Dalek wrote:I am glad he got the deal, but the last three games he looked like a rookie.
NY and Brooklyn were tough match-ups for him because those are high level teams. I like his feet and he knows how to position himself, but being a bulkier guy he is going to have to work on his tags as he gets caught on drives bumping the driver on the closeout. I would like to see him let guys go past him a bit and then block them at the rim. I think he has the speed and wingspan to do a late recovery.
If he doesn't figure that out he is going to struggle with fouls because teams are going small like Brooklyn.
Stanley Johnson has stated that it takes over a year to become fluent in the Raptors system. New Fred is running on just effort right now. We will know what we have a year from now.
About these two year deals, they can backfire if a player develops quickly. Wouldn't 3 year deals be better in the long run?