levendis wrote:Dr. Detfink wrote:levendis wrote:
he still looks like hes going to be pushed around by guards next year. Was hoping he'd wise up and hire a real coach, except he's still using his brother for everything.
I dunno. I'm seeing him work on his low center of gravity by strengthening his body with a lot of squats. You don't want to push him too hard because that's what the Sixers did with both Embiid and Simmons.
KP has already played more games than the last 3 Sixer draft picks combined.
Letting a kid grow into his body gradually is the name of the game.
Sure I agree with that. But you look at the progress guys like Giannis and Gobert made to their bodies entering the 3rd year of their careers and you start to wonder if he'll ever be able to develop the body needed at the NBA level. He's made improvements sure, but I've been dissapointed at the progress, and I do wonder if part of it is not having the right team around him in the offseason. It's not like KP hasn't had his share of injury woes during his first 2 seasons either.
What he looks like is not the defining inclination of his strength. His naked form could satisfy whatever progress you think his body should have made by now aesthetically and he still could be weak. Or he might not appeal to whatever ideal it is that you have for him aesthetically and his strength may be vastly improved. Nobody that actually understands the process of building strength is worried about what he looks like. The proof will be right out there on the court for all to see, no nudes needed.