Brandon Knight.....SG?

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  1. KGREG

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    Everything in me says, "NO WAY!" But I must admit that the kid isn't a total scrub, when his feet are set and he has time he's a pretty decent shooter. While his handles are bad (for a PG), he's a better ball handler than Rip ever was. He moves his feet very well on defense and has been playing some solid defense as of late and he's better at chasing guards off the ball than Stuckey and Singler are. Also the league is at a point right now where it's no longer being dominated by 6'6" SG's like in years past. Brandon is 6'3" tall and the guy who runs the team these days was a great SG and he was........6'3" tall and by all accounts was the best defender/container of Michael Jordan in the history of the NBA. Maybe Joe sees Brandon Knight as Joe-D 2.0? In short I'm willing to give the kid a chance. If he can get his average up to about 15 ppg while shooting around 44% from the floor, it may not be a bad move while we wait on the SG of the future to arrive.
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    rule no1 in Detroit Pistons : everyone in the roster is combo guard...except for Tay Prince, who is PF . :hanged2:
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    ...aaaaand Dumars tranded his only point forward for very potential combo guard :deathstar1:
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    He certainly can play it in today's NBA. There are a lot more "Guards" in today's league, as opposed to traditional PG and SG. Teams are more willing to accept that one of their guards will do most of his damage on the perimeter and the other will try to get into the lane. Steph Curry does most of damage outside, while Jack will try and penetrate a bit more. Ellis fires from the perimeter and Jennings attacks. You see it more and more. The lack of hand checking has encouraged teams to go smaller on the perimeter.

    I've always thought that he could be a Bibby type PG until he developed as a more traditional PG. Whether he becomes a full time SG, will depend on how he's used and what he works on. If he embraces the SG role, then I could see him developing into a Jason Terry type guy.

    If he continues to work on being a PG, then he could have a Billups like career.

    Ideally, he would develop into a Steph Curry type guy. 20/7. I think that 17/6 is probably more his speed.
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    After the first 5 games, it ain't looking so good. Shooting 33% from the floor and 20% from beyond the arc and less than 70% from the FT line.
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    His shooting was streaky before Calderon came and will probably always be streaky. He has those 1-for-10 and 2-for-13 games a couple times each month.
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    Fixed.
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    Actually, wrong. He has about 3-4 games like this per month.
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    So about once a week :) Or about this, how many good games does he play per month/per week? And what's a good game for Brandon? As a SG I would say a game where takes at least 12 shots and makes at least 5 of them and shoots better than .333 from the arc.
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    Which players on the team don't have horrible games? Monroe, Drummond, and Calderon seem like the only ones to me.
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    Kobe averages less than .333 from the arc.
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    BK has 31 out of 53 games with TS% > .500. Kobe has 39 out of 52 with that.

    BK has 32 out of 53 games with ast rate over 20%. Kobe has 39 out of 52 like that.

    Conclusion- Kobe is slightly more consistent than Knight.
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    Kobe's taking a lot tougher shots, and more of them.
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    Part of consistency is shot selection. Kobe takes 6.1 more 2 pointers per 36 min and shoots 3's at the same frequency. Kobe should probably take bad 2 point attempts and be more like Knight.

    The similarities is that both players are leading their teams to missing out on the playoffs.
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    So, who is correct, me or kgreg? :fingerscrossed:
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    Meant to say kobe should take LESS bad 2 pointers.
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    So, which is Brandon? Chauncey 2.0, Rip 2.0, Kobe 2.0 or Stuckey 2.0? I'm confused.
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    I would say a mix of Stuckey 2.0 and Chauncey 0.5
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