The Warriors’ choice of Jonathan Kuminga could have been heavily influenced by Jarrett Jack. The former point guard, who spent a season in the Californian franchise and who was Kuminga’s teammate in the G League last year, was essential when Golden State chose the young Congolese, according to what they point out from the NBC, and in his latest statements he has shown a lot of faith in his future in the NBA.
“He has the opportunity to be one of the best players two-way in the league, ”said Jack. “He has the size, the athleticism and the wingspan to be decisive in defense. In attack, he is still adapting to playing on the perimeter, since in his high school years he was used a lot as a center. However, this has made him used to the more physical game of painting ”.
“He is a tremendous athlete, and he has the strength to reach areas like the free kick or the head of the light bulb, just like Kawhi does. He can move into those areas and shoot over many defenders ”, he concluded.
Kuminga is called to be one of the Warriors’ most interesting young pieces, who expect both he and Wiseman to forge themselves surrounded by men like Curry, Klay or Green as they prepare to lead the franchise when they leave. However, their role is not only to grow for the future, because in a squad with three stars of such caliber it is mandatory to fight to get as far as possible, and their ability to have an impact as soon as possible will undoubtedly be decisive. We will see soon if these statements about him are accurate, something that Jarrett Jack himself could regret now that he has become an assistant to the Suns and will have his former teammate as a rival.
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