It didn't hurt that he made a lot of shots. It didn't hurt that he's a great ball mover. It didn't hurt that he understands the game at both ends. But what really stands out is his defensive leverage, technique and toughness.
Feeling the power and the explosiveness is going to take time.
It's the reason I haven't thought about what-ifs. I've really liked watching the guys come together. This is a new team. We have very professional people. You take the professionalism and the way they combined their personalities, and it's fun to watch.
He may be that special type of player. I don't want to put him in the Charles Barkley class. But with Barkley, length wasn't a factor. Heart and desire and long arms and good hands can overcome that. Put that together with an ability to make an outside shot, and you've got a nice player.