yeah not just that but Kobe holds Nick Young in high esteem
When asked who has that "Kobe gene" and Kobe potential in the Jimmy Kimmel sit down, for Kobe to name Nick Young as one of those players that has that kind of potential and has the "killer" gene must be a HUGE compliment and show how much he believes in him. Hopefully Nick Young takes that to heart and works hard to prove Kobe right.
Wes Johnson has potential to be that "guy" the Ariza type guy that can defend well and when he scores it comes out of nowhere, the kind of guy that makes an imprint on games eventhough he isn't a star.
i think saying he has Ariza potential is fair(which yall should take and be 100% happy w/ this as his max). but yes,thats max - a very impactful intagible player. imo,,, hes more likely to be a Matt Barnes which was mostly Ariza's style with us but less impactful- play solid D, score on cuts/open Js , nothing off the dribble.
either way, hes gunna be an intagible player. so the hope of him scoring more than 15 ppg in the next few years is CRAZY, you guys must have a man crush on him or something; or a player crush, which the people who have him labeled as a bust got over a couple realllly bad seasons ago.
most of the time, only skilled players score 15 ppg+ Wesley is an intangable player. ////hes a wing who cant put the ball on the floor for more than one dribble,,cmon.
the nick young's are the players who score 15+ 20+. they create their own shots; they can dribble. Wesley hasnt shown that, not even in his 15 ppg month he had last year;;; he was a one dribble pullup guy, which even matt barnes does,,,and he scored off cuts,open Js, and in transition, like Barnes..
imo this is just a realistic perspective, considering his career body of work; and the skill hes shown(even recently)
Edited by iDreamShake, August 18, 2013 - 10:32 AM.