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  • Hello
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    They both have the same pros that I immediately look for:
    High ball IQ
    Good defence
    Solid shooting
    Athletic

    While both have weaknesses that will likely dissapear as they transition to the NBA with better players, maturing, and better coaches.

    I honestly cannot choose between them, they both seem like they will be good players.

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  • tucas
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    Gotta be G. However the 7'0 wingspan sortve gave away who he was for me...

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  • Apollo
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    The Coach wrote: View Post
    First off, the winner of Round 1 Match 3 is:

    F)Austin Rivers - 11 votes...................E)Damian Lillard - 7 votes.

    Rivers moves on to the Elite 8!

    Match 3

    Would you rather have...

    Player G
    Does Well:
    - Freakish length with 7’0″ wingspan (9.1% greater than height differential), solid size for an NBA SG but length makes him seem bigger
    - Tremendous athlete with great quickness, leaping ability, and straight line speed, glides to the basket on straight line drives and finishes at a high rate at the rim
    - Excellent perimeter defender with great lateral quickness; great at contesting shots, rotating and fighting over screens; Instinctive player who uses length effectively to jump passing lanes
    - Crisp off ball play, has great timing and anticipation of where to be on floor for easy basket, excels shooting coming off ball screens, perimeter shooting threat off the catch, solid midrange game and 3-point threat
    - High basketball IQ, doesn’t do too much outside his game, doesn’t need ball to leave an impact, fundamental basketball player; NBA ready with off ball play and defense

    Must Improve:
    - Needs to build muscle to frame and grow into his body, 5-10 lb.s ideal for his frame but still going to be one of the more meek of build among NBA guards
    - Isolation play and creating his own shot off the dribble, being more aggressive with the ball and attack the basket (only 1.4 free throw attempts per game as frosh), struggles to break down D with inability to change direction quickly
    - Consistent defensive effort, needs to do a better job of moving feet and getting in defensive stance, “swipey” on defense after getting beat making him susceptible to cheap fouls on plays he should be able to stay in front of


    Player H
    Does Well:
    - Explosive athlete, outstanding vertical leap, great end-to-end speed, quick first step and burst, superb body control and contortion around the rim
    - Midrange marksman with great depth out to NBA 3-point range, great off ball player and spot up shooter coming off screens, always squared and ready to shoot, high release point
    - Can create his own shot off the dribble, ability to set up for jumper or attack rim, nice crossover and step back dribble for jumper
    - Excellent passer and distributor, exceptional court vision, unselfish player, trusted entry passer into post and for off ball shooters, can set up plays
    - Defensive presence, has length, athleticism, instincts and lateral quickness to be a high level perimeter defender, play maker in passing lanes, contests shots well
    - Natural feel for the game, high basketball IQ, good decision maker, versatile, assertive play maker, active rebounder

    Must Improve:
    - Frail frame in need of strength, 5-10 pounds of muscle to fill out body, struggles to finish through contact
    - Streak shooter, can get very hot/cold from 3-point range, tendency to force some poor shots driving the lane
    - Can become too hesitant to isolate, doesn’t need ball to be effective but becomes confined to being a spot up threat



    Thanks for the feedback, I have decided to continue announcing the winners because I started that way and will definitely look for your feedback after the tournament to make it better next time. I am also going to post the winners somewhere between 10-11ish mountain time as my life is not always as consistent as it is necessary to always be on at exactly 11. It seems most people have voted by 9 mountain time anyway.
    Both players sound comparable in many ways so I'll go with H due to the intelligence factor. He probably has more upside because of it.

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  • e2thed
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    H

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  • ezz_bee
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    I'll go with H, but if G is the player I think he is than I have a feeling that is the guy we are going to see in a raps uniform if we don't trade up/down/out.

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  • japetas
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    I choose player H because he's athletic, have good playmaking and defence skills

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  • koncept
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    H

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  • NoPropsneeded
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    H sounds like 2 guys i know. so H

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  • planetmars
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    G

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  • CalgaryRapsFan
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    very tough call, but I will go with player H

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  • Puffer
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    Got to be G.

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  • WJF
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    Tough choice for me, the 7' wing span is impressive for G, but the top tier athleticism of H is intriguing. I wish I knew more about the size of H.

    While I was leaning towards H, I am going with G, I like the line about fundamentals.

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  • Jon_Wade
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    G

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  • mcHAPPY
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    G all day everyday.

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  • Rainman
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    I'll go with H. His most worrisome weakness seems to be a result from being the best (only) player on his team. That wouldn't be the case once he get's to the pro's.
    "Can become too hesitant to isolate, doesn’t need ball to be effective but becomes confined to being a spot up threat"

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