mpharris36 wrote:Are We Ther Yet wrote:mpharris36 wrote:
WHO'S DISAGREEING WITH THAT?
frank has a lot to learn. As does every rookie. Josh Jackson and Fox need to become a better shooter, DSjr/Mitchell need to become a better distributors...Frank needs to become more assertive. It's clear as day. The learning process might take a year or two.
Your proving my point (in terms of the bold)...frank didn't grow up on the streets of NY or in an AAU system that promotes individuality. He has been drilled to be a playmaker and think team first (he is a heady player and tends to look to distribute even when the situation calls for him to shoot). It's going to take a lot more than 11 games for him to break a habit.
I would probably bet that it at least takes him another full offseason to show the offensive aggression we all are looking for...
Nothing stopping him from starting to do it now. He has had several wide open looks that his body wanted to take instinctively but, you could see him pull it down and pass it off. Thinking too much about the miss. He had a perfect look at a 3 last night to tie the game in the end and he passed out off to Timmy for 2.
We needed scoring in Orlando and that's when I really noticed it with him.
I agree it takes time and all of that but, it's gonna be a problem if he never helps score. 5ppg is not gonna cut it.
you do realize Giannis scored 6.8 ppg in 25 minutes his rookie year right? Also Kawhi scored about 7-8ppg in similar minutes as well. Some guys just don't come into the league with a scorers mentality...I am not going to write his offensive production off yet but I just letting you know sometimes its happens to the best of em. Do you think the bucks fans really care about Giannis scoring 6ppg in his rookie year now? It comes down to where frank is a year or two from now in my eyes. This is a learning process...
I would be happy with 7ppg I get your point. He can still take open looks when he gets them. I'm not even trying to be down on the kid. He just needs to shoot the ball if he's not going to penetrate. Keep the defense honest. I'm sure it will come with time. What better time though than to take an open look? In crunch time? He's done it before.
I love the kid. I'm also being impatient to a degree. I just want to see him shooting/driving more this year. Even if he sucks at it. It's a noticeable weakness right now.