gonna reserve any judgement on cabloco until he actually plays in an nba game. 15 second instagram videos of shooting open 3's is something i care very little to see. Good form or not, that might as well have been a video of austin daye.
Last edited by iblastoff; Mon Aug 25th, 2014 at 01:48 AM.
Well Austin Daye shot 40% in his second year with Detroit. And 40% with San Antonio. He has other problems though.
- Dwight Howard shot about 500 in-game FT's at a 49.5% clip. He should be working on this more than a guy like Ebanks, who shot 14 in-game FT's at a 78.6% clip. Why would they both spend a similar amount of practice time shooting 1400-ish FT's? The return on investment seems wonky for both the player and the team.
I'll admit I don't know the first thing about training and skill development at this level. Maybe there's enough customization in each player's personal training program.
Does anyone else see Bruno being used in a similar role as Novak was last year?
I know he doesn't have the shooting prowess of Steve Novak that would force teams to keep an eye on him and open up the floor. But, maybe that's a good thing because it could lead to more open looks for him. Bruno should be able to contribute some shooting this year and it's not like Novak did anything on the defensive end anyway so Bruno would probably be an upgrade there right away just based on his length. Besides, how many times did Novak miss wide open 3's?
Seems like a perfect fit to me.
Novak could space the floor simply by reputation, though. Nobody was leaving him wide open, except by accident. Put Bruno in as a floor-spacer, and teams are not going to cover him that tight off-the-ball until he shows that he can make them consistently. Some nights he will, some nights he won't, probably. Will he get discouraged if he misses a few wide-open looks? Will he get discouraged if he's hanging out, wide open in the corner, and his teammates aren't passing to him? You never had to worry about those things with Novak, but those can often be issues with young rookies. So no, I don't really like him being used in a Novak role because I don't want him to get into the habit of camping on offense. I'd rather see him being an active part of the offense when he's on the court. If you can get him some open looks, great, but preferably as part of an offence that asks him to be much more active than Novak typically was.
Now, if you're talking about Novak-type minutes and game situations, then yeah, I'm all for that.