With the unexpected success of the Raptors this year much of the conversation has turned to the development of our two sophomores as we attempt to predict how these guys will turn out and the contribution they may make to this club going forward.
As far as JV is concerned, comparisons have been made to players like Hibbert and Chandler, as well as guys like Gortat. I do not expect JV to be a dominant defensive C like Hibbert or Chandler, but I do expect him to be more dominant than Gortat on both ends of the floor.
Personally, I am more impressed by JV's offensive capability than his defense. I think he is more likely to become dominant scoring the ball than preventing baskets. I would really like the Raps to feed JV more often, and more consistently throughout games. We have seen what TRoss can do if given the touches and the opportunity, but I do not think that JV has been put into the position this season to excel offensively. Can he get you 20 or 30+ points if given the chance?
So, what do you guys think? Will JV become a more dominant offensive or defensive big man, or will he develop a balanced game, and why do you think that?