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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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his jumper has gotten tasty

 

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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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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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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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Michael Kidd-Gilchrist has stepped up his game and scored in double figures in four of the last seven games. During the seven-game stretch, he is averaging 12.9 points on .593 shooting from the field (35-for-59) and .769 shooting from the free-throw line (20-for-26), to go with 6.0 rebounds, 1.4blocks and 1.0 assist.

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He is defeinitely stepping up.  But, I still expected more from a player drafted that high.

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He is defeinitely stepping up.  But, I still expected more from a player drafted that high.

 

Then it's likely you haven't been following the NBA very long. MKG is the same age as most college sophomores right now. He's more comparable to guys coming out of high school in the late 90's and early 00's than most traditional picks now. Going by age alone, he's more like a 2014 pick than a 2012 pick. Check on how many of those guys came out as strong as MKG. Not many.

 

Patience is a virtue with these teenagers. MKG can't even legally get a beer and we're talking about expecting more? I won't even begin to worry unless he's not getting 15 points a game next season.

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Then it's likely you haven't been following the NBA very long. MKG is the same age as most college sophomores right now. He's more comparable to guys coming out of high school in the late 90's and early 00's than most traditional picks now. Going by age alone, he's more like a 2014 pick than a 2012 pick. Check on how many of those guys came out as strong as MKG. Not many.

Patience is a virtue with these teenagers. MKG can't even legally get a beer and we're talking about expecting more? I won't even begin to worry unless he's not getting 15 points a game next season.

Be interesting to see if you feel this way about Hornets guard Dante Exum next year when this super-duper 2014 draft class isn't up to snuff right out of the gate.

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Be interesting to see if you feel this way about Hornets guard Dante Exum next year when this super-duper 2014 draft class isn't up to snuff right out of the gate.

 

Any team that expects a rookie to save them deserves whatever disappointment befalls them. We're still a couple of years, and drafts, from having a decent team even if everything goes exactly right. The band aid crew we brought in now is built to top out at 35 wins, if that, and win most assuredly nothing in the postseason. Anything beyond the development of MKG, Bismack, Zeller, and PERHAPS even Kemba should be a bonus. Kemba isn't the PG this team needs. He's not a distributor and he's not good enough offensively to take as many shots as he needs to get his points. Exhibit 3,663 on why drafting college successes instead of projecting basketball players is the wrong course to take. Right Adam Morrison, Sean May, D.J. Augustin, and Emeka Okafor?

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