Originally Posted by dd24
Ingram has looked so bad this preseason. I know they're going to have to give him a chance so he'll probably start but right now he barely looks like he should be a role player off the bench for a team. It's just the preseason so I'm not freaking out yet, but typically a guy you intend to count on would play better with the minutes he's got so far. Randle has had some moments. I still think Kuzma seems like he could be the starter at PF before long.
I did some research regarding these icons at 19 and compare them to Ingram's stats.
Brandon Ingram, 29% 3ptFG, 44.3 FG%
Kevin Duran, 28.8% 3pt%, 43% FG%
Lebron, 29% 3pt%, 43.8FG%
Kobe, 37.7% 3pt%, 43.7FG%
Westbrook was STILL IN COLLEGE at 19,
at 20 yrs old, he shot a measly 27%3pt% at 41.5FG%
Kuzma looked too right now, right, well, he is now at 22 yrs old, OLDER than Ingram,
I am not saying Brandon will be a superstar like these guys
but the guy has a boy body still, limited upper body strength that he gets overpowered,
have yet to read defense properly,
have difficulty handling so much pressure from everyone esp from Magic