2010 wrote: Knickstape1214 wrote:
The scary thing to me about Bridges is that he's improved every single year since being in the league, and has taken a MASSIVE step on offense this year while
remaining the top perimeter defender in college basketball.
Before the knee injury, Khris took a big jump between freshman and soph year, but he was also the #1 option in a different type of system so it was in some ways forced - Nova is way more team oriented, with a better coach and talent surrounding him. Bridges' improvement is coming fluidly playing within the same team concept.
Given Bridges' improvement on a year to year basis, similar to Middleton in college (pre-knee injury) and in pros, I think he'll end up becoming a good off ball creator as well - I know this involves some projection on my part...however, Bridges has the smarts /BBIQ to do it, and absolutely has the work ethic. It's only a matter of time before he's a top tier two-way player in the NBA.
I'm giving you your props. You put me on to Mikal Bridges.
...your other guy (Robert Williams) looking suspect on offense like he didn't improve at all.
Honestly, I haven't seen much of Robert Williams this year.
Getting harder to watch as many games as I used to + Knicks games. I'm being selective with the guys I watch because of the time constraints. Full highlights (good and bad) are nice and I watch them on youtube, but that's not enough. Ah well...
My entire thing on Williams though was predicated on him improving on offense. I loved him because of his potential fit going forward with KP on both ends if he developed on offense. From the little I've seen, the defense is still there...but if you are correct in saying his offense hasn't looked good at all (which I believe), that's concerning. Either he simply can't put practice to game, or he hasn't been practicing enough. Might end up following that Tyrus Thomas route, which would be sad.