Jdiddy701 wrote:bwgood77 wrote:bigfoot wrote:
He's been clutch rebounding. But ... his ability to take his man 1-on-1 on offense is non-existent. A perfect example was an offensive rebound he grabbed. He was down low on the left block and settled for a fade-away jumper because he couldn't back his man down or face him up and drive around. He also does a poor job getting a decent position in the post when he has a small man on him. This is not to say Ayton isn't good ... he's just not max good.
He does have moments where he settles for like that fadeaway jumper or even passes out when he could go for it, but you must not have watched nearly all the games because he has definitely backed his man down on possessions and scored and also had drives not only around, but at guys. He doesn't do it second nature or all the time, but he does it. But if a fadeaway goes in, no one complains? I mean Book often could drive in and does tons of fadeaways but it's fine. It's ok to try and have a repertoire. I wish he would be more aggressive offensively and sometimes it's frustrating but it's not like he can't or hasn't done those things. They are just not second nature and he takes a lot of baseline jumpers like Ewing and TD took.
I’ve watched every game and don’t remember many plays where he’s backed the defender down and scored. Once there is contact, he settles for a fadeaway or passes out. Just because a player does it once a blue moon, doesn’t mean they can consistently do it. It’s just not his game and that’s fine. Well, not fine if he wants a max contract. Offensively, he’s the same player he was coming into the league - hasn’t improved much on that end and that’s frustrating.
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I don't know about that. I've noticed a nice little hook shot being added into his game. Which I hope stays as that's 1 of the best weapons for a big man.
I just don't think we're getting enough reps for him in games. He needs more touches now, so that in the playoffs this stuff is developed. Imagine if we can go to him vs LAL and force AD to work every time down and draw fouls on him? Same with Joker.