You suggest that a player only shooting dunks and layups is a bad thing, but you are laughably ignoring the fact that Zion is able to generate this many high percentage shots every single night at this much volume when NO OTHER PLAYER IN THE HISTORY OF THE NBA has ever generated this many shots at the rim and converted them at this high of percentage on a nightly basis.
this is not true, players used to play in that fashion all the time in late 70s and early 80s. No outside shooting, boosted pace and layups.
Kiki Vandeweghe 30 ppg, 62% TS ( repeated 25+ ppg on +60% ts few times)
Moses Malone 28 ppg, +59% TS
Kevin Mchale 28 ppg, 65% TS
Adrian Dantley - 30 ppg, 65% TS
Bernard King 33 ppg, 58% TS ( or 26 ppg, 61% TS...)
McAdooo 31 ppg, 60% TS
Again, he plays basketball like it's 1978, in this month in particular, they force feed him with 32% usage rate despite him having -6,4 net rating and them losing 6 of last 9 games ,with 4 Ls in a row. But he averages 30ppg because of it and people compare him to Shaq, Lebron, God, Jesus....
I find it hilarious how people keep repeating that you can't play through center and you are what you defend, and in same time Zion is everything that in theory they hate -center who can't defend anybody, who can't shoot and who doesn't belong in modern era, yet now you and Xat "love him" , because he scores bunch of layups on a team that over two years has Orlando Magic 2015- type results. Hypocricy much?
Prediction day after Vuc, Gordon, Evan departure - most fans who are celebrating birth of new rebuild will be crying how rebuild is painful before 2022-23 season ends.
Date of writeup: March 26th, 2021.