cloverleaf wrote:Ill News wrote:djFan71 wrote:It was a cherry-picked, hyperbolic example, but I also think the availability/health is at least a mild concern with Jaylen.
He relies on athleticism to go from good to elite. Beginning of the year he was healthy and cruised to the All-Star team. Then nagging injuries robbed of just a little bit and he was good from there out, but only elite in bursts. He missed this year's playoffs, had a hamstring injury that had him miss other playoff games in previous seasons. His knee issue sounded like something he'll deal with for a while/rest of his career occasionally.
None of it seems like an extreme issue, but it's definitely something to be consider.
I think what contributed to Jaylen's body deteriorating this season was fatigue from playing heavy minutes, coupled with the extremely short rest the team had after the bubble. Jaylen's style of play is pretty breakneck since he constantly drives to the rim or runs out in transition, so I won't be surprised if his body just broke down. Hopefully the extended rest he and the rest of the team will get this offseason does him good and excises those nagging injuries he had this year.
Tendonitis in the knees at JB's age is IMO worrisome for a player so dependent on his athleticism. And I agree, I hope the wrist issue will be a blessing in disguise, as it gives him more rest in general.
I agree with both of you. I'm not worried worried yet or anything, and bubble definitely wore him down. But, it's definitely something to watch.