Official Summer League 2024 Thread

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  1. Whyachi

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    Edey 14/15/4blk in his SL debut.
    The folks who said "Zach is not worth a lottery pick", might need to reorganize their scouting notes.

     
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    B-Roy If it takes months

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    Looked pretty good against a lineup that might actually start a few games this year.
     
  3. Natebishop3

    Natebishop3 Don't tread on me!

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    Summer.

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    I just saw a bunch of plays where his ass is getting a foul called in the regular season. Also, seemed like maybe they weren't being too strict about calling 3 in the key.
     
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    PtldPlatypus Let's go Baby Blazers! Staff Member Global Moderator Moderator

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    But how was his perimeter defense?
     
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    I just watched that game. Utah wasn’t really doing a good job trying to draw him out or forcing him out of the paint. They kind of let him do what he does. Not sure why other than maybe they didn’t have the roster to do that very well.
     
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    It's still just Summer League. We know Edey performs well against college players.

    That said, that he can move as well as he did, especially on that last play, he will do VERY well in the NBA. Offensively, who is going to stop him? I don't think people understand that his hook shot is unblockable in the way Aldridge's jumper or Kareem's skyhook is. There is solid interior D potential too.

    We'll see what happens but I had Edey and Ware as two players for Portland to use the #14 for or to trade for in the draft and they're both performing well so far
     
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    Please don't make people dig out the creaky Bo Outlaw/Qyntel Woods/Jerryd Bayless references

    Also: they're going to have to "reorganize their scouting notes" on a lot of players then:
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    What happened to Walker Kessler? He went from "the best player in the Rudy Gobert trade" to playing in his THIRD Summer League? And being shopped? To think I used him as a favorable comparison for Clingan...
     
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    I like that a couple of them have special comfort basketballs that they can't bear to be separated from
     
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    Our SECOND G-League all-rookie:

     
  12. kjironman1

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    So just as my personal perception. I teach and I have a little feel for things as i see the way people watch and position themselves for lecture or teaching. They are obviously going over tape or plays or some form of informative screen work.
    People who sit in positions and in certain body positions tend to be the best students and work harder to achieve than others. Front row is good but those that sit at a 45-60 degree angle from center are the top students. This would put Clingan and Jackie(Yeah I know that isn't the way you spell it) in the prime spots as well as Sharpe.
    I'm not certain who that is with the ball in the front row? Also touching your face when listening shows a form of engagement to what is being taught.
    I'm not sure on the seating arrangement but I always allowed people to choose their own seats for this very purpose.

    Might be nothing but seeing some of these things is encouraging. Holding a ball is not a bad thing either. It allows for comfort in your surroundings and can also be a calming mechanism.
     
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    We might have something here?
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    Didn’t Dame struggle for a couple of years at finishing in traffic?
     
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    He certainly got better at it over the years no question.
     
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    Here is the tip-in by Zach Edey at the buzzer to force overtime.

    He had 7-footers on either side of him, Walker Kessler and Kyle Filipowski.

     
  17. Natebishop3

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    He's a big dude. He's gonna score points. He's going to commit a shit ton of fouls... fouls that were not called on him much in that game. But the main issue is that most teams aren't going to feed this guy in the post and he's going to get played off the floor in the playoffs.
     
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    I have trouble understanding what Utah is aiming to do, seems like they don't want to have anybody on the roster.
     
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    Going to be a fun player to watch. I think he'll either be a very good starter in a Yao lite mode or nearly worthless, because his own team has to change so much of their offensive and defensive schemes while he is playing.

    I'm not sure a team with Ja is ideal for that, but maybe they can stagger the two the majority of their minutes and run heavy specialized schemes for those Edey portions.

    I also question even if he is very effective in the regular season how much transfers to the playoffs. We might actually see this year as Memphis could bounce back to many more wins, people forget they were the #2 seed in 2023.
     
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