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Just figured I would start a thread for discussion on MKG and his progress.

 

So far, in 5 games, MKG has shut down Rudy Gay and Carmelo Anthony. Both of these guys were terribly inefficient and got most of their points when Mike was on the bench.

 

Along with his defense, he has shown a lot on offense. Gilly is completely unstoppable on the fastbreak and he looks good in the post. I know it's a small sample size, but even his ugly mid-range shot has been going in.

 

MKG's per 36 stats (these are adjusted as if he was playing 36 minutes per game) so far:

 

14.3 points, 7.7 rebounds, 1.2 assists, 2.1 blocks, 1.0 steals.

 

That's a VERY impressive stat line. Especially when you consider that he is the 5th youngest player in the entire NBA.

 

If you take out his one outlier game (New Orleans), his per 36 numbers are:

 

16.9 points, 7.4 rebounds, 0.9 assists, 2.3 blocks, 1.14 steals.

 

Even more impressive on the scoring end. And it's even better when you add in his tremendous man-to-man defense. Again, it's an extremely small sample size, but it is definitely very promising.

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Cary Kollins    17,879

I love everything about his game, except for that pesky jumpshot.

If he could somehow become a knockdown shooter, I could see him turn into a superstar in the mold of Paul George.

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CarolinaNCSU    5,197

I love MKG as a player, but the shot has to improve. He's more than likely never going to be a good shooter or even decent. But hopefully he can be average. 

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Zaximus    4,357

Honestly those numbers are fine and acceptable, IMO.  If he scores 10-14 points and always grabs those rebounds, blocks, and plays that kind of defense, I'm cool with it.   

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Buzz    30

Honestly those numbers are fine and acceptable, IMO.  If he scores 10-14 points and always grabs those rebounds, blocks, and plays that kind of defense, I'm cool with it.   

 

 

I agree.  He is young and I think he will only get better. 

 

He free throws motions though, wow.

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ZB1224    105

I do want to point out that while it is a small sample size MKG is shooting 47% from mid range this season. I would just love to see him develop a corner 3 and become a super 3 and D player, but with an All-Star all around game (rebounding, steals, defensive, assists, etc). 

 

http://stats.nba.com/playerShotchart.html?PlayerID=203077&zone-mode=basic

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MichaelNewtonII    1,713

I love MKG as a player, but the shot has to improve. He's more than likely never going to be a good shooter or even decent. But hopefully he can be average. 

yes. you cannot get by in this league without a jumper

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MadHatter    9,501

his jumper has gotten tasty

 

kidd-gilchrist-jumper-o.gif

 

But his free throw is one of the ugliest things I have ever seen.  It makes Shaq's free throws look like butter.

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ZB1224    105

But his free throw is one of the ugliest things I have ever seen.  It makes Shaq's free throws look like butter.

 

Lol hey it's at least usually somewhat effective (75% last season, 68% this season after starting out REALLY poorly).

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MadHatter    9,501

Lol hey it's at least usually somewhat effective (75% last season, 68% this season after starting out REALLY poorly).

Agreed.

It is just almost painful to watch. How does a kid ever learn to shoot that way.

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