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#1 Captain Morgan

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Posted 04 January 2013 - 09:19 AM

Kemba Walker, Charlotte Bobcats: Young NBA players are expected to improve, but I wasn’t totally convinced that Walker was capable of his current level of performance at all, much less in Year 2. Where many saw a natural leader and a former college standout, I saw only a quick guard who would likely struggle with the size and speed of NBA defenders, and an offense-first player reliant on pull-up jumpers. To me, that seemed to be the résumé of a decent backup, but hardly the kind of description befitting a lead guard.

But Walker has redefined his NBA potential in my mind by improving in so many phases of the game so quickly, a development that can only be attributed to his willingness to work on better understanding this caliber of opponent and the nuances of the game in general. Many have praised Walker’s composure in years past, but the way he now approaches his role and his skill set are fundamentally more intelligent. His quickness is deployed with more control, his shot selection is far more measured and he’s already displaying an impressive ability to manipulate defenders in order to create offense. Walker seems likely to always skew toward the score-first mold, but that itself isn’t a demerit so much as a stylistic footnote; as long as the Bobcats account for Walker’s style of play in their team construction, his passing limitations needn’t hold back the development of their offense.


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Posted 04 January 2013 - 10:24 AM

Gotta extend this guy after this season or next

Lock him up to a long-term deal

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Posted 04 January 2013 - 12:59 PM

I'm really stoked about Kemba vs Kyrie tonight. I really thought Kemba would be the 3rd best PG in that draft class like everyone else, but right now he is improving so much he might be the best.

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Posted 04 January 2013 - 01:25 PM

Kyrie is freaking good.

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Posted 04 January 2013 - 03:15 PM

For some reason, Kemba reminds me of a young Iverson. Cool to see him on this list, as he has definitely improved this season. He's still got to work on his shot a little bit, but its improved leaps and bounds over last year. Last year he couldn't shoot a grape in the ocean.

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Posted 04 January 2013 - 05:46 PM

For some reason, Kemba reminds me of a young Iverson. Cool to see him on this list, as he has definitely improved this season. He's still got to work on his shot a little bit, but its improved leaps and bounds over last year. Last year he couldn't shoot a grape in the ocean.


I totally agree with the iverson comparison, as long as he continues to improve kemba is going to be a scoring force. Team just needs a good big man in the post to elevate the team as a whole.

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Posted 10 January 2013 - 09:55 PM

they need to start putting some damn talent around the guy

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Posted 11 January 2013 - 05:41 AM

Man I'd fuging love if we some how could draft Shabazz Muhammed or Ben Mclemore to put with him and MKG. We desperately need more scorers around him

I'd love

PG-Kemba
SG-Shabazz/Mclemore
SF-MKG
PF-???
C-Bismack


the only problem is we need to add a couple really good post players. Once we get that we will be a very dangerous team. We have good depth.

#9 SmittyistheGOAT

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Posted 11 January 2013 - 05:53 AM

mclemore or shabazz would be nice. i agree thats what we should go for.

I think Mclemore might be the best player in the draft. Anthony Bennett is nice too.


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