stormi wrote:VDT wrote:stormi wrote:Neither Siakam nor Giannis have the vision, passing or ball handling finesse than Ben has. He's not great in the halfcourt like Lebron isn't, but he's not an anchor like Giannis.
Ben at this stage of his career is like a proto Lebron. He has all of the same attributes, he's just not as honed in mentally and still doesn't choose to shoot. Sometimes he does, he used to give us those turnaround jumpers late shotclock and he usually made them.
Time for life after Brett Brown. I feel like he knows he can be more.
In terms of athleticism, basketball IQ, shooting and touch around the basket he is considerably worse and he hasnt improved much.
Disagree. He's equal or superior on all fronts besides shooting, he's also not as savvy in terms of using his body to create contact and draw fouls. In terms of raw athleticism, speed in the halfcourt, passing, finishing around the rim, defensively, steal and block rate. He's all there. And even Lebron at this point can't get into shooting rhythm without taking his slow one two gather step.
You are being a stan now. Simmons is athletic, Lebron is one of the most athletic basketball players ever. He is much better at getting to the rim and scoring there than Simmons. He led a team to the finals at 22, Simmons is 24 and he hasnt even shown he can be a star in the playoffs. There is really a chasm in their offensive productions.