3toheadmelo wrote:mpharris36 wrote:3toheadmelo wrote:you’re looking at numbers instead of their actual games. Middleton has always been able to create his own shot. rj cant. rj gets 16-18 points just by jacking up spot up 3’s and layups. and tbh he did look like mikal in the playoffs. which again is a great role player but we need more than that since we drafted him #3. eventually he’s going to ask for a max contract so he needs to start flashing some star potential if he wants to live up to his contract.
It took middelton year 4 when he was 24 years old to break 20% USG rating. He was not creating his own shot early in his career. He was pretty much a floor spacer/C&S guy early in his career.
Middelton really broke out in year 4 before his injury with an expanded game as someone that could shoot off the dribble.
actually Middleton has always been a great scorer off the dribble. once the bucks gave him a bigger role on offense he broke out. he always had the skills, which rj doesn’t.Middleton's ability to score off the dribble from the mid-range remains his most important skill as both a college player and NBA prospect, and he showed continued success in that area this past season. He possesses excellent creativity and feel in this area of his game, while being very comfortable finding small windows to get off shot attempts while blanketed by defenders. - Source: https://www.draftexpress.com/profile/Khris-Middleton-6332/ ©DraftExpressFrom isolation situations, Middleton's efficiency is outstanding at the college level, as his 1.043 points per possessions according to Synergy ranks in the 91st percentile. - Source: https://www.draftexpress.com/profile/Khris-Middleton-6332/ ©DraftExpress
Oh I agree but A lot of guys have certain bags in college that don't translate to the pros. I'm not saying he couldn't do it I'm just saying he took a big leap in year 4 in the NBA. RJ is just going into year 3. If you say because he has never shown it at any point of his career like Khris did then I get you on that point. But I wouldn't put it past RJ to continue to develop.
RJ was a pretty terrible spot up shooter in college and he has turned himself into a pretty dangerous one. I would love for him to be more EFF around the basket. And that will ultimately probably be his big swing factor along with shooting off the dribble.