EvanZ wrote: clyde21 wrote:
Could say the same about Hali.
lol not even close. Hali's body is not even developed yet.
LOL you think he's 15? He's older than Deni. The dude has a terrible frame.
I haven't been on this forum in almost a year, so I was really interested in seeing what people had to say about Haliburton. Was a bit shocked to see someone nitpick at his usage above all, but I'm aware it has more to do with how you see his potential as a star. But to address your post, Haliburton is 1 year
older than Deni. Deni just turned 20. Haliburton is 20, turning 21. I don't think his age is a big deal at all. I also disagree with Haliburton having a "terrible" frame. He's very lanky with more of a narrow shoulder yes, but that's not to say he has a bad frame by any means. He's 6'5 175 with a good wingspan. He can still fill out. His teammate Fox has filled out tremendously well since Kentucky.
clyde21 wrote:ROTY so far by a pretty decent margin
Not really better than Deni after tonight.
You made this comment the night AFTER Deni had a 11pt 7reb 3asts 3stl game on 4-7 from the floor. Prior to that game, here's Deni's splits in comparison to Haliburton in the same time frame:
Deni (5 games): 26.0mpg 7.2pts 4.8rebs
2.6asts 1stl 0.2blk 0.6tos on 50/43.8/60
Hali (5 games): 26.9mpg 10.6pts
0.8tos on 52.9/50/87.5
In those 5 games, Deni had 0 double digits games, whereas Hali had 4. I'm not sure how you can say Deni has been the better rookie, especially making a statement that bold after a 11/7/3 game. That's really well for a rookie, but that's not a game that would put him over the ROY edge when Haliburton has clearly looked better this year.
There was only 1 user who made a claim that Hali could be a star. Aside from him, I don't think anyone else has made this point? I do think it's too premature to put any type of expectation on him. I think people are underrating his potential just because he's such a well rounded player already. This notion was ALSO added to Luka. It was a huge topic on this forum and even in the NBA circles according to Givony. It's really silly looking back at it now. Tyrese is a very fun player to watch. The ball never sticks to his hand. He's constantly looking to move it and finds players in their spots. His passing is very infectious. I wouldn't say that he's a great ball handler like Fox, but his IQ and decision making make him one of the smartest players with the ball as demonstrated by his total of 28asts in the season o only 4 turnovers.
If you think he lacks a killer instinct, I think his last game vs. the Bulls was very indicitave of his confidence and potential scoring ability. He only had 2pts on 1-8 shooting going into the 4th quarter. He finished the game with 17pts 7-15 from the floor with a clutch performance.