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Posted 25 June 2014 - 08:55 AM

Not true at all.

MKG's issue is with his jump shot. That actually is easier and better to develop in the gym (at practice) than in the game.

Do you REALLY want a guy trying to develop a jump shot to do so by continuously taking jump shots in the game? If you answer is yes, then God help you.


His jump shot is not even close to being the only part of the game that needs work. If you think it is... then God help you.

A huge issue with MKG is being able to defend without fouling, that is an aspect of the game that can only be learned through play.

Confidence and consistency are a few more issues that he needs to work on and once again the best place to solve those two issues is through playing.

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Posted 25 June 2014 - 09:24 AM

Not true at all.

MKG's issue is with his jump shot. That actually is easier and better to develop in the gym (at practice) than in the game.

Do you REALLY want a guy trying to develop a jump shot to do so by continuously taking jump shots in the game? If you answer is yes, then God help you.


Exactly.

There's no way MKG won't be able to develop coming off the bench. Especially behind a defensive player like himself in Luol Deng. MKG should be blessed to get to learn from a guy like Deng.

MKG has at least two more years until he'll grow into himself as a complete player. The best thing for him right now is to come off the bench and just be a defensive presence atm. Keep shooting 1000 balls everyday in practice.

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Posted 25 June 2014 - 09:36 AM

Not that dumb when it's Charlotte!!!!!!!!!!!!


Think logically my child.

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Posted 25 June 2014 - 09:39 AM

Think logically my child.

Think realistically my son.



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Posted 25 June 2014 - 09:46 AM

I send #9 for Afflalo every day and twice on Sunday.

 

 

Especially if the rumor of us drafting McBuckets is true. Though, for the record, I think McBuckets will be a decent role guy. But that's the point...would I rather have a decent role guy for the next 10 years, or a borderline All-Star for the next couple, followed by a decent role guy for the next 5. Also remember, there is ZERO shooting guard depth in the league. We'd be getting a Top 5-ish SG instead of rolling the dice.

 

PG - Kemba

SG - Afflalo

SF - MKG

PF - Zeller/McBob

C - Al

 

Pick 24, and cap room for a decent FA, if only a rental for a year or two. Depending on how the FA dominoes fall, that could be a team with home court advantage in the pitiful East next year. Bring in Deng for instance, a fantastic locker room guy/person who could help MKG while also playing at borderline All-Star levels. A core of Kemba, Afflalo, Deng, and Big Al in the East? Young pieces in MKG/Zeller? That sounds pretty decent.



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Posted 25 June 2014 - 09:47 AM

Kawhi Leonard didn't grow into the player he became by coming off the bench in favor of Ginobli.

Obviously he was more polished offensively upon entering the league than MKG but the player you saw in the finals didn't develop by sitting on the bench.

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Posted 25 June 2014 - 09:49 AM

Oh and to an earlier post in this thread, if we pay Kemba 10 mil per, somebody should be fired.


This.

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Posted 25 June 2014 - 09:52 AM

Kawhi Leonard didn't grow into the player he became by coming off the bench in favor of Ginobli.

Obviously he was more polished offensively upon entering the league than MKG but the player you saw in the finals didn't develop by sitting on the bench.

That player also was coached by Pop and practiced everyday with Duncan, Parker, Manu, and Diaw.

C'mon man.

You guys act like MKG can be Pippen by tomorw. It's going to take time! MKG will be a better player learning behind Deng than throwing him to the wolves (which happened).

MKG probably would've been a better player today if he had Gerald Wallace around him. Young guys need veterans on and off the court. You learn more off the court than on it. MKG never had anyone to turn to during his two years here.

Edited by carolina-chuck, 25 June 2014 - 09:56 AM.


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Posted 25 June 2014 - 09:57 AM

Hell no, not the number 9. You want a player with potential that can be with the team for a while and there's a ton of those players in this draft.

I love AA but a 30 yr old SG that has maxed out on potential isn't worth the 9 in the draft. He'd make our team better for a couple years but he's also way more expensive.


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Posted 25 June 2014 - 10:01 AM

That player also was coached by Pop and practiced everyday with Duncan, Parker, and Manu.

C'mon man.

Yu guys act like MKG can be Pippen by tomorw. It's going to take time! MKG will be a better player learning behind Deng than throwing him to the wolves (which happened).

Okay fine you want more examples... Paul George, Damian Lillard, Andre Drummond; none of these guys developed my riding the pine.

Not to mention if you take MKG out of the line-up our defense literally goes to hell. He's easily the most efficient defender on the team.

As far as Deng, that's spending money just for the sake of it. Upgrading the shooting guard position and the power forward position are much more important than upgrading the small forward position because those two positions are integral to our teams success. If you replace Henderson with a perimeter threat like Afflalo or Stephenson (allows Kemba to drive and kick) and add a stretch four type player that can play hi-lo with Jefferson like Gasol; we're in business

I'm not willing to pay $10 mil for a player that is just as big of a liability as MKG is on the perimeter.

Edited by CarolinaPanthers8789, 25 June 2014 - 10:14 AM.



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