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Antonio Blakeney released

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Re: Antonio Blakeney released 

Post#21 » by HomoSapien » Sat Sep 7, 2019 10:42 pm

The talent was there, the brain wasn't.
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Re: Antonio Blakeney released 

Post#22 » by dougthonus » Sat Sep 7, 2019 11:22 pm

Given his age and the fact that he was a near 40% three point shooter, I would have liked to see him get one more chance to see if they could get him to reign in his shot attempts and focus on just hitting 3s as an option. I still think Blakeney has a chance to find a role in the league give today's game.

Not surprised he's gone, and maybe the Bulls need an extra defender more than an extra shooter this year making Shaq a better choice, especially as a hedge against a likely Dunn trade at the deadline.
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Re: Antonio Blakeney released 

Post#23 » by Dez » Sat Sep 7, 2019 11:26 pm

This makes me so happy.
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Re: Antonio Blakeney released 

Post#24 » by TheFinishSniper » Sat Sep 7, 2019 11:35 pm

dougthonus wrote:Given his age and the fact that he was a near 40% three point shooter, I would have liked to see him get one more chance to see if they could get him to reign in his shot attempts and focus on just hitting 3s as an option. I still think Blakeney has a chance to find a role in the league give today's game.

Not surprised he's gone, and maybe the Bulls need an extra defender more than an extra shooter this year making Shaq a better choice, especially as a hedge against a likely Dunn trade at the deadline.

Guy was on mission to do anything other than be NBA player. I mean we tanked, we lacked legit guard play for years and guy couldnt get on the floor and produce in any role other than being a chucker.

It's actually sad to be that talented at sport and being so dumb in same time in head not to take advantage of God's given gift you have. You said near 40% 3pt shooter, I say not passing ball at all (he actually might be worst one in NBA history) and shooting long mid-range low efficiency shots.
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Re: Antonio Blakeney released 

Post#25 » by Hangtime84 » Sat Sep 7, 2019 11:46 pm

rtblues wrote:Hooray!
Felicio, you're next.


doubt it Blackholey screwed himself
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Post#26 » by SHO'NUFF » Sat Sep 7, 2019 11:55 pm

Porb my least favorite Bull on the roster. At least Felicio knows his role as a 15th man. Don't see Blakeney having a long NBA career at all....unless he looks in the mirror & figures out a way to fit in.
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Re: Antonio Blakeney released 

Post#27 » by GhostOfChicago » Sun Sep 8, 2019 12:16 am

Is it possible they would bring him back on a 2-way deal?
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Re: Antonio Blakeney released 

Post#28 » by AKfanatic » Sun Sep 8, 2019 12:40 am

Blakeney’s lack of improvement as a passer was really disappointing. Two years ago I thought the Bulls really messed up the way they used him in Summer league and in the G league. With a guy like Blakeney, they should’ve told him “look Antonio, we know you can shoot, we know you can get in the lane and score...we want you to use these games to develop as a passer. Get in the paint, kick the ball out or dump it off to other guys. Don’t worry about turnovers, these games mean nothing, it’s all about your development as a player”....

His lack of improvement isn’t all on the Bulls though. In the end, blakeney is the one responsible for his own development as a player and seemingly lacks the BBIQ to grasp the parts of the game he’s lacking.

Can’t say I’ll miss him, I was wanting him gone all last season. He didn’t fit this team and drove me nuts as a player.

He’ll get another shot with a team like the Thunder that’s early in rebuild, but if he can’t improve, he’s Beijing bound.
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Post#29 » by Bandit King » Sun Sep 8, 2019 1:27 am

China says hi
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Re: Antonio Blakeney released 

Post#30 » by RakimAbdulJabar » Sun Sep 8, 2019 3:12 am

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rtblues wrote:Hooray!
Felicio, you're next.

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Re: Antonio Blakeney released 

Post#31 » by GimmeDat » Sun Sep 8, 2019 3:51 am

Certainly had tools, but in 2 years I wasn't really seeing progress in his overall game or feel to justify having him on the roster. He was worth a shot but glad we moved on from him.
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Re: Antonio Blakeney released 

Post#32 » by Ccwatercraft » Sun Sep 8, 2019 4:17 am

GhostOfChicago wrote:Is it possible they would bring him back on a 2-way deal?


I hope not there's got to be at least one other viable option out there.
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Re: Antonio Blakeney released 

Post#33 » by Axolotl » Sun Sep 8, 2019 5:38 am

Blakeney was tried, tested and found wanting.

I can't blame the Bulls for giving him a shot, but as he didn't progress at all, time to move on.
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Re: Antonio Blakeney released 

Post#34 » by Red8911 » Sun Sep 8, 2019 5:47 am

Blakeney had potential with his scoring ability to become an off the bench scorer but the guy isn’t very smart. Very low IQ and didn’t improve his game at all last season.

This was an obvious move since Boylen was barely giving him minutes even with G leaguers playing at the end of the season. The only reason why it probably took this long was they were definitely looking to include him in a trade. Maybe he ll get another chance but eventually I see him going overseas.
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Re: Antonio Blakeney released 

Post#35 » by MrSparkle » Sun Sep 8, 2019 5:53 am

Was worth the gamble 2 years ago but we've seen enough. Zero bball IQ.
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Re: Antonio Blakeney released 

Post#36 » by Jeffster81 » Sun Sep 8, 2019 6:04 am

Bandit King wrote:China says hi


He would killed it in the BIG3 League.
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Re: Antonio Blakeney released 

Post#37 » by AKfanatic » Sun Sep 8, 2019 6:43 am

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Re: Antonio Blakeney released 

Post#38 » by 2018C3 » Sun Sep 8, 2019 6:45 am

This one does not hurt. He did not have much of a role on this team going forward. If it was between hin and Shaquille Harrison, I think Harrison's defensive skills beter compliment this team as constructed.

Hopefully Blakeney is able to continue his dream with a team that more needs his skillset.
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Re: Antonio Blakeney released 

Post#39 » by donaldtrump_00 » Sun Sep 8, 2019 6:49 am

dougthonus wrote:Given his age and the fact that he was a near 40% three point shooter, I would have liked to see him get one more chance to see if they could get him to reign in his shot attempts and focus on just hitting 3s as an option. I still think Blakeney has a chance to find a role in the league give today's game.

Not surprised he's gone, and maybe the Bulls need an extra defender more than an extra shooter this year making Shaq a better choice, especially as a hedge against a likely Dunn trade at the deadline.



He can be easily brought back down the road. If need be. Looking at how were dead set on letting val go or a trade with Dunn which I still don't understand. There mind is on 2021. Clearing space. But the real answer is will they even get anyone better then val or Dunn that summer. Just because you have cap space it doesn't mean nothing. Look at the Knicks. Blakeney is a great offensive player. Instant offense. But I feel he never got the chance. He would've grown out of that brainless playing style. He's young
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Re: Antonio Blakeney released 

Post#40 » by OnePointSeven » Sun Sep 8, 2019 7:26 am

Good news.

To me he was the face of that tanking bench we had to put on the floor for two straight years.

Now hopefully some teams needs a back-up PG before the season starts.

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