2010 wrote: Jeff Van Gully wrote: 2010 wrote:
What happened to PG Kawhi/PG Giannis tho? Y'all gave up on the dream?
i haven't. all these years and it's STILL not time to give up on him. i lament the lack of opportunity on bad teams more than anything.
look at his body this offseason. these are the kinds of things that contribute to that physicality and aggression he's been missing. i think it's on the uptick.
folks should be down for one more season under a coach who won't treat him like ass. lol.
We shall see. But from what we have been shown his ceiling is nowhere near the heights most here projected. Even on bad teams, with mishandling, and lack of proper development, most star types show you flashes of possible stardom. Can’t say I’ve seen that from Frank. He has a place in the league for his defense alone. But I am pretty confident he’ll never be a player who is top 2 on his own team, let alone a top 30 player in the entire league. Which is what those Kawhi and Giannis comparisons were. And that’s low end cuz obviously Kawhi and Giannis are top 5 NBA players overall.
i can't speak for anyone else, but my kawhi comparisons for him have been related to playing style and physical comps. i never thought of frank's ceiling as a top 5 player in the league, but as an effective point guard who contributes to winning with similar approach and physical makeup.
the few times i invoked giannis, i did so in the sense that frank has the dimensions to be a similar kind of "freak" if he filled out and were more aggressive. frank's never going to be damn near 7 feet tall or 250 pounds, nor should he be. but a point guard version of that kind of physicial profile was the upside to watch for.
even frank's biggest supporters knew coming into the league that if he didn't both physically fill out AND find his aggression (these seem to go hand-in-hand), he was not likely to be a major contributor. that's why he was a player deemed as a project. but as we all see, his pliable talents of defense, IQ/court vision, passing, were high floor things that made him an NBA player altogether if little else went right.