al bondiga wrote:DJJ is an okay player but I have a hard time understanding why Miami fans give him so much credit ...I am Miami fan and I would never want him starting in any team I have ...plus he has to develop so much that I can't even imagine him ever being a big part in a good team, nothing against youDJJ! (idea... work on being a defensive stopper)
Agreed. I appreciate DJJ and his growth over the past couple years. He started out as a guy with tools and became a solid versatile defensive contributor and reliable off-ball player. His cutting ability was a plus when on the court, especially given his vertical spacing.
The issues with DJJ are he hasn't shown any real promise in becoming competent at 3-point shooting and he still doesn't seem to have any reliable ballhandling ability. He's fun because he can jump out the gym and is a dunk champ.
But, IMO KZ Okpala will be ready to offer what DJJ did as soon as next season. KZ is longer and similarly athletic (doesn't have as freaky of a vert, but who does). KZ has all the tools to develop into a high-level versatile defender. As long as he can be coached on his cutting game, he should be ready to offer what DJJ does plus the upside of competent shooting and ballhandling.