thebuzzardman wrote:Thugger HBC wrote:Knox really needs to work on being a more efficient scorer. he can do that with shooting reps and focusing on blending his game by getting to the line more. He does those two he'd be a vastly better player.
As for defense, he can focus on deflections and taking charges for now. The defensive schemes should hopefully get him to being serviceable.
I'm not worried about Knox developing at all.
The Knox bashing is a bit much. Yes, he was defensively unaware a lot, and he surely was slow - not so much in general, but the awareness combined with not a lot of quickness to laterally slide, made him look pretty bad on defense.
Assuming he'll never be "great" defensively, I'd assume, as has been posted in here before, that some quick twitch quickness can come with physical development/strength, and awareness, both in general, and of individual players.
Offensively, he just needs a more consistent jumpshot, but it's already decent. Also, some more strength will make his drives more effective, which were already pretty effective considering he was one of the youngest players in the league. They got better as the season went on.
A lot of the Knox bashing is just weird. Give him a chance to get to 22 years old. Even 21.
"He'll never be great defensively?" And the fact that Toronto won the chip with great defense doesn't matter?? Any player hasta WANT to play defense. Defense has to be taught but the player has to want to play it. Frank is slow,too slow and I'm afraid his BB IQ just isn't there. I know both him and Knox are very young but I just don't see an improvement process and maybe that's on Fiz. just saying