tiderulz wrote:pepe1991 wrote:tiderulz wrote:I disagree. He was playable this year, if for nothing else to see where he stood against NBA competition and where his body stood. Now we know both.
With filter of :
minimum 10 games played
and minimum 10 min per game
Mo Bamba was 4th worst nba player by net rating ahead of : Cameron Payne, Frank Mason and Marqeese Chriss.
IF that's not unplayable i don't know what is.
Before season starter at OPP we as fans come to idea that he should only play home games and close road games to get stronger and avoid traveling. Lot of fans thought that he is so poorly suited for NBA for last year that team should red shirt him for whole season and just have him practice with a team and, if time is right , play him toward the end of a season.
History showed what we all knew, he wasn't ready for NBA.
my statement still stands. we had guesses but we didnt really know how he would compare. now we know exactly how much work he needs
In regards to the “how much work he needs” comment ...
I couldn’t help but think back on the Bamba selection this morning while listening to Golic & Wingo on the drive to work.
They were discussing the Daniel Jones #6 overall pick in the NFL draft. They brought up the questionable picks of Lamar Jackson, Josh Allen and even Baker Mayfield last year and how each of them had an unreachable trait that every could point to and say “I might not have made that choice but I can see why someone would take a chance.” On the contrary, in their opinion Jones completely lacks anything exciting at all.
For me, this fully captures Bamba. In no way have I have said that he was the one and only option worth taking. But given the information we had at the time (and still do today IMO), Bamba was every bit as worthy of that pick as anyone else available.
Simple minded fools like to begin and end their evaluation with length. But we say flashes of his handles in summer league. Yes, handles!!! on a guy that size. We saw shooting potential. We saw a lot of flashes of something special.
Those flashes were rare indeed but they exist. Let’s see if they can develop.