"The Season's Lost; but Obi Won" - NYK '22 Thread

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  1. Wargames

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    I like him skill wise. He has a high ceiling, the issue is his ball usage is 32%, he looks this good on a team where he has a constant green light.
     
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    Shooting is the easiest thing for any basketball player to improve.
     
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    ISO Pass me the rock nikka

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    It isn’t especially FT shooting.
     
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    ISO Pass me the rock nikka

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    It isn’t Donovan’s fault that Utah’s defense is so reliant on Gobert and that their offense is so reliant on him. Utah is a flawed team that peaked and is at best good for 50 wins and a second round exit.

    R.J. does have a lot to go to reach Donovan’s stat line. There’s a significant efficiency gap 57% TS to 51% TS and Mitchell has averaged 28 points per 36 minutes the last two seasons. Mitchell is on an entirely different level as an offensive player. A level that R.J. will never reach because he flat out doesn’t have the athleticism or skill to do so.

    Donovan is 6’1 but he’s also swole with a 6’10 wingspan if we got him now we would have his entire prime.

    What the hell is R.J. going to do to beat Dallas? At his current development level he is a very easy player to scheme for in the playoffs he wouldn’t do shyt.

    :mjlol:

    I also don’t think trading for Mitchell would cost us as much as trading for Melo.
     
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    ISO Pass me the rock nikka

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    This is ultimately irrelevant it’s just a hot night his legs were fresh after an injury lay-off. I’m judging him off his entire body of work.

    We can scapegoat the coaching and his teammates all we want but ultimately this is a player that hasn’t been efficient on any level. He doesn’t do himself any favors with his lack of touch from floater range, inconsistent outside shooting, lack of handle and shot creation. None of this stuff is an easy fix or something that players generally improve on significantly in their careers.
     
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    Show me the players who’ve gotten worse as shooters as their career went on? (Obviously not including players who’s games fell off due to laziness or off court issues). As long as they have the will and the mental makeup, most every player retires a better shooter than they were when they came into the league. Sometimes a significantly better one depending on how bad they were. Unless you think RJ’s hang ups are mental, i don’t see how we can just up and say he’ll never be a decent shooter when that’s probably the biggest thing holding him back from the next big leap.
     
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    No but it's his fault that HIS defense is so ass that that's really the only way Utah's defense can be an average one

    They're two entirely different players with different strengths and weaknesses. RJ doesn't need Donovan's athleticism or skillset to close that efficiency gap. He just needs to improve in the areas he already has. He's already getting to the line a grip more than Mitchell, so if he fixes his FT% that's more than half the battle. He might not ever be as efficient but he can get in that realm of stat line via his own lane

    I'm not sure what the wingspan means for his longevity in a premise where he doesn't improve defensively. My point is that we may only get the best of him for 5 years when RJ can easily be here for double or triple that.

    Was Dallas scheming for anyone in round one? :heh:

    If they were, it was probably just Gobert. Anyway, you missed my point completely. Dallas won because Donovan only impacted the game on one end of the court (inefficiently which is the basis of your RJ criticism). We've already seen how RJ vs Luka played out in-season. If you wanna tell me that he wouldn't have handled his defensive assignment in the playoffs, I'm just gonna disagree.

    Long story less long: D-Mitch was bricking shots, getting cooked by Spencer Dinwiddie, and losing in the first round against a team missing their star player. I'm willing to stick with RJ over a guy like that
     
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    How would y'all feel if we got Ousmane Dieng?
     
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    Welp, been nice knowing y'all cats. I started off on a little site called Allhiphop, got stirred up in some controversy as Sourpatch Kid. When that shyt shut down, cats split and went to ablackweb. Apparently my shyt got banned and new account hasn't been approved. It's time for me to ride off into the sunset of Bolivian. :salute:
     
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    You can post if you go into preference and disable "Use the rich text editor to create and edit messages"

    They fukked this site up something horrible. I'm posting on bgol again and that shyt aint for sports talk
     
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    Fam, good looks on that tip. Nothing working on the site for me, but at least I can drop a post here and there now.
     
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    Good looks man I haven't been able to post in days smh
     
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