GreatWhiteStiff wrote:prime1time wrote:I still don’t get the hate for Cam. Look at Kawhi’s numbers his freshman year.
His PER is like a full 10 points higher than Cam Reddish. Like Reddish is a subaveraged 13.6...kawhi leonard is better than some nba allstars with like 23 PER. I know its not an end all/be all stat but i think its alright at incorporating basic stats/minute. I'm assuming or well simply guessing kawhi had some pretty good defensive stats as well, not sure on reddish.
I find almost invariably when someone says compare this guy to this guy, see? type of argument on realgm, they are missing something.
I find it funny that you'd say that. I love how the ball keeps moving on this site. Let's talk about Kawhi's shooting. He shot 20.6% from 3 his freshman year. Look at his offensive game now? Otto Porter Jr. shot 22.6% from 3 his freshman year, now he's one of the best shooters in the league. Cam attempted more 3's in his one season at Duke than either of those guys did in the entire college career. Find me an NBA player that has any where near the same number of 3 point attempts that Cam did. The reality is that we have nothing to compare his college production to because he's such an outlier. 77% from the ft line isn't amazing but it shows potential. At the end of the day, Cam gets hated on way more than he deserves. Reading some of the posts in this thread, he shouldn't even be drafted. He should just pack his bags and head over seas right now. But there's no point in going back and forth. Nothing some fans love more than to hate on young players that have all the tools but struggle to put it together. Either Cam delivered this season and he's competing for Morant and RJ for #2 or #3, or he's a bust that should never play in the NBA. This is the black-and-white thinking that the average NBA fan has.