K P 6 wrote:thebuzzardman wrote:vallen wrote:
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.
Who even says he's going to be a superstar? Most of the discussions are how it's to early to throw him under the bus and that he'll be a good defender at guard (with disagreement about PG vs SG) and mostly people are pegging like Doc Rivers/George Hill like numbers. I mean, there are the odd and infrequent "He'll be Kawahi or JRue" posts, but mostly I see "patience, he'll be a good glue guy"
You know, mixed in with the sea of posts about how much he's complete trash.
At least we know he has a positive impact on a losing team. So he will be very important to a winning one.
Yeah, who knows. I posted a lot that I saw him as a slightly taller Derek Harper. Maybe that's too high. Maybe not. But my point was always "taller good defensive PG with good outside shot and not much flash in his game".
Still stand by that description of who he'll be - he'll never be that exciting a player on offense. Maybe he'll be Nate McMillan instead. I'd take that. I'd be lying if there weren't some Mardy Collins concerns though.