RedDawg#8

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  1. John has already served 20% of his suspension. He will be back before Xmas. No need for a stopgap, the gap is already closing itself. Let the guys on the team get some burn because once John is back, he and Jabari are going to EAT
  2. Yal are making too much out of the g league and the optics of it all. Its not that deep or serious. The kid is struggling on offense. If he is who we want him to be, going to the g league should do nothing but help him find a better rhythm and showcase himself. He is a great defender, sure, but it isn’t translating into wins like it appeared it would after our first 3 games. If we can’t hack it on D without Cam, then we deserve just as much criticism as him if he can’t hack it down in the G League. If his defense is legit then he should be able to light up those g leaguers off of turnovers and fast break opportunities
  3. I love how were are competing on that end of the floor, Its a lot of effort and energy in addition to the added length and skill
  4. Trae has too much sauce to be compared to Nash. Trae is like this generations Isiah Thomas (the 80’s IT). Besides having similar stature, passing and scoring ability, they both have gamesmanship, competitiveness and a clutch gene about them. And to top it off, they both get widely disrespected by the larger community. Isiah always gets forgotten about when talking about all time greats due to his reputation, and Trae typically gets over shadowed by the poster boy in Dallas. Plus, Isiah means more to the culture and pop culture of his time similar to Trae now. Like, Trae has more street cred in his bum ankle than Nash and Curry combined. Isiah is slightly more explosive as an athlete where Trae is more explosive as a shooter are the only differences between them in my eyes
  5. I wonder how the appeals process is going to play out. Im rooting for him to get back. Also, Parker has been our best player besides Trae and John so far, I'm looking forward to him getting extra burn 25 games is similar to how long he was out last year, worst case we have John back for the new year and Final 52 games of the season. Trae was a much more devasting loss as he makes everyone go. John is a big loss, but I think we can still win close to .500 with out him as long as Trae is playing.
  6. The defensive improvement is a huge factor for us. It’s almost night and day to last year. It has allowed us to fight through offensive slumps. Next, us being able to keep turnovers down is huge. We got more sloppy against the Magic but it was an ugly scrappy game overall. If we protect the ball and defend, we have what it takes to win. That and heart. This team has that 07-08 Hawks kind of heart. They are hungry
  7. He wants it. Making it wasn’t the goal. Being great is. The more they doubt him the harder he works to prove them wrong. And it’s not baseless ego, it’s him being fearless in pursuit of greatness. Accepting hardship as the pathway, not looking for any short cut. Cant say enough about the kid .
  8. Why didn’t we do a scrimmage this year? Maybe the open practice is going to take its place but usually we have a scrimmage before the preseason
  9. This is so confusing. How about we are the best most perfect version of ourselves. Ive yet to see a team draft so much talent (potential) that fit so perfectly together on paper. And have the right mix of vets to go along with them. There isn’t a comparison to what we have right now.
  10. So how are they going to call the guys who land in the .5 range? Will Cam and Hunter be listed as 6’7 or 6’8? will John get away with 6’9 since he is. 6’8.5? Questions that need answers lol
  11. Because the league has changed. With the 3 point shot being so valuable these days you need guys who can both shoot and defend the three. Traditional big men are becoming extinct. Teams would rather elite playmakers surrounded by decent-height players who have length and can shoot open jumpers and rim runner who can defend paint but not get exposed by smaller players
  12. Id rather have our best and most gifted rebounder in the paint. Collins isn’t particularly quick twitched so I think him growing in to a post defender is more realistic than him out in space matching up with wing type players. Considering position-less basketball , most teams just use 1 true big, next to a combo forward type player these days. In those scenarios John matches up better with the big
  13. As impossible as it may seem, the better our other scoring options become, it is possible to see him approach that number. Trae can go one of 2 ways imo. He can grow as an efficient high volume scorer, play off the ball more and not rack up as many assists, or he could grow as a floor general and take less shots (still increasing his efficiency) and really take advantage of the talent around him and rack up volume assists which would help him approach that 12 apg. Option A, become a 25+ppg 7-9 apg player Option B, become a 20-24 ppg, 10-12 apg player Thats kind of the way I see his career going. The more points the less assists. 25 and 10 being the optimum balance
  14. Im not here to debate between the two, I think Trae is better and should have made the team. That being said, the following article came before Trae shut it down, claiming White was being lauded as the best player on the court, with Trae even being quoted praising him. I think White always was pegged higher whether deserving or not. He usually started for the Select team in scrimmages with Trae coming in off the bench. Lest we forget as well, Pop likely always wanted White due to familiarity with his system. The whole way the went about this years team was frustrating in general. They went with older (age) or more tenured players versus actual talent. That’s why the Select team was beating up on them in most of the practice runs. https://www.google.com/amp/s/amp.ksat.com/sports/derrick-white-called-best-player-on-the-court-at-team-usa-training-camp
  15. Fox got the nod first over both White and Trae. But rumors placed White in front of Trae before he got the eye infection.