Yeah, thatís where we differ. I think Hayward will be fine. And I donít think jaylen will ever be as good as peak Hayward. His feel for the game is just so far below average, even for his age. I donít think it will ever be average.
We can't tell, but I don't necessarily think he'll be a 5th or 6th option offensively long term at all. I think the #3 or #4 guy, depending on how much Hayward turns into what is effectively the wing version of Horford, is much more likely. Just because he's a defensive stopper doesn't mean he can't get 12-15 FGA's
Perhaps. But is brown going to accept the defensive stopper role that is a fifth or sixth option on offense? Thatís part of the point.
I think you're underestimating how important Brown is to our perimeter defence. He's our best guy to defend the Thompson's, DeRozan's, Middleton's and other tall guard/wings of the league. Almost all the elite teams in the league have a player like that, and Redick routinely gets crushed by them. Would kill us over a series
Thats fine. Iím referring to fit, and someone that can cause havoc without having the ball in his hands. Of course brown is a better defender and more versatile but we have that in spades anyway. One less versatile guy isnít going to kill this team.
Ugh, no way at all. Marginally better shooter than Brown, better off ball movement, but his defence and absolute lack of versatility would be terrible for us
Thats not the point. I think reddick would be a better fit in this team and make us better right now.
Iím not those makeable misses. As I recall, he was swallowed up inside several times and heís never really been known for his touch around the rim anyway.
I think they will all find their role and on different nights, the leading scorer and star will be different and on many, many nights that star is Brown.
Disagree with 7. Brown didn't finish well tonight but with his usual finishing, he probably puts up 20 tonight. Brown will be a two way star. He has to stay and be used properly.But youíre only half addressing the point. I think someone is going to get lost amid all these A players. I happen to think that guy will be Brown.
Brown missed several lay ups/offensive rebounds/makeable shots. He could easily have gone for 20+ tonight and if he did I am sure you aren't calling to trade him.
As far as calling to trade him, thatís not really the premise of my thread last week. I more was pointing to a guy that might be replaced by another guy to make us better (theoretically). For instance, I think the Celtics would be better right now with someone like reddick versus brown.
Reddick over Brown? Really? Reddick is 34, Brown is 21
First, he's 21. Which means that if it was the 1980s, he wouldn't even be in the league. There are *so many* players who have made major improvements in their game feel in their mid-20s.
Second, I really disagree that his feel for the game is grossly deficient. I would not say he's at the top of the pile, but I also wouldn't say he's at the bottom. His defensive awareness is good and improving. For offensive game feel, I saw him make a couple of very smart decisions - recognizing when he had a smaller man on him and taking him into the post for an easy bucket using the moves he developed over the winter. That's clear growth over an offseason. His handle is miles better than in his year 1. There are other examples, but you are really underselling him.
As a reminder: 18 points on .563 TS% during the playoffs last year - including a few games where he was half strength due to injury.