Ja Morant is an incredibly rare young talent, a productive star comfortable working with every element of basketball style. Style and aesthetics are an indelible part of basketball but the conversation around them is pure chaos. For a purely qualitative set of ideas, it’s not surprising that things are moving in every direction at once.
What do you see when you watch Kyle Kuzma play? The answer depends a lot on how far away you are. Kyle Kuzma moves gracefully, gliding from end to end, from sideline to sideline. In the triple-threat position, he sets a wide base. A ball swing, a shoulder pivot, a lightning-quick jab step moves the
Karl-Anthony Towns is having an incredible year but it’s time to let go of the unicorn talk. His excellence is built of simpler stuff. For as many points as he scores, Karl-Anthony Towns’ offensive game is remarkably utilitarian. Flat-footed jumper. A reasonable array of flips and hooks. A dunk if space allows. It’s all angles