Discussion in 'Lakers Discussion' started by therealdeal, Jun 21, 2018.
I wonder what our scouts see on him? Right now he's the next Sun Yue. He doesn't look close to NBA ready.
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Bonga is obviously raw, but playing with this SL second unit isn't doing him any favors. Rathan-Mayes is too ball dominant for a non-shooter like Bonga. He'd probably look more serviceable with ball movement, though as real said, let's be patient with the kid.
sun yue sounds bout right at the moment...dude look so awkward with his running, he does have very nice long strides when he attacks the paint but so far dont see any shooting abilities or any speed/handle to brakedown his man
If this one hits, our scouts are magic. Because right now, he looks really bad.
I don't agree. I think there's some things he does really well, especially for his size and age. He's still just 18 years old and has good instincts as a guard. He's just never played this level before, he needs time. He's going to make mistakes out there and he's going to have to learn how to play off the ball. There's so many little things he has to get: take the open jumper, stay straight up when you challenge shots, read the defense don't assume the pass is there. He's only been around the team for less than 4 days and this is his first taste of NBA athleticism. He looks how a project should look.
Also, the scouting department is kind of already magic. In the last two drafts we've gotten Ball, Kuzma, Hart, Wagner, Mykhailiuk, as well as Thomas Bryant and Isaac Bonga. The last two are the only ones who might not be NBA players, but they've got the tools to get there. That's a 71% success rate on picks. There's teams in the draft that used lottery picks on useless players. The scouting department deserves raises.
The one thing I did find about him that looked good, he’s got some pretty good vision.
He made some pretty passes that make you go, “Oh!”. Too bad no one was expecting them or have butter fingers.
Definitely a project. Should stay in the G League to develop.
eh, what i mean is that they see something that i really don't see in this one. i could see svi or wagner or hart, even before they were drafted. but to look at bonga and see something worth trading into the draft for and bringing over immediately...you've got insight i don't have.
That's fair. I thought he was a stash, but it looks like fought his way over. I can definitely see the makings of a meal, but they're covered in layers and layers of enchilada sauce.
Is it lunch time yet?
He seems like a Boris Diaw type, hopefully he does not eat himself out of the NBA
Bonga looks like he has never played basketball in his life.
Your talent evaluation and metaphors both stink.
His talent sucks. It's on tape. And my metaphors are excellent.
No it doesn't. Tape is fine. Your metaphors are literally about feces the majority of the time. So literally... stinky.
ox's metaphors are an amalgamation of urine, feces, and various other offensive bodily fluids that must be flushed.
This place is like the sun. While it's very hot if you get too close, you can't live with out it if you are far away enough. Boom.
being to kind here....
Can you blame him tho....its literally the majority of his day and what he's constantly exposed to.