He's been awesome. Found his game and hasn't stopped.
If he didn't have such butterfingers, he would be averaging more points. Since he can rarely post up without turning it over and we haven't been playing him in the high pick-and-roll this season to hit those 15-18 footers or whatever they are, we don't run any offensive plays for him.
I wouldn't run an offensive play to him either. His post moves are lame! He always goes strong into the defender and then fades backwards. Well when he faces up or has someone at block, he does it too much haha
We don't go to him much, and with Demarcus out he's been our only defender over 6'9" so he's susceptible to foul trouble considering our horrible perimeter defense
He's backing his man down (without lowering his shoulder like he used to), pump faking, making jump stops to "his spot", finishing with confidence. He's not just catching and shooting, look back the last couple years, you'll see the difference. Guarantee you he's one of our highest valued players right now.
As for creating his own shot, it has improved, but I still don't feel comfortable with him doing it. Most of the time when he get's the ball outside the paint and tries to back down his defender, he get's in stripped away from him. Dude has butterfingers. That's the only thing that I have a problem with. Everything else he has much improved upon or is already really good at.
He's been more than solid for us these last 2 seasons.
Quality big man... hmm..
Jt is soild.
A bit over paid.
Not the guy that is your 3rd option.
But can strech the floor.
Hit a 18 foot open shoot.
Gets his fair share of rebounds.
But still need to work on his basketball iq.
I still think he can get even better. I know he could pull atlest 3 more boards a game. Plus if he was just a bit smarter around the rim he would be an allstar candidate. He is one of the kings that I don't want to see traded.