radikalBaller wrote:DayofMourning wrote:Going to leave this here for Kira:
If you want to nerd out over advanced stats with your fave college player, this is a good start!
I see your concerns about the finishing stats, and I need to dig into it to find the cause. From the eye he looks good, he is very young so he could be trying to finish shot he has no business taking or misstiming or missmeasuring jumps which can be cortrected with coaching. The mechanic of his layups and floaters looks very good though. Westbrook was also a bad finisher in college. If coaching can addresse this, he is easy a top 10 prospects, his speed cannot be teached...even though he does not look to finish, he would break down defenses, we need a guy like this. I think he will grow to 6.4 at least also, giving good size with that speed...
Sure sure. Everyone can improve. Finishing near the rim is very much about intelligence, reading the play, and taking advantage of mismatches.
I do not like to pick best case scenarios. Statistically, I can't compare Russ' finishing ability near the rim in college. However, looking at a guy who is mocked in the 20s and suggesting he will be able to possibly replicate the NBA level finishing of one of the freakiest guard athletes we've ever seen could lead to a let down.