Floody100 wrote:BostonCouchGM wrote:I don't think Jaylen has peaked. However, because he's an athlete playing basketball, instead of a basketball player who is a great athlete, he lacks innate natural feel that really can't be improved. I think you either have it or you don't. His upside has always been limited by his low BBIQ and handle. While his offense has certainly improved, he's no longer one of the better two-way players due to the major step back his defense has taken. Just bringing that back up to the slightly above average level he used to be while maintaining this offense would have him crack the top 30 with ease. Of course, young developing players will improve and maybe overtake him so maybe not. I don't think Brad does him any favors though. While the system does afford Jaylen more wide open looks than most good players get, it doesn't put him in position to utilize his physical gifts enough. Jaylen's could be a great #3. Like Bosh for MIA, Love in CLE, Klay in GS, Allen with the Big Three. But he's not a #2 like Wade, Kyrie, Steph or Pierce were for those teams and the problem is the majority of this fanbase believes he is which makes us "haters" feel the need to check them constantly.
He’s already a top 30 player though ?
You make some decent points but a big reason why he gets easier looks is because of his improved handles & footwork. He’s 24, you’ve made assumptions about him for a while now & been proven wrong every time. Stop continually make the same mistake.
Yeah there are some decent points made in the above post here. What I'm curious about is what the effect on his game would be if we were to retain Fournier next year as a starter next to him and JT. Would Jaylen be any more likely to reconsider 2-3 less stubborn drives into double and triple teams to force up terrible shots or turnovers in favor of a kick out to a guy he trusts to make a shot. To me that would be a big difference. Two less drives a game where he doesn't force something stupid and I'd be pretty pleased. Plus newsflash: this has been a horrible year for consistency in the rotation. If next year, we can get a core 7 or so GOOD, reliable guys that can be relatively injury and obviously Covid-free would that consistency help him build trust to make plays? Or would he just still do what he's gonna do. This is a question I need answered before I make my next assessment.