Clyde_Style wrote:As far as his personality goes, I'd rather have guys be who they are as long as it is not divisive and petty. I don't always find his goofy stuff that interesting, but I cannot say it bothers me to the extent I'd say it is a problem. It is obviously clouding your judgment, because Mitch is probably a Top 3 center by the end of this season.
This the **** I’m talking about... Way too soon for that type of talk
Top 5 is his ceiling by the end of the season
Answering both posts here.
Sure, it's possible Mitch's "attitude" goes either way, but I think the safer bet is more on the ebullient, goofy guy, who plays and practices hard, by all accounts, then a guy with other kinds of faults, a chip, etc. Howard seemed more aggressive and and d*chey from the jump. This kind of psychological profiling of players is so deep in the weeds, it's even hard to articulate, no less project.
I'll sum it up by saying I don't think Mitch's attitude seems too entitled or worrisome.
As far as overrating, what the fanbase does, etc, sure some of that goes on. Generally, Clyde seems to be more sober in his takes and forays into homerism, so when he's enthusiastic, I consider track record. But have we all gotten pumped over some future scrub? Yup.
I just think Robinson's floor is pretty undeniable, even if there is disagreement over his ceiling. I mean, I see his floor, already reached and probably exceeded, as a John Salley shotblocking menace off the bench and a real contributor to a good defensive team.
Ceiling? Who knows. And yes, I did run out a Thurl Bailey comparison, so there's that. But if top 5 center is too high, I don't think it's wrong to project a Marcus Camby career. Was Camby ever REALLY a top 5 center? Considering he played in the era of great centers, maybe not, but that's no shame. Mitch plays in possible the WORST era for centers I've witnessed. Even in those lowered standards, if he's lower down but still a highly effective role playing center, which Camby was in a lot of ways, I'll take that.