Originally Posted by DipsetGeneral
Iggy get unwarranted hate on this board. He can virtually do everything very well except shoot the ball from the perimeter. Iggy deserved the max when he got it.
Congrats to Paul George. After seeing that 5 year - $90 million, it's safe to say we're losing in life fellas.... Does Paul deserve it? Based on potential; most definitely. Paul George is now on NBA fans radar after having last season and post season as his coming our party. The kid got "it". Rising superstar.
See that's the thing with PG that I don't get...what exactly did he do last season that suggested he has "it" and is becoming a rising superstar?
I've went on about PG on NT before but I literally don't get it. Rising superstar? SUPERSTAR? Are we lowering our standards on what a "Superstar" is? What makes him a rising superstar?
When Kobe was in his fourth year in the league, he was at 21 a game with Shaq on his team. Tracy McGrady was at 27 a game the moment he got the franchise tag in Orlando. Don't even have to speak about what guys like Melo, Wade, Bron, etc. were doing in the early "rising" portions of their career. They were doing things that suggested they were heading towards that "Superstar" route. PG? Not so much. I mean 17 a game, and 19 a game in the playoffs doesn't scream "rising superstar to me. Plus he's inconsistent.
He's a great defender, and a good offensive player. Can do multiple things. But a rising superstar? Looks more like a great piece than the latter.