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

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Not to nitpick, but MK's entire offensive repitoire is bad, not just his shooting ability. He has all the physical tools and drive to be a decent offensive player.

Players like MKG need to be surrounded with offensive talent to blossom, if he's ever relied on to be a scoring threat for this team, he will struggle.. and struggle HARD.

Here's to us drafting our franchise guy next year.

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Not to nitpick, but MK's entire offensive repitoire is bad, not just his shooting ability. He has all the physical tools and drive to be a decent offensive player.

Players like MKG need to be surrounded with offensive talent to blossom, if he's ever relied on to be a scoring threat for this team, he will struggle.. and struggle HARD.

Here's to us drafting our franchise guy next year.

Again you show you don't know poo about basketball. The kid can drive to the basket. The kid can post up. The kid is a crazy finisher. The kid runs great lanes on fast break. Not to mention all the dirty baskets he gets off of Put backs.

All that has to do with being a scorer to.

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Again you show you don't know poo about basketball. The kid can drive to the basket. The kid can post up. The kid is a crazy finisher. The kid runs great lanes on fast break. Not to mention all the dirty baskets he gets off of Put backs.

All that has to do with being a scorer to.

Remember that video you posted as a response to my comments about his offense earlier? Did you even watch his negatives portion of the video? You're taking too much of an offense to what you've actually shown me.

All of that high energy stuff is great, I'm glad we got the guy, but if you believe that all he needs to do is fix his jumpshot then you're sadly mistaken. He needs to retool all of his offensive moves.

Gerald Wallace could post up, Gerald Wallace could finish, Gerald Wallace was an EXCELLENT fastbreak player; however, he still couldn't dribble half the time, turned the ball over constantly when his offensive drives were stalled out because of his lack of handles, and his offense basically came down to "which body part is he going to sacrifice next, just so he can get a chance to attack the basket"

Hell, the guy had to literally sacrifice his spleen if I recall just because all he could do in his offensive repitoire was tuck his head and run to the basket.

If MKG could develop and offensive skillset like Tyreke Evans we'd have found our Lebron James for the next 10 years, but the dude will require the utmost development if he's going to be anything more than a glorified role player.

Still he's 18 and WANTS to be the best player that he can, so I can get behind that and sip the kool-aid as well.

Edit: and lol at you thinking I don't know poo about Basketball, I've played both basketball and football almost all of my life :lol:

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Remember that video you posted as a response to my comments about his offense earlier? Did you even watch his negatives portion of the video? You're taking too much of an offense to what you've actually shown me.

All of that high energy stuff is great, I'm glad we got the guy, but if you believe that all he needs to do is fix his jumpshot then you're sadly mistaken. He needs to retool all of his offensive moves.

Gerald Wallace could post up, Gerald Wallace could finish, Gerald Wallace was an EXCELLENT fastbreak player; however, he still couldn't dribble half the time, turned the ball over constantly when his offensive drives were stalled out because of his lack of handles, and his offense basically came down to "which body part is he going to sacrifice next, just so he can get a chance to attack the basket"

Hell, the guy had to literally sacrifice his spleen if I recall just because all he could do in his offensive repitoire was tuck his head and run to the basket.

If MKG could develop and offensive skillset like Tyreke Evans we'd have found our Lebron James for the next 10 years, but the dude will require the utmost development if he's going to be anything more than a glorified role player.

Still he's 18 and WANTS to be the best player that he can, so I can get behind that and sip the kool-aid as well.

Edit: and lol at you thinking I don't know poo about Basketball, I've played both basketball and football almost all of my life :lol:

At 18 he already can do what Gerald can. The difference is this kid has better handles already and a better offensive mind set.

I'm telling you being a scorer is not just about a jump shot. The kid can get points in other ways while he works on his jumper.

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I dont think you read a single line of my post; however, it's pointless to keep ranting about our new player. I hope him the best and i pray the staff can actually develop him correctly. The rest will be up to MKG.

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I dont think you read a single line of my post; however, it's pointless to keep ranting about our new player. I hope him the best and i pray the staff can actually develop him correctly. The rest will be up to MKG.

No your problem is you are comparing a 18 year old to the 26-27 year old Gerald. This kid is already doing now what Gerald was doing in his Prime.

You are also not factoring in that he got less shot att. per game (because he played on a allstar team) and wasn't the focal point of his offense. He will get more Att. and develop more on the Bobcats then he did in UK.

You will see him get more ISO plays. More jumpers off screens and give and goes and more plays ran for him in the pros.

I promise he will be a better scorer in the Pro's then he was in college.

These Are Gerald 18 year old stats.

Season GP MPG PPG FG% 3FG% FT% APG RPG BPG SPG

2000-01 36 22.9 9.8 43.8 17.5 56.8 1.5 6.0 1.0 1.2

Andre Stats Andre Iguodala Stat Summary: Season GP MPG PPG FG% 3FG% FT% APG RPG BPG SPG

2003-04 30 32.1 12.9 45.0 31.5 78.8 4.9 8.4 0.4 1.6 2002-03 32 19.2 6.4 38.1 20.5 67.0 2.1 4.9 0.6 1.5 Career 62 25.4 9.6 42.4 27.3 73.7 3.4 6.6 0.5 1.5

MKG already ahead of the cruve. And remember he played on a team where 6 player got drafted off it.

Michael Kidd-Gilchrist Stat Summary: Season GP MPG PPG FG% 3FG% FT% APG RPG BPG SPG

2011-12 40 31.1 11.9 49.1 25.5 74.5 1.9 7.4 0.9 1.0

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Gerald was a role player in college, coincidentally he became a glorified role player in the pros. He also played on team where there were NO future first round picks to draw defensive and offensive focus off of.

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Gerald was a role player in college, coincidentally he became a glorified role player in the pros. He also played on team where there were NO future first round picks to draw defensive and offensive focus off of.

Correct!!! Gerald could have put up crazy numbers if he was as good as MKG is now.

MKG played for the good of the team not himself. He could have put up more points on a different team.

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great writeup

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This wasn't a great draft for Star player types, it was a deep draft that was filled with reliable starters and 6th men type players.

Next years draft is heavy at the top on Star players with Zeller, Muhammeed, Noel and JMM. A few others that could also make that jump into that type of talk as well.

MKG was a great pick for the future, just not next season. He doesn't have consistent dribble penetration moves, a reliable post move, a consistent jump shot or long range. He's exactly like Wallace was, but he does have more upside both offensively and defensively.

I think he hits a ceiling where he averages 20 PPG, 7 RPG, 2 APG, 1 SPG. Adding to his amazing defensive intensity and work ethic that will rub off on the rest of the team. The Bobcats just need to get that star player that can score in droves to pair with MKG, Walker and Biz.

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This wasn't a great draft for Star player types, it was a deep draft that was filled with reliable starters and 6th men type players.

Next years draft is heavy at the top on Star players with Zeller, Muhammeed, Noel and JMM. A few others that could also make that jump into that type of talk as well.

MKG was a great pick for the future, just not next season. He doesn't have consistent dribble penetration moves, a reliable post move, a consistent jump shot or long range. He's exactly like Wallace was, but he does have more upside both offensively and defensively.

I think he hits a ceiling where he averages 20 PPG, 7 RPG, 2 APG, 1 SPG. Adding to his amazing defensive intensity and work ethic that will rub off on the rest of the team. The Bobcats just need to get that star player that can score in droves to pair with MKG, Walker and Biz.

People are going to be sorely disappointed with Noel. He isn't Anthony Davis at all. Next year draft doesn't have the depth or star power of this years draft. Harrison Barnes went 7th. He would go top 3 if he was in next years draft.

I'll say this again MKG in the Pro's with teams not hand checking, running zones, and more free flow in bigger lanes will be a better offensive player. He has a very quick 1st step good at changing direction and is a very flexible athlete when attacking the basket. He will be a better offensive player in the pros.

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