Re: Woj: Lakers trade Wagner, Bonga, Jones, '22 2nd rder to Wizards
Posted: Fri Jun 28, 2019 11:48 pm
Gig18 wrote:Illmatic12 wrote:nuposse04 wrote:Sato has explosive hops, but kinda needs a few steps to get going. Sato isn't particularly laterally athletic but compensates with good positioning.
I have no idea if Bonga has those same instincts, but it will be fun to watch and see.
This is the only comprehensive video I saw showing him against "NBA" competition (mostly NOPs bench scrubs but still)
Very quick and active player with good anticipation. But severely lacking in strength right now
The other thing you see in those clips were also evident in his G league stuff. He has talent, but he gets so out of control when driving to the basket that he often ends up hurling absolute prayers up as shots. Maybe that can be cleared up by getting stronger and having more playing time. But it makes it look like he's prettttttty far away from being a regular contributor.
That’s only just a matter of gaining strength. He’s only 19 so not hard to envision him improving there over the next few offseasons.
What I like about Bonga is that all of his flaws seem fairly fixable with age + maturity, but the things he is good are things that can’t be taught.
When you look at someone like Sekou Doumbouya ,for instance, who we were considering using our #9 overall on .. I don’t think Bonga is any worse of a prospect than Sekou (I actually prefer Bonga bc he has legit ball skills and a better wingspan as well) and we just acquired him for basically nothing. Not a bad piece of business