We all knew there would be times when the kid would look a bit overwhelmed and out of place during games this year but, seriously, I donít think anyone expected it to be this often, this early.
The numbers are mostly awful: A point, a rebound and four fouls n 17 minutes yesterday; seven and seven against Miami on Friday is okay but two points and no rebounds in Utah is bad, the 17 points in Denverís a fraud because most of them came in garbage time and he was invisible with six and two in Phoenix and a non-factor against the Clippers.
But more than the numbers, itís the ďotherĒ stuff heís not getting done.
Thereís very little energy, his defence is lax and while there seems to be effort there, it looks wasted at time. All those little things, like running, rebounding, setting good screens, arenít happening often enough.
I donít think itís time to make any drastic changes or anything Ė I wouldnít even think about altering anything until at least 20 games into a season Ė but they need him to work harder and be better.