Simple answer is yes.
If TRoss can improve his ball handling skills, look out. As it stands right now, I believe that's the biggest thing holding him back. Hopefully he puts a lot of work into this in the offseason.
His stroke is one of the nicest looking shots I've seen. His athleticism is very strong. His biggest need is the ability to beat a defender off the dribble IMO.
retarded thread, bye.
I really like the potential of Ross and Valanciunas but, from my perspective, they are overrated because too many see glimpses of what could be and say that's what they are.
I hope these glimpses will become their future norm but accept that for now, several older players with much lower ceilings are more productive than they are this season.
Stats are the best way to measure a players productivity, so whenever I give an opinion I try to back it up with stats. It's something easy to understand and gives you an idea of how a guys performing.
Star players are untouchable, guys with potential are not. Lillard, Davis, Beal, Drummand, maybe even Barnes are guys who are looking like they could be all-stars. Ross is not at that level and for people to look at him and pin their hopes is foolish. He could get there, but he is going to have to work his tail off to catch up with the real stars in his class.
I'm sad you lost respect for my basketball analysis skills. Ima do a sad dance at you.
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- He has a nice stroke and can hit open shots. If he got more minutes a lot more of his shots would be open as opposed to forced with the 2nd unit
- Finishing at the rim is huge. Havent we seen enough of DD flailing and losing the ball after not taking it strong?? T Ross takes it STRONG and it shows with the stats
Ya, he has to learn to take his man of the dribble and take better shots .. but this guys skills (not his overall game yet, obviously) are better than DD today, let alone as a ceiling ..
He's been declared so underrated that now he's overrated.
+1. I think the issue is it's very difficult to project a player's potential at his age. If he was playing his Junior year at Washington right now he would look like a Top 5 pick. The problem is, guys chase the money and leave school early, thus sacrificing playing time and the ability to gain more in-game experience. Is he untouchable? No. Is he valuable? Yes.
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T Ross has a higher ceiling than Derozan. Maybe give him 82 games before we start hating? He has all the tools, physically and mentally to be a star--it's on him to put in the work. We will see, but take a step back before we start calling him overrated. He hasn't even scratched the surface yet.
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