Slava wrote:iamworthy wrote:Slava wrote:That KCP deal went from a Rich Paul tax to one of the best cost efficient deals in no time. Kudos to him.
His activity level had always been there, things just weren't going his way for a while.
He's shooting 41% from 3. That is basically the turning point.
Let’s be clear Luke **** over him last year with his love of Hart even though he was a turnstile and Zo couldn’t do anything in half court. KCP also had a better defensive rating than Ingram at sg. Yet nothing he did would allow him to get the starts and minutes he deserved or get a fair shot.
The fact remains however KCP even in his limited time and struggles last year was a plus defender at the 2 and 1. KCP was the teams best free throw shooter. KCP was also a top three guy Lebron assisted to last year with Kuzma and Javale being the other two over Ingram, Ball, and Hart who all got more mins with him.
KCP got his chance to start, got his chance to get mins, and hit his stride doing what he does best. He created havoc pressuring the ball when Bradley went down. Vogel put in some mid range looks for him. Then he got the 3 ball going. Really and truly Bradley doesn’t deserve to start over him and really and truly no one deserves more minutes than him or Kuz if their name is not Lebron or AD. Long term KCP and Kuz should close every game, get 30 mins, and get double digits attempts. The closer they get to that and the more engaged they are the better