Good to see him knocking down shots last night.That's hard to do when so many of Stevens offensive sets have Jaylen sitting in the corner waiting for a kick out three pointer. Watch Stevens sets. He usually has two players sitting in each corner. There just isn't a lot of running around off picks looking to lose your man and cut to the basket looking for a pass. The offense usually revolves around looking to take it to the basket and kick it out to the three point line then move it around the three point line looking for the open shot and if the shot isn't there, drive and kick out again and look for the open shot.
With this team, he should be watching film on JJ Redick, Reggie Miller and Rip Hamilton. Jaylen is more athletic and more purely talented than any of them but with his lack of skill as a playmaker and the presence of so many other playmakers on the team, I think Jaylen would find a lot of success becoming a master cutter off the ball.
There is some of that, for sure. But on this team any of the starters can be that man in the corner. Literally any of them. And Jaylen can be involved in the primary action.
Last night, Brad set up something like a three-man weave after the ball came over halfcourt, with the PG, the center, and a swing/wing involved at the top of the key. Sets with Tatum, Rosier, and Theis - a pick, a handoff option, and second pick/handoff option, then a drive and kick option. Jaylen can be in that mix. There are often two-man games above the break off to one side, with another two- or three-man action off the ball. Sometimes Jaylen is fed in the post - and there are definitely guards he can get very good shots off from the post. I think there are a lot of ways to use him as more than a sniper. I also think he needs to get at least a few shots each game in the open floor on a fastbreak. He can be better finishing but he's already pretty good.