pepe1991 wrote:PrimeThyme wrote:pepe1991 wrote:If any other younger player not named Dwayne Bacon is now averaging what Bacon is averaging , this place would have several " future allstar" comments attached to his name.
I think there is more nuance to it than that. What was exciting about Chuma is he wasn't just a black hole with a hero ball-playing style on offense like bacon. He was scoring within the offense and was playmaking and defending at a high level. I personally don't get caught up whatsoever in ppg totals.
Bamba scored 15 plus points two games in a row and I didn't bat an eye because of his horrific play on the other end of the court. Cole falls under that category for me as well.
I look for impact with young players. That's why I loved Isaac. That's why Chuma has really grown on me && that's what I'll be looking for with our lotto picks next season. I've always held that position with young players. When people were bitching about us not drafting DSJ/Markannen because of their ppg totals I always firmly stood my ground and said Isaac was the better pick.
Which even despite the injuries he still is. PPG is meaningless without context.
In hindsight, Adebayo and Mitchell were ones we missed with that draft...
With the way Adebayo's career started, you would've bashed his existence in life.