Reading and reacting
- Nov 15, 2006
- Reaction score
I'm seeing the same thing. I've watched him play literally perfect defense a few times a game and his lack of length is what prevented him from altering a shot enough to force a miss. Part of it is also NBA players being extremely good. But the lack of length is a thing. It's a game of inches.He was supposed to be a good finisher. I just think like I said early, his size right now is a bit of an issue. He is having a bit of an issue with the length, and he is mostly below the rim finisher on his drives(despite being an elite leaper off 1 foot). He is very well balanced on his drives and controlled, but the length is affecting his shot right now. I believe he will adjust to it. But like I said, I wish he was 2 inches taller. That applies to the defensive end as well.
I have seen progress as far as attacking off the dribble and creating plays off screens. I like that. It will take some time, but I do see progress in certain areas.