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    I didn't realize how tall he is. He's actually 6'5 190. Long arms too. He's built a lot like Penny Hardaway. Penny is a little taller but similar body type.

    If Wright can develop a consistent 3pt shot/jump shot then we might have something in our hands.

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    Quote TRex wrote: View Post
    I didn't realize how tall he is. He's actually 6'5 190. Long arms too. He's built a lot like Penny Hardaway. Penny is a little taller but similar body type.

    If Wright can develop a consistent 3pt shot/jump shot then we might have something in our hands.
    Pretty awesome to see he could guard Shane Battier.
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    Maybe it's cause I just binge-watched Orange is the New Black but when Delon was smiling like a little kid in the postgame interview after the big Charlotte win, he was a dead ringer for Poussey Washington.
    If I were a vet on the team, I might make this his new nickname.

    Hope he has lots of reasons to smile going forward, that quarter was a thing of beauty.

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    Heh, I noticed that back on draft night, and googling the two names shows that others have made that connection too.

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    pretty move he did in the D league 2 weeks ago.


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    Quote octothorp wrote: View Post
    Heh, I noticed that back on draft night, and googling the two names shows that others have made that connection too.
    Ha. Wow. You're right. He even actually acknowledges it himself in a series of tweets



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    Quote GOLDBLUM wrote: View Post
    Ha. Wow. You're right. He even actually acknowledges it himself in a series of tweets


    I didn't watch the show, but my girlfriend did, and as soon as I brought it up she's like YES! THAT'S WHO HE LOOKS LIKE
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    Quote GOLDBLUM wrote: View Post
    Maybe it's cause I just binge-watched Orange is the New Black but when Delon was smiling like a little kid in the postgame interview after the big Charlotte win, he was a dead ringer for Poussey Washington.
    If I were a vet on the team, I might make this his new nickname.

    Hope he has lots of reasons to smile going forward, that quarter was a thing of beauty.

    I actually watch this show and can't believe I never realized this.
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    Any predictions on how much burn delon will get in the following scenario's
    1. No roster moves
    2 bring in a big wing and lose cory

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    When is the deadline anyway?

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    Quote TRex wrote: View Post
    When is the deadline anyway?
    Feb. 23

    3pm et

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    Quote rightsideup wrote: View Post
    Any predictions on how much burn delon will get in the following scenario's
    1. No roster moves
    2 bring in a big wing and lose cory
    I like to imagine he gets at least 10-15 from here on out in scenario 1, but it's probably more like Norm the last few months. Barring injury, he might DCP-CD as often as he gets spot minutes.

    Scenario 2, he has to pretty much take Cojo's role as backup PG and frequently used in 2 pg lineups, goof for 20-25 minutes every night.

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    Seeing some nice work from Delon over the past few games. Took a few too many ill-advised 3s yesterday, but in general, I like his calmness/demeanor.

    And, like Powell, he seems to be learning DeRozan's "Euro-step" in the paint.

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    Quote Nilanka wrote: View Post
    Seeing some nice work from Delon over the past few games. Took a few too many ill-advised 3s yesterday, but in general, I like his calmness/demeanor.

    And, like Powell, he seems to be learning DeRozan's "Euro-step" in the paint.
    I'm glad he is learning to the use the euro-step. He is tall and long, so he can cover a good amount of ground in 2 steps with the euro. Its a good move to have for Delon.

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    Delon's been doing that since (at least) his Utah days. It's not new to him.
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    Needs to get his 3-ball back up to par.

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    Quote SkywalkerAC wrote: View Post
    Needs to get his 3-ball back up to par.
    Shooting the 3 was never a strength, but he does need to make the open looks. Looks like he will have 25 games to show what he will be going forward. No more what ifs.
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    Delon showing nice defensive versatility in the 1st half tonight.
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    Not sure if Lowry will be worth max -- he is a great player but older now. Delon is not ready by any means for a starter role just yet, but I think he could be a solid starter maybe in 2018-19... he needs consistent backup minutes, which he's getting now and today showed you how much potential he has.

    Tough decision coming up - sign Lowry for at least 4 years at max or near max or cut bait and use the cap space on something else (including a stop gap PG).

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    Quote sanyo wrote: View Post
    Not sure if Lowry will be worth max -- he is a great player but older now. Delon is not ready by any means for a starter role just yet, but I think he could be a solid starter maybe in 2018-19... he needs consistent backup minutes, which he's getting now and today showed you how much potential he has.

    Tough decision coming up - sign Lowry for at least 4 years at max or near max or cut bait and use the cap space on something else (including a stop gap PG).
    There is no cap space to use on anybody else that isn't already in a raptors uniform, because of the bird rights rule
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