Re: Serge Ibaka's potential
He's not going to be a 15-17 PPG scorer anytime soon, either, as long as there's 3 better established scorers than him. But he's giving us 13 PPG on good efficiency as the 4th option this year, and I'm fine with that. He will occasionally have a 20+ point game and he's got 15-19 point games littered throughout the season.
However, he's still got some holes in his game. He needs to be a better and more consistent rebounder. Some games he realizes he's an athletic freak, goes to work on the offensive glass, and finishes the game with 10+ boards. Other nights he just sort of disappears, isn't nearly assertive enough using his athleticism, and finishes with 5-7 rebounds. It's more of a mental thing than talent thing for the most part. And yes, his on-ball/man defense needs work. It's better this year (which isn't saying a whole lot) but he's still wildly inconsistent.
If Martin leaves after this year, then I can see him increasing his scoring up to 15 PPG, and he'll be a 15/9/3 player on 55%+ shooting.
Last edited by KG215 : 03-22-2013 at 11:41 PM.