No Longer StuckInSoCal wrote:Did you see that Jennings special on ESPN, TMC? It made me an instant fan. The kid took a risk and played against teams much better than most NCAA programs. He struggled at points but also had some decent showings.
Nope, I just based my pre-draft opinion on the games I saw him playing in the euroleague last year. And wasn't impressed at all... that's why his performance so far has me... well, shocked.
But hey, I also thought Stromile Swift was gonna be a new KG when he was drafted. I'm wrong at times as well, and seems like Jennings has been a pretty big mistake.
Only reason I'm not overly embarrased is that lots of teams made the same mistake on draft day.
No Longer StuckInSoCal wrote:And, in the end, it may have prepared him more for the NBA than those NCAA kids who thrived in college systems irrelevant to the NBA.
Yep, it certainly seems like that. The level of playing is totally different, and seems like that may have helped him mature much more faster than the NCAA.
No Longer StuckInSoCal wrote:This thread kinda makes me chuckle now. I'd much rather have the Bucks talent than the Warriors talent right about now.
I don't know about that. They Bucks are playing well, but they're in a much easier conference. And I still believe there's not such a big gap between Curry and Jennings. It's just that Jennings was more ready for the pro games, but once Curry develops, I'm pretty sure we'll end up with the better one.
As for the rest of our talent against the Bucks... I don't think it's even close. Randolph, Morrow and Curry are a much better core than anything they have (and I don't see a lot of difference between Beans' and Bogut's production). I think it all boils down to coaching...