Mr Puddles wrote: E S V L wrote:
Mr Puddles wrote:
No at second glance it doesn't get any better. Jaren Jackson Jr. is significantly better than Barret at this point and #6 in this year's draft doesn't come close to making up for it.
If JJJ could be had at that price, the Suns better be all over it with a package of Oubre, #10, Cameron Johnson and a 2022 pick.
The Nicks package is way better than the one from the Suns you referred to. I believe that Barret will likely become a Kawai type of player
, whereas Okongwu can be the next Clarke.
It might be your personal opinion that Barret will likely become a Kawai type player, but his actual performance thus far puts him stratospheres away from reaching that level of play. His rookie year was slightly better than Josh Jackson's rookie season.
Not saying that Barrett can't improve, but as of right now he doesn't have the kind of value you're attributing to him.
A rookie RJ Barrett
14.3 PPG, 5.0 RPG, 2.6 APG, 1.0 SPG, 40.2 FG%, 32.0 3P%, 61.4 FT%, 47.9 TS%
A rookie Brandon Ingram
9.4 PPG, 4.0 RPG, 2.1 APG, 0.6 SPG, 40.2 FG%, 29.4 3P%, 62.2 FT% , 47.4 TS%
20/19 Brandon Ingram
24.2 PPG, 6.3 RPG, 4.2 APG, 1.0 SPG , 46.4 FG%, 38.4 3P%, 85.8 FT%, 58.8 TS%
Look how far a rookie Ingram has come.