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I think we got one with Brandon Boston Jr.

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I think we got one with Brandon Boston Jr. 

Post#1 » by Clemenza » Thu Oct 7, 2021 4:55 am

They say he lives in the gym and you can tell by the way he plays and his feel for the game. Nice defender too. Let's get this kid in the weight room and add him to the second unit Ty.



-on the flipside Keon Johnson needs serious G League time. I have no clue what his game is at the moment. Coffey hasn't been the same at all since he cut his hair(Samson complex) and I actually wish Jay Scrubb had a regular minimum deal and give the two ways to other players. Youngsters/newcomers in the lead is all Boston(the favorite) followed by Hartenstein, Scrubb, and then Giles(maybe).
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Post#2 » by KL2 » Thu Oct 7, 2021 3:21 pm

It still amazes me that Boston fell like he did. Yes, he had an underwhelming year at Kentucky but those skills man. I really wish he wasn’t with Klutch though.

I see so many down on Johnson and how we should have drafted this guy or that guy. Not me. I’m excited to see him put it all together.

Agree about Coffey. I can’t believe we wasted a 2-way contract on him. I’d give it to Wright in a heartbeat if I could.
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Re: I think we got one with Brandon Boston Jr. 

Post#3 » by Goner » Thu Oct 7, 2021 4:52 pm

While the potential for Boston is there, the reasons why he fell are evident. He shot very poorly in college and has done so thus far in the league. In addition to shooting percentage, he takes too long to make a decision and often predetermines his move(s). What makes good scorers in this league (Harden aside) is the ability to make a quick and concise move that puts the defense at some disadvantage. Boston's moves often have five or more parts to them and don't necessarily result in a better shot than him just pulling up with his defender on him. I believe this problem to be a result of Boston not tracking with the defense; he's just doing things that come to mind. That said, the potential is evident.

I'm with you on the Coffey thing, but Wright seems to have the most problems out of the bunch. His reactions are very slow, meaning he has to anticipate more than other players. This results in him biting on fakes more often than other players; something that can't happen when you're supposed to be the defensive anchor. Reaction time can be trained to a degree, but generally, problems like this cannot be overcome.
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Re: I think we got one with Brandon Boston Jr. 

Post#4 » by ejftw » Sat Oct 9, 2021 7:22 pm

I've watched BJ play since he was a 10th grader, and when I read we snagged him, I think I celebrated more than when we won the lotto for Blake or fired Dunleavy.

Kid is a natural hooper and has the confidence plus work effort to go with it. His game just wasn't suited for the NC2A and especially not with Cal's coaching style. Had he went to a place like UCLA and got the opportunities that Juzang (another kid I've seen since his sophomore days) did, he'd have remained in the lotto picture.

As far as Keon goes, he needs more time. I believe he's going to end up being a great backup SF on a contending side for years to come, don't see him being a starter on a good team.

Preston is Preston, still wish we had snagged Ayo. Wish we also would have kept his rights, even before the injury, and let him run ACCO this year.

Coffey is a player I will accept no slander on.

Wright, I'm not impressed with. Dude just reminds me of Stromile Swift, without being anywhere near as good.

Hope King stays with ACCO as well.
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Post#5 » by madmaxmedia » Tue Oct 12, 2021 5:37 pm

KL2 wrote:It still amazes me that Boston fell like he did. Yes, he had an underwhelming year at Kentucky but those skills man. I really wish he wasn’t with Klutch though.

I see so many down on Johnson and how we should have drafted this guy or that guy. Not me. I’m excited to see him put it all together.

Agree about Coffey. I can’t believe we wasted a 2-way contract on him. I’d give it to Wright in a heartbeat if I could.


The only regret I would have about Johnson is passing on Hyland, who many Clipper fans wanted, but this is of course after the fact.

Coffey is an interesting situation, his upside is low OTOH he has always been a pretty solid role player. Like you can put him out for a few minutes at a time in a real regular season game and he will do his job and not make a mess out there. You can't say the same about most of these young dudes (Scrubb, Boston, etc.) who have flashier games but are not gonna be rotation guys for awhile.

Like I am big on Boston and agree he has a nice potential skill set and athleticism. But the fundamental aspects of his game aren't there yet, which is why his efficiency was so bad at Duke (like really really bad LOL), he wasn't ready to be a starter at all. Had he played 2-3 years of college ball though, I think he'd probably have rounded out his game and ended up a lottery pick. Instead, we have him at a very team favorable contract/situation for the next few years.
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Re: I think we got one with Brandon Boston Jr. 

Post#6 » by madmaxmedia » Tue Oct 12, 2021 5:45 pm

Goner wrote:While the potential for Boston is there, the reasons why he fell are evident. He shot very poorly in college and has done so thus far in the league. In addition to shooting percentage, he takes too long to make a decision and often predetermines his move(s). What makes good scorers in this league (Harden aside) is the ability to make a quick and concise move that puts the defense at some disadvantage. Boston's moves often have five or more parts to them and don't necessarily result in a better shot than him just pulling up with his defender on him. I believe this problem to be a result of Boston not tracking with the defense; he's just doing things that come to mind. That said, the potential is evident.


This is a really good description of his current game IMO. On a high level playground game he'd probably look like some sort of Michael Jordan/Brandon Ingram hybrid. But in the NBA you gotta be able to grind out 82 games with efficiency, and that's a totally different thing than situationally being able to shake your man and make a nice floater or whatever. The same thing goes with Scrubb, who seems iffy to me at this point despite being more polished than Boston.

Boston is super young and raw, and seems to have a great attitude and desire to be great, and I think we will put him on the best possible path to success.
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Re: I think we got one with Brandon Boston Jr. 

Post#7 » by Clemenza » Wed Oct 13, 2021 7:46 pm

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Goner wrote:While the potential for Boston is there, the reasons why he fell are evident. He shot very poorly in college and has done so thus far in the league. In addition to shooting percentage, he takes too long to make a decision and often predetermines his move(s). What makes good scorers in this league (Harden aside) is the ability to make a quick and concise move that puts the defense at some disadvantage. Boston's moves often have five or more parts to them and don't necessarily result in a better shot than him just pulling up with his defender on him. I believe this problem to be a result of Boston not tracking with the defense; he's just doing things that come to mind. That said, the potential is evident.


This is a really good description of his current game IMO. On a high level playground game he'd probably look like some sort of Michael Jordan/Brandon Ingram hybrid. But in the NBA you gotta be able to grind out 82 games with efficiency, and that's a totally different thing than situationally being able to shake your man and make a nice floater or whatever. The same thing goes with Scrubb, who seems iffy to me at this point despite being more polished than Boston.

Boston is super young and raw, and seems to have a great attitude and desire to be great, and I think we will put him on the best possible path to success.

That applies to pretty much every player in the league and this thread is mainly about potential and pretty much how a player has to start from somewhere. Him performing the smaller things and being consistent night in and night out is an ongoing process and has yet to be determined yet.
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Re: I think we got one with Brandon Boston Jr. 

Post#8 » by madmaxmedia » Wed Oct 13, 2021 9:49 pm

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Goner wrote:While the potential for Boston is there, the reasons why he fell are evident. He shot very poorly in college and has done so thus far in the league. In addition to shooting percentage, he takes too long to make a decision and often predetermines his move(s). What makes good scorers in this league (Harden aside) is the ability to make a quick and concise move that puts the defense at some disadvantage. Boston's moves often have five or more parts to them and don't necessarily result in a better shot than him just pulling up with his defender on him. I believe this problem to be a result of Boston not tracking with the defense; he's just doing things that come to mind. That said, the potential is evident.


This is a really good description of his current game IMO. On a high level playground game he'd probably look like some sort of Michael Jordan/Brandon Ingram hybrid. But in the NBA you gotta be able to grind out 82 games with efficiency, and that's a totally different thing than situationally being able to shake your man and make a nice floater or whatever. The same thing goes with Scrubb, who seems iffy to me at this point despite being more polished than Boston.

Boston is super young and raw, and seems to have a great attitude and desire to be great, and I think we will put him on the best possible path to success.

That applies to pretty much every player in the league and this thread is mainly about potential and pretty much how a player has to start from somewhere. Him performing the smaller things and being consistent night in and night out is an ongoing process and has yet to be determined yet.


I was just contrasting him with a guy like Coffey, who has been pretty playable in short stints but rarely ever looks spectacular and has little upside.

Boston appears to have substantial upside (my main point), and I am hoping with good coaching he can actually be playable in NBA regular season games (relatively) sooner than later.

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