There’s loads of negatives floating round about Thunder ahead Darius Bazley’s profession to this point.
Inefficiency, taking pictures and perspective to call a couple of.
However for each draw back there’s been to Bazley’s sport, there may be great upside.
The probabilities Bazley might be a perennial bench participant might be respectable. However at 21-years-old with loads of time left to blossom, Bazley’s upside must be mentioned extra.
He averaged 5.6 factors in his rookie season earlier than leaping to 13.7 in his sophomore yr. The kicker was an virtually equivalent taking pictures proportion from the sector and a drastic drop in 3-point proportion on extra makes an attempt.
One plus: he tripled his free throw makes an attempt and shot about the identical proportion from the road.
In a 6-foot-8 body with a 7-foot wingspan, Bazley has projected to be a prolonged rim runner with the power to protect a pair positions decently properly.
However Bazley’s pace and talent to create separation from defenders have been fairly a shock. Up to now, it hasn’t yielded leads to his sport, simply 39 % taking pictures from the ground, however the advantages can be astronomical.
A prolonged, athletic ground spacer with the power to protect practically each place might sound acquainted to longtime Thunder followers.
In fact, Bazley isn’t anticipated to be an all-time nice scorer, however the potential to get into the identical environment might be there.
Ought to Bazley get his effectivity up (method up) and proceed his upward pattern on the defensive finish of the courtroom, you possibly can cease the seek for Shai Gilgeous-Alexander’s co-star.
On the threat of getting the hopes up of some offseason readers, I feel we’re in for an enormous yr from Darius Bazley.
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