- May 4, 2019
I'm not really disagreeing with your point, but Nesmith doesn't need to become a lockdown defender to have a 10-year career as an NBA rotation player, if he's the lights-out shooter he's supposed to be. He just need to become a competent defender who's not a huge liability at that end of the floor.I think most SOSHers would agree with you. I will note that Brad had said that he sees Romeo as a 10-year NBA player if he stays healthy.
It's interesting because their strengths are almost exactly opposite. AN is a great shooter, looks to have good vertical athleticism, but struggles with the other athletic aspects of the NBA (particularly lateral movement and, well, defense). It will be interesting to see how he does at the rim. OTOH, Romeo is super athletic laterally (more so than vertically), can definitely get to the rim and score, can defend multiple positions, but can't shoot yet.
One might think that there is more likelihood of Romeo refining his shot than Aaron getting quick enough to keep folks in front of him.
I'm super anxious to see Romeo back on the court if you couldn't tell.
That said, I too am eager to see Romeo back on the court.