MagicFan101 wrote:We have already seen a lot of growth from Cole and RJ in such short period of time. You can see the lights turning on and the game slowing down for them.
I don’t understand how anyone can start writing the book on them today.
They are rookies with great attitudes, great energy and a clear drive for improvement. What is there to stress or complain about? Just be happy we have them and enjoy the progress.
Hopefully we have Fultz or Suggs healthy and ready to be the lead PG next year so Cole and RJ can step back to bench roles they are better suited for. Still, they should be getting plenty of playing time even in reserve roles.
You don't understand how people will "write them off" but also point how they are better suited for bench role, witch is execlly what "other people " said. So you don't understand something that you tend to agree with ?
That's execlly the point. They are better suited for bench of one of worst teams i nba. That means they are projected marginal nba players at best. And if they develop
, witch is vague prediction because Cole won't grow any more and Hampton won't learn how to shoot like elite shooter becaues he never could shoot is always nicer way to say "they suck now but i'm not ready to call it".
The truth is, we are bad team, we play bad players on purpose. That's why they got so much playing time. If we are not active tanker with injuries of Ross and Fultz in particular ,they would play 12-15 mpg and would not get 15 shots a game. Because they don't have leash nor limited PT, every once in a awhile they will put nice games here and there. Because they are still nba players and that's execlly what nba players do. Dwayne Bacon putting 18-20 points a game is best example how little context of stats you have while watching this
sort of basketball. Where front office puts crap together on purpose.
However, that doesn't mean they are now "great prospects" , or how somebody said that Hampton is better than Green. That's asinine. Basketball is usage driven sport, just look context of usage of our "next year allstar" Gordon when he is pulled from 23% usage rate to only role he was ever suited to play. Guy looks like Ronda Hollis Jefferson twin brother.
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.