Andrew McCeltic wrote:Grant is only 20? He turns 21 later this month.. I didn’t realize he was that young, points to his upside
Only if he’s still growing. But seriously though can he bulk up more or no? Might’ve sort of already maxed out his frame, is there dough there to convert to muscle or is he already low body fat %?
Absolutely not true. Being young means he just has more skill development curve to go. Yes, his frame continuing to develop can be a benefit, but being young just means he has had less reps and his body is not nearly at its developmental peak. Look at Marcus Smart, for example. He was similarly physically maxed out shortly after coming into the NBA, but over the course of his early 20's, he's dramatically improved his offensive game. He's now an elite P&R playmaker and his shooting has gone from all time bad to being an actual threat as a high volume 3 point shooter.
Grant has a lot of upside still. He is very timid offensively - most of the time he looks like he wants to just set picks and get out of the way. I can understand that, because his shot is not falling and he wants to keep the motion offense going, and frankly it's probably the right thing to do at this stage. With coaching and repetitions, I think he can take a big step forward both as a spot-up shooter and putting a little bit of ballhandling into his repetoire. He's never going to be James Harden with the ball, but against slow centers and PFs, he can definitely learn a couple of decisive moves along the baseline and on the wings to defeat guys closing out on him.
He's already an excellent defender both on and off the ball. He's got good vision and understands what to do out there. His shooting form is solid and he's a super hard worker. All of that points to a kid who with time will be a key contributor to this team. His upside on what that looks like will likely depend on how well his shot comes along and whether he can put the ball on the floor to drive by his guy with regularity.