All things Dalton Knecht

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  1. beast crnjo

    beast crnjo Well-Known Member

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    Ripcity Uprise did a good segment on Dalton, talking about how much other teams focused on him. yet he still was able to maintain a great scoring output with good efficiency. His offense will translate well to the NBA I think.

    I don't see how he's a bad defender either. I think some people just default to that position whenever they see white shooter.

    He's got a 39 inch vert and did well in all the speed/agility tests. It's not like he's an Adam Morrison type stiff.
     
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    If Charlotte thinks they will be re-signing Bridges, I think Knecht would be a good fit along side LaMelo.
    Castle would be good as well but I think he will be gone at #4.

    That seems high for Knecht but he fills a bigger need than either Buzelis or Clingan.
     
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    The only thing I'm 100% certain of (in relation to this draft) is that if the Blazers pick Knecht, people will hate it. If the Spurs draft him, it proves they're genius.
     
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    Maybe Knecht will help us connect the dots as to what Joes plan is?
     
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    Actually, I'm going to amend this. I'll add if the Thunder pick him up it'll be a case of the "rich getting richer" and how brilliant their GM is.
     
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    Im starting to Knecht the dots as well.
     
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    What I can't understand is why Knecht's number is 3 when it should OBVIOUSLY be 4.
     
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    I see what you're saying, but he does kind of make more sense for both the Thunder and the Spurs, who have great defense (or in the Spurs case, a great defender) already in place and he just provides shotmaking sprinkled on top. They can afford a few players that are specialists. We, on the other hand, need players who can both play offense and defense. Our basic problem is we have players that are EITHER one (extreme: Anfernee) OR the other (extreme: Matisse).
     
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    Who cares? Knecht’s age is not a handicap: it’s an advantage. Lillard succeeded right away because he stayed in college all four years, and was 22 when he entered the league. I’d say Knecht has a better chance of making a difference in his first year than many of the other players in the lottery.
     
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    If I can take Knecht at #7 or Scheierman at #34, I'll take Scheierman all day.
    Someone else pointed out the measurables and age similarities, but Scheierman seems to have a much more complete game.

    Player: KNECHT.......SCHEIERMAN (senior year stats for both)
    Points: -- 21.7 ----------- 18.5
    Rebs: ---- 4.9 ------------ 9.0
    Assts: ---- 1.8 ------------ 3.9
    3pt%: --- .397 ----------- .381
    FT%: ---- .772 ----------- .876
    Stls: ----- 0.7 ------------ 0.9
    DRTG: -- 100.1 --------- 99.5

    Some of these are fairly close, but the rebounding and assists are dramatically different. From a value standpoint where I'm expecting someone who can stretch the floor, I'll take the kid from Creighton.
     
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    Dammit that's just good right there.
     
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    Joe Alexander EAT you HEART OUT
     
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    With my feeble two years of German in high school one thing I learned is that KN in a name has the K silent but all the sports media is calling him Connect instead of Necht with a silent K
     
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    This is America, buddy. We don't call Detroit "dee-twah"
     
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    Tell that to ex coach Bobby Knight.....not Bobby Cunight
     
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    I'm from Iowa...we call Des Moines "D Moin"
     
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    Knight is an English word. You know, like Knife or Knee.

    (And actually, a lot of people called Bobby Knight a word beginning cun)
     
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    It has Germanic roots as do many english words
     
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    So you agree. Knecht, on the other hand, doesn't have Germanic "roots" - it IS German. And Americans refuse to pronounce furrn words the way furriners do.
     
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