Originally Posted by NYKnicks914
He actually does have a pretty nice offensive game - he can handle, moves very well without the ball, has a nice foul shot. He could also use some more upper body strength. The hustle comes as advertised, though.
If he does have a pretty nice offensive game, he would average more than 9 ppg in his final college season. So far, the only weapon he possesses on offense seems to be cut-in's.
I'm not sure if you're aware of what it takes to be a nice offensive player in the freakin' NBA. Trenton Hassell averaged 19 ppg in his senior season and people say that he has zero offensive game and the exact same thing can be said to the likes of Bruce Bowen, Adrian Griffin and Quinton Ross who're now being used strictly as defensive specialist as they aren't good to score a lot in the NBA where it's a lot more difficult to score than the NCAA. Greg Minor at least averaged 13 ppg, believe me, Balkman's offensive game will make Shandon Anderson look like Michael Jordan.