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#60 - Sam Merrill - Utah State

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Re: #60 - Sam Merrill - Utah State 

Post#101 » by ANTETOKOUNBROS » Thu Nov 19, 2020 4:48 pm

I actually see a little Brent Barry in him -- that would be stellar. Elite shooter with deceptive athleticism and playmaking ability.
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Re: #60 - Sam Merrill - Utah State 

Post#102 » by BucksFanSD » Thu Nov 19, 2020 4:48 pm

He outplayed Malachi Flynn in the Mountain West Championship where Utah State beat SDSU on his 3 point dagger to seal it. Good way to end his college career.
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Post#103 » by ShootingtheJ » Thu Nov 19, 2020 5:05 pm

Present day E'twan Moore, not the younger, quicker version. Big body, can shoot and handle but doesn't have PG quickness.
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Re: #60 - Sam Merrill - Utah State 

Post#104 » by ShootingtheJ » Thu Nov 19, 2020 5:06 pm

BucksFanSD wrote:He outplayed Malachi Flynn in the Mountain West Championship where Utah State beat SDSU on his 3 point dagger to seal it. Good way to end his college career.


Merrill was phenomenal in that game versus an athletic defense.
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Re: #60 - Sam Merrill - Utah State 

Post#105 » by humanrefutation » Thu Nov 19, 2020 5:08 pm

Did we keep this pick? Because the Bucks have said zero about this pick on their social media channels.
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Re: #60 - Sam Merrill - Utah State 

Post#106 » by tski1972 » Thu Nov 19, 2020 5:10 pm

humanrefutation wrote:Did we keep this pick? Because the Bucks have said zero about this pick on their social media channels.

It’s part of the Jrue trade, so when that’s official Merrill is official.
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Re: #60 - Sam Merrill - Utah State 

Post#107 » by EastSideBucksFan » Thu Nov 19, 2020 5:10 pm

humanrefutation wrote:Did we keep this pick? Because the Bucks have said zero about this pick on their social media channels.



We technically don't have the pick yet, since it's part of a trade that is yet to be announced
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Re: #60 - Sam Merrill - Utah State 

Post#108 » by Balls2TheWalls » Thu Nov 19, 2020 5:14 pm

SupremeHustle wrote:Just now watching highlights. This MF'er can shoot it. Sheesh.

I don't even have a comp because he's shooting it off the bounce, off catches, knows when to attack close outs.

Is he Ray Allen-lite?


This dude is fearless too. He gets his shot up clean with people on top of him. I wanted to be mad about this pick, but this guy is the kind of fearless shooter that I feel like we need. Hopefully he doesn't go Jimmer and become totally incapable of hitting a bucket in the pros.
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Post#109 » by Prez » Thu Nov 19, 2020 5:15 pm

How is he defensively, is he playable in a series against a good team
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Re: #60 - Sam Merrill - Utah State 

Post#110 » by RogerMurdock » Thu Nov 19, 2020 5:15 pm

SupremeHustle wrote:Is he Ray Allen-lite?


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Re: #60 - Sam Merrill - Utah State 

Post#111 » by emunney » Thu Nov 19, 2020 5:17 pm

Prez wrote:How is he defensively, is he playable in a series against a good team


He was not terrible (solid overall, even), but it's not hard to find clips where he looks like a ghost chasing Pac-Man.
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Re: #60 - Sam Merrill - Utah State 

Post#112 » by BucksFanSD » Thu Nov 19, 2020 5:18 pm

Balls2TheWalls wrote:This dude is fearless too. He gets his shot up clean with people on top of him.


Great point, which I see from both Merrill and Nwora. These guys shoot it from deep and don't have confidence issues or worry about the hand in the face. They keep their laser focus and calmness, make or miss. It's what you want to see in a shooter.
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Re: #60 - Sam Merrill - Utah State 

Post#113 » by FrieAaron » Thu Nov 19, 2020 5:22 pm

SupremeHustle wrote:Just now watching highlights. This MF'er can shoot it. Sheesh.

I don't even have a comp because he's shooting it off the bounce, off catches, knows when to attack close outs.

Is he Ray Allen-lite?


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Re: #60 - Sam Merrill - Utah State 

Post#114 » by midranger » Thu Nov 19, 2020 5:22 pm

I see more Hornacek than Jimmer.

I’m sticking with exclusively white guys in Utah comps.
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Post#115 » by humanrefutation » Thu Nov 19, 2020 5:23 pm

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humanrefutation wrote:Did we keep this pick? Because the Bucks have said zero about this pick on their social media channels.

It’s part of the Jrue trade, so when that’s official Merrill is official.


Ah, I forgot that NOP was giving that pick back to us rather than us having it to begin with.
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Re: #60 - Sam Merrill - Utah State 

Post#116 » by Brewhoopfan » Thu Nov 19, 2020 5:46 pm

Shorter version of Daulton Hommes.
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Re: #60 - Sam Merrill - Utah State 

Post#117 » by HaroldinGMinor » Thu Nov 19, 2020 5:50 pm

midranger wrote:I see more Hornacek than Jimmer.

I’m sticking with exclusively white guys in Utah comps.


Definitely giving off a Keith Van Horn meets Noah Hartsock vibe.
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Re: #60 - Sam Merrill - Utah State 

Post#118 » by midranger » Thu Nov 19, 2020 6:12 pm

He performs his best in big games. A real big gamist.
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Re: #60 - Sam Merrill - Utah State 

Post#119 » by The Wet Whistle » Thu Nov 19, 2020 6:27 pm

What if we just kidnap Luka, leave behind Sam, and see if anyone notices?

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Re: #60 - Sam Merrill - Utah State 

Post#120 » by chonestown » Thu Nov 19, 2020 7:36 pm

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