Kobblehead wrote:I don't think much of Thybulle's offensive ceiling, unfortunately. His jumper appears to be wildly erratic (and that was distinguishable through his career at Washington) and he appears to lack the ability to find ways to produce points when he's on the court. He just floats on the offensive end of the court. Wouldn't surprise me if he maxed out as a 6-8 ppg player.
Josh Green won't score off the dribble, either, but he appears to be a little more active offensively when he's on the court. Jumper seems a little more consistent and he'll find ways to cut to the basket or find open pockets in the defense where he can hit catch and shoot jumpers. A lot less floating than Thybulle.
Vassell has the highest upside of the three, in my eyes. Nobody will confuse him for an outright shotcreator, but he's kinda frisky in that mid-range area. He'll score a bit off the dribble there and buff his scoring output. Which, in conjunction with his potentially elite perimeter defense, will make him a feared two-way player with fringe star upside.
I definitely share similar point of view. I question Thybulle’s offensive development. His 3% is misleading, after an average start he really dropped and only shot 25% in playoffs from 3. He’s just kinda there on offense. Can he develop more? Of course, but will he is the more important question. I think I lean towards no. I think Vassell is already significantly better than Thybulle will ever be on offense with more potential to grow. Thybulle is very special on defense, but if he can’t shoot or contribute much on offense he’s going to be limited to 20-25 minutes tops. I don’t think Vassell is quite there defensively, and is more slight of frame, while having great length, I think he’ll struggle guarding bigger players more than Thybulle.
Long ramble way of saying I’d think about moving Thybulle to get into the 8-11 range for Vassell. I mean ideally it would be amazing to have Thybulle and Vassell, but I don’t see that happening without moving Ben or Joel.