I have been following the t-wolves summer games and even though shabazz is not putting up great numbers, I think he is taking the right approach. he already has a guaranteed contract, so has not been shooting as much, and has been trying to work on his ball handling and defense. he had 2 assists in their game tonight and 1 block. he took only 10 total shots tonight, 2-8 on two pointers, and 0-2 from 3, and 2-4 from the free throw line. I think he went to a great situation for him and the t-wolves. they already have two legit top 10 player at their positions in Rubio and love. they signed kevin martin, so shabazz can learn for the first year or two. he will be able to truly maximize his potential and become not just a great scorer, but a great all-around player as well, and eventually become a star player in the nba.
He took 8 total shots (2-6 on 2 pointers).
No he was right, He took 10 shots. He was fouled on two hence the four freethrows. (You are right about the 2/6 2 pointes tho)
I was going by field goal attempts, I'm fairly certain that the OP was too, therefore the shots where Shabazz was fouled don't count.
I don't think Rubio is top 10 yet... He's fun to watch and has potential but he's not too 10. As far as Shabazz I think he's just searching for an identity right now. He's gotta learn you can't just shoot/score, he's gotta contribute elsewhere
I've been fallowing bazz and saw him live tn. He still hates people not passing him the ball but he was obviously the best option and from what I heard flip wanted him to score. Vegas out. YOU CAN'T STOP MEEEE LIGGHHT NINNGGG
If he can learn how to move without the ball and utilise down screens from K-Mart I think Shabazz will at least be a solid spot up shooter for Minny, and shooting is what they wanted out of this pick. If he can continue to get back into shape he can also hopefully be a good running partner for Rubio on the break. If he can keep up this concerted effort of trying to move the ball and do the little things more, I think he will be a great all-around player for many years. I know it was only high school, but when he was in shape back then people forget how good of a defender he was. I think once he starts hitting an NBA training staff full time he can turn into a valuable 3 and D player for the T-Wolves.