MagicMatic wrote:PennytoShaq wrote:Bensational wrote:
Yeah totally. At this point, I think people are completely justified if they see AG as a guy who will be a limited offensive player going forwards. I'm not trying to convince anyone otherwise. I just have my opinion, which is admittedly driven by a good chunk of optimism, but also because AG is young and he's only just started trying these things out. Like, he's 21, and he's only just started trying to incorporate perimeter elements to his game, but he has a great attitude and work ethic which I think will drive him to polish them to being effective at the very least. If you treat those as rookie season numbers for him, he's got another 2-3 years still to make his first allstar game before turning 24.
Also, it is sports. Some guys on here just want to be right and they leverage numbers that work for them and act like they know everything that will happen before it does. There is nothing wrong with being optimistic about a young 21 year old player at all. If everything happened exactly as scripted than no one would watch sports at all.
Gordon's shooting #s were not that great but I saw Milsapp was mentioned. Gordon destroyed him at PF. Milsap could not get by him on offense without using his off arm and finally getting whistled for it, and he could not defend Gordon at all.
If all AG is doing his getting his jumpshooting down, then I believe he will improve it. The debate is to what level.
The poll is whether or not he becomes a breakout "star" by seasons end. AG could very well become a solid player in a few years. He could even make large strides this year.
Star? I have a hard time seeing that for him ever. 22 people aren't being realistic with their expectations.
Large strides is what I expect or he is traded. Breakout star - I don't even know what that means. Just sounds like hyperbole so I didn't vote at all.