remi_222 wrote:He also mentionned that nobody (from MJ to Borego) told him to change his style, added that everybody knpw in the NBA that he'll never be the 25pts/g type of player but someone who facilitates the game for other, things that doesnt pop up to your eyes when you watch the stat line.
So, this is objectively false in his overall time here in Charlotte. From the summer he was traded:
"Clifford told Batum this trade will expand his role. He’s no longer playing with stars LaMarcus Aldridge and Damian Lillard, standing in the corner waiting to take a 3-pointer.
Clifford has major plans. He envisions the 6-foot-8 Batum, who will start at shooting guard, as a primary scoring option next season."
There were other examples about usage and such where Batum himself talked about scoring more here, but it's not really worth searching for them. I'll be charitable and guess that maybe nobody expected him to change this year.
To echo what DY_nasty said, my view is that pass first is fine. Pass only is not and that's pretty much were Batum seems to be these days.