In Reply to: Watching the NBA the last couple of years posted by SehornBlew on June 11, 2018 at 09:49:10
I think it's largely because nobody has any idea who Doncic or Young will be able to guard at the next level. Sexton is athletic enough, but not a great shooter, but both Doncic and Young have major defensive questions that offset some of their offensive brilliance.
Ayton is a good shooter who can score and rebound and he's athletic. The interesting thing is the standard excuse for his defense at Arizona is "I was guarding outside instead of playing inside" which is of course exactly what NBA teams will make him do too, force the switch and then take the 3 or blow by him like Buffalo did over and over and over and over. Bamba is a great shot blocker but not the offensive threat and can't move his feet as well as Ayton. Bagley is a terrific offensive guy and he rebounds, but he was not good on defense and he doesn't block shots. The Suns have said they see Bagley eventually as a 5, I don't know if that's how other teams see him but if he's a 5, he better start blocking some shots, or at least learn to move his feet.
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