Here’s a great email I got today from Nick S. on Enes Kanter and what kind of real development can be expected:
“So… as predicted, it looks like you’re somewhat sick of the Enes Kanter discussion at this point. I don’t blame you, and I still expect that it will go on all season. I did want to highlight a couple of things that you might find interesting, however.
First, the optimistic perspective: Jon Hamm, talking about plus-minus and RPM, mentioned Kris Middleton as an example of the fact that young players can improve and so you can’t always take measures of past performance as a predictor of the future. I think it’s interesting to go back a little farther. I recently dug up the articles that Henry Abbott wrote about Kevin Durant early in his career.
It’s a really good piece walking through the ways in which Kevin Durant could, on one hand, be a very promising prospect and, on the other hand, not really be helping the team win. It also closes with these paragraphs which are hilarious in retrospect. Keep Reading…