@Neurotic Guy, gouki88
Fair enough. Still, I'd rather have Giannis-Parker than Tatum-Brown.
I don't think the Bucks duo belongs on that list as Gia is already in his 5th season and on his second contract.What about the Wolves duo?
That aside, the only duo I would place as definitively above Brown-Tatum is Embiid-Simmons. None of the other duos have a secondary player as good as whichever of Brown-Tatum you want to consider the 'lesser' of the duo.
KAT >> Tatum
Hate to say it, but right now Brown is a poor man's Wiggins. The age gap between them isn't that big. Brown is just a year and a half younger than Wiggins.
Brown is already a better player than Wiggins. Wiggins is in his 4th year, Brown is in his 2nd. By the time Brown is in his 4th year, he's likely to be way better than Wiggins.
KAT is most certainly better than Tatum right now, but KAT has kind of plateaued. I'm not sure he's the mega-star people thought he was going to be. He seems rather indifferent on defense.
Agree on Towns. Not only is he a poor defender, but he just doesn't seem to have the personality to be a number one option, despite his stats, if that makes any sense. It's probably just me, though.
As for Brown vs. Wiggins, Jaylen has, by far, the better motor, but Wiggins has a tremendous advantage insofar as skills are concerned, imo, with the most glaring example being footwork. That doesn't mean that I'd take Wiggins over Brown, especially because "Maple Jordan"
doesn't rebound or defend and was certainly not worth that max contract, in my view, but you can't ignore Jaylen's rather glaring deficiencies, at least to me, anyway, not that that counts for anything, lol
Honestly, I'm quite impressed with Brown's rather accelerated development this year considering that he still has no midrange game, a sub par handle, and the fact that, in terms of assists, the dude is like the Hassan Whiteside of shooting guards, lol
. I do like his post game, as I've stated previously, but right now he's really just spotting up and going all the way to the basket for a layup, and for the life of me I simply cannot understand why teams don't try to stop him short and force the guy to shoot a midrange jumper, because he really struggles with that part of the game as of right now. Just thought for food
I know the debate about the importance of defense is like arguing between Democrats and Republicans on this blog, but people really need to tune into a Wolves game and watch Wiggins on the defensive end...
You don't even have to go that far. Just look at his rebounding numbers. Wiggins is to rebounding as Brown is to passing, lol
, with the latter now going three straight games without recording a single assist for the second time this year
. Not one. How is that even possible? I thought that we traded Bradley