Originally Posted by shoeking2102
Originally Posted by ill steelo
His total assists increased because he was playing more mins each year, but his assist rate actually declined each year. His asst per 36 also declined.
Russell Westbrook is a guy who improved as a facilitator each year. Kyrie is not,
Fair enough, repped. But his assist number per 36 didn't drop "that" much from year to year. I think it was like .1, .2, difference from year to year before lebron came? Something like that. Also his team has to play a factor in assist, which is also why assist aren't the only measure for me to assess a player's improvement in that area.
Still think he was heading in the right direction in that regard and at 21, I think it's unfair to finalize who he is as a passer / playmaker.
We're gonna have to agree to disagree in that regard then. I didn't see any real growth from the eye test & the numbers support it.
His entire game is pretty much the same today as it was his rookie year.
Assist rate, 3 pt %, % at the rim, ppg per 36 have all essentially stayed the same from day 1. (assist rate obviously decreasing since Bron's arrival) 3 pt% increased with Bron there as well since he was being assisted on more of them, so I'm not sure if he's actually improved as a shooter or not.
I'm kinda disappointed with his development honestly. At the very least he's not regressing, so that's positive.