Originally Posted by Osh Kosh Bosh
he doesn't have vision.
This is one of the biggest misconceptions about Okafor, that he was a good passer in college, he was a DECENT passer against college defense. but it took him dribbling around with the ball for 4-5 seconds before he could make the correct read. and he had a really low assist rate.
Okafor wasn't a great passer in college and he's even more of a black hole in the pros. and that's reflected in his single digit assist rates.
Cousins was a good defender at Kentucky, and in his rookie year, if you WATCHED him, you could see the instincts, hands, incredible defensive rebounding, the problem was effort and fouling, that's a complete different than Okafor who is slow, poor iq and struggles making the right rotations. much more difficult to fix.
Kentucky had a top 5 defense, with Cousins, and Boogie was a big part of that.
The only way Okafor and Cousins are comparable is the handle and the post game.
All Okafor, has to do become Cousins type is become an elite passer, rebounder, good defender, decent shooter to be like Cousins. That is a LONG way to go.
You have a really skewed vision of who cousins was...and who he is now. Virtually ALL scouting reports had his weakness as maturity, athleticism, lateral quickness, defense, conditioning.
I watched all of kentuckys game in 09-10. Kentucky was a good defensive team because of the overall talent and Cal's scheme. They are ****** Kentucky in the SEC with 5 first rounders. Of course they're defensive numbers would be good
All Cousins had to do to become who he is today is: get in better shape, become a good defender, become a decent jump shooter, mature.
A lot would've said that is a LONG WAY to go 4 years ago. Stop it man. Revisionist like a mug. All the tools were there for cousins.
All the tools are there for Jahlil. He can become a better defender, shooter and rebounder with time. It's not a long shot.