Torrey Craig is playing like he is deserving of the money Jae Crowder wants.
I've said it before but Craig plays better with better players around him. Either Johnson or Craig are better than Crowder.
I did miss the second half, had to get to bed. Through the first half, Draymond looks just as interested as Ayton does.
One thing with this team, they do know how to play together and we have decent depth. Sure, we need to make changes but we do have more guys past the starters that are fitting in well.
I think at this point it’s a two step move to improve. Trade crowder now, ayton when he’s eligible. Find guys who fit and want to be there.
Do you think ayton becomes a consistent 20/10 guy magically if he gets traded? I don’t. I think he is what he is.
He also just has bad reaction time on defense for a center. His rotations are always a step behind and if he misses one, he then stops and watches instead of immediately getting back into the play.One of the problems I see with Ayton is he needs to be spoon-fed on offense. He doesn't create. More or less, he takes what is given on both ends of the court.
On a bad or mediocre team, I can see him approaching a 20/10 guy where he is the focus. Maybe this is what he wants.