Boone is a weakling? That is what most thought about Krstic and he's built himself up over the past 2 years
That's probably because most Euros are characterized as soft and most didn't seen him play. All they know he's a tall white Euro who was (and still is) skinny and needed to fill out. It wasn't likely that those who called him soft or a weakling saw much of him before hand. I, included didn't have high hopes for him coming into his rookie year, but it was cause I never saw him.
Boone on the other hand, is different. We had the opportunity to see plenty of him. He showed a lot of promise his freshman year playing with Emeka. He has the athleticism, what seemed like fire, but never seemed to develop it. Had good defensive instincts and needed work on his offense. I was disappointed. Charlie Villanueva showed a lot more passion in college, and CV's biggest knock was he didn't have any. Soon it was Hilton Armstrong that was showing the promise of what Boone should have been. What disappointed me the most was last year's NCAA tournament where 6-7 Jai Lewis completely man-handled Boone for a game high of 20 points. Unacceptable, in my opinion. Jai was getting whatever he wanted despite being slower and shorter.
Also throughout the entire tournament Boone was just stepping down from challenges. What seemed like a very promising freshman career where he was projected to be the next Emeka in leading the Huskies, a lottery pick promise, turned into a mediocre career and tales of potential.
But he's still young. He's a rookie and he can change. I hope he does. I pray he does, cause he's a Net and I don't want to see a wasted pick that could have gotten us Kyle Lowry (a guy I still think we should've taken over Marcus, but Marcus was a player that would impact us now), Steve Novak, Dee Brown, James Augustine, Paul Davis (not really sold on him either, but he did have the better career in college), Leon Powe, or even Alexander Johnson or Ryan Hollins. Actually, I probably would've taken Boone over Johnson and Hollins, but point is, I did not see much of him get better in college, and so I don't expect now. I hope he proves me wrong. I pray he does.