Xatticus wrote:There is almost zero chance that Anthony doesn’t hurt us. It’s a massive downgrade. I’m not an Augustin fan, but he made us better. Rookie PGs almost always struggle. Anthony hasn’t demonstrated that he can handle the ACC. I didn’t like the pick, but I’m not going to be slinging ‘I told you so’s when he struggles. We have to be patient while he takes his lumps. My bigger concern is that he might get squeezed out of the rotation if we are healthy. The pick has been made and we have to commit to his development. Clifford wants to win the next game and MCW is going to give us a better chance at winning games.
Especially when you consider what Clifford values in a point guard. Someone who doesn't turn the ball over. DJ was top 20 in assist to turnover ratio last year. Fultz ranked 50th and MCW was still in the top 100 as well.
I worry about that number quite a bit for Cole, early on. Especially if they are going to put the ball in his hands as a playmaker, as that is something he struggled with at the college level. He can pretty effortlessly create shots for himself, but the creating shots for others aspect of his game is still a work in progress.
We're going to see how committed to his development they are because you better believe that there will be bumps in the road. You can't treat every prospect like Bamba and give him 15 mins a night, or have him rack up DNP's tho. The kid is going to have to play.