payitforward wrote:80sballboy wrote:nate33 wrote:Did he watch the games or just read the stat sheet?
I thought Rui was pretty good defensively.
Typical metric-head, probably just watched one game early where he struggled defensively. He wasn't great but he wasn't as bad as he looked at times in college. Now the assists are another story.
Absolutely. Guy doesn't say what you want him to say, take care of it by calling him a name.
Most of what he says about players in the whole article seems pretty much correct & perceptive. He did put Rui at the 9th best rookie showing in the SL.
Rui Hachimura did have a pretty good SL, & he is a promising prospect. I look forward to watching him. I'll be interested to see whether he develops much & at what pace he develops. I'm not sure what good can be done by mixing up batch after batch of Kool Aid on this board & serving it to each other.
Notice who was the best SL performer according to this article. You wouldn't rather have him, would you? Or how about the 2d best? Ditto through the first 8 -- for one reason or another, & any reason will do, Rui is preferable to any of them, right?
Did that hurt PIF? I'm not Rui's number one fan by the way but what bothers me are people making scouting reports that just see numbers and don't watch games or maybe watched one game. Go by the box scores. Not saying he was Kawhi but he wasn't bad defensively. So he may have struggled in the first game. I can't comment on those descriptions he had of other players because I watched very little SL outside of the Wiz. But I can be honest about that so I won't give a scouting report of a player based on his box score unlike some others. Was Clarke really good? Apparently but this is SL right so kind of tough to judge any players performance until they play the big boys.