Scouts say he has less potential because theoretically a 19 year old has developed less physically and mentally. The issue is people tend to disregard how talented (or not) that same 19 year old is currently. People fall in love with an athletic freak with no actual talent, just because he is young and athletic. Sure, he could develop into an elite player, but it is a complete crap shoot. His actual potential might have him end up where Frank is now. Frank is 22 and shows an incredible skill level and feel for the game. I know it is a different game, but most football rookies are 21-23 and no one says they lack potential. Frank will continue to mature physically for another 5 years or so, and I see him expanding mentally as well. Will he improve as much as a guy like Myles Turner who is 19? Probably not... ...but then again, Frank is already "myles" ahead of Turner in his development. Sorry for the pun, but it was too corny not to type...
Agree with everything you said except for your analysis of Harrison. I did not see those bad shots he was forcing inside. He was 6-10 from the field, going 0-3 from behind the arc, so going 6-7 on his two point field goal attempts shows that he indeed did not force bad shots inside. He has a natural feel to the game and plays under control. If the first two games are any indicator, particularly this past one showing that he can run the point at times, he deserves a roster spot. We will need to see consistent play from him over the last four games though. To me, he has been the second most impressive prospect right after Frank. Troy drained threes today, but what else can he do? Hairston has played well defensively, but how long can we say, "He missed that one but his form is so good they are bound to start falling..."? If Harrison can keep consistent play, I think he will have a leg up since the coaching staff believes in his ability to play some point along with shooting guard. Someone will have to update me on the amount of roster spots available, but if Harrison keeps this up, I hope we can find a spot for him on this roster.
Anyone else notice that Greg Anthony is a jerk? He keeps saying smart ass comments and trying to correct the play by play guy. Fortunately the guy laughed it off saying, "What are you my editor?", but damn.
Yes and no. I personally think people underestimate Frank's ability to move. He is no Anthony Davis, but he understands how to move his long legs to get open/gain position. His ball handling will give him an advantage against those his size, and his size gives him an advantage over a smaller cover. A step back jumper by a 7 footer is nearly impossible to block. Ask Dirk or Aldridge about that. Frank looked like the most nimble of the big men in the game he was in, for what it's worth.
Well obviously. We all know this isn't top competition. Whether you are sold or not, he is a Hornet. Be happy he didn't suck today.
Good showing today. Too bad point guard play was atrocious, as usual.