Greg Brown assigned to the G-League

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    What do you mean by having a strong shot? Greg's shots features horrible mechanics, which is undoubtedly why he rarely shoots it. Most recently, Lonzo Ball springs to mind as a player who radically reworked his mechanics and after a year experienced a significant uptick in results. Most guys who make the NBA have decent mechanics as they wouldn't have made it into the league without them. Greg was viewed as a super athletic project when he was drafted. The project part is largely because his shot is broken... he hasn't even attempted a shot outside the paint this season.

    https://www.nba.com/stats/player/1630535/shooting

    Trust me, it can be done. Believe it or not, after a late growth spurt I radically changed my shot mechanics when I was 20 to become a very good outside shooter. While we like to stay stuck in our rut, us humans are very capable of change.

    I don't see it as realistic for him to hope to become more then a fringe roster player unless he does. The list of NBA forwards who've enjoyed a long productive career while being unable to shoot is short. Pretty much all those guys were defensive wizards... I'd be fine with him developing into that as well.

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    Dude is young, athletic as hell, has a good attitude and has never done anything to make me think he’s not willing to learn & grow.

    He needs a lot of attention and run, but that’s what the G-league is for. I’m not sure if he will ever be a starting caliber player but I think he has everything needed to become a quality, viable reserve. He’s a mini JaVale Mcgee in boneheadedness, natural talent and attitude. Glad he’ll get burn in the G.
     
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    Anybody else read through this?
     
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    No.
     
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    Ha Ha Ha! Good response.
     
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    That's fair.

    I'm surprised Butler doesn't go as well. Apparently, he has some defensive chops and can shoot the '3', but damn, a slight breeze would blow him off his feet.
     
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    Where do they feed them better? :stirthepot:
     
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    Danny came back hard at JQ





     
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    Lonzo shot over 30-33% from threes his first years but yes made some changes to his form and got much more accurate. Thats probably one of the best examples. But also very rare, and I'd say Greg is very far away from being a 30-33% three point shooter.

    I just see Greg as you say a fringe roster player with no realistic chance to become more.

    Blazers have had some great picks in the late first round and second round. Sometimes a pick just doesn't work out, thats Greg Brown.
     
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    This statement could apply to over a thousand players all over the world that are not in the NBA. To become a valuable NBA player more than this is needed, Greg Brown just doesn't have BBIQ, shooting skills, defensive awareness, or elite NBA level athleticism.

    Perhaps the plan is to stick him in the G League just to get him out of the locker room and help the team by raising the average player BBIQ. Addition by subtraction.

    Then wait until the trade deadline and trade him for luxury tax savings. That might give the team flexibility to use two roster spots for buyout veterans prior to a playoff push.
     
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    Certainly there is little chance of him becoming a legit outside threat staying with the wonky shot mechanics he's currently got going and without that, little chance he ever becomes a big part of any team's plans. He starts his shooting motion low, which gives the D a good shot at blocking/affecting the shot before it leaves his hands. He then brings it up across his face instead of to the same side of the head as his shooting hand which makes a repeatable motion & release point near impossible. With ball in front of his face instead of above his head, he generates power from his arms not his legs. It's along the same issues that both Lonzo and Derrick Jones had/have.

    Every day is a chance to change and he's got plenty of time to do so.

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    I clicked the Marang/Quick twitter spat link. It's stunning to read any let alone several responses passionately defending JQ. Burner accounts was my first thought

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    I disagree on one part, he does have elite athleticism, especially the bouncy kind. That’s why I made the Magee comparison. Obviously smaller and different positions, but I think peoples idea of him needs to change. He will likely never be a shooter, but he has the natural tools, size AND athleticism to be very good in spot minutes down the way.

    Should the blazers hold onto him. Not if something better comes along which it probably will but I don’t like that he is being disrespected in this thread. Look back in 5 years, he isn’t going to be a biggie or Ha, over and out. He’s going to find a journeyman role because he has the natural tools and the willingness to learn and grow. We shall see, I doubt I see this thread after today but you are more then welcome to throw it in my face in 5 years.
     
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    The Blazers are 2-5 since GB3 went to the g league. Time to bring him back.. I hope he is getting some run down there.
     
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    This is worthy of being put in a textbook as an illustration of "correlation does not equal causation"
     
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    Has anyone watched any of the GLeauge Games to see how Brown has done?
    Has he shown ANY improvement?
     
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    Just looking at scores, it looks like there has been 5 games since he was sent down. He has 6, 11, 17 and 19 points and one DNP-CD. He is probably getting 15-20 minutes a game and averaging 3 rebounds or so a game also.
     
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