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  • S.R.
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    WJF wrote: View Post
    Is Precious the forgotten man? I think to start the season he is going to have a bigger impact than the attention he is (not) getting.
    I don't know if he's forgotten so much as he's going to take a couple years. Expectations are up now for the 3 core guys in their mid to late 20's, but the guys in their early 20's with 0-3 seasons on their resumes is a whole other crop of players within the org now and they're going to have a few seasons here to develop as players and grow into their roles.

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  • SkywalkerAC
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    WJF wrote: View Post
    Is Precious the forgotten man? I think to start the season he is going to have a bigger impact than the attention he is (not) getting.
    If Pascal is out for a few weeks, Precious will probably seize his opportunity and come out of the gates hard. But full lineup he's got to compete against Boucher and Barnes and all our big wings in a way as well. Does Nurse go full-beastmode Scottie+Boucher+Precious off the bench?

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  • WJF
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    Is Precious the forgotten man? I think to start the season he is going to have a bigger impact than the attention he is (not) getting.

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  • TrueTorontoFan
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    Golden State Highlights August 11:




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  • TrueTorontoFan
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    It is hard to find his summer league highlights

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  • golden
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    Last edited by golden; Thu Aug 19, 2021, 10:52 AM.

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  • saints91
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    That’s the benefit of having Nurse as a coach, he encourages players to expand their games during live action if they’ve been practicing on their spare time. Most coaches want you to stay in your lane. Precious won’t just be a dunker on this team.

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  • inthepaint
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    SkywalkerAC wrote: View Post

    On the other hand, Ibaka was never a guy that you'd give the ball up to at the 3-point line expecting him to make a play off the dribble. Precious definitely is. Not the best comparison IMO.
    Yeah that was my point on the post actually - they're completely different players.

    Also, I haven't seen much of Precious but if he's the kind of player you can give the ball in perimeter to make a play off the dribble that's a nice surprise (in a good way). I thought he was mainly an inside threat from actions initiated by other players, but if he can be that, that's huge.

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  • Puffer
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    saints91 wrote: View Post
    Precious was another one of those guys that grew up playing guard and then had a growth spurt. He definitely has better handles than most bigs. Like a bunch of guys, he'll has to extend his range and shoot better at the line. He's going to be a new style 5, fast, agile, pushing the ball up the court and able to make a play. He'll have trouble in the post against bigger guys, but he has other advantages over them on the perimeter.
    New Style Bigs 1

    New Style Bigs 2

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  • saints91
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    Precious was another one of those guys that grew up playing guard and then had a growth spurt. He definitely has better handles than most bigs. Like a bunch of guys, he'll has to extend his range and shoot better at the line. He's going to be a new style 5, fast, agile, pushing the ball up the court and able to make a play. He'll have trouble in the post against bigger guys, but he has other advantages over them on the perimeter.

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  • SkywalkerAC
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    inthepaint wrote: View Post

    If he was heavier, taller, could shoot the 3, pick and pop to the midrange and average 14ppg with 81% from the line he would be like an agile Ibaka. Some work to do there still, but maybe one day.
    On the other hand, Ibaka was never a guy that you'd give the ball up to at the 3-point line expecting him to make a play off the dribble. Precious definitely is. Not the best comparison IMO.

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  • Yuri Gagarin
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    Precious is so light on his feet. Unique skillset. Always in the mix. JYD comes to mind

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  • inthepaint
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    TrueTorontoFan wrote: View Post

    he is more like an agile ibaka
    If he was heavier, taller, could shoot the 3, pick and pop to the midrange and average 14ppg with 81% from the line he would be like an agile Ibaka. Some work to do there still, but maybe one day.

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  • golden
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    SkywalkerAC wrote: View Post
    Precious can really move. Definitely shades of Pascal in that regard, but with an added physicality. Is there a better "runner" at the centre position in the NBA?
    I think our team vision is to generate points off live-ball turnovers (and bad misses) because you really can't defend that. It's unpredictable. Raps were #1 last year and #2 the year before in points off TOs. We're trying to achieve that with constant ball-pressure and switchable athletes who can run in transition and finish. Precious fits that the mold to a T.

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  • TrueTorontoFan
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    SkywalkerAC wrote: View Post
    Precious can really move. Definitely shades of Pascal in that regard, but with an added physicality. Is there a better "runner" at the centre position in the NBA?
    he is more like an agile ibaka

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