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Discussion in 'Basketball' started by benni..., Oct 24, 2017.
Face facts, Steph Curry = most influential player since Michael Jordan.
Embiid can do everything
And ad and towns to dn extent
He definitely has the opportunity to run the offence, which he didn't under CP3. Look, as much as I like it, it's obviously very limited. Against the GSW, for example, they couldn't because Green has always owned Griffin. There are probably 3-4 teams, you can't do it against.
They might not even make the playoffs.
Definitely more efficient though. At this point, Griffin's average's are what they are, but it's the details that count. Also, might be just partly true, but I think with Teodošić healthy, some of his stats will rise.
I'll face facts - what does that mean? He's nowhere near as influential as Lebron for me.
If u mean making idiots at pick ups and kids launch 3s without even looking for the best option then I agree
I will put a caviat on your parade, and that is I don't think we've yet seen the final form of either Simmons or Ingram. Simmons is further along right now, and it's likely that he will be for the rest of his career, but like I said, I'm not prepared to give up on Ingram yet.
I want all my big men to be able to shoot a number of threes. Stretch fours are practically a necessiity in the modern NBA. Having a stretch four paired with a stretch five is ideal.
Yeah - I think it's way early on both - I just think (and thought) the ceiling and floor is higher for Simmons, assuming he can stay healthy which may be a big if. But I'm pretty surprised by the numbers he's putting up this early. We'll see if defenses adjust.
Nets v Lakers tonite could be interesting. Russell will have all the numbers then prolly blow a couple late possesions and gift us a cheap win.
Shaq being Shaq: 'Lonzo gotta score to be a Laker' ....(in so many words)
Duh! Hey big man, we know Lonzo don't pass the eye test as a scorer but damn, he gotta lot of followers.
One thing that really don't add up on the Lonzo as Jason Kidd riff: 'Zo has only been to the line an avg. of 1.5x/game. That's wack. Jimmy Jackson was on radio today and was on Kidd's team when latter was a rook. He said getting to the line not a Kidd prob just yelling at him to shoot anywhere was the issue.
Nance out 4-6 weeks. Ouch. Hello Mr. Randle.
Simmons with another triple double. Guy looks pretty legit.
Good God, Porzingod.
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Wins a win.
Lonzo 3-15, 7 assists 0 t.o.'s
D' 8-24, 7 & 4 t.o.
Brook Lopez nite.
Lonzo is pretty complete beyond his scoring and getting stuck on screens. If he turns out to be a better-rebounding Ricky Rubio in his rookie year, I'm okay with that to build on moving forward. Brandon Ingram also had a good game IMO.
Lonzo has a very high ceiling but hasn’t had the knots year of training g with nba coaches that Simmons has had and Joel had
Kyle Kuzma = Carson Wentz
Trade with Nets looks like best deal Lakers have made since Pau from Memphis.
Kid is polished beyond his years and has an A+ game in all facets. How in hell did he drop to 27th in first round? 6'9" with Grant Hill-like game.
We can vent about Ball but, all's forgotten when Kuzma lights people up every game.
I would take bets that of all the guys on the floor last nite, he will be the first to make an All-Star team.
In general the NBA undervalues older rookies. In their rush to get younger and younger guys with more tools and athletic potential, guys like Kuzma can fall through the cracks. Guys who have taken a couple years in the college game to polish their craft and get better, guys who are more ready to contribute day one. I'd also say that Josh Hart is a solid draft pick in a similar vein; veteran college player ready to come in and play NBA-calibre defence day one. A potentially franchise-changing draft for the Lakers.
Kuzma is great but will he maintain his level? L
Laker level? (easy) League level? Small sample, think so but he's got Kwahi, KD, Dray and more who gonna look him up and then we'll see what we got.
Kuzma -Nance- Ingram : should score and move well enuf on D. Nets went small and Lopez trashed them. I'd like to go small with those three. Randle's shot is still somewhere out in the ocean. His minutes are going to dive when Nance comes back.
May soon start thread about Lonzo's shoes hurting his game? Kuzma's a fit - Zo?
Happy to see Nuggets come out for 2nd half and tank v. Dubs. Denver overrated.
KAT's Halloween kicks:
I don't see a reason why not. His game is fundamentally sound mechanically, he's very confident, and he has good footwork. He'll have ups and downs like any rookie, but I don't see a reason to question him at the moment.
Ball will be fine. He's struggling to score but his contributions in other areas allow him to be a net positive on the floor overall.
Yeah ball will be fine
He can do what a son kids did with his shot
He’s a great facilitator ready
Just thinking, imagine a guy like kat with ball? Getting up the court for those long range fast break passes
@thebigman are you concerned at all with Fultz or do you think it was all the shoulder thing?
He can be a Millard like player if he can get some confidence imo
Ingram had a couple drives to the rim tonight where he was just straight better than Marc Gasol and wasn't afraid to show it. Just jumped and finished over Gasol despite the contact. 18 points in a half. That's not something that was happening at all last season. Even though he still looks lanky and skinny, he is clearly putting in the work to get stronger and faster. The progression is real, people! And with his toolbox, who knows where the ceiling is?