og has been great overall this season, but occasionally he's showing signs of much more - if these injuries were an opportunity to show he can do that on a consistent basis, I don't think that's going to happen. Like I said, he needs one more year before he can pull all these bits together, for now, it's probably flashes here and there.
There's a great player in there imo, and the improvements this season are much greater than it's sometimes apparent. I really thing he's on the cusp of a siakam like breakout - and maybe it will come this season, but I'd put my money on the next. A better jumper, a bit of added ball handling, some extra strength, and, most important, better timing, making the better read more often. All those areas, he's really close. He can be a primary/secondary scorer on top of his defense - a max player basically.
thanks - that is something my brain can grasp. And i agree with all of that. And I was hoping to see a little bit more progress with more usage, but aside from his damn three ball being off at the moment, i’m not all that disappointed. The guys doing the Wizards broadcast were freaking out over him, saying “he’s not just a role player, he’s looking like a star”.
He is having something similar to Siakam’s season last year. He’s never going to stand out in the same way though. The dude is blocking shots, grabbing boards, and growing bit by bit offensively. He’s not only really close, he’s right there quite a lot of the time. It’s going to be interesting to see how they make him a bigger piece of the puzzle, and when and how that develops. It would be nice to see in the playoffs, and least here and there, and hopefully they are working towards that.