It's amazing mainly because he has legit amazing skills. Plus a mentality that has the potential to make him a consistent, clutch killer and killer and gamechanger.
He showed this playing pro in high level euro ball as a teenager. Slashing, passing, IQ, defense, winning mentality. With a growing 6'10'' frame.
This was his trademark. And why he was a lotto pick prospect. That we somehow made a huge reach for him is another false piece of propoganda. Whether Gordon or Lopez turns out to be better for us, Gallo wasn't a reach. It had little to nothing to do with D'ant, aside from D'ant knowing his game and having researched it. Like any coach would. Being an oldschool friend w Gallo's dad is incidental. Its really just a nice superficial thing to focus on, and ignore the actual circumstances and realties of Gallo and that draft.
He showed he could translate the aforesaid skills onto the NBA, even with a lineup in development, and the stage of NYC. He also showed the surprising ability to rain down 3s at an elite clip.
So now wha do we have?
A true pro. He battled thru bull**** and growing pains and a new roster...and thru 12 games got comfortable adapting his slashing and charity strip game to the NBA.
(One step backwards. For two steps forward)
Now that his pure shot is reverting back to a normal level (lol, we got peeps been trying to pass him off as a 37% shooter), we are seeing The ****'s total package.
To put it mildly, this is why you don't treat Gallo like some 28yr old journeyman with lame skills you can't wait to dump into a trash bin like some leper.
It'll be interesting to see of the Gallo haters who starts taking naps, who mans up, and who still trashes him till he's All NBA bc their reps are so invested in Gallo (and D'ant) being abysmal cancer-like NBA talents.
Gallo will have as good or better numbers this season than Gordon or Lopez, IMO. Despite his slow start and having about a season less experience than them.
And u can't put a price on clutch. Or being able to do it in ny. And having the respect of veterans despite being a 22yr old hotshot Dolce model prospect for a tumultuous franchise.
Anti-gallo movement has been a great propoganda machine. Lotta fluff, falsehoods, denial, mixed with a little truth and natural concern.
We may even really downplay Melo trade efforts. If he can't sit tight, we sit tight. Add a starting C in off season, solidify SG, resign Wilson.
And use our still great cap situation, timely contracts, and assets to powerplay for a PG.
Great game. And even tho we didnt face Lee, it forced Ellis' hand and he was hotter than the sun.
You avoid me to write the same things but in a very bad english
It's exactly what I think: Go for CP3 and a solid center and the team is done.