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    Quote sleepz wrote: View Post
    Definitely like his intangibles (hustle, effort) and his defence and rebounding are great, the only issue is will he become a liability in the half court? The Raps are not a running team and don't get out in transition, so he will have to create for himself in the half court and from what I have seen he is raw handling the ball and with his shot in a set offence.

    This is my concern with his game as there will be very little transition buckets to be had on this team.

    MKG can beat his man off the dribble, get to the lane, draw contact and can find the open man when he does drive the ball. He gets to the FT line better than most wing players in this draft. Better than Barnes, better than J. Lamb, better than Beal, etc.

    It's pretty clear he put's stress on the opposing D, and for a team like us that is 28th or something at getting to the line, he is exactly what we need. It also doesnt hurt that he is an excellent rebounder that could compensate for Bargs.

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    Quote Nilanka wrote: View Post
    Yup, me too. My fear is that we use a top 5 pick on Jason Kapono...
    i am worried about bc being in the position where it looks like barnes is our only option. would much rather mkg or beal even lamb but i think lamb might take a while to fit in with the league.

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    Originally I was hoping Drummond, Sullinger,PJ3 & maybe even Barnes as a freshman would push Davis down a couple draft slots into the 3-5 range. Unfortunately Davis has seperated himself as the clear #1, IMO.

    I've turned my attention to seperating the class of wings

    Barnes, Lamb, Miller, Beal, PJ3, Gilchrist

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    -Lamb can create for himself, erratic defensively, struggles to get to the line, needs to add strength.

    -Barnes excellent shooter, solid defender, good mechanics/fundamentals

    -Miller's acl injury, worries me

    -PJ3 has a high ceiling offensively, questionable defence/motor.

    -Beal excellent shooter, high IQ, fundamentally sound defensively, 6'4" SG

    -Gilchrist excellent defender/rebounder, feirce competitor/leader, lacks offensive polish. Does everything in his power to win.

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    #1 MKG - potential, intangibles
    #2 Barnes/Lamb
    #3 PJ3 - potential, ceiling
    #4 Lamb/Barnes
    #5 Beal

    MKG has outplayed Barnes both in highschool & college.

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    Quote Miekenstien wrote: View Post
    i am worried about bc being in the position where it looks like barnes is our only option. would much rather mkg or beal even lamb but i think lamb might take a while to fit in with the league.

    Lambs weaknesses: The most noticeable chink in Mr. Lamb’s arsenal revolves around his lack of bulk and strength Lamb is very thin and he has the narrow shoulders that will make adding significant weight harder than usual … His lack of girth and strength shows in certain aspects of his game too, mainly around the rim offensively and as a off-ball defender … Got to the free throw line at an abysmal rate, due to a lack of confidence in his strength, and settled for pull-ups and floaters much more often than he chose to challenge players who protected the rim in half-court situations … Lamb generally struggled finishing around the rim against contact, despite having more than adequate length and athleticism to do so … On D, Lamb’s lack of strength showed when getting through screens

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