tor1234567 wrote:lobosloboslobos wrote:Red_Claw wrote:
BOUCHER WILL NEVER GET BIGGER. That is his frame/size for the rest of his career. The player you want him to be isin't going to happen but that doesn't mean he can't be effective.
Boucher is a 3pt shooter/shot blocker. He's not a positional rebounder but he can use his length to get boards. He's the fastest runner on the team for his size and he looks to run every play. He'll most likely never be a starter in this league and won't win every match up but he brings energy and scoring which is exactly what you want off the bench.
When we look at bench players, you will rarely find all around players unless they are young and developing. Every bench player has disadvantages. Its the coaches job to have them excel with their advantages.
Keon Clark was a druggy but he had the same frame as Boucher in a league that use to be all about size. If Keon Clark played in this era, he'd be much more successful. No reason why Boucher can't be successful now. Just needs the playing time to get comfortable.
even before your post i went looking for a pic of Keon Clark because I was thinking the same as you. But then you see the pics and Keon he was a beanpole but he was also ripped. If Boucher could look like this he'd be fine but I don't think he does.
Keon Clark was "wirey" but still strong. Similar to how a young Kevin Garnett was.
Keon had zero issues going into the paint and dunking on players bigger than him.
Boucher is just frail.
Boucher is really a 3 or 4. He plays a perimeter type game...think KD type of game. He should never be asked to play the 5 and to anyone ripping his size because he wouldn't be able to bang inside...you are viewing him with the wrong lens. He is a 3/4 with some shot blocking capability...not a 5.