star, and I’ll be happy to wait for him to grow into it.
his scoring might even go down since lebron james and AD will probably carry that load (or lebron can be the facilitator for both AD and Kuz and Kuz's number go up) but as long he's efficient with the shot he gets, it'll make an impact. If he's able to shoot close to 50% and not 45% on fewer shots, its going to be big for them.
But if he can't shoot, he might be a liability in the playoffs.
We'll see. I am personally a fan of him even if I am critical of his game.
This, he needs to be able to hit 36%+ from 3 this season, create off dribble for himself and others s bit, and play at least avg overall defense (I think Vogel helps a lot, he has tools to be good).
He was very good at moving off ball last year, should keep that up
If he can’t, then we’re better of trying to swing him. Derrick white, garland, bogdan from kings, or trying to get jrue(unlikely and tough to do salary wise)