Vs unc 17 pts, 12 reb. More and more reminds me of Ingram ..that extra gear to turn the corner and finish around the rim is not there right now... Can shoot over smaller sfs or against slower pfs
Yeah, he looks to me like he has a frame that can add muscle. He has pretty natural instincts on defense and uses his length well. I love to see a skinny kid like that get on the boards too, because it means his mindset is not the thing holding him back.
He reminds me more of Paul George more than the other comparisons I hear. He has the handles and the shooting mechanics to be a 3 in the NBA. He knows how to use his length on defense and on the boards.
The main concern that I have is his driving ability, but with more muscle and the NBA rules, that probably improves. He is only getting 3 shots at the rim a game, but converting over 70% (for reference, George only converted 55% at the rim in his last season at Fresno State, after he had added more muscle).
Edit: When it comes down to it, Isaac has a lot of the same concerns George had, but you could argue he has been more effective against better competition than George was. He is more advanced of a shot creator, has a better stroke, and is better going to the rim than George was at the same stage. Isaac is not quite the leaper George was, but in many other ways they are comparable.
This is a big concern regarding Isaac for me... He has the kind of frame that makes it real tough to add mass. He has a thin waist and lower body
think about how many scrawny players ... add scrawny tall players are able to add good amount of mass by the time they get to the NBA
George is a decent comparison....but George is also a SF/SG
Is Isaac a SF/SG at the nba level?
To me he screams out PF on the defensive end but SF at the offensive end. ... But without ability to add meaningful mass...will be kind of positionless at the defensive end at the next level
He has to put in alot of time at the gym
Time will tell. Does he have the work ethic?
George was a 3-4 when he first came into the league. His spotup shooting allowed him to play 2 on a team that bruising and relied on Granger and West to make plays more than the guards. I think Isaac could do that if asked.
Defensively, he has the athleticism is play on the perimeter or inside.
Durant did gain the weight, when many thought he couldn't. Many think Ingram will add weight as he ages. Even Henson has put on some weight. Ed Davis put on weight too. Anthony Davis, Giannis, and Wiggins too.
I don't know that putting on weight is as much of a concern as whether or not he will lose explosiveness when he does. That is somewhat concerning to me. but the great thing about Isaac is that, if he does lose some explosiveness and quickness, he has the size to move up to the 4.