MasterIchiro wrote: yosemiteben wrote:
MasterIchiro wrote:Kupchak favors skilled players. Every pick so far has been a highly skilled player. Athleticism is a bonus but it doesn't drive his scouting evaluations it seems.
I would say Bridges was much more athletic than he was skilled. Do you disagree?
He's a freak athlete but that didn't drive the pick. He can score inside or out and he can finish with either hand. He can score in transition. He can play 3 or 4 and he can switch on defense. His skillset is very well rounded and diverse. There wasn't any big question of IF on any single aspect of his game. Highly skilled athletic freak. His athleticism increases his upside. But without the skill base it limits upside. Okongwu has a low ceiling.
Meh, agree to disagree. His stats regressed across the board his second season, and the year he was drafted he had pretty meh shooting %'s. He's a tweener due to his athleticism and body size more than because of skill. He came in with a very shaky handle and poor vision.
He definitely had potential, but the sure thing was the athleticism, not the skill.