- Jan 18, 2020
I mean, I get why sane people would dislike him with how a random group of Bona fans hyped him up to be some elite recruit.Saying i wasnt impressed with Rumpel last night was probably too harsh. I think he filled is roll adequately but dont think he has earned more than 5-10 minutes at this point. I just kept seeing buzz about him that he should have been left in or be getting more minutes. As you say he is a polarizing player. I was surprised to see that he hasnt even taken a 3 and now that i think about it i cant remember him shooting away from the paint.
I think the reason Flowers came off the bench for so long was to provide that bench scorer role, that we are missing with him in the starting lineup.
Some parts of his skillset are in fact elite, but not enough to warrant major minutes. He has not taken a jumper all year. He has can create separation when driving to the hoop, but that doesn't seem to be the case on the perimeter.
If he can play a bit more under control and at least shoot the ball somewhat decently from outside the paint, he might be a solid player for us.