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Harkless=DNP/CD, McRoberts=Plays 4th Q

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Harkless=DNP/CD, McRoberts=Plays 4th Q 

Post#1 » by MagicFan32 » Sat Jan 19, 2013 7:56 am

This is ridiculous.
JV's love affair with Josh McRoberts is one of the dumbest things i've seen from a coach for this team.

Teams respect McRoberts so much they leave him WIDE OPEN on defense. "GO AHEAD JOSH, SHOOT YOUR LINE DRIVE 3'S" They said, McRoberts says "OK" they said, McRoberts bricks, we see.

Meanwhile a player who is supposed to be a major part of our future rots on the bench, while a player with no future with us gets all these important minutes, when Mo Harkless can be learning from these things by being in the situations himself.

Bottom line, i'd rather see Harkless try, and fail, than see McRoberts try and fail. JV love affair with guys like Ayon and McBob is getting out of control, is this what Henny had in mind?
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Re: Harkless=DNP/CD, McRoberts=Plays 4th Q 

Post#2 » by Viper1500 » Sat Jan 19, 2013 8:02 am

I get you, but we've seen time and time again that Harkless is not a shooting threat, he just isn't. Once his jump shot can become more consistent I'm sure he'll be a solid rotation player on this team.
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Re: Harkless=DNP/CD, McRoberts=Plays 4th Q 

Post#3 » by ~Snoopy~ » Sat Jan 19, 2013 8:08 am

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Post#4 » by drsd » Sat Jan 19, 2013 10:25 am

Orlando gave up 38 FT attempts and this is a thread about offense???
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Post#5 » by Cigamodnalro » Sat Jan 19, 2013 10:35 am

I don't like this trend any more than you do, but we have no idea what's going on in practice. If Moe had earned minutes, I'm sure he'd be getting them. I think it has a lot less to do with Jacque loving McRibberts than it does some combination of Jacque wanting to play his most NBA ready guys, Hennigan advising Jacque to play specific veterans, and McRibs straight-up outworking Harkless at times in practice. Harkless will learn--he's one of the very youngest players in the league (and competitive at that--Google Harkless and Ledo). There is no denying that Harkless has looked overwhelmed or tentative at times, and as he adjusts to the league (and after Feb 15 especially), I have no doubt the NBA minutes will come.
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Post#6 » by magic_turk » Sat Jan 19, 2013 11:26 am

Trade deadline coming up ;)
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Re: Harkless=DNP/CD, McRoberts=Plays 4th Q 

Post#7 » by AdamTheGreek » Sat Jan 19, 2013 12:13 pm

Harkless played a role in shutting Henderson down on Dec. 15th. Maurice's defense could have been used.
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Post#8 » by MagicStarwipe » Sat Jan 19, 2013 1:58 pm

You're overreacting. Harkless will have his time when he proves he's ready. You can't just hand it to him because he's supposedly going to be a "big part" of our future. DQJ took his spot by outplaying him in practice. Harkless has work to do.
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Post#9 » by KingRobb02 » Sat Jan 19, 2013 2:08 pm

You don't go from starting to DNP-CD because a coach has favorites. Like others said, there's a lot we don't see that determines a young player's playing time.

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Post#10 » by BadMofoPimp » Sat Jan 19, 2013 2:11 pm

I am sorry. I watch the games and see both play. Right now McBob >>> Harkless. McBob gives the team a better chance to win and plays a better "All-Around" game. Magic have one month to trade McBob before the trade deadline. I say play McBob 40mpg until the trade Deadline. Then, worry about Harkless once the Magic are out of playoff contention.

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Re: Harkless=DNP/CD, McRoberts=Plays 4th Q 

Post#11 » by trebone » Sat Jan 19, 2013 3:00 pm

If we are talking Offense wise I am more confused that they didnt keep going to Nicholson, he was abusing anyone guarding him on the block last night.
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Re: Harkless=DNP/CD, McRoberts=Plays 4th Q 

Post#12 » by Orium » Sat Jan 19, 2013 3:37 pm

There's no denying McRob looks more comfortable out there.. although, where that comes from I have no idea, because he sucks.

I'd rather watch Harkless too
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Post#13 » by doct3r dr3 » Sat Jan 19, 2013 3:46 pm

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BadMofoPimp wrote:Reached for a 2nd round talent in Nicholson.
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Post#14 » by Def Swami » Sat Jan 19, 2013 3:58 pm

McRoberts and DQJ have been playing better than Moe. I think it's as simple as that. Moe will get his time to shine in the future, hopefully.
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Post#15 » by claudio-br » Sat Jan 19, 2013 4:21 pm

Harkless is only 19 years old - he was born on 93. Calm down, he will get his chance to play soon.
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Re: Harkless=DNP/CD, McRoberts=Plays 4th Q 

Post#16 » by D12VCMagic » Sat Jan 19, 2013 4:30 pm

Harkless has been straight up terrible so far. No offense, lost on defense and messes up rotations. The only thing he has been good for is the occasional sexy dunk or block with his raw athleticism.

I'm not saying he can't develop into a good player, but as of right now....he's trash. D-league caliber player.
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Post#17 » by BadMofoPimp » Sat Jan 19, 2013 4:35 pm

The thing I am most disappointed with in Harkless is his very low Basketball IQ. He is always out of position on both sides of the court. He has tremendous talent and maybe he will learn the pro game, but if you are hurting your teammates while on the court by being in the wrong position, then you are not going to last in the NBA. Harkless is young and has the rookie contract to learn the game and should not be forced into lineups because that could hurt his development more than help. Players need to learn to earn their minutes by playing smart.
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Post#18 » by BaunceyChillups » Sat Jan 19, 2013 4:43 pm

because Harkless does not have to be guarded right now
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Post#19 » by doct3r dr3 » Sat Jan 19, 2013 4:47 pm

fun fact: maurice harkless (4-17, .235) is shooting the three better than hedo turkoglu (1-12, .083).
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Post#20 » by Immature Luigi » Sat Jan 19, 2013 5:53 pm

or....or now stay with me, what if Coach is just putting a lid on Harkless so other teams won't be interested in him but when we pass the deadline then he'll be unleash huh? could be the case lol
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