What makes you think he hasn't been working as hard as last offseason? Because he went to some business seminars? Last year there was little in the news about his offseason work and he came back a different player. Again, there has been little news of his offseason work. I think it's a mistake to just assume he isn't working as hard as he did last year.
For those complaining about Brown's handle and ability to drive, I don't think you are giving the kid enough credit. Brown's first year, he dribbled high and didn't protect the ball during drives. He also had no moves. Just straight to the basket. There is no doubt he improved almost everything hugely during his first summer, but can he do it again like he claimed? i have my concern since he seems not working as hard as last summer but we will see
In his second year, his dribbling was much lower and handle was tighter. He developed a Eurostep and learned to finish through contact. Also, when shut off he developed a nice fadeaway. And he learned to pass much better on drives where he got shot down, hitting the open man much better. The growth from year one to year two, was unbelievably incredible. He obviously worked on it all offseason. I can't wait to see what he brings differently this year. You might see some shake and bake stuff and learning to create better and be much better in the pick n roll.
To me this shows great dedication, work ethic and BBIQ. His court vision won't ever be great on the offensive end and the best I think we will ever see is he will become an average passer, but other than that he will be a tremendously well rounded two way superstar, in my opinion.
Right. Just because we've seen him do a couple of things that aren't basketball doesn't mean he hasn't still been in the gym for multiple hours every day.
Mock Trade Deadline Trailblazers and Knicks Rosters:
G: Lillard, McCollum, Curry, Simons, Baldwin, Stauskas, Trent. F: Aminu, Turner, Harkless, Leonard, Swanigan, Layman. C: Nurkic, Collins,
G: Hardaway, Lee, Mudiay, Nitilikina, Trier, Burke, Dotson. F: Porzingis, Thomas, Hicks, Hezonja, Knox, Kornet, Vonleh. C: Kanter, Robinson