- Apr 12, 2005
I think it's always going to look a bit clunky, because Jaylen is a professional scorer. He's always looking first to put the ball in the hoop and then looking to pass when it isn't there, as opposed to say a guy who goes 50/50 a la Doncic or Lebron. It's what he is and what he will likely always be. George Gervin had more turnovers in his career than assists. Paul George averages 3.7apg and 2.7topg for his career, Derozen is a 4.0/2.1 guy, Donovan Mitchell 4.5/2.8. Jaylen over the past 3 seasons is at 3.4/2.8, so he can certainly add an assist or two and reduce the turnovers by .5 or whatever. The assist numbers have been trending up.I came in after seeing @RorschachsMask stats mostly disprove your last paragraph but I had the exact same feeling. It feels to me like his passing has got better, much more natural and in the flow of the game recently. It still can look kind of clunky but it’s less than it was before. This will be interesting to track because I think that he could be having a minor breakthrough
Jaylen is always going to be more of a Bradley Beal than he's going to be a James Harden. And that's just fine. I think folks want him to be more than that, but that level is pretty damn high.