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Panther_Brotherhood

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In Topic: Hornets vs. Wizards Preseason Game Thread

18 October 2014 - 01:58 AM

I agree. We're very deep at the wing position. Another reason why Hayward was offered to play the 3. Our shooting has gotten better as a team. Clifford does have a lot of rotation options. We have a chance to be really good offensively especially when we spread the floor. The Hornets are exciting this year because of it. I just think some of that slows down when MKG is in the game. It's like a soccer team who has 11 guys when they don't have the ball, but a constant red card when they do.


I wouldn't necessarily say that. MKG is still a threat when he gets the ball. Its not like he's a non-factor

In Topic: Hornets vs. Wizards Preseason Game Thread

17 October 2014 - 09:45 PM

I don't think we should give up on him unless a great trade came our way. Not by a long shot, but like you said he's 21 and he still has a lot of growing to do.  It might further his development if he's a heavy rotation player.  He just has to shoot better. Ultimately basketball is about getting the ball into the hoop.  Once (if)he fixes that jumper....start him.

 

 

I think if he wasn't showing signs of improvement, and wasn't actively trying to improve his game the way he has been doing, it'd be worth it to trade him.  

 

Think about how deep we are on the wing

 

MKG, Lance, Hendo, PJ, Gary Neal

 

I think in some cases, Clifford could put out Kemba, Lance, PJ, to make up for that lack of shooting threat.  Not to start, but just a part of the rotation.  

 

I really do think the ability to score from the wing with PJ and Lance, will definitely create more floor space for MKG to drive to the bucket.  


In Topic: Hornets vs. Wizards Preseason Game Thread

17 October 2014 - 09:35 PM

No I'm 29 years old and played AAU, HS, and college basketball. 

 

No, Hayward with an "a" is a small forward that has ball handling ability.  He cuts to the basket, takes short corner 3's, and is adept at low post entry passes from the short perimeter. 

 

Once again...Hayward in certain rotations would have played the 2 spot, namely while MKG was in the game.  Seeing as how the only position MKG will ever play on offense is a 3. 

 

Hayward would have started at SF.

 

Well, spoiler alert: Gordon Hayward isn't on the team.


In Topic: Hornets vs. Wizards Preseason Game Thread

17 October 2014 - 09:34 PM

MKG is the perfect fit for this team.  It'll show this year when Big Al, Lance and Kemba have all the attention of the opposing defense.  

 

We don't need him to fill it up, but just hit some shots, keep the D honest.  He's a great finisher at the rim, as he displayed against the Heat.  He's a great hustle player, and he's only getting better. 

 

To give up on a guy thats 21, with the motor he has, and the teammate he is, is downright stupid.  He was a project coming into the league, and everyone saw.  It's year 3 for him. Rule of thumb is to give a guy at least 3 years to figure it out.  And over the course of the first two years, he's shown flashes as to why he was the number 2 pick.  

 

Last year in the playoffs, when MKG wasn't on the court, the defense suffered tremendously.  I noticed every time MKG was on the bench, the Heat would go on a big run and change momentum completely.

 

I don't agree with the Scottie Pippen comparison, but at the same time, give MKG some time.  Really. Two years, minus a handful of games because of his broken wrist, should not define a player.  Imagine if the first two years of Rivera defined his reputation.  

 

 


In Topic: Today's practice tweets

17 October 2014 - 11:17 AM

Both an ankle and high ankle sprain on the same ankle.

 

I must've been getting him confused with Norman, who had a concussion after the Bears game

 

Whats Bene's time table?


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