SD2042 wrote: jman3134 wrote:
Profile on NBA draft riser Yoan Makounbou: https://bit.ly/2ZkoVDz
Trust me the clips I compiled on this guy are unreal! He is a French big man who is breaking out this season - only 20 years old.
I can see this guy's potential to be a reliable player in the league. He has to continue to build up his game and focus in order for his hard work to pay off. I can see the Clint Capela/DeAndre Jordan references comes into play. I say his worse case scenario could be Mo Bamba/Hasheem Thabeet. Given that he started learning the game in his teens, will he be able to excel in the pros long term through adapting to the quickness of the game itself. With the NBA offense in full speed, will he be able to develop a suitable jumpshot with solid mechanics to be reliable long term.
Thanks for checking it out! Because I don't have synergy to work with, these reports are taking a lot longer than they used to.
He is more inconsistent with the release point on his jump shot, but that will come with time. He rarely takes three point shots, but isn't embarrassing when he does. At 20, there is plenty of room for growth in this area, but a team wouldn't rely on Capela's three for most of their offense either if they wanted to win games.
The more concerning aspect is the inexperience when it comes to defending pick and rolls. What you have to understand though is that this is his first season playing at the pro A level, and before this he was playing for a junior team that does not come close to the pro level. His minutes have gone up to like 20+ per game and his production is skyrocketing. He was just voted the best young player.
With all that said about his limitations at the moment, the athleticism is supremely elite though, and his overall game can be refined with the proper development coaches. The Grizz are going to need to have this anyway for Ja, Brandon Clarke, JJJ, Bane, and others in the near future. Player development needs to be where we make our money.