ShootingtheJ wrote: TroyD92 wrote:
TD75 wrote:He is slower than what he used to be. I guess he believes he can move people around and force the issue than actually learn how to play basketball.
Sorry, but I prefer the version of Giannis from 2 years ago.
It'd be okay if he developed that kind of game wouldnt it? He hasn't at all.
Yup, hasn't improved on anything, that's why his numbers have improved across the board. Dribble moves, finishing at the basket without dunks, the turn around in the post, rebounding.
Numbers improve with usage.
His dribbling is worse. Much more open. Watch Giannis vs Toronto in the first round of playoffs and tell me he did not have a tighter dribble then. Now, there are many times in the game he almost loses the ball in his first step.
His finishing at the basket is not better, it is more frequent, since he is now more like a big. No one stopped Giannis 2-3 years ago when he was next to the basket. They could bump him away, which I assume is the reason why he developed to current Giannis. I disagree this is a positive development for him to the extent that it messes up with his agility/reactions.
The turn around move he has he had it 2 years ago too. He was faster.
His rebounding increased the moment Bud came. Bud installed a system where Bucks stopped giving away rebounds and Giannis naturally grabs most of them because he can and also because the offense is built around him bringing the ball up fast.
His shooting is not improved, in fact I remember him 2 years ago taking turn around jumpers from the baseline consistently and making them. Where was this move last year? He tries to bring it back this year, but it is not the same (and it would not be the same because he stopped working on it in games).
He needs to decide if he wants to be better than what he is right now, or if this version is good enough for him. Simple as that.