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Why Michael Kidd-Gilchrist fits the Bobcats system (my write-up)

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Why MKG doesn't make sense for Bobcats

"The Bobcats needed offense. They ranked last in the NBA this season in field-goal percentage (41.4) and 3-point percentage (29.5). They also ranked last in points per play on jump shots, catch-and-shoot jumpers, spot-up plays and overall offense.

Kidd-Gilchrist doesn’t seem to fit those needs. He shot 25 percent this season on catch-and-shoot jumpers and 20 percent on jumpers off the dribble. Of the 501 college players with at least 100 spot-up plays (includes jumpers and drives to the basket that aren’t isolation or pick-and-roll), Kidd-Gilchrist ranked 491st in points per play."

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Another article that thinks we should've drafted for the short term. I love when people start throwing numbers around. Ray Allen in his prime wouldn't have had a great statistical year with us last season.

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Thats pretty stupid to say quite honestly.

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Great pick, great player. lol people act like you can't fix and 18 y/o's jump shot.

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but ....but ...but he can't talk no good

/sarcasm

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Stupid to say that jump shooting was only one of many problems? Shooters need space and rhythm to shot high percentages consistently. Ben Gordon is a more proven shooter than anything in the draft anyway.

Last year, it was tough to watch no one hit anything. But it was even more embarrassing watching the overall quality of basketball the team played. The screens were weak, the cuts were slow, the rotations on defense were non existent, the team played with 0 swag.

If we had one guy that could've scored us a few more points wouldn't have changed the fact that we were possibly the worst team ever. Adding an 18 yo kid that is physically ready to compete at the highest level is a much bigger step then adding a guy who can hit a perimeter jump shot.

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One of the most glowing remarks I've read about MKG since the draft is the fact that one analysts believes that MKG could've had an impact in the athletic NBA finals we just watched between mia and okc. It's not the direction the league is headed its where the league is. The sky is the limit for this kid and the effects he will have on NBA games.

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Would love to have a top 3 pick next year, we'll definitely get our superstar within the top 5 picks. This class was WEAK.

This draft was suppose to be the best in the last few years. Next year draft won't be as good as this one was.

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This draft was suppose to be the best in the last few years. Next year draft won't be as good as this one was.

What?

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What?

This was one of the strongest drafts in years. Media/fans etc. have been talking about this draft even before last years draft. We got Jeffry Taylor in the second round and OKC selected Perry. It was heavy in all phases. I have only heard that this draft is weak on this board a couple of times. Last year Jeffry Taylor not only would have been a lottery pick but he probably would have been top ten. For example Golden State would have drafted him over Klay Thompson.

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yeah this was a strong draft. Any other year Jeff Taylor/Q Miller/Barton probably go in round 1.

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The same things I heard about LeBrons jump shot, and DRose's jump shot, and Wade's jump shot is the EXACT same thing im hearing about MKG's jump shot.

I dont think he will be on any of those 3 level, but it wouldnt be a total shock if he turned into one of the best SF's in the game once he developes.

I watched him play several times last season, and there is a difference between hard workers like The Golden Calf of Bristol and hard workers like MKG. The difference is MKG has all the tools to be come a STAR.

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