Re: Watching the NBA the last couple of years


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Posted by russsmith on June 12, 2018 at 13:36:09

In Reply to: Re: Watching the NBA the last couple of years posted by SehornBlew on June 12, 2018 at 10:32:17

Sure but you're also overlooking that Ayton didn't start playing the game until he was 12, Bamba grew up with older brothers who were all college basketball players. Bamba's body is less developed but he's been playing the game longer than Ayton has.

Ayton also said he'd never really lifted weights until he got to Arizona, so while I agree he has an NBA body, he's even new to training.

Bamba is an extremely bright kid, could have gone Ivy League, I actually mentioned here several times he might stay beyond 1 year because of that. But so far Ayton seems to have better basketball instincts, much better passer. Ayton had 57 assists this year, Bamba had 15, that's nearly 4 times as many.

So yeah Bamba has a ton of upside and may have more room to grow, but he's got a LONG way to go to get to where Ayton already is offensively. Defensively no contest it's Bamba.




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