Re: the one thing kelly o has that kg does not
posted at 7/14/2013 11:03 AM EDT
In response to snakeoil123's comment:
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In response to Karllost's comment:
For whoever said DA hit 2 home runs the past 2 drafts in Sully and KO...wait a minute
Sully showed us some stuff we really needed... boards and an inside game. No question hes a player that can contribute. However, there was always concen about his back from other teams and voila, he missed a big chunk of last season because of it.. How successful his surgery was is an unknown and his ability to be the same player is also an unknown. For this reason, jury is still out on Sully. If his back issues were a new development, then I wouldnt hold DA accountable. Jury still out
KO.... hes looked good in the summer league and will probably be a player for us. But its the summer league. Each year there is postings here about our rookies looking good at times in the summer league and theyre the next _____________. Time to let KO play a season in the NBA and then make a judgment as to whether he was a great pick.
Lastly, KO's post game and Ill relate it to his defensive game. Of the couple games where I watched him play some in the summer league, I noticed many times KO going up to block a shot and missing it.. His body was there, had decent position but it seems he has shorter arms compared to other players.. Im wondering how that translates in his effectiveness posting in the nba.. Maybe some of his moves remind of McHale but dont get carried away. Kevin was a magician down low with a nice mid range jumper and played defense and blocked shots. More particularly his post moves were one of the greatest ever imo... perhaps with Kareems sky hook and a couple others
Correct on most if not all counts. However, one doesn't need to be a shot blocker to be an excellent defender(although it doesn't hurt). For instance, Karl Malone was an excellent defender w/out blocking many shots as well as Seed(BB) in Orlando. Of course strength is also a factor but that can be added as well(Karl Malone). Notice both of my examples are PF's. Centers' should have the ability to block more than an occasional shot, however. One of the two positions should have a shot blocker. Neither Sully or KO seem to possess this capacity. I hope it doesn't present a problem when they are paired together...
[/QUOTE] When they are paired together could be a problem, because neither is a great athlete, or are great leapers. But they both seem to have the ability to be in the right place to get the rebound. Both seem to have high bbiq's and are good at getting position. Maybe it will work out, KO has been better than expected so far, but it is only summer league.
By the way, it's good to see you posting again.
It really is. Hey Remember when I used to troll Pud constantly (because he is so easy) and then Tomobo and you and Karl got involved, and then all four of you all got worked up and started freaking out every time I commented and you all thought I liked Rondo even though I dont at all?
And I used to laugh and laugh and you 4 all put on your hard hats and went to work fighting about Rondo, when you were doing it with someone who could care less and was just pushing your buttons?
Oh man that was a lot of fun.
I'm sorry. I don't remember that