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#21 Majesty

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Posted August 07, 2013 - 10:57 PM

Of course. He shoots 3s. MDA's the coach.

he's the kind of player both Nash and Kobe can make look very good.

And his legs aren't gone and he isn't old like Kapono, or Murphy.

If they can feed him the kind of open threes Kapono and Murphy used to get he could be a valuable asset.


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#22 Majesty

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Posted August 07, 2013 - 11:00 PM

Didn't know he had post moves, most of the reports I read of him had him only as an average defender and above average 3 point shooter.

 

Can't wait till the jersey become available.



here's some looks at him. ENJOY!!! love that we're getting guys that play with chips on their shoulders


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#23 Majesty

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Posted August 07, 2013 - 11:09 PM

People also underrate his defensive mind

He may not have the best lateral movement but he IS defensively intelligent.. but don't take my word for it
 

According to ESPN.com, without Kelly Duke allowed 46.8% shooting to opposing teams, 306th in Division I basketball, and a defensive efficiency rating of 101.4. With Kelly, opposing teams shot 37.8% and had a defensive efficiency rating of 86.2, about 15 points better. Ryan Feldman explains the stats…

 Prior to the win over Miami, Kelly was holding opponents to 21.8 percent shooting this season as an on-ball defender, the fourth-lowest field-goal percentage in the country (minimum 100 plays). He held opponents to 0.52 points per play, which ranked sixth in the country.

Why is Kelly so effective on defense? He’s a versatile defender who can successfully guard a variety of play types. Before the injury, he held opponents to 16.7 percent shooting on isolation plays. He didn’t allow a single point defending pick-and-roll ball handlers and post-up plays, which accounted for 20 percent of his defensive plays.

Kelly once again made a significant impact defensively in the win over Miami. The Hurricanes shot 42.8 percent from the field with Kelly on the court and 50 percent with him off the court. Miami scored 1.00 points per possession with Kelly on the court and 1.12 points per possessions with him off the court.

 

Those are things I LIKE to hear.  Rambis will love this kid as he'll fit right in to the team defense philosophy.

Don't know why people thought this guy didn't.  Stretch 4 that can defend pick and rolls well. I like it.

Of course the NBA is completely different.

But at the same time having Rambis here to help work with him will probably help him get up to NBA speed a lot faster, he's a guy that could make an impact quickly depending.


Edited by Majesty, August 07, 2013 - 11:13 PM.

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Posted August 08, 2013 - 12:25 AM

He is gonna play before Harris and Landry. So I'd expect good things out of him.



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Posted August 08, 2013 - 06:50 PM

Cool... Can he play in the NBA though? We don't need another Luke Sacre


Edited by lakersince75, August 08, 2013 - 06:57 PM.


#26 Majesty

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Posted August 08, 2013 - 06:55 PM

Cool... Can he play though? We don't need another Luke Sacre

read about 3 posts above you

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Posted August 08, 2013 - 07:08 PM

I hope he plays in the preseason if he's healthy enough. How he performs there may play a role in deciding how many minutes he should get.



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Posted August 08, 2013 - 07:27 PM

Looks like the next Luke Walton. Which makes me want to puke.

#29 Majesty

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Posted August 08, 2013 - 07:33 PM

Looks like the next Luke Walton. Which makes me want to puke.
 


Before his injury Luke Walton was the was one of the better 3 point shooters in the league the year we took Phoenix to 7.   After that injury he never really was a scoring threat, but he was a good passer and a lot of plays went through him and Kobe.

In fact Kobe and Luke were the lakers combo that both had a triple double in the same game before Kobe and Gasol did it last year.

06-07 he shot 38% from three and 47% from the field and even in 09-10 he was shooting 41% from three before his injuries finally pretty much ended his career at a competitive level.


Luke may have become a punchline now but I remember he was actually good, and a great facilitator in the triangle and not the joke people make him out to be now.


Edited by Majesty, August 08, 2013 - 07:42 PM.

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#30 BasketballIQ

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Posted August 08, 2013 - 07:46 PM

Luke was on the way , in my opinion, to be one of those historic role players. Like Kukoc, but his injury and build proved to be his downfall. Too small to be a Big, too slow to be a wing. If he were 7 feet, with his fundamentals, he would a very good player



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Posted August 08, 2013 - 07:47 PM

Hmm Luke was #4....


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Posted August 08, 2013 - 08:16 PM

^ :laughing: That just made me laugh for some reason.


yo.


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Posted August 08, 2013 - 10:12 PM

yep, luke was doing fine the first couple years, injuries aren't fun






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