DusterBuster wrote:I think we've officially hit critical mass with Simons overhype for the summer.
Klay mixed with Dame would make Simons one of the Top 5 players in the league.... yeah... not holding my breath for that.
DusterBuster wrote:God lord, now The Ringer....
LOL...I think it's kind of funny
as you know, my tendency is to go a little overboard in not buying into the hype of a young Blazer (is that underboard?). I'm skeptical of potential. I've just seen the supposed ceilings of most of these guys get revised lower and lower the more they 'establish' themselves
personally, I think Simons is going to become a pretty good player. I don't know how good because I'm not great at predicting the future (if I was I would have bought Apple and Amazon in 1998). Maybe his ceiling could be CJ? He has enough athleticism, quickness, and body control to be good and his shot-making is advanced for a 20 year old
but this Simons-hype-blizzard is completely out of control. I find myself hoping this is all coming from 'off-the-record' chatter by Olshey because he wants trade chips for a blockbuster trade. Even if that isn't the case, I suspect much of this is Olshey since it kind of matches his on the record comments. He loves CJ's game and Simons has a lot of it. Sure would be better for Portland long term if Simons can quickly reach CJ's level, or get close enough that Portland can explore CJ trades instead of giving him a max extension
one other thing at work here: NBA media, including blogs, has to be one of the biggest echo chambers around