I think we all liked him as a 2nd round pick that would have been taken in the 1st round if it wasn't for an injury. He definitely had the size and showed promise. Detroit did give him some chances. He just didn't look the part and never played well when he had the chance. Chicago never gave him one for the most part. Brooklyn gave him a bit more of one but it still wasn't great last season although he was very good about not turning the ball over. He almost played himself out of the rotation this season. If it wasn't for a Jeremy Lin injury he probably wouldn't have been able to break out like this. He definitely has played well since he got the opportunity the last few games. Even the coach was saying it is going to be hard to keep him out of the rotation now. I actually read this article about him just this morning. https://www.netsdaily.com/platform/a...-crucial-piece
I always kind of follow the former Pistons. Amir Johnson is another guy who is having a solid season as a role player. Obviously he's been in the league quite a while now and wasn't drafted by this front office, but he fills his role well when asked. In Detroit he looked like a bust.