vallen wrote:GONYK wrote:K P 6 wrote: No one is defending the fact he sucks on offense right now. However he has impact on the court without much offense. So add the offense and we have a player.
People talk about Frank like he can't improve. The player he is now is who he will always be.
the NCAA is littered with 19 year olds who wont make it, and scarce in 19 year olds who do. I think he can improve too, but how much realistically ? im just hoping for a decent role player while other have their expectation so high it really ends up hijacking every single thread.
the only way you can know my frustrations is if you woke up and saw 10 threads about how great Lance Thomas is. the hype for a role player is beyond insane. obviously people can have an idea of what a player will and wont become or there would be no scouts or mock drafts. its not like were watching him blindly. every once in a while there are signs (flashes) he can be an NBA player. none of those signs say superstar.
If superstar is the standard you are holding on to, then yes, it is very likely that Frank will disappoint.
Going just by the stats though, Frank is already a top 5 on ball defender in the league in PnR situations. He has a solid foundation as a shooter, and plays with intelligence, if not aggression.
I don't think it is reasonable to think that with more experience, strength training, and development that he won't improve on his already advanced defense and get his offense to a consistent level of production.
19 year olds in the NCAA also improve all the time, and Frank has already proven himself at higher levels of play than the NCAA.