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  • Norm is going to practice hard in the summer right?

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    • there's no doubt he has a strong work ethic

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      • Truth Teller wrote: View Post
        Norm is going to practice hard in the summer right?
        Man’s got a huge tattoo that says Hard Work.

        Can’t remember exactly where I heard this, (somewhere here on this site) but apparently he practiced, as we would’ve expected, insanely hard last summer, but more in isolation, and not within the bench mob system like the others. He wasn’t part of the five that were drilling like crazy together as a unit in the offseason and he never came near the kind of cohesiveness the others exhibited. (He had a majorly off year, there’s no way around it.) Hopefully this year he can find a way to properly integrate himself into the system, coming off the bench.

        Lots of improving to be done here, Norm. Shooting, driving, playmaking... Get er done.

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        • GOLDBLUM wrote: View Post
          Man’s got a huge tattoo that says Hard Work.

          Can’t remember exactly where I heard this, (somewhere here on this site) but apparently he practiced, as we would’ve expected, insanely hard last summer, but more in isolation, and not within the bench mob system like the others. He wasn’t part of the five that were drilling like crazy together as a unit in the offseason and he never came near the kind of cohesiveness the others exhibited. (He had a majorly off year, there’s no way around it.) Hopefully this year he can find a way to properly integrate himself into the system, coming off the bench.

          Lots of improving to be done here, Norm. Shooting, driving, playmaking... Get er done.
          I think Norm, with help from the staff, will be able to identify what went wrong with his off-season preps last year. I survey getting him going will be a major focus even if the plan is to make a trade. He has little playing value currently. Yet he has the same physical ability. He just needs a half decent start to the season to get his confidence back and his head straight.

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          • Apollo wrote: View Post
            I'm now thinking Norm stays and Nurse has to figure this shit out.

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            • GOLDBLUM wrote: View Post
              Man’s got a huge tattoo that says Hard Work.

              Can’t remember exactly where I heard this, (somewhere here on this site) but apparently he practiced, as we would’ve expected, insanely hard last summer, but more in isolation, and not within the bench mob system like the others. He wasn’t part of the five that were drilling like crazy together as a unit in the offseason and he never came near the kind of cohesiveness the others exhibited. (He had a majorly off year, there’s no way around it.) Hopefully this year he can find a way to properly integrate himself into the system, coming off the bench.

              Lots of improving to be done here, Norm. Shooting, driving, playmaking... Get er done.
              Now the question if that's the case, why hasn't Norm showed up in Vegas to work out with Delon and Fred with Nurse overseeing things?! Wouldn't that be the best place to start?!

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              • Hotshot wrote: View Post
                Now the question if that's the case, why hasn't Norm showed up in Vegas to work out with Delon and Fred with Nurse overseeing things?! Wouldn't that be the best place to start?!
                It’s a good point you raise.

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                • GOLDBLUM wrote: View Post
                  Man’s got a huge tattoo that says Hard Work.

                  Can’t remember exactly where I heard this, (somewhere here on this site) but apparently he practiced, as we would’ve expected, insanely hard last summer, but more in isolation, and not within the bench mob system like the others. He wasn’t part of the five that were drilling like crazy together as a unit in the offseason and he never came near the kind of cohesiveness the others exhibited. (He had a majorly off year, there’s no way around it.) Hopefully this year he can find a way to properly integrate himself into the system, coming off the bench.

                  Lots of improving to be done here, Norm. Shooting, driving, playmaking... Get er done.
                  In the post conference scrum after we announced Nurse as head coach, Nurse was asked if we could salvage Norm, and he said absolutely and took the blame on himself for allowing what you just described to happen (Norm working his ass off solo while the rest of the bench mob practiced together the entire time). He followed by saying he had already had a lengthy conversation with Norm about it and that they both agreed this offseason would be different.

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                  • GOLDBLUM wrote: View Post
                    It’s a good point you raise.
                    Looks like he has been! but kept a low key. My apologies.

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                    • Hotshot wrote: View Post
                      Looks like he has been! but kept a low key. My apologies.

                      The money shot is at the 1:40 spot where he is asked "Your head coach is now Nick Nurse. How excited are you for the opportunity to play with his offense."

                      Music to my ears.

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                        • I'm a bit concerned about what has changed which will help Norm fit in better. It's the same system, but with a different person running it. It would be great to have another scoring option out there with the second unit.

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                          • LJ2 wrote: View Post
                            I'm a bit concerned about what has changed which will help Norm fit in better. It's the same system, but with a different person running it. It would be great to have another scoring option out there with the second unit.
                            As of right now everybody is back. Norm is still the 11th man, or Injury Insurance. Everybody is a little overstating how crucial he is
                            It's Klaw Season. Time to hunt.

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                              • KeonClark wrote: View Post
                                As of right now everybody is back. Norm is still the 11th man, or Injury Insurance. Everybody is a little overstating how crucial he is
                                He's going to have to play his way back into the rotation, which is going to mean outperforming some combination of Delon, FVV, OG, and CJ. That's no small tasks, those guys all performed their roles well last year.
                                "We're playing in a building." -- Kawhi Leonard

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