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#1 BasketballIQ

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Posted January 08, 2014 - 12:58 PM

Starting to remind me of Fisher. NEVER gives up. Worked on his overall game. His height will always be  a weakness but I think he has some of the same attributes in see in players like Chalmers or Jason terry .

 

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Posted January 08, 2014 - 01:07 PM

I want the Lakes to re-sign him but I think he might go for the payday if he can get it. We'll see what happens.

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Posted January 08, 2014 - 01:08 PM

Except his 3s i dont see any others qualities... he is crap in D, he cant pass and hasnt an high bball IQ


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Posted January 08, 2014 - 01:12 PM

Yes
On the right team
He would have to play the Sasha role

Come in, and just bomb from 3
Shouldn't play pg or sf, just backup SG

Isn't a liability on defense anymore, and has serious hustle, doesn't draw attention to himself with antics in the court, or with bone head moves off the court

People want all SGs to be Kobe or Jordan
When an Aaron affalo type SG is what Meeks ceiling is...

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Posted January 08, 2014 - 01:13 PM

Meeks is a guy that hustles and worked on his driving to the basket game and is a good role player to have.  

Then again, Young is also a championship caliber role player.

Our team is full of them.  That's why they're looking to see which ones to keep for the next two years where they will be attempting to put together a championship roster.  

As of right now our team is full of caliber role players honestly. 


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Posted January 08, 2014 - 01:16 PM


Except his 3s i dont see any others qualities... he is crap in D, he cant pass and hasnt an high bball IQ

I think you're thinking of last year Meeks. He's improved his game a lot this year.

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Posted January 08, 2014 - 01:18 PM

i think so


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Posted January 08, 2014 - 01:20 PM

Championship quality role players: 

 

Steve Blake

Jordan Farmar

Jordan Hill

Wesley Johnson

Jodie Meeks

 

Meeks has impressed me.  He goes about the game the right way and plays hard.  There are plenty of SG's off the bench that i'd take over Meeks though if it came down to a championship. 



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Posted January 08, 2014 - 01:22 PM

^^^
No Henry or nick young?

Nick young could play the Jason terry role?

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Posted January 08, 2014 - 01:22 PM

A lot of these guys can be role players on a championship team. Meeks, Hill, Wes, Xavier, Swaggy a rejuvenated Farmar. Let's see who stays on the cheap, and who bolts for $$.

 

I've been talking trash about Meeks since last year, but the improvement in his game definitely shows. He couldn't hit an open 3 last year for the life of him. Kudos to you, Jodie. 

 

edit: WC beat me to it with his list haha. Swaggy could be that bench guy, the back up create-his-own-shot dude - a Jamal Crawford type? - when the star is resting. 


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Posted January 08, 2014 - 01:25 PM

^^^
No Henry or nick young?

Nick young could play the Jason terry role?

 

Nope.  I like Nick Young but he's too much of a chucker to be on a championship team.  He's not a player that would play well within a system IMO. 

 

The current offensive system is perfect for role players because they aren't restricted, they are asked to shoot and shoot often. 

 

Henry is another example of that. Good player in the open and being allowed to do things, but in a system, his game is restricted.  Although, I think he could grow into a system type player that could be valuable, he's still young.

 

That's just my opinion.  Many coaches define roles for their players and it affects their game to a certain degree. The current system doesn't define roles and lacks structure.  



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Posted January 08, 2014 - 01:26 PM

I think you're thinking of last year Meeks. He's improved his game a lot this year.

 

well he improved his 3s %; but damn all his bad passes and his crappy defense  :wall:


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Posted January 08, 2014 - 01:32 PM

You'd be wrong.  He actually one of the better defenders on the perimeter in pick and roll sets.  The guy hustles.  He's a good solid bench guy. 

 

Except his 3s i dont see any others qualities... he is crap in D, he cant pass and hasnt an high bball IQ


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Posted January 08, 2014 - 01:34 PM

You'd be wrong.  He actually one of the better defenders on the perimeter in pick and roll sets.  The guy hustles.  He's a good solid bench guy. 

 

not convinced really but lets wait and see rite?


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Posted January 08, 2014 - 01:44 PM

Nope. I like Nick Young but he's too much of a chucker to be on a championship team. He's not a player that would play well within a system IMO.

The current offensive system is perfect for role players because they aren't restricted, they are asked to shoot and shoot often.

Henry is another example of that. Good player in the open and being allowed to do things, but in a system, his game is restricted. Although, I think he could grow into a system type player that could be valuable, he's still young.

That's just my opinion. Many coaches define roles for their players and it affects their game to a certain degree. The current system doesn't define roles and lacks structure.


I feel like there is a role for an of the bench chucker, someone who comes in and can give you 20 points off the bench. And if he is not on, just bench him

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Posted January 08, 2014 - 01:46 PM

Young off the bench is actually shooting over 50% and being extremely efficient.   

Nick Young playing that kind of way off the bench for Kobe Bryant is pretty solid for a championship contender. It means more rest for Kobe and the mentoring he's given Young has paid off a lot, you can tell. 

When Young did that pump fake and one, he immediately ran to Kobe on the bench and gave him a high five and a hug and Kobe stood up to give it to him.  

Young seems the perfect backup for a guy like Kobe Bryant, whereas Meeks if his shot isn't falling is gonna cause Kobe to come off the bench earlier than he'd like. 


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Posted January 08, 2014 - 01:49 PM

I think he can spell Brian Shaw, during the 3peat run. 


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Posted January 08, 2014 - 02:00 PM

Meeks reminds of that Craig Hodges or even John Paxson
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Posted January 08, 2014 - 02:03 PM

He plays hard I like that and finally getting confortable

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Posted January 08, 2014 - 02:17 PM

Meeks or Young could fill a role on a contending team.  Young I see similar to a JR Smith on Denver, you bring him off the bench, if he is on fire, great you let him score a bunch and make a few mistakes in the process, if not you just sit him.  Meeks is a good energy guy and his shot is trust worthy enough that he could definitely be a good backup on many squads.






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