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Re: Any Smailagic believers? 

Post#21 » by KevinMcreynolds » Thu May 28, 2020 5:35 pm

FNQ wrote:I believe he's a young Brian Cardinal I guess


yeah, I was going to say his ceiling is probably The Custodian maybe with a little more skill
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Post#22 » by cdubbz » Thu May 28, 2020 6:08 pm

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FNQ wrote:I believe he's a young Brian Cardinal I guess


yeah, I was going to say his ceiling is probably The Custodian maybe with a little more skill


A useful low minute hustle guy is always needed. But we’re in title mode the next two seasons and this past season was his time to get minutes to gain experience.
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Re: Any Smailagic believers? 

Post#23 » by HiRez » Thu May 28, 2020 6:27 pm

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FNQ wrote:I believe he's a young Brian Cardinal I guess


yeah, I was going to say his ceiling is probably The Custodian maybe with a little more skill


A useful low minute hustle guy is always needed. But we’re in title mode the next two seasons and this past season was his time to get minutes to gain experience.

That's what concerns me, even before COVID, even on an absolutely putrid team with lots of injuries and plenty of playing time available, he couldn't crack regular minutes. And except for a few moments, he hardly distinguished himself when he did get time. Too early to declare him a bust but he's all potential right now, we really haven't seen any progression.

And yeah, next year he's going to find it very difficult to get any meaningful minutes on this team, even moreso if they acquire a Wiseman, Okongwu, etc. He's probably going to have to dominate in Santa Cruz for an extended period to get a shot. Championship teams need predictable production with minimal mistakes and right now Smailagic is too erratic.
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Re: Any Smailagic believers? 

Post#24 » by floppymoose » Fri May 29, 2020 1:14 am

He's like 12 years old. Let's give him a couple of years first.
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Post#25 » by cdubbz » Fri May 29, 2020 3:04 pm

floppymoose wrote:He's like 12 years old. Let's give him a couple of years first.


That’s my question though.

Is it worth keeping a roster spot for a player who is years away from being the next Brian Cardinal?
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Post#26 » by azwfan » Fri May 29, 2020 3:47 pm

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floppymoose wrote:He's like 12 years old. Let's give him a couple of years first.


That’s my question though.

Is it worth keeping a roster spot for a player who is years away from being the next Brian Cardinal?

If that's what you think he will be... no. But if one believes he can/will be more... then possibly yes.
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Post#27 » by TB » Fri May 29, 2020 5:56 pm

He's got a pretty unique combo of skill and motor. More often than not, a player has just one of those.

After that, you look at if the player has size, athleticism, and IQ. I think his size/athleticism will be passable at his positions, and even though he has had a ton of lapses, his IQ has shown flashes of being a + for his positions. The game just needs to slow down for him.

Looking at our roster, he should slot into one of the 3rd team spots at 4/5. Or at least that would be my hope, Smiley being our 6th big.
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Re: Any Smailagic believers? 

Post#28 » by floppymoose » Fri May 29, 2020 7:59 pm

azwfan wrote:
cdubbz wrote:
floppymoose wrote:He's like 12 years old. Let's give him a couple of years first.


That’s my question though.

Is it worth keeping a roster spot for a player who is years away from being the next Brian Cardinal?

If that's what you think he will be... no. But if one believes he can/will be more... then possibly yes.


Even if he's the next Cardinal, it's still worth it unless there is someone better to give the spot to.
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Post#29 » by xdrta+ » Fri May 29, 2020 8:13 pm

floppymoose wrote:
azwfan wrote:
cdubbz wrote:
That’s my question though.

Is it worth keeping a roster spot for a player who is years away from being the next Brian Cardinal?

If that's what you think he will be... no. But if one believes he can/will be more... then possibly yes.


Even if he's the next Cardinal, it's still worth it unless there is someone better to give the spot to.


Exactly, you'll get a minimum salary guy to take up the end of the bench. I don't know why people are anxious to get rid of him, the Warriors have all next year to evaluate him for $1.5M, then his next two years are non-guaranteed. If he turns into something they have two more cheap years, if not they can cut him loose.
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Post#30 » by HiRez » Fri May 29, 2020 10:23 pm

xdrta+ wrote:
floppymoose wrote:
azwfan wrote:If that's what you think he will be... no. But if one believes he can/will be more... then possibly yes.


Even if he's the next Cardinal, it's still worth it unless there is someone better to give the spot to.


Exactly, you'll get a minimum salary guy to take up the end of the bench. I don't know why people are anxious to get rid of him, the Warriors have all next year to evaluate him for $1.5M, then his next two years are non-guaranteed. If he turns into something they have two more cheap years, if not they can cut him loose.

I'm not expecting much from him because I like to keep expectations low for young guys, but I certainly don't want to get rid of him...did anyone say they want to get rid of him?
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Re: Any Smailagic believers? 

Post#31 » by gst8 » Fri May 29, 2020 10:56 pm

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Post#32 » by cdubbz » Sun May 31, 2020 5:07 pm

Wonder if any team would even scoop him up if we cut him.
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Post#33 » by Kuya » Sun May 31, 2020 8:10 pm

He is going to thrive once he's able to play with our core 3, still has huge potential
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Re: Any Smailagic believers? 

Post#34 » by Coxy » Mon Jun 1, 2020 12:17 am

cdubbz wrote:Wonder if any team would even scoop him up if we cut him.


I think they would. Dude is barely out of nappies.
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Re: Any Smailagic believers? 

Post#35 » by Mylie10 » Mon Jun 1, 2020 12:46 am

I like the kid and even when he spazzed out, he would do 2 things that were positive for every one spaztastic event.

If he can consistently shoot the ball, he's gonna be good for us. Multi skilled big. He's got a really good feel for the game.

He's just about as raw as raw gets.

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Post#36 » by Scoots1994 » Sat Jun 6, 2020 9:52 pm

NBA GMs are pulling for more roster spots beyond just these playoffs. If they are granted it's good news for player development in general and Smiley specifically.
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Post#37 » by SinceGatlingWasARookie » Sun Jun 7, 2020 1:24 am

There is nothing wrong with using a 2nd round draft pick to acquire a Brian Cardina, but he is using up a roster spot while we wait for him to turn into Brian Crdinal.
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Post#38 » by Little Digger » Sun Jun 7, 2020 5:34 pm

I like the kid’s style..Keep Smailagic , Toscano-Anderson, Paschall, On a Bender, Wiggins , Chriss, Lee, Mulder and Poole.

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Post#39 » by ILOVEIT » Fri Jun 12, 2020 10:44 pm

He reminds me of Donyell Marshal a bit....lanky...shooting range...a bit on the slow side.

If he could end up being Marshal like with an actual motor and IQ …. could be a gem :)
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Post#40 » by SinceGatlingWasARookie » Tue Jun 16, 2020 7:42 pm

Donyell Marshall was like a poor man's Kevin Durant. Smailagic doesn't have small forward quickness. Smailagic reminds me more of Troy Murphy than Donyell. He also reminds me as more of Dunleavy than Donyell. If Smailagic can become 1/4 Žarko Čabarkapa, 1/4 Troy Murphy, 1/4 Dunleavy, 1/4 Donyell then I would be very happy.

Power forward is the Warriors deepest position. Draymond. Then Paschall who I don't think is good as a small forward. Then Looney and Chriss, our undersized centers that are arguably power forwards. Then Toscano-Anderson and Wiggins that can play power forward.

Is Smailagic still eligible to play in Santa Cruz? His flashes of talent make me not want to give up on him but I am not sure he is ready to play meaningful minutes a stretch shooting big man yet. He might be ready in 2022. He is very young but he did not improve much last year.

Maybe Paschall will be proven enough to have significant trade value by the end of next year and trading Paschall could open up a spot for Smailagic as Draymond's back up.

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