Chi town wrote: BlazersBroncos wrote:
You missed mine. Luka is not a good three point shooter but he brings so much facilitating to the table. Avdija lacks both three point shooting AND facilitation.
I like Avdija but I don’t think he has many similarities to Luka, therefore there’s little use in comparing the two. It will lead to disappointment.
Luka shoots insane volume from 3 and many are very difficult shots. His form is there, he just needs to keep practicing. I would be floored if he didnt develop into at least a 38% 3PT guy by age 24-25. He has TONS of time to work on that shot. And once Dallas adds another high tier talent in 2021 FA, ideally someone who can create a bit to take usage off Luka, his %'s should go up.
Deni will get to that range as well. He has the form, and like the above once he isnt asked to facilitate as much and can get open kickouts I suspect he will settle in as a 38% type guy.
I agree too.
I just don’t understand the reason for the Luka comparison. They’re very different players.
If the idea is to illustrate that Avdija will improve as a three point shooter, then for a player comparison, choose one that has a similar role to Avdija and who has already improved his shot.
Don’t compare him to a high volume-shooting point guard who shoots difficult threes at a low percentage.
See what I mean?
You’re just projecting about Luka and then projecting that projection onto Avdija, who’s only similarity to Luka is a low three point field goal percentage.
So you’re two projections away from a good comparison for Avdija (your Luka protection, then projecting that onto Avdija).
Furkan Korkmaz is a shooting guard but he’s a guy who’s pretty nifty with the handles, plays a supporting role, is from Turkey (not far from Israel), shot 33% from deep for two years, then really turned it on.
He’s done it and would be a much better comparison than Luka, with a lot less projection needed.