11/20/16 Lest we forget - The Sacramento Screw Job.
We will not go quietly in the night. We will rage against the dying light. We will study every buzzer beater with intensified might, because somethin with the NBA doesn't smell right.
Last edited by rocwell; Wed Dec 21st, 2016 at 06:33 PM.
"We were one of four teams left. We can be proud of that, but not satisfied" - D. Casey
I'd wager his defense has probably taken a small step forward.
I still feel that grooming him into a role is hurting his mental game & we should really be allowing him to try and create his own offense more, as when he does get to the basket, it's Giannis-like. Fast, Deadly and usually a poster.
In his first 2 years we gave him that free reign to evaluate what it is he does well and before I say what I think he does well, there is a GLARING hole in what he doesn't --- he is an AWFUL decision maker and has very low bball IQ
Of course to some degree a part of not understanding the game is the language barrier but there are tons of foreign players that enter the league now (Giannis being one as well) that do seem to catch on, Bruno has not. He at times has seemed completely lost. I think for now it's best to simplify the game for him. Tell him where he needs to be and what things he should do. Having him try to create for himself while more importantly be able to read a defence is just beyond his scope right now especially since he doesn't seem to have a feel for what they are doing.
He has shown 2 things....he can shoot a 3 (even in clutch moments) and he can use his length to guard perimeter and post. Once he gets REALLY good at those 2 things, knowing where to be for the open 3 and defending it can open up more avenues. Teams will rush to block his shot and he continues working on his handles and passing in the mean time when they do respond he can start surprising them more but trying to have him be the player that initiates the offence like Giannis would be a massive mistake and just make the 905 team completely disjointed at the same time...
He lacks 3 things Giannis has, footspeed, ballhandling and decision making. From the go, the Greek Freak showed great quickness and far more ballhandling potential. Its hard to create and be able to make decisions for your team offensively if you can't handle the ball to put it lightly, it's a recipe for disaster and think that's what we've seen. He simply doesn't have those characteristics to run an offence through. He's more a player that once he becomes proficient at what he does then other avenues will open up for him within that role. Not to mention he lacks the assertiveness and confidence of a lead player...which is fine because the vast majority of players in the league are role players, at this point he just needs to learn how to do HIS really well.
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