1. He carried that over into the next season though. And the Kings are actually a decent team this year and above .500 well enough into the season that it isn't a fluke. Hield is a big part of that success.
except those might not be the best 20 games Hield has ever played. He was pretty [dang] good down the stretch last year and carried it over into this season, something Brown clearly did not do.
In 31.2 min, Hield is averaging 18.4 Pts (47.3% FG) 5.5 RB 2.7 assistI'm not sure that evalutuating them by comparing the worst 20 games Brown has ever played with the best 20 games Heild has ever played is really a fair way to look at it. Even if it was Brown is still way younger. And to be honest I think the end of last year proved that if given the riens Brown could put up numbers on a mediocre to bad team, because he put up numbers on a very good team. That doesnt mean his recet strugges arent concerning, but I'm not out on him yet. Get back to me in 2 months.
In 28.1 min, brown is averaging 11.1 pts (39.8%) 4.1 rb 1.3 assist
1. Always be leery of big numbers being put up by young players at the end of a season on a losing team.
2. Defense matters, especially in the playoffs, which Hield has never seen. Hield is not, nor will ever be a plus on defense. He doesn't have the length to switch or the lateral quickness to guard primary ball-handlers. He does not play passing lanes well and does not have good defensive instincts.
3. Hield is less than one year younger than Kyrie Irving. Brown is three years younger than Hield and has not had the opportunity to get the reps with the ball in his hands like Hield had in college (with a coach that focused on guard production) and in the pros on a lottery team.
4. I'd weigh Brown's best 20 games in the playoffs on an Eastern Conference Finalist team against Hield's best 20 games in October and November much more heavily.
2. He is not a good defender. No one ever said he was, but he is a much better offensive player than Brown overall and a significantly better shooter and probably always will be (at least with the shooting).
3. Yeah he is older, but they are both into year 3 and that is when players by and large really round into the player they will become. You rarely see a guy, no matter his age, all of a sudden take off after their 3rd year (it does happen it is just very rare).
4. As would I, but there are legit concerns regarding Brown and his inability to find a role on this team. Of course even using the playoffs, Hield thus far this year is statistically outperforming what Brown did in the playoffs last year.
1. The kings so far allow the the third worse defense this year. Sooner or later, that will catch up to them.
2. Hield was always projected to be a good offensive player. But Brown has higher upside to be good on offense and defense and showed it last year in the playoffs.
3. Age does matter, people would probably see Hield at his peak yet still see Brown as still person with upside.
4. Why are you even comparing regular season to the playoffs? Brown showed his potential when stood up when the games were tight even in the regular season. Hield hasn’t shown that yet.