Official Summer League 2024 Thread

Discussion in 'Portland Trail Blazers' started by Natebishop3, May 16, 2024.

  1. Rastapopoulos

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    Memphis was the #2 seed two consecutive seasons, with Steven Adams at center.

    It's no fun trying to keep up with Ja, definitely not fun if you have to worry about running into Adams, or now, Zach Edey.

     
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    He will still have big impact without being 'fed' touches in the post.

    Being played off the floor is not unique to Edey. He will not be any worse than Clingan, Nurk, Zubac, Adams, etc. Not sure why Edey keeps getting penalized for being 'drop coverage' big - while Clingan did not.
     
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    Clingan is universally accepted to be a better defensive player by a wide margin. I would think that is why.
     
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    Most teams?
    He'll be playing for the Grizzlies.
    Edey doesn't need to be fed anything except sure dunks because he's going to set monster picks for a super-star guard that is already very difficult to defend.
     
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    But he's really not. I've watched a lot of film on both guys.

    Yes, he's better in spacial awareness than Edey is. But he's not any quicker/faster/etc. Both are relatively slow, drop coverage bigs. Neither one will be able to guard on the perimeter.

    The way Edey played defense in college appeared that the coaches directed him to avoid fouling at all costs. It will be very interesting how this plays out if the coaches give Edey the green light to be more aggressive on D.
     
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    Kessler certainly will still allow them to do that. Now I guess maybe they want to trade Kessler for the tank if they expect they can't find a Markannan deal.
     
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    I vaguely remember hearing or reading a story regarding Kessler a month or two ago. Can't remember what the knock on him was, but it was not his basketball abilities, or lack of. Something else entirely but I don't even want to throw anything out because I absolutely can not remember what the problem is, and postulating like that is not fair to anyone. And to be honest, I don't recall who the source was, nor if they are even credible. Moving in another direction, Ainge didn't't draft Kessler. He was a throw in from his house cleaning. He might just want his own guys. Who knows?
     
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    the Jazz are resting George & Kessler. It's extra scubby & scrappy action in Utah
     
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    Bazley is a 5 year vet. Why is he in Summer League? Hey... that guy has a beard, its not fair
     
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    Thunder shooting 55% from 3
    Jazz not shooting 55% from anywhere
    OKC up 20 at halftime
     
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    Ousman Dieng might have some real potential. 2022 draft, he's tall, he's from France. Cronin should make a call.
     
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    Is it just me or does 68 look like Jordan Peele?

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    Clingan had a really good block% in college. It was elite, almost twice that of Edey. Their rebounding was about the same.

    I just never bought the whole "edey is so slow other teams will score 200 points if we play him and Clingan is a defensive superstar" narrative.

    Clingan probably is better using that block% as a barometer, but Edey looked so much better on offense.

    Maybe in the NBA they'll just be getting garbage points anyway and it won't matter. But it'll suck if we took the wrong guy. I was a big advocate for taking Edey at 7.

    https://www.si.com/nba/draft/newsfeed/zach-edey-summer-league-debut-perception-memphis-grizzlies
     
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    Haven’t watched a second of summer league action so far…. But just noticed JJ Reddick is t coaching the Lakers. Seems like he’d want to get all the reps he could.
     
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    Hey on a side note I was over at Grant Park today. There used to be a burger place called Bocs down the street. When did that place disappear?
     
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    Cling Kong was a sophomore, Edey should be ahead of him after 4 years of college. What Edey is now is what he is imo. I think Cling has a much higher ceiling and will eventually be the superior player.
     

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