Originally Posted by niko
If Rubio sucked in Euroleague how did he win three straight MVP's there?
I think it was actually 4 + a couple scoring titles.
On a more serious note: Mirza... I think there's potential for him to be a solid contributor for us. People are very quick to write him off, but I see some good signs in there too. He's clearly adjusting to the more open style of play in the NBA & as such his defense has been made to look a lot worse than it actually is. He's making a lot of the wrong rotations & is generally looking like a liability on that end of the floor. With that said, I think that he can become at least passable on D once he figures out where he needs to be & what's expected of him.
My main concern so far is that he put on WAY too much weight during the off season. Whoever told him that he needed to bulk up for the NBA need shooting. Not only is he lumbering slowly around the court, but virtually all of his shots are coming up short because of it. Again, this is something that I think can be rectified with time.
I expect him to be able to fill in as a stretch option off the bench when we need to spread the floor. He showed signs of utilising his pull up J in the OKC game & I really do hope he continues to showcase that element of his skill set. He's got too much talent on offense to be used solely as a spot up 3PT shooter off the bench.
Just gotta hope he cuts that weight sooner rather than later.