- Nov 2, 2007
good stuff C-DI think what you're hoping for if you see Jaylen as a major star is that his 4th season is Paul George's 3rd. Early career they actually look fairly similar (George is a bit better at everything except shooting 3s, but it's fairly minor variation in AST% and TRB%, and about 0.10 on FT), year 3 George exploded. Now I don't think Jaylen is going to be Paul George, but that's the type of player he could be a lesser version of. Good defender, capable but not exceptional passer, decent rebounder, good shooter, and an athletic presence going to the rim.
Edit- weird that you picked out PG as a good rebounder, he's pretty mediocre 10.5% for his career, Brown could definitely hit that, he was over 9 the only year he played more SF than SG.
Lots of solid discussion regarding Jaylen. Love the Ainge quote. and I'm believer in Jaylen improving from last season.
I really thought Danny & JB were taking this to RFA, especially with China revenue/salary cap issues, but I clearly got that wrong. At the end of the day, Jaylen makes a leap and the contract is a win or they now have huge ballast to make a big deal down the road. Win/win, I guess.