Coby Karl Future Ron Harper Type
Posted September 28, 2008 - 01:10 AM
It seems as if nobody is talking about him here, this summer. In my opinion, he was one of the brightest shining surprises last year. I think he has a great future as a starting NBA role player.
The guy is a total baller. He understands the game, moves extremely well off the ball, is very quick, makes the right decisions with the ball, has great jumping ability, and has an intensity and swagger that's contagious. The guy is a total fighter, has dealt with great adversity (cancer x2) already in his young life and come out on top.
To me, he's a point guard, a conductor, a leader and game plan executioner. Not a shooting guard, not a small forward. If I were Phil, I would have put Shaw on molding him into a point guard, already last season. He has all the right qualities for becoming the perfect triangle point guard — the size, the mentality, the defense, the handles, the quickness and athletic ability.
From what I read, he's been shooting the three every day in the gym, this summer. Hopefully, he worked out hard to add bulk and quickness, and drilled perimeter defense, as well. If he plays his cards right, he could make Farmar expendable. Farmar is a great trading asset.
For next season's rotations, if I got to decide, I'd say,
Fisher, Farmar, Karl (with a carte blanche to more mpg from Fisher and Farmar if he excels)
Sasha, Kobe, Karl
Kobe, Ariza, Odom
Gasol, Odom, Powell
Bynum, Gasol, Mihm
... should be our regular modus operandum. The rest is up for grabs in training camp. Luke is injured, Radman is a space cadet / trade asset. Crawford, Yue and the gang are all unproven. Sorry, I'm derailing my own thread, already in the first post. :lol: Yeah, I want Radman traded and Luke either fully healthy or gone. In return, I want a Maxiell or David Lee type utility big and I'd happily include Farmar to get it done (assuming that I'm right about Karl's point guard talents).
Seriously, though, I think Coby Karl is the best point guard prospect we have on this team. He could defend Deron Williams, Billups, Rondo much better than Farmar ever will, he's quick and smart enough to have a good shot at slowing down or at least bothering quicker players like CP3, he can shoot the lights out, and he's a great passer with great court vision. He's the exact prototypical size for a Phil Jackson style PG.
Last season, I found myself wondering why nobody in the media talks about him as a point guard prospect. To me, it's rather obvious that he should be a point guard on this team in the future. Has anyone else thought the same thing, or am I alone on this
Posted September 28, 2008 - 06:36 AM
beyond that. . i really like Coby Karl, I think he's the perfect 3rd guard off the bench if either Farmar or Sasha are misfiring. but i don't see him as more than that at this point. giving him 16minutes a game is just crazy talk
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Posted September 28, 2008 - 10:34 AM
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Posted September 28, 2008 - 10:42 AM
I hope he doesn't make the team this season.
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