sunskerr wrote:bwgood77 wrote:Do you think he will be better than a guy like Caris LeVert who got 3/52? I think he will likely be a guy a number of teams want to go after. He could range from a guy like Covington to something close to George. His 2nd year #s are not too far off from George in many respects. He is not as good from 3 but far better from 2. He shoots over 60% from 2 and has a TS% of 61%,far higher than George did. If he happened to get close to 40% from 3 and added close to 2 more apg, he would be a fairly elite 2 way player.
He would have to develop a handle to become more like Paul George. It's not unheard of for more defensive role players on the wing to develop handles and take the next step. Siakam and Jaylen Brown did it this year. Butler and George did it in years past. Mikal is a pretty good athlete, with long arms and quickness, and some alright hops. He would be ideal for developing his game in the fashion that those other guys have. As with any case, it's always a long shot. But that's what he would need to do.
It's interesting certainly, and you'd it's something the team would try to work on. No reason not to- a tighter handle and being able to drive is always a great addition to anyone's game even if they don't take the leap from role player to star.
He drives a bit, and finishes at like 70% at the rim. A lot of those are cuts, but many are drives as well. Not saying his handle is great, but it's good. I don't think he's going to be as good as George, because obviously he's become one of the best players in the NBA, and I don't see his offense getting there, but in their 2nd years, Bridges wasn't terribly far off and better in some areas. I think he's more of the ultimate glue guy though, who is capable of having big games, but he's more of a team player.