Re: Starting to really like Olynyk
posted at 6/30/2013 8:27 PM EDT
In response to cole-ely's comment:
To whoever said he didn't play with good guards, I'd like to disagree. I don't know about their draft status but for college players I thought they were pretty good. One guy was deadeye, but more of a scoring guard. Wasn't Stockton on the bench too?
anyway, I don't remember the zags having a weak core of guards. Personally I think he was drafted about right.
I was thinking the same thing.
Still, I like this kid. He made a tough decision to sit out of 2011 and work on himself. He came out of nowhere this year and was something crazy like 60% from the field. He was getting like 18 and 8 while only playing 30 minutes. He is a great passer, heady player, great handle and shoot from anywhere on the floor, and oh yeah by the way he's also 7 feet.
He is not Roy Hibbert. He is the anti-Roy. He is not athletic, not going to rim protect, not going to pull a KG and get you 18 rebounds in a game.
To me, worst case scenerio, he is a Matt Bonner.
Best case, as he said to Simmons, is Best player in the world: