But if you are talking about his ability to score: It's outstanding that he is SUCH a good shooter, but I don't want to see him just as that. He is amazing driving to the hole. He has a wicked handle, can explode to the rim, is very crafty and smart and can finish when he gets there.
He also has a wicked mid-range game and can pull up off of the dribble, step back, fade away and put up tear drops.
I don't think that his injury hampered his passing ability at all, but there is no doubt it effected his speed and abilty to change direction on the drive. Maybe he was being conservative because of that? He's a rook so he gets smoked on the drive with little protection from the refs so hopefully that will change as well given time?
Personally I would LOVE to see him average 6 fta's per game (not including T's). That would show that he is driving and getting the opposition to collapse on him creating open shots for others while getting the opposition into foul trouble. Plus, DJ is money from the line so it's pretty much 6 easy ppg.
Back to the assists though - I still maintain that he has a wonderful balance between being able to shoot/score the ball and get others involved.
He's a 21 year old kid with 62 NBA games under his belt averaging 11.9ppg, 1.9rpg, 3.4apg, .6spg on 43.7/44.6/89.4 shooting as a back up PG to a young starting PG.
All in all I think it's been a very impressive rookie season for him.