Infinite Llamas wrote: BigSlam wrote: JMAC3 wrote:
Rozier game log in 2018 playoffs
Needs to add consistency, but at times last year in the playoffs he was a problem.
Had a bad showing in game 7 vs Cavs, but I’m fine with that because he gained experience. How many players have even played for Charlotte that have even played in a game 7 of Conference Finals?
I know that numbers alone don't always tell the entire story, but those assists numbers are a lot more promising and impressive than I would have expected them to be.
rozier is a better passer than most give him credit for. He isn't great at it, but he won't turn it over either. The thing with Rozier, and you see it in games he starts...he's very much a rhythm player. Off the bench, Stevens wanted him to score last year and that's why he took a lot of shots in limited minutes. But he never got into the flow of the game, and the shots weren't always the right shots, but we needed his offense of the bench. He needs time to set up plays and be more careful with his shots. I can easily see him going for 18-5-6 next year and if he can shoot 3's around 37-38% the contract won't seem as steep. He still won't be as good as Kemba, but Kemba certainly ain't worth 16 million more than an 18-5-6 guy imo.
This is kinda where I'm at with it.
Kemba is my favorite Hornet ever, fave player in the league and is 1B all-time for me next to AI. However, we dropped the ball on him with our disrespectful offer and wish him success and hope he gets rings....he deserves it.
Rozier is on a short list of players that we could have gotten to run the point that checks a lot of boxes.... young, hungry, experienced and can score while not killing you in other aspects. I don't agree with the contract, but if he pans out, $18M might be a deal in 3 years. I would've preferred Cook, Payton or Mudiay based on $$, but it is what it is at this point.
I also don't see how replacing Kemba with a less talented version at PG, losing Lamb & Kaminsky would keep us from being in the top-5 of next year's draft. We're still going to be tough to watch and should still land a franchise player in 2020.