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#25 MedellinHeel

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Posted 22 July 2014 - 08:37 AM

What excites me is that he has a complete game...shooting, defense, half court offense, ball handling, etc. combined with the fact that he has the skillet to also drop 40 on any given night and that he is fearless and tough as nails.

 

His shooting needs to get better for me to label him the total package. 

 

35% is just respectable. 

 

If he can shoot 40+% from 3 then he will def be the complete total package. 

 

Lance's problem is that he is too unselfish. We are gonna need him to look to score more for us than what he is use to or prefers to do. 



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Posted 22 July 2014 - 09:37 AM

I meant to ask... but, I didnt get to see Lance's full presser b/c of buffering issues on my phone. So, was Cho asked what this meant for Hendo?


-Charlotte offers Henderson to Orlando

-Charlotte offers Henderson to Denver

-Charlotte drafts PJ Hairston

-Charlotte signs Lance Stephenson


I think it's pretty clear what it means for Henderson and how the team views him.

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Posted 22 July 2014 - 09:42 AM

His shooting needs to get better for me to label him the total package.

35% is just respectable.

If he can shoot 40+% from 3 then he will def be the complete total package.

Lance's problem is that he is too unselfish. We are gonna need him to look to score more for us than what he is use to or prefers to do.


Ray Allen & Reggie Miller are arguably the two greatest 3pt shooters in basketball history. They shot .398% & .395% from 3pt, respectively, for their career.

In order for you to consider Lance a good 3pt shooter and a complete player he needs to be the greatest 3pt shooter of all time.

Brilliant analyst.

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Posted 22 July 2014 - 09:50 AM

Ray Allen & Reggie Miller are arguably the two greatest 3pt shooters in basketball history. They shot .398% & .395% from 3pt, respectively, for their career.

In order for you to consider Lance a good 3pt shooter and a complete player he needs to be the greatest 3pt shooter of all time.

Brilliant analyst.

 

One thing to point out, Allen and Miller did that on many attempts a game. When you only take a few a game it can slightly skew your real percentages. If I had to bet id say Lance takes considerable less 3's a game than those two. 

 

I guess it depends on how you are looking at or defining a complete player. ie Someone that is great at everything vs. Someone who has no holes in their game. 

 

Outside of being more aggressive offensively, Lance doesn't have a single hole in his game. So on second thought,  I wouldnt object to someone labeled him a complete player. 



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Posted 22 July 2014 - 10:27 AM

Lance is one of the most aggressive offensive players in the league. You don't have to shoot 40 times to be aggressive. He's a ball dominant player who is either shooting or driving & creating for teammates almost every play.

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Posted 22 July 2014 - 10:31 AM

-Charlotte offers Henderson to Orlando

-Charlotte offers Henderson to Denver

-Charlotte drafts PJ Hairston

-Charlotte signs Lance Stephenson


I think it's pretty clear what it means for Henderson and how the team views him.


The Henderson supporters don't believe you

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Posted 22 July 2014 - 10:34 AM

Lance is one of the most aggressive offensive players in the league. You don't have to shoot 40 times to be aggressive. He's a ball dominant player who is either shooting or driving & creating for teammates almost every play.

 

He is aggressive in looking to get open looks for his teammates. But he is not aggressive in looking for his own shot. He is admittedly a pass first player. We will be needing him to look for his shot more here in Cha. 



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Posted 22 July 2014 - 11:40 AM

I gotta admit, my knowledge of Stephenson was rather limited prior to this year / offseason. All I knew was that he was a highly rated prep player who until last year never really lived up to the hype. 

 

The past few days I have watched every Stephenson video on youtube and damn I was quite uninformed. This guy is a complete beast of a SG prospect. His handles, passing, defending, rebounding, finishing through contact, etc is all top notch. 

 

I honestly have a hard time thinking of better SG prospects in the NBA id rather have. Wade and Kobe are aging and have injury concerns. 

 

The only reason this guy doesn't average more points is because he is too unselfish. Stephenson imo can score or get buckets at will with his handle and array of moves. Not to mention creating dimes for other teammates. He was a bit overshadowed in Indy due to West and PG. I feel like here in Cha being a top option, he will average 18-22/5/5. 

 

I am afraid we are gonna be giving this guy a big long term contract in 1-2 years. Which wont be a bad thing imo. 

 

I was quite bummed we did not get Heyward, but now I am almost thinking Stephenson might just be potentially a better player for us overall. 

 

I can not wait to see him and Kemba in the backcourt together. 

I think Lance will be an excellent addition.  His signing has revitalized the fan base's outlook on the team.  His versatility we'll help in every facet.  His edge will make other teams not look forward to playing us.  

 

My only concern with Lance is his lack of explosiveness offensively.  Once he gets his momentum going he's tough to stop.  If he wants to be that max player though, he's got to be able to play above the rim more. For a guy who's 6'5/6'6 he puts up a lot of layups.   He has a great frame, and if he gets into the weight room and works on that explosion then he'll be a top 5 player in the league.

 

I love what he brings to the table now and that's his only glaring weakness that I see. 



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Posted 22 July 2014 - 01:07 PM

I prefer Stephenson to do most of his damage inside the arc. The main area I see he needs to do better is get to the free throw line more which might not be a issue since he will no longer have West& Hi Bert camped in or around the lane

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Posted 22 July 2014 - 01:11 PM

I think Lance will be an excellent addition. His signing has revitalized the fan base's outlook on the team. His versatility we'll help in every facet. His edge will make other teams not look forward to playing us.

My only concern with Lance is his lack of explosiveness offensively. Once he gets his momentum going he's tough to stop. If he wants to be that max player though, he's got to be able to play above the rim more. For a guy who's 6'5/6'6 he puts up a lot of layups. He has a great frame, and if he gets into the weight room and works on that explosion then he'll be a top 5 player in the league.

I love what he brings to the table now and that's his only glaring weakness that I see.

not trying to dunk every time he takes it to the rack might prolong his career as a top notch contributor. There is a ling list of guys who start to break down after 30 because they relied to much on athletic ability ( see D Wade& Vince Carter)

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Posted 22 July 2014 - 01:17 PM

-Charlotte offers Henderson to Orlando

-Charlotte offers Henderson to Denver

-Charlotte drafts PJ Hairston

-Charlotte signs Lance Stephenson


I think it's pretty clear what it means for Henderson and how the team views him.


Problem is... apparently no one has told Clifford.

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Posted 22 July 2014 - 01:26 PM

The Henderson supporters don't believe you


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