Originally Posted by awwsome
LaVine isn't the reason Bennett has been trash.
He had one of the worst rookie seasons in history before he even got to the Wolves.
LaVine as shaky as his early rookie season was, is still better than Bennett.
Bennett may be "better" than Payne but that's splitting hairs because they've both been trash, Bennett is just younger.
He played good over the summer but that wasn't against NBA talent, he's yet to prove he's an NBA rotation player and he was one of my favorites coming out of UNLV.
He wasn't heathy the first year.
Zach Lavin was a complete disaster at PG and had a hugely negative effect on every lineup he played with to say that wouldn't effect a pick and roll big who's reliant on PG's to find him is willful blindness.
It's not splitting hairs, Adrien Payne has been significantly worse and is old as dirt. The age part matters in assessing the gap in their performance.