More of our season reflections.
I like Bowman, if his three point shot is closer to what it was in the beginning of the season than in the end, he's definitely an NBA player.
I really like Bowman. He's fast, gutsy, and tenacious. Watching him throw lobs to Chriss or just slam it himself is great.
But he is not at an NBA level as of this season. His full court press and transition defense are fine; his half-court defense is lacking. Opponents go around him or shoot over him and he fouls badly. On the other end, his jumper is not good enough from anywhere.
I'd be happy to see him at the end of the bench in spot minutes and garbage time, but I think he'll get run off the floor by good teams so I don't see much beyond that.
By popular demand, I added a poll letting Dub Nation “choose” between CP3 and Harden. The original poll I did is a virtual tie. https://twitter.com/ericapricot/status/1246108256981774338?s=21
I love his hustle and grit. It's just too bad he doesn't really have NBA-level skills to go with them. His handles are really poor, he's relatively short, and doesn't shoot the 3 (or the 2) well. We tend to admire this year's new additions since we're starving for something to like after being spoiled by five straight trips to the Finals. But Bowman's a G-League guy with very little upside playing on a team that won 23 percent of its games this year. I'm guessing he'll bounce around the league a little for a couple of years and then we'll never hear from him again. Perhaps another Matthew Dellavedova who needs a gimmick to stay in the league.
I like Bowman a lot. But looking at the possibilities of roster movement like this:
PG: Steph, Poole, Avdija
SG: Klay, Mulder, Lee
SF: Gallinari, Justin Holiday, Toscano
PF: Dray, Paschall, Smiley
C: Chriss, Noel, Mahinmi
I think Bowman can grow in Santa Cruz for a while if not picked up by another team
I’m a fan of Bowman and believe that he can develop into our own bench version of Patrick Beverly. They have the same measurements and same motor. PBev became the poster boy for playoffs players (as opposed to reg season players) and as Dray said, we need all the 16 game players we can get.
Just remember that Bev didn’t get his reputation until his mid-late 20s. If we can be patient I think Bowman will have the same value.