I know were only 10 or so games into his rookie season but I gotta say, I just don't see any above average skills that made him the 5th pick, let alone a guy who can be a contributor in the NBA.
His size is the first thing that grabs my attention. He's supposed to be a PF but he looks more like a SF. His skills don't really fit the role of either a SF or a PF though. Actually I'm not really sure what his skills are. He can sorta shoot, sorta drive and sometimes rebound. The only thing I know for sure is that he can flush down alley oops with the best of them.
Am I getting fooled by his non-role in a Keith Smart system or is he going to forever be a tweener? He was supposed to be THE most NBA ready guy in the draft and he's looking completely lost out there. Add to the fact that he just looks really small down there in the paint and I'm just not seeing what he could bring to the table to make him a productive player. I'm not the type of fan that just writes off rookies early on based on performance, it's just his size that has me concerned. Someone please tell me I'm crazy and that this dude has a ton of potential..