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PostPosted: Wed Oct 03, 2018 3:44 am    Post subject:

I can't believe he's the youngest guy in the NBA. Maybe he has the same birth certificate provider as Deng.
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 03, 2018 4:02 am    Post subject:

Daphanabe wrote:
I can't believe he's the youngest guy in the NBA. Maybe he has the same birth certificate provider as Deng.

East Germany basically is South Sudan.
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 03, 2018 4:46 am    Post subject:

Not a fan of the "if the player looks African he's lying about his age" stereotype.
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 03, 2018 4:56 am    Post subject:

I thought this case was closed, but in case of any doubt about Bonga's age, please refer to page 15 of this thread.
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 03, 2018 7:53 am    Post subject:

Tbh I don’t know if he will pan out but I can see what they like from him.

He sees the floor and makes some good reads. Just really raw and has a long way to go...but the skill set is there; it’s just a matter of will he progress to NBA quality.
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 03, 2018 7:58 am    Post subject:

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Not a fan of the "if the player looks African he's lying about his age" stereotype.


I'm not saying it's always true, but Ibaka lied about his age. Dude had his mid 30's decline in his mid 20s.
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 03, 2018 8:56 am    Post subject:

1ngr4m wrote:
kikanga wrote:
Not a fan of the "if the player looks African he's lying about his age" stereotype.


I'm not saying it's always true, but Ibaka lied about his age. Dude had his mid 30's decline in his mid 20s.

I'll just leave this here: https://twitter.com/sergeibaka/status/881285403118096388?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw%7Ctwcamp%5Etweetembed&ref_url=https%3A%2F%2Fd-3041184410775189265.ampproject.net%2F1810021759000%2Fframe.html
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 03, 2018 8:58 am    Post subject:

Baron Von Humongous wrote:
1ngr4m wrote:
kikanga wrote:
Not a fan of the "if the player looks African he's lying about his age" stereotype.


I'm not saying it's always true, but Ibaka lied about his age. Dude had his mid 30's decline in his mid 20s.

I'll just leave this here: https://twitter.com/sergeibaka/status/881285403118096388?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw%7Ctwcamp%5Etweetembed&ref_url=https%3A%2F%2Fd-3041184410775189265.ampproject.net%2F1810021759000%2Fframe.html


damn sorry nvm
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 03, 2018 8:59 am    Post subject:

LakerSD wrote:
Tbh I don’t know if he will pan out but I can see what they like from him.

He sees the floor and makes some good reads. Just really raw and has a long way to go...but the skill set is there; it’s just a matter of will he progress to NBA quality.

I'd like his upside a lot more if he had a bigger frame and could grow into a Diaw-esqe point-PF. But as a skinny wing he's going to have to shoot to be more than a deep bench guy, and...uhh...
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 03, 2018 9:22 am    Post subject:

Baron Von Humongous wrote:
LakerSD wrote:
Tbh I don’t know if he will pan out but I can see what they like from him.

He sees the floor and makes some good reads. Just really raw and has a long way to go...but the skill set is there; it’s just a matter of will he progress to NBA quality.

I'd like his upside a lot more if he had a bigger frame and could grow into a Diaw-esqe point-PF. But as a skinny wing he's going to have to shoot to be more than a deep bench guy, and...uhh...


Yeah that’s a good point.

Shooting man, still this team’s major issue.
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 03, 2018 9:40 am    Post subject:

Baron Von Humongous wrote:
LakerSD wrote:
Tbh I don’t know if he will pan out but I can see what they like from him.

He sees the floor and makes some good reads. Just really raw and has a long way to go...but the skill set is there; it’s just a matter of will he progress to NBA quality.

I'd like his upside a lot more if he had a bigger frame and could grow into a Diaw-esqe point-PF. But as a skinny wing he's going to have to shoot to be more than a deep bench guy, and...uhh...


To give some optimism I project he will be a better 3 pt shooter than BI.

Not being facetious.
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 05, 2018 4:54 am    Post subject:

I can see him being better than Lebron James in a few years tbh.
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 05, 2018 2:29 pm    Post subject:

Shame he didn't get any minutes last night.
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 05, 2018 2:38 pm    Post subject:

Baron Von Humongous wrote:
Shame he didn't get any minutes last night.


I'm okay with him not playing. It was a good opportunity for BI to show his game and establish him as one of the go-to players / leaders of his team.

Not sure if that was Luke's intention but it worked out well.
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 05, 2018 2:39 pm    Post subject:

Baron Von Humongous wrote:
Shame he didn't get any minutes last night.


I agree - he showed a couple brief flashes of actual ability before the non-shot heard round the world. I'd like to see a bit more in order to get a decent feel for where he's at or how good he can be.
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 05, 2018 2:46 pm    Post subject:

TooMuchMajicBuss wrote:
Baron Von Humongous wrote:
Shame he didn't get any minutes last night.

I agree - he showed a couple brief flashes of actual ability before the non-shot heard round the world. I'd like to see a bit more in order to get a decent feel for where he's at or how good he can be.

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PostPosted: Wed Oct 10, 2018 9:38 pm    Post subject:

Nice late game defense by IB. In about 4-5 years he should be NBA ready.
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 11, 2018 4:55 am    Post subject:

@ the rate he is improving, I will say 1 year and a half, just saying...
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 11, 2018 5:01 am    Post subject:

He doesn't look so clumsy as in SL. Well, it's something...
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 11, 2018 5:33 am    Post subject:

lakerican wrote:
@ the rate he is improving, I will say 1 year and a half, just saying...


So he's 1.5 years away from being 2 years away.
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 11, 2018 5:47 am    Post subject:

yinoma2001 wrote:
lakerican wrote:
@ the rate he is improving, I will say 1 year and a half, just saying...


So he's 1.5 years away from being 2 years away.


He’ll still be 22! Should’ve been draft n stash
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 11, 2018 6:50 am    Post subject:

He's getting better game by game. Good on him.
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 11, 2018 7:35 am    Post subject:

He looked almost average which is a huge step forward. Good on him.
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 11, 2018 8:24 am    Post subject:

He dunked!
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 11, 2018 8:58 am    Post subject:

kikanga wrote:
Not a fan of the "if the player looks African he's lying about his age" stereotype.


Lets just call it what it is: racism. People need to just cut it out.
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