holla3mikeg wrote:Rubio is a beast and is well worth 8 figures, imo. Especially, if it means keeping Love. Calderon got 4 years/28 million atage 32. Rubio still has tremendous upside and his one flaw is easily fixable. Any player can practice and be coached into being a good shooter. There are infinitely many examples of that. What can't be taught is an innate sense for the game and court vision. He leads the league in steals and is not far back in assists. He's still very young too. I recently went to a Mavs game to see him and Love in person. He was very impressive and scored 22 points, 15 assists, 10 boards and 4 steals. The kid can ball. Also, his shooting has actually improved from distance this year. His% has been negatively effected by his inability to finish at the rim. As his game evolves, he will continue to improve his jumper and be more judicious with his drives to the basket. He has the potential to be one of, if not the best PGs in the game and that's well worth 10+ mill. Particularly in Minnesota
Exactly. His innate talents making him a rare, valuable, and true point guard. His youth to fix shooting flaws and become tougher at the rim. Plays the passing lane and on ball defense. He we would a steal in a 5yr 45million deal that gives him his last two years of the deal above 10 mill.
I dont think hes ever gonna fix his shot. Have you seen his shot chart? its the ugliest thing ive ever seen.
In the restricted area he shoots below 50%, in the rest of the paint he shoots 26%. On 2pt field goals outside the paint he shoots 28%, and is a career 33% shooter from 3. He is a horrible scorer from every where on the court.
and yeah he plays the passing lanes, but he is still a horrible defender.
To say he could be one of the best PGs in the league is a joke