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  1. BIG Q

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    I am betting he puts the 10 lbs on during the off season. If MB was still with Blazer Broadcasting he would be reporting 25 lbs of pure muscle!
     
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    mook The 2018-19 season was the best I've seen

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    I think I'd list Oden first. But yeah, the list is short.
     
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    I think Sharpe is waaay more athletic than Oden was. Oden was athletic for a big man but doesn’t compare to Sharpe imho.
     
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    Natebishop3 Don't tread on me!

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    Ehhhhhhhhhhhhh if you go back and look at Ohio State Oden...... totally different level of athleticism.

     
  5. WesleyMatthews

    WesleyMatthews Well-Known Member

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    Yes Oden had great dunks inside, almost as athletic as Javalee McGee. Sharpe is a clear level higher though. Also he has amazing control and balance.

    As others said beyond the athleticism Sharpe has a smoothness and grace very few have.

    Travis Outlaw could probably jump similar but he tripped on his own feet and walked like a duck.
     
  6. julius

    julius Global Moderator Staff Member Global Moderator

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    he also was about as smart as a duck too.
     
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    Two different types of athleticism. Power and finesse
     
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    It's time. He's shooting much better than Ant overall. He's a natural shooting guard. He has good chemistry with Dame. Dame looks for him. That duo is the real deal and Dame is getting old so need to wait. I also like Ant off the bench where he can be the gunner and call his own number.
     
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    The future is bright — Ant (PG), Sharpe (SG), Jabari (SF/PF)
    Trading Ant in a a package for a win now team is tempting … but ultimately not.

    Starting Dame, Ant, Sharpe, Grant, Nurk? It’s early. In the season. In Sharpe’s career. It’s one thing when guys are hurt or getting rested … another when it’s seeing what happens to see how high he ascends, how quickly. Failure? Impact on other players? At some point they’re going to let ‘er rip, anyway. It can wait … but … at some point his own teammates will want to see it.

    The kid is special. I’m not on the “Baby Kobe” team as that’s gold standard area … up there … (and I wasn’t a big Kobe fan). Start Sharpe, now? Okay, I would like to see it.
     
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    I don’t care if Sharpe starts. I DO care if he gets minutes, touches and shots. It’s criminal he wasn't given more touches and shots when we were struggling to score in the second half of the Brooklyn game.

    That said, I do think starting him makes sense so we can build huge leads with 4 shooters on the floor. Also, Dame looks for Shaedon. The kid is shooting 51% from three and is shooting some absurd number from 0-3 feet. Get him touches, run plays, get him shots. Once defenses start keying to him get the ball to Dame, Ant and Grant.

    While my main goal is minutes and shots, I do think Sharpe benefits from playing against the other team’s best players. Sharpe is the future of the team and our best chance to get Dame over the hump and into contention. Develop him now.
     
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    “Baby Kobe” is starting to become stale to me. If Sharpe becomes a career .447/.329/.837 guy, I’m going to be VERY disappointed.
     
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    Remember before season started, some people where trying to find a way to fit 10 or 12 minutes for Sharpe in the stacked rotation to develop him... Now we're mad he's only playing 21
     
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    If Sharpe is gonna start, it should be at the expense of Hart, not Simons.
     
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    If i were @Duckhook i would consider this an insult. Comparing Outlaw to a duck is insulting… to the duck.
     
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    Dame sitting and let that calf heal up. Expect Sharpe to start. Let’s see how a number of 30+ minute games work out.
     
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    IMO the less we play Simons and Lillard together the better, other guys get more involved with much less ISO ball, the D is much better, we just play better team ball
     
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    Cool video on Sharpe's shooting form.

     

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