mplsfonz23 wrote:I don't think point Culver is a good idea. Tried that with LaVine, and took away from his time developing at the two. Now I am willing to watch him start the fast break with the ball, but too much to learn at PG for a rookie that's not a true PG.
This isn't a video game, where you have a limited amount of development time and have to divvy up how you want to use up the time. PG skills can be applied to the wings, too.
Additionally, Culver has a pretty significant head start on LaVine in PG skills. LaVine averaged 4.2 assists per 100 possessions at UCLA. Culver averaged 6.8 ap100 last year, comparable to Coby White's 7.5 (who people would have no problem putting at PG).
Per whatever bananas100. Such bs per100 numbers can be. Culver averaged 3.7 assists per game last year while starting and eating the lionshare of minutes, (2.8 per game 2yr career). Coby White averaged 4.08 a game. Lavine didn't even start in college.
Culver last season. 38 games, 38 starts, 142 assists (3.7 per game) 1234 minutes played
White last season. 35 games, 35 starts, 143 assists (4.1 per game) 999 minutes played
Lavine in college. 37 games, 1 start, 99 assists (1.8 per game) 904 minutes played
I don't know about you but I'm guessing if you don't start, you aren't playing the starting PG role. 24 minutes at combo maybe. Comparing anyone to Lavine in college is...
Can Culver do it for Wolves? Oh why not. Is it the smartest move? I can see arguments for and against it. We do have Napier who would be just fine at backup PG this year. Allowing Culver to focus on getting up to speed of this level would be ideal. I realize some want him starting of course. Because we have always been stupid dummies of a franchise. But take your pick, Wiggins/Okogie/Culver. Start Culver over Wiggins, I don't care.
These are my opinions.