Kinglee wrote:Like I said, he doesn't need Dirk. Make him work out with Yao or someone that actually believed in doing a post move besides a fadeaway. Maybe it was mostly due to height, who knows, who cares, but Yao was efficient down low. Doesn't matter if it didn't require a lot of skill and it was all height, he made it work and used his length to his advantage. I want KP doing turnaround baby hooks and turnaround dunks down low. He plays soft and shoots fadeaways against guards, I don't want Dirk teaching him anything that's going to keep KP playing the way he is or even the way Dirk played.
Dirk is an accomplished player, accomplished a lot more than Yao, but let's not forget he was viewed as a "soft international player" until he won a championship. I'm tired of seeing 7 footers that are soft. Get ya behind in the paint. Work with Yao and just because you're an international player don't mean you can't work with a Karl Malone or Tim Duncan. Put some weight on and work in the paint.
I'm not the highest on KP and one of the reasons is he because he doesn't play like his height. He dunks the ball, clearly isn't afraid of the paint, so stay in there. Be a guy that can work dos low and step outside and hit a 3 pointer like Towns has shown, with elite rim protection. Grab a rebound. It's so much more he can be then a Dirk. And it's not a knock on Dirk, just don't think Dirk is the type of players people should aim to be.
Thats just silly. KP is averaging 18&10 and when he gets 18 shots or more he's over 50% from 2 and 40 from 2. What he needs is a good strength training program and someone who stretches his skillset, not reinvents it.
His skillset isn't the problem. The problem is one can easily get him out of his confort zone with alittle contact. You don't solve that in a summer, you just further frustrate yourself as a player, coaching staff and fanbase. Kps got skills that other bigs his height can't do. Id focus on getting him to the point where he dictates when he wants to do anything he's good at and it don't matter who's guarding him and that starts with getting stronger.
But Im not saying he shouldn't consider your plan as a longterm process. A player Id want training him is Garnett. Im more concerned with finding him a mentor who was equally lanky but played tough and fearless. Garnett also had a pretty good astray of moves from the high post, probably owed to Mchale. Time to pass on that knowledge.
But a pure back to the basket player in order to teach him to become a post player,....could've been copying Hernangomez the whole time.