Hmmm... I don’t think he’s considered anywhere near top 5 offensive player.
That’s 13 guys ahead of him that come to mind immediately as superior offensive players right off the bat.
then you could argue the Tatum, Zion, KAT and Mitchell’s of the league who are prob even with him.
I'd give Booker the edge over Westbrook, for sure. Definitely as a scorer. Westbrook is good, sometimes great, but he's not efficient at all.
I think that’s more accurate than blowing by guys. Again he doesn’t have the handles to put other guards in skates and his first step isn’t scary fast. What book is, in my opinion, is a sneaky athlete and incredibly crafty.He's great at anticipating what defenders will do and that allows him to get by guys or get a little bit of space to do something.
Devin has shown growth every year in the NBA. He seems to hone in on one thing each off season and make it into a strength: shooting efficiency, passing, defense, free throw percentage...I think this is attributable, at least in part, to the fact that neither his handles nor his first step are next level. They’re not a detriment, but defenders aren’t worried he’s just going to blow by them. This allows they to play up on him defensively. He rarely has room for good looks beyond the arc.
Devin has shown growth every year in the NBA. He seems to hone in on one thing each off season and make it into a strength: shooting efficiency, passing, defense, free throw percentage...
I mentioned this last year, but I hope Monty and Chris will be in his ear this off season about his handles. He has a lot of unforced turnovers off the dribble, dribbling off his leg, losing the ball in traffic, making silly cross court passes, and getting stripped by average defenders. I'd bet he's one of the worst in the league at ball security on one on ones.
It's an easy fix though: tell Book he sucks at ball security then walk away. Next year, watch out.