Yeezus_ wrote:raptor jesus wrote:PD28 wrote:
What happened to Lauri? I bought the hype early and haven't heard much in the seasons since.
I would say it's more about unrealistic expectations than on court production. After a decent rookie season, especially in a big market, ppl seem to expect substantial linear growth. That hasn't happened with him - his numbers have stayed relatively steady. But why? It doesn't appear to be a case of more usage, less efficiency. His usage has stayed steady, too, and his efficiency has actually ticked up (61% TS vs 55% as a rookie). I don't think that necessarily means he can be a star with more usage, but I do think he may be getting undervalued as he nears FA.
It's the injury concerns with him too. He's never been able to stay on the court which is a red flag for a player looking to get paid.
Yeah I'm sure there's another side to the story from the Bulls P.O.V as to why they haven't invested more usage in him (e.g. in and out of the lineup, lack of motor, Lavine's improvement, etc). I honesty haven't watched him play a whole lot - was just delving into his numbers.