Not the Upside, The Downside!
What players need to work on:
Blake Griffin-Lack of consistent jump shot
Ricky Rubio-Expirience, Speed and Shooting Range.
Hasheem Thabeet-Very Limited Offensively, needs to add post moves.
James Harden-Tends to be the sidekick, not the leader. Lacks 3-point consistency.
Brandon Jennings-Unknown talents, Too flashy.
Earl Clark-Better field goal percentage. Add muscle.
Stephen Curry: Needs more exposure, more experience running the point.
Can you add more?
Ty Lawson: Learning play half court game, and getting consistence mid range game.
B.J Mullins: Learning the game period, and knowing how use his body.
Gerald Henderson: Keep his range improving, and making sure he continues his play from the 2nd half of last season.
Theres 3 someone elese turn.
This is a very interesting post, with a great point in the process of making it. I disagree that Curry needs exposure, he needs to consistently play against better competition instead.
Demar DeRozan: Tighter handle, needs a jump shot, ability to create for himself, passive mindset
Tyreke Evans: Clearly needs a jump shot, could learn to be more of a true point, rely less on his strength
Jonny Flynn: Playing outside of a zone defense he needs to learn more man to man, lack of consistent jump shot
I like this topic...
I'll go with Thabeet (already said, I know) - needs to become more fluid and less clumsy (if possible)
Chase Budinger-get a haircut, improve footwork on defense
Steph Curry-bulk up a little more, be more selective with shots
James Johnson-get a 3 point shot, grow an inch to play the 4 or get quicker to play the 3
Jeff Teague-become more consistent, improve vision and passing skills
Gani Lawal- be more consistent, bulk up, improve free throw shooting
I'm not going to fight it lol.
STEPHEN CURRY NEEDS SOME MUSCLES!!
Sam Young - Be less robotic with his handle and more consistent with his shot
Heytvelt - Stop smoking pot? bit harsh I know.
Hansbrough - Grow longer arms
i would add shot selection to his needed areas of improvement. In the few games i saw last year, it always looked as if he was forcing his shots
Role players that need some work..
T. Williams --> mid range jumper, long range jumper
J. Adrien --> 15 ft jumper (could be one of the steals in this draft ala carl landry/ paul millsap)
D. Summer --> confidence and basketball iq
D. James --> handled and mid/long range jumper (in the right system could be a shawn marion type)
* just a thought doesn't everyone entering the nba need to work on their jumper and only when u get to the nba do u really have the oppurtunity to work on ur jumper. so for players like t. evans, t. williams, e. clark and j. harden who are lacking jumpers right now i wouldn't be scared to look past that and focus on the talent level they already have.
obvious players that needs improvement id Dejuan Blair. His lack of size just kills him, he had a few more inches he'd be a dominant power forward in the league.
and somebody before said that james harden tends to be a sidekick.. ??? he was ASU's leading scorer his first two years there and was POY in the pac ten. i dont think that is a big worry for scouts or harden himself. but he could improve on his shot somewhat.
Alex Ruoff - Get Drafted
Ricky Rubios speed is so underrated its net even funny he cant jump out of the gym although he can dunk but hes quick