Beating a dead horse here but.............
LOL yea this is just flat out false. Ever heard of agility? That is an aspect of athleticism.
Uh..............never said it wasn't. Something Olynyk is also mediocre at by the way. Has terrible lateral quickness on the defensive end.
completely disagree agility, body control these are aspects of athleticism, they are not skill or sport specific, there is a reason a guy like Luke Jackson can pop off a vertical higher than Iggy or JR, but when it comes to actually running and moving his rickety *** can't translate that into efficient motion on a basketball.
We can agree to disagree. You can argue Luke Jackson is a better athlete than them, but Iggy and JR are much better basketball players and with their skill they can put themselves in a better position to display that athleticism. Same with Joe Alexander. Kid was a great athlete but could not show it in the league because he didn't have the ball skills to get loose.
Like I said, I don't think he's a terrible basketball player. On the contrary, his skills are rare and adept for today's game. He's just very unathletic which hurts many facets of his game. Athleticism is about movement. Once you introduce a ball into the equation, you start assessing sport specific skill as well. Olynyk is a bad athlete by NBA standards but he's skilled so he'll find a spot somewhere. I'm not insulting your countryman, bruh. It is what it is. I think I had this exact same argument with ska and a few others yearssssssss ago
I don't think it's that much of a difference between Len and Nerlens right now
when you consider how decent Len is on both ends of the floor. Don't know about #1 pick worthy but he's top 3 worthy so it ain't that far off.