Game Thread Tuesday, July 9th, 3 PM PDT: Blazers vs. Jazz on ESPN2

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  1. Binx

    Binx Well-Known Member

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    Except Bayless never got 37 points and 9 assists in a regular season game like Simons did.
     
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    I guess it's just three games, but his fall shouldn't have been surprising based on what he's showing. We were warned about the raw shooting and sub-optimal BBIQ upfront. What's disappointing me is he doesn't run on a high motor. Raw freaky athletes can still do good things by letting their freaky athleticism go wild, and he isn't doing that. We need to notice him crashing every board, streaking hard on the wings on fast breaks, and affecting shots with weak side help. That's supposed to be the trade off while he's learning to shoot and efficiently operate in an NBA offense. Which makes me wonder if he really is a freaky athlete, and if he's not, then why did we pick him?
     
  3. Mediocre Man

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    It's like no one else saw the future HOFer out there. That 1 fucking game sealed it
     
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    Drttimmy Well-Known Member

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    I agree, we should bring in a veteran PG, and asking Simons to run the offense isn't maybe the best usage of him at the moment. But I'm having a hard time suppressing my excitement over Simons. I'm not excited about his stat line, but I am excited by his quick, easy stroke and soft touch. His shot making doesn't get rattled in traffic or with a hand in his face. He shows the ability to create space for his shot and the mechanics are consistent. He can score in the NBA and he can score in a multitude of ways. They just need to tandem him with a ball handler and he can mimic a lot of what CJ and Dame do, but for the 2nd unit. He's easily the best story for the Blazers in Summer League, and probably the only one.
     
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    PtldPlatypus Moderator Staff Member Moderator

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    I'm really enjoying this from you this offseason.
     
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  6. Rastapopoulos

    Rastapopoulos Leftist Mobster

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    I don't think PER means as much as Win Share (or RPM):
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  7. BonesJones

    BonesJones We got shooters.

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    KJ, it's barely a month past his 20th birthday, and he should be coming out of college right now. Hes trying to get used to a position hes never played. To think that he wont progress from where he is now to the point where he can ruin a team is silly a bit pessimistic to me. When Dame was the same age, he had a mediocre 1.5:1.0 AST:TOV ratio while playing low-major D1 basketball.

    The only think holding Anfernee back from "running the offense" is his ball handling. He moves well with the ball, has the athleticism and size to handle the position easily, plays with a good pace, makes the right decisions on what to try and do with the ball, takes good shots, etc. The execution is lackluster at times due to his ball handling. Other than that, I don't think amything else shows that he cant run an offense right now, let alone down the road.

    As far as a backup PG, there arent better options put their. While Simons might not be good at the prototypical PG things, he eclipes any othernoptuon regardless due to his shooting and scoring ability (so letting him learn on the spot isnt going to cost the team anything). CJ eclipsea any other backup too, so consider one of them the backup PG.

    He's also not too small size wise. He may be too weak strength wise, but that's fixable.
     
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    The role of a “point guard” has changed a lot with increased 3-point shooting efficiency.
    If a point guard like Stephen Curry who can nail open 3-point shots is not defended, you want him to let it fly, not set up the offense for a lower-efficiency shot. Being able to hit threes is just as important now as getting assists. Damian Lillard isn’t Rod Strickland, but Rod Strickland isn’t Lillard either.
     
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    He should train with my ex. One of the best ball handler I've ever met.
     
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    Or he likes ass.
     
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    Maybe he’s decided to take the high road and assume that you actually meant what you posted. You may have to resort to green font.
     
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    Fez Forthright スーパーバッド Zero Cool

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    Anfernee had such a 'silent killer' demeanor on the court.

    It's Kawhi-like.
     
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    Or I legitimately appreciate the manner in which you're being an ass.
     
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    Mediocre Man Mr. SportsTwo

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    That makes the most sense
     
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    illmatic99 formerly yuyuza1

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    Man, the Simons hype is coming from everywhere. On the Jackie McMullan podcast with the Czar of Summer League, Warren LeGarie this morning, he too raved about how good Simons has looked. (He does rep both Neil and Terry, fwiw). He was asked about the one guy he's seen who has stood out most, and without hesitation he brought up Ant.

    Jackie mistakenly thought he didn't play last year because he was injured but regardless-- the noise is coming from everywhere.
     
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    Any stat that puts Ingles over Kwahi Leonard isn't very meaningful to me.
     
  18. Wizard Mentor

    Wizard Mentor Wizard Mentor

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  19. mook

    mook The 2018-19 season was the best I've seen

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    Thanks for posting that. I listened to it and he was pretty hyped about Ant.
     
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    That's probably because WinShares increases with games played? All right - go by RPM:
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    Pretty good company.
    I like Ingles because he is a lot more effective than you think he has any right to be.
     
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