mpharris36 wrote:IllmaticHandler wrote:mpharris36 wrote:
I don't think there's anywhere to go at the moment. He's tentative in terms of scoring, that was built in him years and year overseas as "team basketball first". He doesn't have the same AAU mentality...he will get there when he gets there.
It's a fair criticism...if he wasn't raw on offense he sure as hell wouldn't have been picked at #8...the key is to mold him. I'm comfortable being patient. There is no rush at the moment.
taking a Jump shot is something that he is not comfortable with?
when he's playing with talented offensive players like KP, Kanter, THjr, McDermot?
yeah I could see him being a little less comfortable if say he misses a shot or two from the perimeter like he did last night. Then he might shy away from taking another when he knows he can try to set up one of his other talented offensive players.
It seems to me, and I'm sure most, he has natural playmaking skills and the scoring side he might have to force internally a little until he gets comfortable making that shot consistently.
I have no doubt if Frank came out in a game and drilled his first couple from the outside he would def put up those open shots he passed up last night. I just think he's fighting with himself because he has such a team mentality that if he misses his first couple from the perimeter he probably gets a bit gun shy. We have to remember the kid just turned 19, he comes off as a cool, calm, collected teenager...but he's still a teenager and I think he's super confident in every aspect of is game outside of scoring the basketball at this point.
Then you are PROVING the point made by me Cap and others in saying he must learn to fight through that through experience.
Second stop saying we have to remember he is 19. Who forgets that, but on the flipside Where do you play ball at or grew up at? There are kids 16 that know to shoot in those situations.
Stop with the Teenager stuff as the only reason why. Its not the full reason why he is that way he is on offense. Again. Frank has mental aspects of the game he must put himself through to learn. Its really that simple.... Saying that he should have shot in that situation Fury spoke on is perfectly fine.