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Josh Jackson or Diallo 

Post#1 » by aad » Tue Mar 30, 2021 4:37 pm

They both play the same position and it seems weaver will have to choose between keeping one and letting one of them go

Me personally I like both players but which one do y’all prefer to keep
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Re: Josh Jackson or Diallo 

Post#2 » by DBC10 » Tue Mar 30, 2021 4:41 pm

Diallo, admittedly off of one game though which from yesterday.

JJ I feel is like the classic guy that has all the physical gifts and talents but can never put it together consistently
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Re: Josh Jackson or Diallo 

Post#3 » by Laimbeer » Tue Mar 30, 2021 4:47 pm

I don't think either is really much of a NBA player. I'd keep Diallo if I have to pick one. But Mensa signed Jackson to a two year deal that's guaranteed as far as I know.
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Post#4 » by Drwho17 » Tue Mar 30, 2021 4:52 pm

Diallo is a RFA, I can see some team over paying him based on his potential alone. I've soured a bit on Jackson, I thought he was looking good to start the season, but as it is going on I think he has regressed a bit. Diallo is younger and a better playmaker with as good or better athleticism, need to see more of him to know if he's a better defender.
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Post#5 » by Manocad » Tue Mar 30, 2021 4:54 pm

I don't think a decision HAS to be made with either one at this point. It's Year 1 of a rebuild.
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Post#6 » by Invictus88 » Tue Mar 30, 2021 5:18 pm

Too small a sample size. Jackson looked great in the first several games too. If Diallo plays with more control then I think the edge goes to him. But it's too early to tell.

I hope that Jackson seeing Diallo take a bunch of his minutes is a wake up call for him; or at least someone points out the deltas between their games.
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Post#7 » by DetroitSho » Tue Mar 30, 2021 5:19 pm

Yeah I'll go both.

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Post#8 » by guldakot » Tue Mar 30, 2021 5:27 pm

Diallo is a 1/2 defensively, JJ is a 2/3 defensively, keep both.
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Post#9 » by MotownMadness » Tue Mar 30, 2021 5:34 pm

I'm liking Diallo but it is early with him so we'll see.
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Re: Josh Jackson or Diallo 

Post#10 » by chrbal » Tue Mar 30, 2021 6:31 pm

For next season, both. I’ll be surprised if they resign Josh afterward.
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Re: Josh Jackson or Diallo 

Post#11 » by bstein14 » Tue Mar 30, 2021 6:36 pm

I think we keep both.
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Re: Josh Jackson or Diallo 

Post#12 » by foolinc » Tue Mar 30, 2021 6:58 pm

Unless someone tries to offer Diallo "poison pill" contract, I can't see us letting Diallo walk this off-season.
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Post#13 » by ducler » Tue Mar 30, 2021 7:19 pm

I'd like to see Josh work on his 3 point shot as he already has a nice stroke. If he does, we can keep both.
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Re: Josh Jackson or Diallo 

Post#14 » by Moses ShamMoses » Tue Mar 30, 2021 9:31 pm

I can see higher upside in Diallo so I'd certainly prioritize keeping him around. I might be crazy but I see some glimpses of Donovan Mitchell in Diallo. Smooth, athletic, and strong. Josh Jackson isn't bad but I get role player vibes from him.
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Re: Josh Jackson or Diallo 

Post#15 » by Snakebites » Tue Mar 30, 2021 9:36 pm

guldakot wrote:Diallo is a 1/2 defensively, JJ is a 2/3 defensively, keep both.

They play different positions, but neither is a starter and they really can't play together- neither of them can shoot well enough for that.

I agree there's no need to choose though, at least not at this time. We're rebuilding, not looking to build a playoff viable roster (yet). Either one has a chance to be an asset.

I personally really don't like Josh Jackson as a player though- I'd be okay with him being gone to be honest. He's just not a guy I believe in to figure it out, seems like a bit of a head case.
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Re: Josh Jackson or Diallo 

Post#16 » by guldakot » Tue Mar 30, 2021 9:45 pm

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guldakot wrote:Diallo is a 1/2 defensively, JJ is a 2/3 defensively, keep both.

They play different positions, but neither is a starter and they really can't play together- neither of them can shoot well enough for that.

I agree there's no need to choose though, at least not at this time. We're rebuilding, not looking to build a playoff viable roster (yet). Either one has a chance to be an asset.

I personally really don't like Josh Jackson as a player though- I'd be okay with him being gone to be honest. He's just not a guy I believe in to figure it out, seems like a bit of a head case.

My hope is that JJ can eventually turn into a Jordan Clarkson instant offense player off the bench with the added bonus of decent defense.

Diallo on the other hand I firmly believe can be a solid starter+ bordering on allstar level in this league, in the vein of an Oladipo. He has a tremendous distance to go of course, but he looks to have that it factor in terms of both effort and skill, and was trending in the right direction while with OKC. At the very minimum defense alone hes on KCP's level, and could end up being better. He needs to develop his shooting obviously, but he will have plenty of time/opportunity here.
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Re: Josh Jackson or Diallo 

Post#17 » by Snakebites » Tue Mar 30, 2021 10:12 pm

guldakot wrote:
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guldakot wrote:Diallo is a 1/2 defensively, JJ is a 2/3 defensively, keep both.

They play different positions, but neither is a starter and they really can't play together- neither of them can shoot well enough for that.

I agree there's no need to choose though, at least not at this time. We're rebuilding, not looking to build a playoff viable roster (yet). Either one has a chance to be an asset.

I personally really don't like Josh Jackson as a player though- I'd be okay with him being gone to be honest. He's just not a guy I believe in to figure it out, seems like a bit of a head case.

My hope is that JJ can eventually turn into a Jordan Clarkson instant offense player off the bench with the added bonus of decent defense.

Diallo on the other hand I firmly believe can be a solid starter+ bordering on allstar level in this league, in the vein of an Oladipo. He has a tremendous distance to go of course, but he looks to have that it factor in terms of both effort and skill, and was trending in the right direction while with OKC. At the very minimum defense alone hes on KCP's level, and could end up being better. He needs to develop his shooting obviously, but he will have plenty of time/opportunity here.

Unless that god-awful 27% from three improves he's not suitable even for that role.
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Re: Josh Jackson or Diallo 

Post#18 » by Piston Pete » Tue Mar 30, 2021 11:12 pm

Both


Rotation of young-ish guys:

PG - Hayes / Lee
SG - Diallo / F.Jax
SF - Bey / Josh.Jax
PF - Grant / Sekou
C - Stewart / Cook?
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Re: Josh Jackson or Diallo 

Post#19 » by whitehops » Wed Mar 31, 2021 12:53 am

i've only seen one game from diallo but i've seen enough of jackson to make me want diallo over jackson.

they both work well defensively, their athleticism and size makes them versatile defenders on the wing. offensively they have a lot of similarities but neither can shoot yet and neither can run an offense so it's tough to play them together. diallo has shown a little more ability to make plays/not stop the ball as much (from what he showed in OKC too) which is the main reason i'd keep him over jackson.
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Re: Josh Jackson or Diallo 

Post#20 » by buzzkilloton » Wed Mar 31, 2021 12:59 am

Figuring Jackson is nearly the same player now as he was a rookie the choice is easy.
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