Duke4life831 wrote:sackings916 wrote:Duke4life831 wrote:He’s a bust
Bagley is 21 years old and missed pretty much his entire sophomore season, and a quarter thru his 3rd season you have concluded he is a bust. Please explain.
He is the same player he was as a freshman at Duke. Trust me I am not a Bagley hater, Ive been the captain of the Bagley hype train for years now. But he is the same exact player he was at Duke 3 years ago. His per minute rebounds, steals, assists are all identical to his rookie year. His PPG are down and his blocks are cut in half. Rookie year he was at 56 TS% which was league average, so far this year he is at 54% which is 3% below league average.
The only thing where he has shown progression is his 3pt shot, but like I said in another post. The fact that his FT% has plummeted, I would lean to the 3pt shooting number as more of an outlier than the new norm. Since FT% is usually the best indication on shooting improvement. But even if the 3pt shooting is for real, he still hasn't improved his defensive awareness, he still has no right hand, he still doesn't know what the word pass means.
I agree with some of your points and disagree with others. I actually think with shooting you have it opposite, his 50% FT shooting is an outlier and his 3pt % is his norm lol. I guess we will see who’s right over time. He is still a bad defender yes, but he has shown some improvement recently and better awareness. Has also been sliding more and not as “hoppy” which leads to him being out of position a ton. Bagley right now is capable of being a 20/10 guy, the problem is he can’t stay on the floor long enough to get those numbers because he kills you on defense. If he can figure it out on defense to at least being average he’ll be OK.