gp2015 wrote:SHFT wrote:Lol peoples beef with FVV are so out there.
He dribbles too much? Like wtf lol he is the point guard and the ball is flying 80% of the time. Sometimes we have to RESET and then let the play actually get going. Obv FVV is the main candidate to have the ball in his hands when that happens. Do people know we actually run sets?
He isnt a good passer? I had this thought last year but he has been superb running the show this year. He isnt getting assists like Iverson or Westbrook. They are in the natural flow of our offence.
He is getting his mid range going, he is obviously still learning how to run point for an NBA contender and even in a learning phase, he is crushing it.
Its like people hear or read one thing and it cements in their head regardless of his actual play on the actual floor.
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Well unlike some people who have completely changed their minds about him after about 10 good games, I base my opinion of him on this year as well as his previous 3 seasons and not just what he has done recently. In past years, he has struggled to be a consistent shooter (hot and cold) and be a good play maker. Most people who have watched Raptors games would agree with that. I would still say he is below average in creating opportunities for others. Like I said, he has a habit of over dribbling and wasting most of the clock and at times he looks for his own shot too much. This has improved somewhat this season but it has been a tendency of his.
Yes, he has been playing well this season but it's 20 games and only 12 games or so as starting point guard. Plus, this is a contract year and he's obviously looking for a big pay day so improving his play is not uncommon. It's not like we haven't seen this before from other players in contract years so you have to be weary.
You are going to reference his play while he was an undrafted guard assigned to the G league lmao? Im guessing you didnt want to max Pascal based on that EXACT SAME LOGIC? Please answer this.
When a team is looking at paying their rookie who is in year 4 of his deal, do you think they are like "well he had a pretty bad first year so lets pump the brakes". Players grow, they adapt, they learn.
Past yearS? as in plural? how do you figure? When was he running the point as a starter these last few years that you are drawing this information from? I use a limited sample size because that is what we have. We had a limited sample size with Pascal as a quasi # 1 option (22 games to be exact) so how is this different?
In past years, he has struggled to be a consistent shooter (hot and cold) and be a good play maker.
He is a career 40% shooter from downtown. That means he missed 60% of them. Its still in the elite category. If all you have to say is that Philly and Milwuakee stretch before his son was born I have something to say to you. He had exactly 10 games in that stretch when he was cold as ice. That is 3 games less than The Bargnani Rule. Also, his son wasnt born, could be some complications, who knows. I wont get into it because its speculation. What we do know for a FACT is after FVV JR popped, his daddy became everyones daddy. Other than that 1 stretch where the 1 thing in the world was probably weighing on his mind more than basketball, do you have another example?
Again with the playmaking, where are you getting this from? Please provide numbers over these last 2 years where he actually had a role as a playmaker that suggests he is not good at it. Where do you think these high assist and low turn ever numbers come from?
This year, his assist % is 29.5. Its not an other wordly number by any means but at the same time, FVV is not a pass first point guard like a CP3 or a Rubio (its a dying breed of pg imo). FWIW, Lowry's assist % is 28 and Pauls is 29.1.
So please do tell, what on earth are you referring to when it comes to his playmaking?