Is it possible that Pop limits potential?

After watching Patty go off this season, and again last night, I could not help but wonder why he never did this for the Spurs.

Patty has been starting for much of his amazing run this year. I was told repeatedly on this forum that Patty was not a starter and not starting material. Pop was also of this opinion and gave Patty very few starts in his career. Despite Patty leading his country and dominating every world cup and Olympics he was firmly embedded in the second unit.

You could argue that he now has better players around him in Brooklyn, but if you watched last night - he was directing the rookies, creating his own shot, and bringing the entire crowd with him.

So my question is, was Patty's potential limited by the way he was pigeon holed in San Antonio?

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