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Stauskas To Work Out For Hornets Wednesday

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I'm waiting on the team to bring in Saric for a work out.


I am as well. I'm wondering if we have a day set up solely for power forwards with Saric, Vonleh, Randle, McDermott, and Gordon coming in.

We did something similar at the small forward position when we brought in Early, Antetokounmpo, Fair, Daniels, and Robinson coming in.

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Stauskas said that he's only working out for the Lakers, Celtics, Suns, and Hornets.

This was also Stauskas' first workout

He said he's confident that one of those teams will take him.
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I'm starting to warm up to drafting this kid

 

I would still rather trade back and take Tony buckets but whatev's

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Stauskas sure doesn't lack confidence.

He said he's out to prove everyone wrong.
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Stauskas sure doesn't lack confidence.

He said he's out to prove everyone wrong.

 

^^^^^^^^^^   Exactly. This has been my gripe with people comparing Stauskas to Morrison.... Ammo's biggest issue was confidence. He was timid, quiet, etc...

 

Also, Morrison wasn't a pure shooter like Stauskas. He was a scorer at Gonzaga who couldn't handle the jump in talent in the NBA and didn't know how to not be "the guy". He was also just awkward and every time I met him around Charlotte he seemed out of it.

 

I like Stauskas because he played 2nd fiddle to guys like Hardaway Jr. and Burke then took over as the Michigan leader when they left. He didn't even go home over the summer. He stayed at school to get stronger and better... Y'all should check out the documentary on him on Youtube if you haven't seen it.

 

The kid is obsessed with basketball. He posts motivational letters for himself all around where he is living to stumble upon the next day.

 

He may not be an all star but he is exactly what we need in my opinion... Dead-eye shooter with great size who can handle the ball as well.

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why not both?  package both our later 2 picks and Henderson for AA, and draft

Stauskas at 9?   AA helps Stauskas break into the league while getting us

an immediate scoring thread at position of need.

 

I wouldn't mind throwing in next year's first if needed.  It will be a late round pick

with AA clearing the lanes for Big Al, and we're loaded with too many young players

already.  Gonna be a lot of contracts coming due in the same time frame.

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Here are some tweets...

@rick_bonnell: Stauskas is from Ontario, one of a handful of Canadians who will be drafted June 26. Andrew Wiggins also from Canada.

@rick_bonnell: Stauskas showing off quite a shooting stroke.

@rick_bonnell: Stauskas working out for only 4 teams: Hornets, Celtics, Lakers and Suns. This was his 1st workout.

@rick_bonnell: BTW, Nik Stauskas showed up for Hornets workout in teal sneakers. Guess he does his research.

@rick_bonnell: Stauskas: "(They) need a guy who can space the floor and knock down shots. I can definitely do that."

@rick_bonnell: Nik Stauskas has a lot of self-confidence. You need to believe in yourself to succeed at the NBA level, and he sure radiates confidence.

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You can tell after watching Coach Cliffs interview that he has a hard-on for Stauskas.
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I believe the Hornets really needs to look at taking Stauskas with the 9th pick. 

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Having a "productive" swagger to your game, especially as a SG, can be huge. Think, Jamaal Crawford, and not JR Smith. I know Stauskas is more athletic than given credit for, but I do think he'll struggle initially and to get his shot off on a consistent basis. I see him being somewhere between a guy like Redick (tho Stauskas's measureables are better), who molded his game and became a legit role player and the obvious Klay Thompson comparison, that Stauskas himself is a fan of. 

 

 

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Here are some tweets...

@rick_bonnell: Stauskas is from Ontario, one of a handful of Canadians who will be drafted June 26. Andrew Wiggins also from Canada.

@rick_bonnell: Stauskas showing off quite a shooting stroke.

@rick_bonnell: Stauskas working out for only 4 teams: Hornets, Celtics, Lakers and Suns. This was his 1st workout.

@rick_bonnell: BTW, Nik Stauskas showed up for Hornets workout in teal sneakers. Guess he does his research.

@rick_bonnell: Stauskas: "(They) need a guy who can space the floor and knock down shots. I can definitely do that."

@rick_bonnell: Nik Stauskas has a lot of self-confidence. You need to believe in yourself to succeed at the NBA level, and he sure radiates confidence.

 

We already know that there is nothing objective about Bonnell, and he wants Stauskas. If he didn't, Stauskas could've made every shot and Bonnell would've been "qualifying" his comments with cheapshots. 

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We already know that there is nothing objective about Bonnell, and he wants Stauskas. If he didn't, Stauskas could've made every shot and Bonnell would've been "qualifying" his comments with cheapshots.


Bonnell is definitely more of a Rodney Hood guy. He tweeted about it a while back.

He also seems to like Hairston.

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