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Re: Timberwolves sign Jake Layman (sign-and-trade w/Portland) 

Post#61 » by Klomp » Thu Jul 4, 2019 10:34 pm

Slim Tubby wrote:Layman really reminds me of a young Chase Budinger.

I got a similar vibe. The other guy who came to mind was Chandler Parsons, though I was really trying to avoid the white on white comps.
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Re: Timberwolves sign Jake Layman (sign-and-trade w/Portland) 

Post#62 » by Slim Tubby » Thu Jul 4, 2019 10:41 pm

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Slim Tubby wrote:Layman really reminds me of a young Chase Budinger.

I got a similar vibe. The other guy who came to mind was Chandler Parsons, though I was really trying to avoid the white on white comps.


Me too.


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Re: Timberwolves sign Jake Layman (sign-and-trade w/Portland) 

Post#63 » by shrink » Thu Jul 4, 2019 10:42 pm

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Slim Tubby wrote:Layman really reminds me of a young Chase Budinger.

I got a similar vibe. The other guy who came to mind was Chandler Parsons, though I was really trying to avoid the white on white comps.

You guys are so funny! I thought the exact same thing, but had the same concerns about posting!

Budinger could have been better than he was, with the right development and fit, so I don’t feel it’s an insult to Layman.
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Re: Timberwolves sign Jake Layman (sign-and-trade w/Portland) 

Post#64 » by KGdaBom » Fri Jul 5, 2019 12:02 am

Slim Tubby wrote:Layman really reminds me of a young Chase Budinger.


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Was Chase that kind of athlete and that tall?
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Re: Timberwolves sign Jake Layman (sign-and-trade w/Portland) 

Post#65 » by KGdaBom » Fri Jul 5, 2019 12:04 am

Klomp wrote:
Slim Tubby wrote:Layman really reminds me of a young Chase Budinger.

I got a similar vibe. The other guy who came to mind was Chandler Parsons, though I was really trying to avoid the white on white comps.

If he's a pre-injury Chandler Parsons I'm psyched.
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Re: Timberwolves sign Jake Layman (sign-and-trade w/Portland) 

Post#66 » by mercgold3 » Fri Jul 5, 2019 12:05 am

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Slim Tubby wrote:Layman really reminds me of a young Chase Budinger.


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Was Chase that kind of athlete and that tall?


Not that tall, but he was athletic.
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Re: Timberwolves sign Jake Layman (sign-and-trade w/Portland) 

Post#67 » by Domejandro » Fri Jul 5, 2019 12:12 am

He certainly is not Chandler Parsons, but pre-injury Chase Budinger is a decent comparison. Always was a bummer what happened to Chase, he was insanely springy.
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Re: Timberwolves sign Jake Layman (sign-and-trade w/Portland) 

Post#68 » by KGdaBom » Fri Jul 5, 2019 12:35 am

mercgold3 wrote:
KGdaBom wrote:
Slim Tubby wrote:Layman really reminds me of a young Chase Budinger.


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Was Chase that kind of athlete and that tall?


Not that tall, but he was athletic.

If Layman can be a taller pre injury Bud that would be just fine with me.
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Re: Timberwolves sign Jake Layman (sign-and-trade w/Portland) 

Post#69 » by Klomp » Fri Jul 5, 2019 1:57 am

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Slim Tubby wrote:Layman really reminds me of a young Chase Budinger.


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Was Chase that kind of athlete and that tall?

Chase was 1.75" shorter than Layman, but absolutely he was pretty athletic. Budinger had quicker lane agility by 0.3 seconds, but Budinger max vert only 1" shorter than Layman (Parsons max vert 8" shorter than Layman). 3/4-court sprints were identical.

Layman has better highlight reel dunks though
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Re: Timberwolves sign Jake Layman (sign-and-trade w/Portland) 

Post#70 » by Klomp » Fri Jul 5, 2019 2:18 am

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Re: Timberwolves sign Jake Layman (sign-and-trade w/Portland) 

Post#71 » by Klomp » Tue Aug 6, 2019 6:26 am

Klomp wrote:With the bench units we've had through the years, this kid will be a very welcome addition. In the past, we've gone on major slumps with the bench in the game. But this is a guy who can get hot in a hurry, as Portland fans have mentioned. In some ways, you could say it's like having Rose's scoring punch from last year but in a younger, cheaper body than Rose would've been this year.

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With all the concerns that seem to be floating around about where the extra scoring punch will come from, I think it's important not to forget about this guy. That first clip capped a 3.5-game stretch where he made 27 of 37 shots (72.9%). Rosas has talked a lot about how we added guys who maybe deserved a bigger role at their previous stops, and I believe Layman is the perfect example of this.

I also think back to what Saunders said last year about liking a low-usage SF, and I believe it's part of why Layman was targeted.
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Re: Timberwolves sign Jake Layman (sign-and-trade w/Portland) 

Post#72 » by Dewey » Tue Aug 6, 2019 2:39 pm

lots of NBA players are stuck behind in the depth chart ... if you take the time, you can find them - lure them over with a role/vision - and opportunity for more minutes. It's a win win. Some teams have been very successful scouring rosters for these types. Thibs did not choose this path and instead preferred to reunite former players he had a more (known) comfort levels.
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Re: Timberwolves sign Jake Layman (sign-and-trade w/Portland) 

Post#73 » by shrink » Tue Aug 6, 2019 7:00 pm

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KGdaBom wrote:
Slim Tubby wrote:Layman really reminds me of a young Chase Budinger.


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Was Chase that kind of athlete and that tall?

Chase was 1.75" shorter than Layman, but absolutely he was pretty athletic. Budinger had quicker lane agility by 0.3 seconds, but Budinger max vert only 1" shorter than Layman (Parsons max vert 8" shorter than Layman). 3/4-court sprints were identical.

Layman has better highlight reel dunks though

Speaking of Chase, we may see him in the Olympics — in beach volleyball!

https://www.nytimes.com/2019/07/11/sports/chase-budinger-beach-volleyball.html
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Re: Timberwolves sign Jake Layman (sign-and-trade w/Portland) 

Post#74 » by KGdaBom » Tue Aug 6, 2019 8:24 pm

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Klomp wrote:
KGdaBom wrote:Was Chase that kind of athlete and that tall?

Chase was 1.75" shorter than Layman, but absolutely he was pretty athletic. Budinger had quicker lane agility by 0.3 seconds, but Budinger max vert only 1" shorter than Layman (Parsons max vert 8" shorter than Layman). 3/4-court sprints were identical.

Layman has better highlight reel dunks though

Speaking of Chase, we may see him in the Olympics — in beach volleyball!

https://www.nytimes.com/2019/07/11/sports/chase-budinger-beach-volleyball.html

How about Wilt Chamberlain playing Volleyball.


Video isn't the best, but you can see how dominating he was. Great athlete. He wasn't just a great spiker. he could dig, bump and set quite nicely as well.
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Re: Timberwolves sign Jake Layman (sign-and-trade w/Portland) 

Post#75 » by shrink » Tue Aug 6, 2019 10:15 pm

Thanks for posting that. Wilt is in the Volleyball Hall of Fame, FWIW.
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Re: Timberwolves sign Jake Layman (sign-and-trade w/Portland) 

Post#76 » by KGdaBom » Wed Aug 7, 2019 3:45 am

shrink wrote:Thanks for posting that. Wilt is in the Volleyball Hall of Fame, FWIW.

I wonder how many sports he could have made the HoF in if he had put his mind to them.
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Re: Timberwolves sign Jake Layman (sign-and-trade w/Portland) 

Post#77 » by Dewey » Wed Aug 7, 2019 4:26 pm

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shrink wrote:Thanks for posting that. Wilt is in the Volleyball Hall of Fame, FWIW.

I wonder how many sports he could have made the HoF in if he had put his mind to them.

2?
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Re: Timberwolves sign Jake Layman (sign-and-trade w/Portland) 

Post#78 » by KGdaBom » Wed Aug 7, 2019 11:36 pm

Dewey wrote:
KGdaBom wrote:
shrink wrote:Thanks for posting that. Wilt is in the Volleyball Hall of Fame, FWIW.

I wonder how many sports he could have made the HoF in if he had put his mind to them.

2?

We know the answer is at least two. My question or more precisely pondering was how many sports he might have been a hall of famer in. There is no correct answer to this and you notice my statement ended in a period not a question mark.
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Re: Timberwolves sign Jake Layman (sign-and-trade w/Portland) 

Post#79 » by Slim Tubby » Thu Aug 8, 2019 1:47 am

KGdaBom wrote:
shrink wrote:Thanks for posting that. Wilt is in the Volleyball Hall of Fame, FWIW.

I wonder how many sports he could have made the HoF in if he had put his mind to them.


Wilt would certainly go down as one the greatest “swordsman” of all time if there was a HOF for that if you know what I mean.


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Re: Timberwolves sign Jake Layman (sign-and-trade w/Portland) 

Post#80 » by KGdaBom » Thu Aug 8, 2019 3:49 am

:o :lol:
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KGdaBom wrote:
shrink wrote:Thanks for posting that. Wilt is in the Volleyball Hall of Fame, FWIW.

I wonder how many sports he could have made the HoF in if he had put his mind to them.


Wilt would certainly go down as one the greatest “swordsman” of all time if there was a HOF for that if you know what I mean.


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:o :lol:

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