I_Like_Dirt wrote:Ruzious wrote:I'd like to go forward in time and see what he'll be in 2 or 3 years. He's such a versatile defender, and he might be bigger by then. Having played PG in his formative years, he has PG skills. He just... has trouble shooting. He still makes rookie type mistakes, but all he needs to be a legit rotation player is a reasonably reliable 3 point shot.
You never know with these things but I'm skeptical he ever develops a 3. And if he does, it will likely look more like Iguodala's where people point to it and suggest he can shoot or that it's greatly helping his game when it's a positive but nothing groundbreaking and he can really only shoot from one or two spots on the floor. I'd be stoked if he could shoot more, and stranger things have happened but I definitely don't see even the Iguodala=level shooting as likely.
That said, even just a few spots inside the 3-point line would do it. Mostly with him, it's court awareness and that's where I feel playing PG younger helped him. He needs to be on point on defense and he needs to see the floor on offense. He seems like he could do some of the things Ben Simmons does, not as well but he also isn't afraid to shoot and he's willing to play a position other than PG and take on a role where he allows players who can shoot from various spots on the floor to do more of the ballhandling.
I think that he will develop a corner 3 that can be effective. He has increased his FT% from .600 to .732. His corner 3 is at .304 vs. .261 overall. What gives me hope there is that he is shooting .500 from 16-3pt.
I should describe as effective is anything greater than .333 from the corner. I think he will get to .375. What he needs to do is not position himself to take other 3s (not easy but doable).
I think his biggest weakness will continue to be his defensive rebounding - he rebounds like a SG.