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

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He wouldn't be top 3, lmao. haha

I'd take Zeller and Muhammed over Davis... Noel on the same level as Davis. (Davis is the guy that got blocked and allowed Biz to get a triple double on him in the world game) JMM is on the same level talent and potential wise as the second and third best players in this past draft were. (Beal or MKG)

Then you have a few other players that are really good with a chance at jumping into that elite level of talent and skill set potential wise. Added to that is a 7 foot euro league player that would've gone top 5 this year.

Much, much better of a draft top end wise then this one was and it's not even close.

Once the draft process finished this past draft took a plummet and wasn't considered as elite as many thought it would be. That's why the second pick was just the same as picking 8th or so. The talent was comparable. There was only one elite level talent in this draft and that was Davis who is questionable offensively and might just be a Marcus Camby type of player.

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http://www.bobcatsbaseline.com/2012/mkg-is-the-future/comment-page-1/#comment-24385 Very good read

GM Rich Cho is a smart dude. President Rod Higgins is a smart dude.* They played the Wayne Gretzky by way of Steve Jobs card:

Don’t skate to where the puck is, skate to where it’s going. And judging from last month’s NBA Finals, the puck is going to an UBER-ATHLETIC place in which only the crazy-long, high of energy may roam.

Lebron James. Kevin Durant. Paul George. Luol Deng. Rudy Gay. Iggy. Danny Granger. Chris Bosh. Derrick Rose. John Wall.

Thomas Robinson only covers one of these guys on a good day. MKG can match up with ‘em all.

Robinson is an old-school bruiser who could’ve banged with Charles Barkley or Karl Malone back in the day. Meanwhile, this year’s Finals featured James and Durant playing the bulk of his team’s minutes at the four spot. I like Robinson but there’s no chance he’s checking either of those guys.

By adding Gilchrist to a squad which already includes Gerald Henderson (a near lockdown defender at both guard spots) and Bismack Biyombo (still developing but a defensive juggernaut in the making), the Bobcats have three players who could legitimately challenge for All-Defensive team in the near future.

MKG also fits perfectly with new head coach Mike Dunlap’s philosophy of fitness, effort and easy transition buckets. Good news, coach, MKG isn’t just “fit” he’s “relentless”. No player on the roster has been able to make Gana Diop or Tyrus Thomas feel bad for giving less than a 100% thus far but I think Gilchrist the “Culture-Changer” has a shot.

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He wouldn't be top 3, lmao. haha

I'd take Zeller and Muhammed over Davis... Noel on the same level as Davis. (Davis is the guy that got blocked and allowed Biz to get a triple double on him in the world game) JMM is on the same level talent and potential wise as the second and third best players in this past draft were. (Beal or MKG)

Then you have a few other players that are really good with a chance at jumping into that elite level of talent and skill set potential wise. Added to that is a 7 foot euro league player that would've gone top 5 this year.

Much, much better of a draft top end wise then this one was and it's not even close.

Once the draft process finished this past draft took a plummet and wasn't considered as elite as many thought it would be. That's why the second pick was just the same as picking 8th or so. The talent was comparable. There was only one elite level talent in this draft and that was Davis who is questionable offensively and might just be a Marcus Camby type of player.

You really have no clue.

1. If Anthony Davis came out next year he would be the number 1 pick. Shabazz nor Cody are considered Franchise Player Davis is. So you're wrong. Davis is Closer to KG and Duncan then he is Camby.

2. Noel has no Offense game at all he is more Marcus Camby then Davis is. Remember Davis was a guard 2 years ago he still has some guard skills. Noel has always been a Bigman.

3. JMM is a good player but he is a tweener SF/PF while MKG and Beal have certain position. Both ranked higher then JMM going into college.

4. With the player that stayed and the Freshman class that came in this draft was picked to be better. Next year draft won't be as good.

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http://www.bobcatsba.../#comment-24385 Very good read

GM Rich Cho is a smart dude. President Rod Higgins is a smart dude.* They played the Wayne Gretzky by way of Steve Jobs card:

Don’t skate to where the puck is, skate to where it’s going. And judging from last month’s NBA Finals, the puck is going to an UBER-ATHLETIC place in which only the crazy-long, high of energy may roam.

Lebron James. Kevin Durant. Paul George. Luol Deng. Rudy Gay. Iggy. Danny Granger. Chris Bosh. Derrick Rose. John Wall.

Thomas Robinson only covers one of these guys on a good day. MKG can match up with ‘em all.

Robinson is an old-school bruiser who could’ve banged with Charles Barkley or Karl Malone back in the day. Meanwhile, this year’s Finals featured James and Durant playing the bulk of his team’s minutes at the four spot. I like Robinson but there’s no chance he’s checking either of those guys.

By adding Gilchrist to a squad which already includes Gerald Henderson (a near lockdown defender at both guard spots) and Bismack Biyombo (still developing but a defensive juggernaut in the making), the Bobcats have three players who could legitimately challenge for All-Defensive team in the near future.

MKG also fits perfectly with new head coach Mike Dunlap’s philosophy of fitness, effort and easy transition buckets. Good news, coach, MKG isn’t just “fit” he’s “relentless”. No player on the roster has been able to make Gana Diop or Tyrus Thomas feel bad for giving less than a 100% thus far but I think Gilchrist the “Culture-Changer” has a shot.

Yes sir!!!

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Something also about MKG that is not mention is he's a 5 tool player.

Now for people who don't play Fantasy Basketball or know what a "5 tool player" is.

It's a person who can effect the game in 5 ways. Points, rebounds, steals, blocks, and assists.

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And this is for CarPanfan96. I pointed some parts out for you.

http://insider.espn.go.com/nba/blog/_/name/nba_draft/id/8111253/an-early-look-2013-nba-draft

The 2012 NBA draft didn't have a lot of sizzle, but it had plenty of depth. With virtually all of the top underclassmen deciding to declare, it was stocked with talent. The 2013 draft? Ugh.

The 2013 draft is so devoid of top returning underclassmen and has such a marginal freshman class, one NBA scout said our 2013 Top 100 list may be the weakest since the dreaded 2000 NBA draft (check out our 2013 draft homepage here).

When you remember that the best prospect out of the 2000 draft was 46th pick Michael Redd, you get a picture of what we might be in for.

This draft does have a couple of interesting returning stars and several intriguing college freshmen -- but it runs out of steam pretty quickly.

We've ranked Kentucky Wildcats recruit Nerlens Noel as the No. 1 prospect in our Top 100 after talking with numerous NBA scouts and executives. Noel is very similar to this year's No. 1 pick Anthony Davis. He is a long, lanky big man who runs the floor, rebounds, blocks shots and plays above the rim. He has to get stronger, but he's a big time talent.

However, none of the scouts we spoke with think that Noel is cut out of the same cloth as Davis as a prospect. He doesn't have the same basketball IQ or motor of Davis, and most scouts believe he's even further behind than Davis was offensively. The one thing he might be better at than Davis? Most scouts say he's an even better shot-blocker.

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I don't think Davis is that special, he wasn't that good of a guard and his biggest strengths are shot blocking and athleticism. He's severely lacking offensively, and I think his ceiling is Marcus Camby with more athleticism. He's going to be a 10 PPG, 12 RPG, 2 BPG NBA guy. That's not a star, its a defensive specialist. Hence me having both baz and Zeller rated higher and Noel rated similarly to him. Both have potential to be 20 PPG scorers in the NBA. Lastly, JMM isn't a tweener, he's got serious post skills, incredible athleticism and is 6-9 with 7-1 wingspan, both of those are similar to Davis who's peg as a NBA PF/center.

Noel however is offensively inept, but is a defensive beast coming into college. Sounds similar to Davis, lets see where he is after a season in Kentucky.

I like the top of the next draft more then this one, however after the top 5-7 it falls off dramatically. It's not as deep of a draft by any means, but I think it's got more talent up top.

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I don't think Davis is that special, he wasn't that good of a guard and his biggest strengths are shot blocking and athleticism. He's severely lacking offensively, and I think his ceiling is Marcus Camby with more athleticism. He's going to be a 10 PPG, 12 RPG, 2 BPG NBA guy. That's not a star, its a defensive specialist. Hence me having both baz and Zeller rated higher and Noel rated similarly to him. Both have potential to be 20 PPG scorers in the NBA. Lastly, JMM isn't a tweener, he's got serious post skills, incredible athleticism and is 6-9 with 7-1 wingspan, both of those are similar to Davis who's peg as a NBA PF/center.

Noel however is offensively inept, but is a defensive beast coming into college. Sounds similar to Davis, lets see where he is after a season in Kentucky.

I like the top of the next draft more then this one, however after the top 5-7 it falls off dramatically. It's not as deep of a draft by any means, but I think it's got more talent up top.

Just admit you were wrong dude it's not that hard. Stop trying to save face.

Next year draft is not better then this years draft.

Neither Cody or Shabazz is seen as a Franchise Player. Davis is by most NBA analysis. Your opinion compare to them is lacking severely.

However, none of the scouts we spoke with think that Noel is cut out of the same cloth as Davis as a prospect.

How is that not clear to you?

Noel is not in the same class as Davis sorry try again.

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JMM will be a good player but he is a tweener. Not built to take the pounding inside like NBA PF take but also not fast enough to play against NBA SF. I see him like Jaminson if he bulks up more and improves his jump shot he will be a good player.

But Derek Williams and Beasley are the same type player as him and they've not hit their stride yet.

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Cats are going to have to be patient with him. He's going to have to develop a shot or he'll just end up being a poor mans Gerald Wallace.

I listened to his entire interview on Friday afternoon on "The Drive"....

I'm sure some of the posters here are going to take this personally or take me out of context and call me a racist, but MKG doesn't strike me as a very intelligent person. He had trouble constructing complete sentences, and when he did they were one word answers and littered with "uh" and "um"

I heard he was a great leader in the locker room but he better prepare himself for the big leagues and get his mind right.

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Cats are going to have to be patient with him. He's going to have to develop a shot or he'll just end up being a poor mans Gerald Wallace.

I listened to his entire interview on Friday afternoon on "The Drive"....

I'm sure some of the posters here are going to take this personally or take me out of context and call me a racist, but MKG doesn't strike me as a very intelligent person. He had trouble constructing complete sentences, and when he did they were one word answers and littered with "uh" and "um"

I heard he was a great leader in the locker room but he better prepare himself for the big leagues and get his mind right.

He has a legit Speech Impediment. It has nothing to do with his intelligence. He was born with a stutter which makes it hard for him to speak in public.

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He also has severe anxiety issues, and I read during the combine and predraft workouts he was being very weird.

He's no longer a member of Kentucky where the media can pick and choose who they want to talk to after Davis.

In Charlotte, whether he wants to be or not, MKG is the man and who do you think the media will be coming after when they get beat down by 20 points or lose 10 in a row?

If you look at many players with diagnosed mental disorders, the track record isn't very flattering.

He's young though so ya never know.

PS: Those issues that "make it hard for him to speak in public" better get resolved quick or he's going to be in for a very long year.

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