Event What do you expect from CJ Elleby in his career?

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  1. Further

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    Last five games he had played 23min or more. He has moments but I’m not sure if it’s enough to stick in the NBA, let alone play meaningful minutes on a decent team. But I like him, he’s cheap and doesn’t fuck up at much other than scoring.

    What do you think? What will he become now that he’s getting tanking minutes?
     
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    Since I just pulled an auto rc of him from Mosaic I'm gonna say future superstar!
     
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    Cugel The epitome of mediocrity

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    He works hard and gets boards and assists. Great hops and good length. His FT shooting is good and his passing shows nice flashes too. needs a bit of work on his shot. I say he's showing himself to be a good utility player that can guard multiple positions.
     
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    Love the kid, turning into a nice passer, great effort, D seems improved, if he could only shoot with any consistency
     
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    Nothing. Absolutely nothing.
     
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    His story is not written yet, but it's not looking good.

    Qualitative:
    He has definitely improved, plays hard, and is unselfish - a good fit for Billup's system. He also can play multiple positions, and rebounds well. But, right now, he just doesn't put enough pressure on the opponents. If he continues to improve, he might become a Steve Blake-level player. We'll see.

    Quantitative:
    He's shooting 30.4 3fg% this year (career 26.7%) - that's not going to cut it. Frankly NBA average (35 %) is still not good enough when combined with his other abilities. If he can get up to 37 3fg%, he's better better than a "replacement player". Right now, he's definitely not. It's not obvious he's going to get there.

    Comp:
    Let's compare him to Aminu. Aminu shot 33.2 3fg% for his career, and he was left WIDE open. Discounting shooting, Aminu brought a lot more to the table that CJE does. Aminu's played 41 games in the last 3 years. Idk if he's injured, or if the NBA has given up on him.
     
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    Not much honestly.
     
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    10-12 man on a roster
     
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    Let me put it nicely:

    He’s a bum
     
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    come on now, look whay happened to Pat C. CJ could be a contributor like Pat if he keeps working. he aint winning awards but for a low salary he isnt blevins or hezonja bad IF he keeps working at his shot
     
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    His NBA career or as a Sideshow Bob impersonator for Simpsons on Ice?
     
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    Cugel The epitome of mediocrity

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    stop making me laugh...
     
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    Well he's better than Nolan Smith at least.
     
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    I really want Elleby to succeed, because he's clearly a bright kid and is busting his ass to make winning plays, not just to make himself look good. But... he can't shoot worth a damn (although I have seen him hit threes in the last two games) and he always looks a bit... hapless. He looks like a dog that's been kicked too much. He doesn't look like HE thinks he belongs. He looks worried and a bit sad all the time. He needs to get in a few fights or something. Stare somebody down.
     
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    Any time he does something worthwhile it looks like it was done coincidentally. Rather than by skill.
     
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    Not a lot. If the Blazers accomplish anything with their resources in the offseason, he's going to be pressed to make it back on the team, and I don't know that there are a lot of teams out there looking for someone like him because there isn't a lot of upside. He's the type of player that might stand to make more money overseas, and I think that's probably where he has a nice career.
     
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    Out of the league pretty soon tbh
     
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    He will be in the league 5-10 years from now. The kid lives and breaths bb and his energy and ability to rebound and push the ball is nice. He's the kind of player that gets under the opposing teams skin.
     
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