Aaron Gordon is not NBA Ready!
I like him but he just proved every bit of the title on this thread.
There are a good amount of players that aren't NBA ready in every draft, he has the work ethic and the motor that he's one of the few players I'm not too worried about. Though it's a forgone conclusion he's going to leave he still hasn't declared for the draft yet, let's take it easy.
For those who disagree with me, he lacks I.Q. which is huge. In the Conference Final he blew it for his team plain and simple. 17sec left and he airballs the 3 which was not needed at all.
You basing this off one game?
Yes sir! Just like many say player X should be traded after every game his team lose.
Gordon could defintiely use another year, but I doubt he'd slip too far even in this draft. So it's understandable if he leaves. He has the intangibles and awareness to succedd, it's just that his skillset is underdeveloped. If he could improve his dribble and especially his shot he'd be a lock for the top 5.
Umm... Blaker Griffin stayed two years.. So did Sully and HB. So if he stays its for the better. But he has a great motor. Zeus, AG and BA could all leave and be lottery picks. BA got hurt, so he prolly will come back.
I think Gordon should leave this season and pray he ends up with the Timberwolves. He's an excellent defensive player with great size to play the 3 and doesn't need plays run for him to be effective. The guy is exactly what they need in their starting lineup and has the upside to reassure Love that this team hasn't maxed out yet.
Also, one moment doesn't define a player, or Chris Webber would have TERRIBLE basketball IQ after the time-out incident in college, but we all know that isn't true.
Oops double post.
ive been a loud critic of gordon on here for a months now. With that said, the things he needs to improve are not things that will change in one year of college ball. He is an elite athlete who is raw and i think he is just as likely to develop those skills in the nba as he is with another year of college. I wouldnt have any problem with him leaving.