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PostPosted: Sun Jul 16, 2017 6:22 pm    Post subject:

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he was looking brian cook out there without Lonzo

slightly
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 16, 2017 6:22 pm    Post subject:

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Dlo widowers might as well go root for his team, the Brooklyn Nets.


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So the mere mention of the guys name warrants a suspension? I think you need to pull back on this stuff, it resembles a power trip.

If this comment warrants a suspension, I'll take it with pride.


It's fairly obvious what got him suspended. One guy made a basketball post and the guy replied with a jibe saying DLO widower rather than countering with basketball points. I got suspended once for crossing the line last season and took it without playing victim. Mods haven't done anything different here.
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 16, 2017 6:26 pm    Post subject:

I was born in Flint (family moved to SoCal when I was 4yo) so I am especially proud of this kid.

Man am I pulling for him and do believe he could be the steal of the draft.

Although he looks nothing like him from the neck up, Kuz reminds me quite a bit of Glen Rice (Michigan Wolverines baby) with his physical mannerisms and the way he plays the game .

What a stroke.

Smooth as silk!
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 16, 2017 6:31 pm    Post subject:

20.8 Pts ( 48% / 45% ), 5.8 Reb, 3.0 Ast, 1.2 Stl, 1.5 Blk ( that's right, he is averaging 1.5 blocks per game ) 6 games

Wow!

Last 3 games:

23.3 Pts ( 53% / 55% ), 3.3 Reb, 3.0 Ast, 1.3 Stl, 1.7 Blk ( lower Reb, but the shooting is amazing )
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 16, 2017 6:40 pm    Post subject:

Go with the killer small line-up and have Brook come off the bench. Kuzma needs to start. We'd run every other team out of the gym.
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 16, 2017 6:44 pm    Post subject:

Kuzma on both sides of the court has been awesome. He's also been defending small forwards for those that think he can't play there somehow.

There was a couple of possessions he was guarding DSJ and succeeded both times. Including one of them that led to DSJ turning the ball over.
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 16, 2017 6:45 pm    Post subject:

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Go with the killer small line-up and have Brook come off the bench. Kuzma needs to start. We'd run every other team out of the gym.


brook lopez w/ lonzo will be amazing. brook is a legit shooter, same w/ kcp. kuzma should be the 4 if he outplays/hustles randle/nance.

lonzo/kcp/ingram/kuzma/lopez ball movement and shooting everywhere.
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 16, 2017 6:46 pm    Post subject:

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Go with the killer small line-up and have Brook come off the bench. Kuzma needs to start. We'd run every other team out of the gym.


You're getting so far ahead of reality right now.

Kuz has been great... in SL. I like him a lot, but it's only SL. Lopez/Randle/Nance are all proven players. Julius and Nance should be ready to take big jumps this year. I hope Kuz can get some mins but he's not ready to start yet.
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 16, 2017 6:55 pm    Post subject:

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Go with the killer small line-up and have Brook come off the bench. Kuzma needs to start. We'd run every other team out of the gym.


You're getting so far ahead of reality right now.

Kuz has been great... in SL. I like him a lot, but it's only SL. Lopez/Randle/Nance are all proven players. Julius and Nance should be ready to take big jumps this year. I hope Kuz can get some mins but he's not ready to start yet.


Right now, Kuz might be the best shooter on the team (yeah, I know it's just SL, but that shooting form looks good) and it's not even close. KCP would be our 2nd best shooter followed by Brook.
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 16, 2017 7:03 pm    Post subject:

Megaton wrote:
Kuzma on both sides of the court has been awesome. He's also been defending small forwards for those that think he can't play there somehow.

There was a couple of possessions he was guarding DSJ and succeeded both times. Including one of them that led to DSJ turning the ball over.

My concern with Kuz at the 3 is on the offensive side. His strengths are mobility by size and shooting ability in pick and pop, both of those are somewhat negated at the 3. I also don't think he's a good enough ball handler to consistently handle it on the wing being accosted by 3's. Another huge advantage with him at 4 is that we can easily switch 1-4 pnr, whereas 1-3 is less common. So again that somewhat negates another strength of his.

Long story short, I think he can play the 3, it's just I think he'll be as effective a player. Granted, he may need to see minutes there in order to actually get minutes on the team, as Randle/Nance will be eating 4 minutes
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 16, 2017 7:05 pm    Post subject:

Kuzma vs lottery SFs before tonight's game.

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PostPosted: Sun Jul 16, 2017 7:07 pm    Post subject:

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Megaton wrote:
Kuzma on both sides of the court has been awesome. He's also been defending small forwards for those that think he can't play there somehow.

There was a couple of possessions he was guarding DSJ and succeeded both times. Including one of them that led to DSJ turning the ball over.

My concern with Kuz at the 3 is on the offensive side. His strengths are mobility by size and shooting ability in pick and pop, both of those are somewhat negated at the 3. I also don't think he's a good enough ball handler to consistently handle it on the wing being accosted by 3's. Another huge advantage with him at 4 is that we can easily switch 1-4 pnr, whereas 1-3 is less common. So again that somewhat negates another strength of his.

Long story short, I think he can play the 3, it's just I think he'll be as effective a player. Granted, he may need to see minutes there in order to actually get minutes on the team, as Randle/Nance will be eating 4 minutes


THAT'S WHAT I'M SAYING!

Seriously, who would you rather see at the backup wing: Loul "he's dead Jim" Deng, Corey "22% 3P shooter" Brewer, or Kyle "the new hotness" Kuzma?

It's a clear choice fam.
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 16, 2017 7:09 pm    Post subject:

This guy can shoot. Perfect match with Lonzo.
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 16, 2017 7:09 pm    Post subject:

Hes a legit stud. Perfect player to pair with lonzo going forward. Plays smart on both ends. Magilinka did insanely well
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 16, 2017 7:11 pm    Post subject:

Watched an interview by Rob in which he said Kuzma told them that at one point growing up in Flint he was actually homeless for a little bit. Rob says he had a 'tough upbringing'.

Kuzma throwing off positive energy out there. Legend
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 16, 2017 7:13 pm    Post subject:

Kuzma is a less accurate 3 point shooting Rashard Lewis. That dude was a nice player.
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 16, 2017 7:17 pm    Post subject:

yinoma2001 wrote:
Kuzma is a less accurate 3 point shooting Rashard Lewis. That dude was a nice player.


What's Kuzma's 3P% after tonight's game?

Lewis is a career 38% 3P shooter with his best year being 43%.

As long as he's alongside Lonzo, Kuz can do that.
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 16, 2017 7:18 pm    Post subject:

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Watched an interview by Rob in which he said Kuzma told them that at one point growing up in Flint he was actually homeless for a little bit. Rob says he had a 'tough upbringing'.

Kuzma throwing off positive energy out there. Legend


Damn. That is a tough life. Him and Calab Swanigan have inspirational stories.
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 16, 2017 7:26 pm    Post subject:

AY2043 wrote:
Megaton wrote:
Kuzma on both sides of the court has been awesome. He's also been defending small forwards for those that think he can't play there somehow.

There was a couple of possessions he was guarding DSJ and succeeded both times. Including one of them that led to DSJ turning the ball over.

My concern with Kuz at the 3 is on the offensive side. His strengths are mobility by size and shooting ability in pick and pop, both of those are somewhat negated at the 3. I also don't think he's a good enough ball handler to consistently handle it on the wing being accosted by 3's. Another huge advantage with him at 4 is that we can easily switch 1-4 pnr, whereas 1-3 is less common. So again that somewhat negates another strength of his.

Long story short, I think he can play the 3, it's just I think he'll be as effective a player. Granted, he may need to see minutes there in order to actually get minutes on the team, as Randle/Nance will be eating 4 minutes


If Zubac doesn't improve, Nance will play the back-up 5 minutes and Kuzma will play the back-up 4.
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 16, 2017 7:27 pm    Post subject:

he always brings energy and hustle. love this pick
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 16, 2017 7:33 pm    Post subject:

yinoma2001 wrote:
Kuzma is a less accurate 3 point shooting Rashard Lewis. That dude was a nice player.


that is actually a pretty good comp...had not thought about that one
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 16, 2017 7:35 pm    Post subject:

yinoma2001 wrote:
Kuzma is a less accurate 3 point shooting Rashard Lewis. That dude was a nice player.


Less one on one/scoring potential, but more defensive potential. His ceiling is Klay Thompson at the 3/4 spot. I like the Robert Horry comp though. That's where he probably projects.
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 16, 2017 7:38 pm    Post subject:

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yinoma2001 wrote:
Kuzma is a less accurate 3 point shooting Rashard Lewis. That dude was a nice player.


Less one on one/scoring potential, but more defensive potential. His ceiling is Klay Thompson at the 3/4 spot. I like the Robert Horry comp though. That's where he probably projects.


I did the Horry comp on draft night....I am usually not very good with player comps
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 16, 2017 7:40 pm    Post subject:

Megaton wrote:
AY2043 wrote:
Megaton wrote:
Kuzma on both sides of the court has been awesome. He's also been defending small forwards for those that think he can't play there somehow.

There was a couple of possessions he was guarding DSJ and succeeded both times. Including one of them that led to DSJ turning the ball over.

My concern with Kuz at the 3 is on the offensive side. His strengths are mobility by size and shooting ability in pick and pop, both of those are somewhat negated at the 3. I also don't think he's a good enough ball handler to consistently handle it on the wing being accosted by 3's. Another huge advantage with him at 4 is that we can easily switch 1-4 pnr, whereas 1-3 is less common. So again that somewhat negates another strength of his.

Long story short, I think he can play the 3, it's just I think he'll be as effective a player. Granted, he may need to see minutes there in order to actually get minutes on the team, as Randle/Nance will be eating 4 minutes


THAT'S WHAT I'M SAYING!

Seriously, who would you rather see at the backup wing: Loul "he's dead Jim" Deng, Corey "22% 3P shooter" Brewer, or Kyle "the new hotness" Kuzma?

It's a clear choice fam.
He's sub-optimal at the 3 but you bring up a fair point. If his shooting is legit, I'd certainly rather see him get minutes at the backup 3 over Brewer. A second unit of Clarkson/Hart/Kuzma/Deng/Nance makes some sense. I also wouldn't mind the athleticism in a unit of Clarkson/Hart/Brewer/Kuzma/Nance.
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 16, 2017 8:07 pm    Post subject:

Megaton wrote:
yinoma2001 wrote:
Kuzma is a less accurate 3 point shooting Rashard Lewis. That dude was a nice player.


What's Kuzma's 3P% after tonight's game?

Lewis is a career 38% 3P shooter with his best year being 43%.

As long as he's alongside Lonzo, Kuz can do that.


45%

http://basketball.realgm.com/player/Kyle-Kuzma/Summary/81004
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