JWizmentality wrote:prime1time wrote:TGW wrote:
Yea, I'm not sure why I got that response...I actually do like and actively root for Rui. Like I said, he's easy to root for because he's a good kid, BUT he needs a lot of work on his game.
I hate to mention that other person who shall not be named, but I think Rui should take notes on unsaid player. Some of Rui's problem is that he doesn't get the easy hoops. Much of his offense comes from contested midrange shots and shots in the paint. Instead of getting easy garbage buckets from running the floor hard, moving without the ball, and diving to the basket on PnPs, he often settles for one-on-one (or two, or three) hero ball. There's nothing wrong with garbage buckets...I wish the coaching staff would tell him that. A little trash removal turns those 4-12 shooting nights into a 7-12 shooting night.
On a positive note, I am really digging Rui's ast/to ratio. It's very good, considering how much he handles the ball.
This is a very different comment than your previous one. But I'm confused. Is calling someone a mediocre basketball player praise? Is it putting their flaws in context and talking about ways to develop? What was Kawhi at San Diego State? A mediocre basketball player? What was Bradley Beal in his first year? A mediocre basketball player? To phrase it another way, how many rookies aren't medicore basketball players? I'm all for analyzing game and talking about ways he can improve. But even this comment, blowing up 4-12 like that's the norm when for the season he shot 47% from the field strikes me as bizarre. What would rookie Kawhi have done on this Wizards team if asked to attack as much as Rui?
Now none of this means that he'll become Kawhi. Kawhi has an amazing growth curve. But it does mean that comments that are simply disparaging and nothing else will be pointed out. Not because anything you have posted personally, but because other people in this same thread have made it a point to constantly remind everyone else that Rui was unworthy of being picked and he's not as good as Brandon Clarke. To be honest, we should probably rename the thread Rui Hachimura and Brandon Clarke...
P.S. Apologies if for reading too much into your comment
This 10000% You would think Rui was 5 years into his NBA career. We weren't even 2 months in before we had a trade Rui movement in the trade thread. His flaws are ridiculously magnified like no other rookie I've seen on this board. And this is a kid that will make the All rookie team.
It's 1 or 2 posters and one of them has an agenda in one hand and a hatchet in the other since Brandon Clarke wasn't our selection (and I love Clarke too). This isn't a Clarke thread, and the idea that anyone and everyone doesn't already have the pro-clarks and anti-Rui take down 8 ways from Sunday is comical. We offing Get it, move the off on (and I say that as someone who can beat a dead horse for decades on end at times, so I understand the perspective, but it's important to note that the audience is well aware of the take from every angle and needs no further direction based upon it).