76ciology wrote:If Ben keeps driving he’d be like Westbrook on offense where he can pad 20+pts but on low TS%. It wont be winning basketball and it would drive embiid out of the city like KD in OKC.
You can’t keep driving to the lane unless you have some godly size of zion or godly length of Giannis. Ben doesnt have that. Thats why you see him frequently short armed his dunks.
Ben is a cerebral player ON THE COURT (just not on offseason). And this is what I appreciate from him. He plays within a role that he think would help the team.
If he jack up 3s like what the fans are telling him, he’d end up a career like Josh Smith.
If Ben can score at will with his slashing ability, he would have done it already.
Oh he can score much better than he has shown thus far, it's just that he prefers to attack much less and defer to others. The main reasons are that he doesn't have an attacking mentality in general, and that he doesn't like to shoot FT in particular. Dude is a mental midget so prefers to give the ball to other players so it's them who "fail at scoring" instead of him.
Shooting much more could net ugly results. Driving like Westbrook would net very good results, because he is a much bigger mismatch than Westbrook.
Besides, there is also the all star thing, he plays much better the month before all star, it is also a motivation thing the reason why he tries to score less.