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rippadonn

OK......MALIK MONK AT PG

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16 minutes ago, rippadonn said:

That's up to coach as far as position/strategy. If coach says so that's what it is. I'd tell him he had to do it or sit on the bench. As bad as we need scoring you'd almost as a coach have to tell him to step in. 

He is by far capable but is he willing? Again, that shouldn't matter to the right coach. He hasn't proven anything as a player aside from being able to light it up in stretches. Totally a coach's job to get in his head.

The foolish Rozier deal makes this a mute point but this is a team that is struggling to get anything out of their investments. To me it's more important to play Monk and Graham and prioritize developing guys you drafted instead of getting another overpaid backup.

I generally agree with that sentiment. The Rozier signing is a real head scratcher but he does fit with the rest of the roster we have, which is a bunch of assorted backups and middling role players. 

Oh well, nothing we can do now but sit back and watch it all play out. I think it's just going to be a matter of how big of a disaster it ends up being.

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On 6/29/2019 at 11:50 PM, rippadonn said:

Won't lose a step. Put it on his shoulders I think he can fill the roll. This may be a blessing in disguise. What say you?

Hornets need to try hard to bring in Quinn Cook. He's undersized but he's the only player in G-League history to be in the 50-40-90 club. His problems on defense in the finals seemed to be more related to the depleted roster and guys who hadn't played together at the same time over the course of the entire season.  

From the Warriors Beat Report, "He owns the only 50-40-90 season in G League history. He shot 44.2 percent from deep in 33 NBA games last season, finishing ahead of Thompson (44.0 percent), Curry (42.3) and Durant (41.9)." Warriors on Cook

How would he perform over the course of 82-games? We don't know. But if he would come in at a price we can afford on a 2-year contract, that would give him time to develop in the Hornets system. He has been a developmental prospect since 2015 and hasn't really been given a shot to develop in the same place. With the Hornets in a rebuild, it would be worth the flyer. 

It seems Jordan is averse to Duke players though so I'm not holding my breath to happen. He won a National Championship at Duke and won a ring with Golden State. It could be worthwhile to bring that winners mentality to Charlotte. 

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Yeah, if you spend a first round pick on a scorer he needs to play but so does Bacon who is a much better classic body type 2 guard.

Bacon deserves starter minutes at the 2, he's shown enough to get the shot over Monk. Now Monk, who is a first rounder, needs playing time and has potential and with hard work could be a scoring PG much like Curry who they had at the 2 at first and who is now playing the natural position for his body type.

Monk needs to challenge Rozier for the position. He'll never be the best NBA 2 guard but he can be potentially a top PG with a position change because he's great at scoring from anywhere on the floor and a good passer(which moving forward should be his focus). Not like he isn't already a good passer, I've seen some good/great assists from this guy.

If coach can take it upon himself to facilitate the position change, THAT could be the win, win we're all looking for, not a bust situation that creates wasted first round picks. This is a coaching opportunity.

 

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We could plug and play a lot of guys from anywhere but with the roster we've got you've got to ask more from Monk than any second rounder or D league guy. If you don't you've failed as coach, GM, owner, whatever. He needs to understand THAT. Put it on his shoulders boom or bust. Put it on his shoulders. That was a high draft pick. He HAS to play but not at the 2, try Martin there instead behind Bacon.

Rozier, all respect due hasn't been a starter for long. I really don't get it. He should still have to fight for the job. If he can't beat Monk for the job he is what he was, a back up. If Monk can't win he really doesn't have a position in the NBA because 2 guard ain't it.

I say make these two fight for it. Neither one has in my opinion defined himself a a surefire starter YET.

 

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Let’s be clear...if Malik Monk cannot play any PG and be an undersized SG that shoots less than 40 percent FG percentage than he is a BUST.  Period.

Monk is a bust unless he takes the world by storm this season.  Are we seeing that drive with him?  

In short Monk is a another bust, at least with us.  If you cannot play him...I mean you are impossible idiots.  He has to play this season...and at point.

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57 minutes ago, rippadonn said:

Yeah, if you spend a first round pick on a scorer he needs to play but so does Bacon who is a much better classic body type 2 guard.

Bacon deserves starter minutes at the 2, he's shown enough to get the shot over Monk. Now Monk, who is a first rounder, needs playing time and has potential and with hard work could be a scoring PG much like Curry who they had at the 2 at first and who is now playing the natural position for his body type.

Monk needs to challenge Rozier for the position. He'll never be the best NBA 2 guard but he can be potentially a top PG with a position change because he's great at scoring from anywhere on the floor and a good passer(which moving forward should be his focus). Not like he isn't already a good passer, I've seen some good/great assists from this guy.

If coach can take it upon himself to facilitate the position change, THAT could be the win, win we're all looking for, not a bust situation that creates wasted first round picks. This is a coaching opportunity.

 

Nope no where near Curry handles or passing .. That's a horrible comparison..

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I don't understand how anybody who has seen Monk play can still hold on to this point guard thing...

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1 hour ago, Panthera onca said:

No way is Monk a point. No way are they paying Rozier almost 20 mil a year to be a back up. 

That's what he's been, a backup. I can't believe they paid the guy without that much starting experience.

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14 hours ago, WOW!! said:

I don't understand how anybody who has seen Monk play can still hold on to this point guard thing...

Seen him play watched him play some point don't see why he can't play more.  Saying he doesn't have the handles is ridiclous. If guys don't like him just don't like him then.

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=aB7RcrwOgqA

 

 

 

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I'm not convinced Monk has the drive and work ethic to succeed at any position. This coming season will be huge for his career. If he can't break the rotation on a team full of JAGS then he is done.

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