I gave him an 'A'.
I thought he showed a ton of progress. I'm only rating him that. He isn't great but he made nice strides it seemed.
The other intangible that got him an A from me was his willingness to come to a new team, as a stiff, and assert himself with effort and intensity. Thats a young leader in training. There were five guys on the floor at all times for Dallas in the playoffs this past year, thats why the won.
I don't think it's easy to come to a new team and play that way, not when your role was so limited on your last team. For that reason, for his ability to make that change, take that stance, and actually improve his confidence 2 fold.... he gets an A.
if 11 other players displayed that type of intensity, this ain't a 22 win team.