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PostPosted: Thu Jan 18, 2018 4:07 pm    Post subject: Official Nigel Hayes thread....let go by the Lakers

Nigel Hayes is leaving "dirty" NYC for sunny California.

The rookie forward, who signed a training-camp deal with the Knicks before spending the entire season in the G League, signed a 10-day contract with the Lakers, according to Yahoo Sports.

Hayes, a standout at the University of Wisconsin, infamously bad-mouthed the Big Apple while in town for a college tournament, calling it "too big" and "dirty," with "trash everywhere" and "too many people."

He was then signed by Phil Jackson and played for the Summer League squad before averaging averaging 14.9 points and 6.6 rebounds on 46 percent shooting over 30 games with the Westchester Knicks of the G-League.


http://www.nydailynews.com/sports/basketball/knicks/nigel-hayes-leaves-knicks-signs-10-day-contract-lakers-article-1.3764904


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PostPosted: Thu Jan 18, 2018 4:16 pm    Post subject:

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PostPosted: Thu Jan 18, 2018 4:39 pm    Post subject:

I saw this on Twitter. Even GT/LFR doesn’t know anything about him lol. So yeah OK I guess, welcome (?). *shrug*
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 18, 2018 5:03 pm    Post subject:

Welcome Nigel Hayes! Finally! Season starts today!!


Full disclosure: I don't have a friggin' clue who Nigel Hayes is....
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 18, 2018 5:04 pm    Post subject:

TooMuchMajicBuss wrote:
Welcome Nigel Hayes! Finally! Season starts today!!


Full disclosure: I don't have a friggin' clue who Nigel Hayes is....


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PostPosted: Thu Jan 18, 2018 5:09 pm    Post subject:

Good defense and he can somewhat stretch the D from the 4 spot. He was high on a lot of draft experts "steal" category in the second round. He was part of the Wisconsin championship team that beat Julius if memory serves me correctly. Plays more like a 3 than a 4. He has NBA potential but I have to feel there were better options.
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 18, 2018 5:11 pm    Post subject:

Big question.....will Luke play him?
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 18, 2018 5:12 pm    Post subject:

http://www.nba.com/draft/2017/prospects/nigel_hayes#/

6'8" 240lbs


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Nigel Hayes is a poster boy for what the NCAA likes to call a “student athlete.” Some student athletes are better players than students, others just the opposite. But Hayes represents the best of both worlds. A two-time Academic All-Big Ten honoree, Hayes earned a degree in business finance and investment banking, but he also left his mark on the court, ranking high in Wisconsin history in several statistical categories.


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Strengths

Intelligence
Court vision
7-foot-3 wingspan
Good passer/facilitator
Can make 3s
Competes
Scores with his back to the basket

Weaknesses

Tweener size
Needs to improve free-throw percentage
Can he guard small forwards?



Was projected second round at best. Sounds like a pretty smart dude who could make his way independently of his NBA trajectory.

Not holding my breath but not a bad college background.

Edit: listed as 254lbs on NY G League site, can hit 3's at a 44% clip.

No idea about his ability to play defense or play at a fast pace. Odd. We have a lot of 4's. Gotta see him play I guess.
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 18, 2018 6:24 pm    Post subject:

He's actually a 6'7" undersized PF. & with the bunch of PF's we already have
he has no chance at PT with our NBA team.
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 18, 2018 6:29 pm    Post subject:

Well he can help diversify everybody's portfolio
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Still no Scott Machado signing, though he’s standing right there?
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 18, 2018 7:59 pm    Post subject:

I saw him a play few times. He gives good effort and intensity on both ends of the floor. Solid G-Leaguer. 44% from deep is impressive though. Can he keep it up? ..... we shall see.
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 18, 2018 8:30 pm    Post subject:

TooMuchMajicBuss wrote:
http://www.nba.com/draft/2017/prospects/nigel_hayes#/

6'8" 240lbs


Quote:
Nigel Hayes is a poster boy for what the NCAA likes to call a “student athlete.” Some student athletes are better players than students, others just the opposite. But Hayes represents the best of both worlds. A two-time Academic All-Big Ten honoree, Hayes earned a degree in business finance and investment banking, but he also left his mark on the court, ranking high in Wisconsin history in several statistical categories.


Quote:
Strengths

Intelligence
Court vision
7-foot-3 wingspan
Good passer/facilitator
Can make 3s
Competes
Scores with his back to the basket

Weaknesses

Tweener size
Needs to improve free-throw percentage
Can he guard small forwards?



Was projected second round at best. Sounds like a pretty smart dude who could make his way independently of his NBA trajectory.

Not holding my breath but not a bad college background.

Edit: listed as 254lbs on NY G League site, can hit 3's at a 44% clip.

No idea about his ability to play defense or play at a fast pace. Odd. We have a lot of 4's. Gotta see him play I guess.

Intelligence? Court vision??

Sign me up!!
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 18, 2018 8:47 pm    Post subject:

trablos wrote:
TooMuchMajicBuss wrote:
http://www.nba.com/draft/2017/prospects/nigel_hayes#/

6'8" 240lbs


Quote:
Nigel Hayes is a poster boy for what the NCAA likes to call a “student athlete.” Some student athletes are better players than students, others just the opposite. But Hayes represents the best of both worlds. A two-time Academic All-Big Ten honoree, Hayes earned a degree in business finance and investment banking, but he also left his mark on the court, ranking high in Wisconsin history in several statistical categories.


Quote:
Strengths

Intelligence
Court vision
7-foot-3 wingspan
Good passer/facilitator
Can make 3s
Competes
Scores with his back to the basket

Weaknesses

Tweener size
Needs to improve free-throw percentage
Can he guard small forwards?



Was projected second round at best. Sounds like a pretty smart dude who could make his way independently of his NBA trajectory.

Not holding my breath but not a bad college background.

Edit: listed as 254lbs on NY G League site, can hit 3's at a 44% clip.

No idea about his ability to play defense or play at a fast pace. Odd. We have a lot of 4's. Gotta see him play I guess.

Intelligence? Court vision??

Sign me up!!


Me too!

Intelligence
Court vision
Good passer/facilitator
Can make 3s
Competes

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PostPosted: Thu Jan 18, 2018 8:50 pm    Post subject:

kobe_luver wrote:
trablos wrote:
TooMuchMajicBuss wrote:
http://www.nba.com/draft/2017/prospects/nigel_hayes#/

6'8" 240lbs


Quote:
Nigel Hayes is a poster boy for what the NCAA likes to call a “student athlete.” Some student athletes are better players than students, others just the opposite. But Hayes represents the best of both worlds. A two-time Academic All-Big Ten honoree, Hayes earned a degree in business finance and investment banking, but he also left his mark on the court, ranking high in Wisconsin history in several statistical categories.


Quote:
Strengths

Intelligence
Court vision
7-foot-3 wingspan
Good passer/facilitator
Can make 3s
Competes
Scores with his back to the basket

Weaknesses

Tweener size
Needs to improve free-throw percentage
Can he guard small forwards?



Was projected second round at best. Sounds like a pretty smart dude who could make his way independently of his NBA trajectory.

Not holding my breath but not a bad college background.

Edit: listed as 254lbs on NY G League site, can hit 3's at a 44% clip.

No idea about his ability to play defense or play at a fast pace. Odd. We have a lot of 4's. Gotta see him play I guess.

Intelligence? Court vision??

Sign me up!!


Me too!

Intelligence
Court vision
Good passer/facilitator
Can make 3s
Competes


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PostPosted: Thu Jan 18, 2018 8:53 pm    Post subject:

TDRock wrote:
I saw this on Twitter. Even GT/LFR doesn’t know anything about him lol. So yeah OK I guess, welcome (?). *shrug*


really? Hayes was fairly popular in college....was a Sophomore on the Frank Kaminsky and Sam Dekker Wisconsin team that knocked off the dominant KAT/Booker UK team in the Final Four...then lost in the championship game against the Okafor/Winslow Duke team....he was very solid his Junior and Senior seasons...but never really lived up to expectations.

Still have no idea why we need another Power Forward
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 18, 2018 10:14 pm    Post subject:

adkindo wrote:
TDRock wrote:
I saw this on Twitter. Even GT/LFR doesn’t know anything about him lol. So yeah OK I guess, welcome (?). *shrug*


really? Hayes was fairly popular in college....was a Sophomore on the Frank Kaminsky and Sam Dekker Wisconsin team that knocked off the dominant KAT/Booker UK team in the Final Four...then lost in the championship game against the Okafor/Winslow Duke team....he was very solid his Junior and Senior seasons...but never really lived up to expectations.

Still have no idea why we need another Power Forward

Maybe Luke wants to move Kuz at SF taking all of Brew's minutes away. They are weak on at the SF from the bench.

Bench:
Kuz - SF
Jordan Clarkson/ Josh Hart - SG
Larry Nance - C
Gary Payton II/ Tyler Ennis - PG
Nigel Hayes - PF
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 18, 2018 11:13 pm    Post subject:

Here's all you need to know about Nigel Hayes

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LlNpVFxQUtE

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PZ3mRPVzALU


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PostPosted: Thu Jan 18, 2018 11:34 pm    Post subject:

I am sure he is 2 FA plan. But for this winter. Hahahahhaha ( Payton and Hayes.

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PostPosted: Thu Jan 18, 2018 11:36 pm    Post subject:

So...he will instantly become NBA's most intelligent, most well spoken and a most charismatic player. Guess thats gotta count for something.
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 18, 2018 11:45 pm    Post subject:

MJST wrote:
Here's all you need to know about Nigel Hayes

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LlNpVFxQUtE

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PZ3mRPVzALU


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Whether he sticks more than 10 days or not, or ever sees the floor, I like this guy.
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 18, 2018 11:59 pm    Post subject:

LakersNewEra wrote:
So...he will instantly become NBA's most intelligent, most well spoken and a most charismatic player. Guess thats gotta count for something.


Also a good three point shooter in a 3/4 hybrid zone

http://www.forumblueandgold.com/2018/01/18/lakers-nigel-hayes-10-day-contract/

He's a tweener but he can shoot the ball and that's important. I can see if he sticks, getting minutes at the 3 with Kuzma at the 4 with the bench.

At least that would be the ideal scenario. The question will be if he can stay in front of 3s in the NBA, then again, they could always make it he plays the 3 and Kuz plays the 4 and Kuz defends the 3s and he defends the 4s as his base is stronger than Kuz's so he may handle the bigger bodies better but we'll see.

Here's the complimentary highlight against South Bay

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_WDH-Lsj_js


Also if you needed more reason to like him, he was initially a LeBron fan growing up, but he became a Kobe fan later on in life and preferred him over LeBron.

In the 2015 NCAA Tournament he was fortunate enough to get Kobe's Locker, and this hilarity of deductive reasoning ensued.

(Caution: Worst stabilization device on a camera ever)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1OORbW-lFH0


and for the heck of it

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J8gz9IBd5Ao
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 19, 2018 2:07 am    Post subject:

MJST wrote:
LakersNewEra wrote:
So...he will instantly become NBA's most intelligent, most well spoken and a most charismatic player. Guess thats gotta count for something.


Also a good three point shooter in a 3/4 hybrid zone

http://www.forumblueandgold.com/2018/01/18/lakers-nigel-hayes-10-day-contract/

He's a tweener but he can shoot the ball and that's important. I can see if he sticks, getting minutes at the 3 with Kuzma at the 4 with the bench.

At least that would be the ideal scenario. The question will be if he can stay in front of 3s in the NBA, then again, they could always make it he plays the 3 and Kuz plays the 4 and Kuz defends the 3s and he defends the 4s as his base is stronger than Kuz's so he may handle the bigger bodies better but we'll see.

Here's the complimentary highlight against South Bay

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_WDH-Lsj_js


Also if you needed more reason to like him, he was initially a LeBron fan growing up, but he became a Kobe fan later on in life and preferred him over LeBron.

In the 2015 NCAA Tournament he was fortunate enough to get Kobe's Locker, and this hilarity of deductive reasoning ensued.

(Caution: Worst stabilization device on a camera ever)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1OORbW-lFH0


and for the heck of it

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J8gz9IBd5Ao


Some more clips.....

Kobe's locker....
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1OORbW-lFH0

Nigel Hayes....steps up to be team leader....
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5ckKzk0CoEo

Get your tissues ready....
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_o2fi6z3WOU
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 19, 2018 6:08 am    Post subject:

Could this signing be a sign that Kuzma is going to miss significant time?

(sorry if I missed his latest injury update).

Anyway, about Nigel - Brandon Bass-ish?
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 19, 2018 8:03 am    Post subject:

adkindo wrote:
TDRock wrote:
I saw this on Twitter. Even GT/LFR doesn’t know anything about him lol. So yeah OK I guess, welcome (?). *shrug*


really? Hayes was fairly popular in college....was a Sophomore on the Frank Kaminsky and Sam Dekker Wisconsin team that knocked off the dominant KAT/Booker UK team in the Final Four...then lost in the championship game against the Okafor/Winslow Duke team....he was very solid his Junior and Senior seasons...but never really lived up to expectations.

Still have no idea why we need another Power Forward


I’m sure he’s heard of him but he tweeted that he would need to watch some game footage of him to understand his game and how he would fit in with the Lakers.


The God Particle wrote:
Could this signing be a sign that Kuzma is going to miss significant time?

(sorry if I missed his latest injury update).

Anyway, about Nigel - Brandon Bass-ish?


Kuz is expecting to play tonight. KCP and Lonzo are the only ones confirmed out tonight.
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