What’s with Covington?

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  1. Bingo Bango

    Bingo Bango Active Member

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    I’ve never seen such a low-scoring starting forward in my life. Is he afraid to shoot? Is he a horrible shooter? We’re losing by 30 tonight and he hasn’t scored a single point.
     
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    He’s not “starter” material! Time to be honest about this team.

    Olshey must go!
     
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    Fez Forthright スーパーバッド Zero Cool

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    He went from a 3/D big to Chuck Hayes.
     
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    RoCo is a “complimentary” piece…and quite frankly, there’s nobody to compliment

    :banghead2:
     
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    His back to back turnovers in the second quarter had me wishing for Aminu to lead a fast break.

    I've wondered what player will be most important to resign in free agency, Roco or Nurk.

    At this rate it'd be better to have Nas and Zeller get their starting spots.
     
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    Covington started off really slow last year too. I think he'll get it together.
     
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    RoCo playing like a guy who wants out.

    For all the talk about trading CJ, there are others on this team who need to go first. I can't believe I actually applauded the trade that brought RoCo here. Hell, I actually though Nurk was going to be really good.
     
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    Even peak Blazer RoCo has been mediocre.
     
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    Fez Forthright スーパーバッド Zero Cool

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    Tolliver > RoCo

    :bored:
     
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    Natebishop3 Don't tread on me!

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    What’s with Dame?
     
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    Like the majority of forwards Olshey has brought it, Cov is not a play-maker. When we simplify their role and use them as floor spacers, they won't be amazing, but can't hurt us to a great degree. This everyone gets the ball equally offense only exposes his weaknesses. Same goes for Nurk.
     
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    Exactly my thoughts. He plays well when the team plays well.
     
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    he'll be 31 in 2 months. Gerald Wallace was fading at 29. I don't think RoCo is fading but he also doesn't have any broad base of skills on offense. He's best as a kick-out target, assuming he's hitting shots. He's a decent rebounder for 6'7, but not for a PF

    IMO, he was not worth 2 first round picks, but it was not a major overpay

    Olshey just doesn't seem to place much value on the forward positions
     
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    I would hate to be at tomorrow mornings film session....it's going to be ugly
     
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    this dude forgot how to play basketball it seems.

    CJ is the only player who is engaged right now in our starting lineup. Not a good look.
     
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    Natebishop3 Don't tread on me!

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    I never thought I would say this but is Dame trying to get traded?
     
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    No... If he wanted to get traded, he'd be traded.
     
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    Looks like Dame had peaked and RoCo is probably fading.
    https://apanalytics.shinyapps.io/DARKO/
    Click Historical Career Trajectory and put in your choice of players.
     
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    Roco was terrible but Nurkic got absolutely schooled by both Zubac and Hartenstein, it was painful to watch
     
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    both nurk & roco average less shots per game than last season

    chauncey said nurk is gonna have bigger role on offense, but i havent seen it these past three games
     

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