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    Quote MACK11 wrote: View Post
    Dudes an athletic freak

    He's definitely gonna throw down some crazy dunks during Summer league.
    Dunk Contest participant in front of the Home Town fans for All-Star weekend?

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    Quote SkywalkerAC wrote: View Post
    Also, being in the same city, the appeal (for 2nd rounders especially) to play for the D-league team over Europe is much higher than if the D-league is off somewhere else. You get to have a connection with the franchise, fans, and teammates, and access to training staff and facilities (I presume). Guys like Powell and Daniels can be part of the team, even if they don't make the roster this year.
    Yeah I suppose living in Toronto would be better than Rochester. A little bit.

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    from that video I watched I can tell he has a hitch in his shot just before he flicks his wrist. That loading phase (or whatever you shooting coaches call it) will limit his range and negates any lift he would get from the jump. The energy stops there instead of at the finger tips. I haven't looked at his 3pt stats but they likely aren't good ( I could be wrong ...it happens)
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    31% from the college 3...so it would appear it's salvageable.
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    ^he shoots on the way down which causes the hitch

    By quickening up the shot that should work out a bit...he did shoot something like 48% from three for the first half of the college season so he can get hot

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    Do people think he'll make the team this season? I'd expect Masai to take immediate advantage of the 905s by developing Daniels and Powell without using roster spots or starting their 2nd-round contracts.

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    I watched Gonzaga beat UCLA twice this last season but I must be losing it because I had no recollections of Norm even though he managed to get into double figures in both games (I just checked out the box scores). Other Bruins are familiar to me such as Looney, Alford, and Parker but Norm who?

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    Quote OldSkoolCool wrote: View Post
    ^he shoots on the way down which causes the hitch

    By quickening up the shot that should work out a bit...he did shoot something like 48% from three for the first half of the college season so he can get hot
    Hitch looks more noticeable on his 3. Mid-range looks pretty smooth. He should be alright, don't think that alone would be what keeps him from the league.

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    Quote OldSkoolCool wrote: View Post
    ^he shoots on the way down which causes the hitch

    By quickening up the shot that should work out a bit...he did shoot something like 48% from three for the first half of the college season so he can get hot
    people with bad mechanics often get hot but it is usually the reason for the inconsistency
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    Quote Mess wrote: View Post
    Hitch looks more noticeable on his 3. Mid-range looks pretty smooth. He should be alright, don't think that alone would be what keeps him from the league.
    oh god no... he's got quite a few NBA skills. It was just something I noticed while watching the vdeo
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    Quote WJF wrote: View Post
    This was a small concern of mine watching his college highlights. I never paid that much attention to him when I watched UCLA a few time the last couple years, but his highlight tapes show him to be pretty right hand dominant.
    Hell, greivis couldn't go left either really, and he's a one way player at PG. If Powell can defend and shoot well enough, a simple right handed drive is enough for a counter....I mean offensive expectations are probably limited, right?

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    He said his goal is to be an allstar by year 5/6. Right after he's six man/fringe starter. I like this guy
    I'm back. I no longer worship joe johnson

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    Quote I_Worship_Joe_Johnson wrote: View Post
    He said his goal is to be an allstar by year 5/6. Right after he's six man/fringe starter. I like this guy
    Those are great goals for a 2nd round pick. I like it.

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    Reminds me of Avery Bradley

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    He reminds me eric bledsoe when i saw his videos but I could be completely off on this one

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    Quote BS10 wrote: View Post
    He reminds me eric bledsoe when i saw his videos but I could be completely off on this one
    Yeah, I'd say you are (completely off).

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    Quote Joey wrote: View Post
    Dunk Contest participant in front of the Home Town fans for All-Star weekend?
    I don't expect him to be on the team... So maybe the d-league dunk contest?

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    Quote SkywalkerAC wrote: View Post
    Yeah, I'd say you are (completely off).
    Similarities to Bledsoe:
    -Super freak of an athlete
    -Undersized
    -Attacks basket
    -Uses ridiculous athleticism to block shots
    -Great all-around defensive skills
    -Incredible dunking capabilities
    -Aggressive player

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    Quote BS10 wrote: View Post
    Similarities to Bledsoe:
    -Super freak of an athlete
    -Undersized
    -Attacks basket
    -Uses ridiculous athleticism to block shots
    -Great all-around defensive skills
    -Incredible dunking capabilities
    -Aggressive player
    Sure, but when one is a talented point guard and the other is a rather unskilled shooting guard, the comparison kinda falls apart. Powell's standing reach is almost 5 inches higher than Bledsoe's.

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    Is comparing defensive SGs to Tony Allen the new comparing big white shooters to Dirk?

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