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Trent Forrest, a Hawk on a two-way contract played so much that, if he plays again this season, he must be converted to a regular contract.  Instead of giving the 25-year-old a regular contract, Hawks called up Kobe Bufkin, a 20-year-old, to replace him.

The question now becomes, did we do the right thing?  Can Kobe replace Trent well enough that it will not hurt the Hawks for the remainder of the season?  

Hawks entertain the Bulls next.  If Atlanta wins, they will have identical records with the Bulls!

GO ATL HAWKS!

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10 minutes ago, JeffS17 said:

This is so disrespectful lol... hope he doesn't read this forum.  Dude catches so much heat and disrespect for no reason

How dare you!?  I consider that a term of endearment.  I am meth-B... uh, Mathews' biggest fan here.  I'm definitely the only one that consistently spells his name right!

I cant believe the nerve of this guy.

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It's too early in the week to get me this hot, jeffe.  I'm thisclose to demanding a written apology.  Thisclose! 

And, speaking of disrespect, do you know who's the best on the team at chasing around screens?  It's meth-B and don'tchu forget it. 

:Bob: Last time I saw kg this hot, @macdaddy put raisins in the mac 'n cheese at the cul de sac potluck and didnt tell nobody. 

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2 minutes ago, kg01 said:

How dare you!?  I consider that a term of endearment.  I am meth-B... uh, Mathews' biggest fan here.  I'm definitely the only one that consistently spells his name right!

I cant believe the nerve of this guy.

:mad:

It's too early in the week to get me this hot, jeffe.  I'm thisclose to demanding a written apology.  Thisclose! 

And, speaking of disrespect, do you know who's the best on the team at chasing around screens?  It's meth-B and don'tchu forget it. 

:Bob: Last time I time kg this hot, @macdaddy put raisins in the mac 'n cheese at the cul de sac potluck and didnt tell nobody. 

That was a good time.

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28 minutes ago, JeffS17 said:

This is so disrespectful lol... hope he doesn't read this forum.  Dude catches so much heat and disrespect for no reason

I pushback on Quin playing him because he does nothing particularly well other than shoot 3's and he has a dismal 7.5 PER, a negative BPM, a negative VORP, and has done very little in several other stats all year.

I will tip my cap to him that the last couple weeks he has stepped his production up so that he is improving these numbers but I still hope to see those minutes played by Hunter, Bufkin, and others who can contribute much more comprehensively to the team.

I like having a three point specialist deep on the roster but not in the regular rotation unless they provide serious volume to go with their great shooting %.  (And in case it is not obvious his 10.7 points per 36 minutes played is not serious volume scoring.)

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6 minutes ago, AHF said:

I pushback on Quin playing him because he does nothing particularly well other than shoot 3's and he has a dismal 7.5 PER, a negative BPM, a negative VORP, and has done very little in several other stats all year.

I will tip my cap to him that the last couple weeks he has stepped his production up so that he is improving these numbers but I still hope to see those minutes played by Hunter, Bufkin, and others who can contribute much more comprehensively to the team.

I like having a three point specialist deep on the roster but not in the regular rotation unless they provide serious volume to go with their great shooting %.  (And in case it is not obvious his 10.7 points per 36 minutes played is not serious volume scoring.)

Sure, I agree with everything you're stating here.  But that doesn't change he's getting disrespected and shit on for no reason.  He's an end of bench guy getting minutes because of injuries.  Fans should be mad at the GM for not getting better bench players (I know you have been adamant about this), or the coach for playing him, but there's no reason to be mad at him personally.  Dude is out there giving 110% effort for all his minutes, is very hard on himself, and clearly cares about playing his best.

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Yeah, I have nothing negative to say about his attitude or effort.  He has been doing the best he can and giving 100%.

My bashing has been on the GM for not giving Snyder a better bench to work with.  AJ's mental health issues keeping him off the court have helped push some of those guys to the front as well as Kobe and Gueye's injury issues (although I didn't have much hope of Gueye earning minutes this season).  

Saying that Garrison is a poor man's Bogi isn't a slight, though.  Bogi is clearly the better player and both play something similar roles with the team.  I can understand how "Meth" Bogi might be viewed more negatively but I think "poor man's" with humor is what KG is going for.

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One thing that really stood out to me regarding Kobe was his defensive posture/stance/base.

He has textbook form in that regard.

His fluidity and willingness to slide his feet remind me of Cam Reddish. It’s a very natural and confident body motion.

I am liking what I am seeing from him so far.

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1 hour ago, JeffS17 said:

This is so disrespectful lol... hope he doesn't read this forum.  Dude catches so much heat and disrespect for no reason

Trae was once called Meth-Curry by opposing fans back in 2018 when he was drafted, seen as Curry-lite, poor man's Curry.

Tyler Johnson (Heat) was the first who 'they' started calling Meth-Curry.

Now we have our own Meth-Bogi.

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58 minutes ago, AHF said:

Blah, blah, blah .....  I can understand how "Meth" Bogi might be viewed more negatively but I think "poor man's" with humor is what KG is going for.

I think of him as 'alternate universe' Bogi, not "poor man's".

Sheesh, did yall wake up today and decide to deride m' boy in the Kobe thread?

:Olivia: They called me meth-Lauren.

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1 hour ago, RedDawg#8 said:

One thing that really stood out to me regarding Kobe was his defensive posture/stance/base.

He has textbook form in that regard.

His fluidity and willingness to slide his feet remind me of Cam Reddish. It’s a very natural and confident body motion.

I am liking what I am seeing from him so far.

Loved his stance and maintaining it as he slid his feet.  I could see Jalen Green thinking, "well dayum, ain't he s'posed to give up and let me score now?"

Stinks Reddish abandoned his defensive identity.  It's why, when I saw him at Duke, I was high on him as a true 3D wing.  After his rookie year, I guess he decided he didn't want to be that. 

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