Duke4life831 wrote:clyde21 wrote:Duke4life831 wrote:What is the major difference between him and Kawhi leaving San Diego? Very similar size, length and athleticism. Both elite defenders (Kawhi better at getting steals) with moldable offensive games because both are such high IQ players. Kawhi had the edge with steals and rebounds, Hunter with the big edge in jumper.
Not saying he's Kawhi 2.0 because it's impossible to predict a progression curve equal to Kawhi's. Just saying leaving college, they look like pretty similar players.
Kawhi is an obvious analogue, but even then, Hunter is more advanced as a scorer today than what Kawhi was early in his career.
but yeah, that sort of development we saw from Kawhi is impossible to predict.
Ya, Kawhi the more aggressive defender while Hunter the more efficient scorer. And ya the development from Kawhi is just crazy and you would be crazy to try and predict that from anyone.
But I really do think Hunter as a prospect has been sleeping on a lot, and I think a big reason for that is playing at UVA and the snails pace they play at. His per 100 offensive stats paints the picture as a pretty elite offensive player, to go along with being an elite defender. Hunter won ACC DPOY this year over a stacked field which included guys like Tre Jones and Zion.
i've said in this thread earlier that he's only going to look better in the NBA with more transition ops. that's when his skill set is gonna start to shine.
he also lowkey has a really good J and not just as a spot-up guy by off the dribble too.