Qwigglez wrote:Yeah to me, I don’t care if the trade falls apart. I thought the team did well last season with what they had and they could run it back and have better success. But I can also see CP3 having the kind of impact in Book and Aytons career that can help them blossom to that next level. Specially Ayton I can see him either shy away and stay this 18/10 player and be happy with that, or can see him turning into a monster and averaging 25/13.
I think if Ayton was going to take a big step this next year, he would likely do it either way. I think this past year was a big learning year for him, in more ways than one. With the suspension he had to grow up some, he learned from Baynes and Rubio as vets and professionalism and talking on the floor and likely is watching film and working hard this offseason.
I think he comes back and takes a pretty big step either way. Paul is a great leader and probably has a little more impact on him, but Rubio is a great teammate (better one than Paul), good leader and beloved locker room guy as well.
It won't surprise me in the least if Booker and Paul don't get along very well by the end of the first year. The good thing here is if they make the playoffs, it will be the first time, so that would probably outweigh any ill feelings...whereas with Harden and Griffin they were used to making the playoffs and just wore sick of him (well, I guess everyone on the Clips did according to Redick).