Discussion in 'Pistons and NBA' started by BillLaimbeer, Jun 28, 2013.
So 2015 will be our first championship after PF.com launched? Sweet!
Unless we get Rondo.
Kentavious Caldwell Pope:
To qualify this; it's a small/highly skewed sample size but it gives us something to talk about in July other than Sheed leaving Bob Horry open.
I'm comparing McCollum here because he's shooting up the charts for a lot of pundits as a guy who will likely take home ROY honors. He's also the guy who if you put a gun to my head on draft night, I probably would have picked @ #8.
I'm actually ok with these numbers for KCP. He's a much better defender (based on what I've seen from my limited time watching both of these guys in summer ball). If the Pontiff could have found his 3-pointer earlier in the week in Orlando, these numbers would probably be a lot closer in comparisson. Given what we know about KCP's shooting skills, we shouldn't be too worried.
Of course! Because we're getting Melo in the summer of 2014!!!
Sheed should've left him open
For crying out loud...
When Pope went 0-10 on 3's in his first summer league game, hey, that did not indicate us getting any kind of steal in the draft. But after that? The three games I saw him in, he looks as good as a draft pick as any we have had for a while. He is a scorer, both going to the basket and confidently knocking down the three. And a good solid defender. At this point, I am very happy with the draft pick as done.
I love CJ. I watched him in SL and he does the little individual things as an offensive player. WAY ahead of KCP with the ball in his hands but what about defensively? KCP is impressive on the defensive end.
When he went 0-8 he was mostly standing around. Siva drew the attention and dished him the ball but if you look at when he shot great, its usually in rhythm. SL is probably not the place for off ball screens and KCP rarely came around 1 or 2 screens for a shot. Hopefully they run stuff like that for him. He's a great looking rhythm shooter. less so as a spot up. like Rip.
In addition to shooting off of ball screens, I hope that he is a guy that can manage to launch successful jumpers on his own.
I was talking to my friend who's basketball insight I respect a lot and he said KCP's ball handling isn't there. looking at SL I kinda agree. He does keep his head up but CJ is way ahead. I don't know if I saw the same level of craftiness. but I'm sure he'll find that rhythm AND provide D and rebounding.
Yea, he uses the dribble adeptly to buy space for jumpers (hesitation and step back), but he does not possess blow by or shake up handles to get all the way to the rim.
We've got Stickey for that!
In the short term, as long as he can handle the rock well enough to create a little bit of space to get his jumper off, he'll be ok.
As good of a shooter as Rip was he could never manage to develop this aspect of his game. Pope is a better athlete than Rip so I have some faith that he'll be able to shake defenders.
Why are the back to back champion Miami Heat playing in both Summer Leagues while the spare no expense lottery locked Pistons sit at home?
They picked up enough finishing last in the Orlando Summer League that these Vegas games wouldn't have helped them?
I agree with this sentiment.
As one of the youngest rosters in the association, I don't see how getting some additional run in the VSL could hurt.
Did any other team play in both ?
If all the other teams didn't jump off a bridge would you want the Pistons not to?
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