darealjuice wrote:No one wants Ayton to abandon what he's doing well to try playing point guard or pretending to be Giannis. The point is that he needs to expand his offensive game beyond spoon feeding and offensive rebounds. I would KILL for him to add Amar'e Stoudemire's classic face up, jab step, one dribble, spin back, and yam. Just being comfortable with a jab step and straight line drive from inside the freethrow line like Amar'e and Duncan had would open his game so much. Dwight wasn't at their level, but he had more shot creation ability in Orlando than Ayton does now.
The 3-point shot has been on everyone's wishlist for awhile, but I don't like the idea of having someone whose most valuable skill on offense is offensive rebounding to look for more shots on the perimeter, especially when he's not comfortable attacking a closeout.
Agreed. I think basically he needs enough that we can throw him the ball late and he can get a bucket.
We saw when CP3 and Booker were double teamed in the 4th quarters, Ayton had nothing to go to.
Not a criticism really, its just where he's at. But he needs to be able to at least beat 1 on 1 coverage to keep the defence honest and free up our guards.
A simple 2 dribble move with a counter would suffice.